Fourth of July events in the Heartland 2022

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The city of Jackson will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4. Activities will include a 5K run/walk that starts at 7:04 a.m., the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show by The Capaha Antique Car Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sycamore Lane, mud volleyball at 9 a.m. at Pavilion 1, golf ball drop at 4:30 p.m. at Legion Baseball Field, The Quarantine Band at 7 p.m. at Nick Leist Memorial Band Shell, Jackson Municipal Band Concert at 8 p.m. also at the band shell and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at City Park. Food stands and a beer garden will also be set up at Parkview Drive starting at 9 a.m.

The Great American Fourth of July fireworks will be Monday, July 4 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arena Park. The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. Lawn chairs are welcome and parking will be available throughout the park.

Mill Spring will host their Fourth of July festival July 2 from noon to 10 p.m. There will be food, music, games and more.

Freedom Fest in Sikeston will be July 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be at 1221 N. Ingram. It will include musical entertainment, bounce houses, gellyball and food trucks. Entry is free. No coolers allowed.

Greenville will hold their 52nd annual 4th of July picnic on Saturday, July 2 at Greenville City Park. There will be concession stands, live music, games and activities. The parade will being at 10 a.m. A fireworks show will be held at 10 p.m.

According to the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce, the Independence Day Celebration on July 2 was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. However, there will still be fireworks.

Wappapello Lake Area Association will host its Fireworks on the Lake on Saturday July, 2 at Redman Creek Recreation Area. This is by Wappapello Dam. Fireworks begin shortly after dusk.


Fireworks in Carmi are set for Monday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Carmi police posted parking information here.

The City of Marion and the Marion Knights of Columbus will be holding a four day Independence Day festival. The event starts on Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4 and will be held at the Marion Knights of Columbus Hall. Each day concerts start at 4:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. In addition, there will be a carnival, helicopter rides, bounce houses and food vendors.

The city of Carbondale and SIU announced the return of the annual fireworks display on the SIU campus. The event will be Monday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

The Murphysboro Park District will hold their annual Fourth of July Celebration at Riverside Park on Saturday July, 2. Live music at the park’s bandshell will begin at 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A large fireworks show will begin shortly after the live music at dark. Food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors.

Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel will host its Hometown Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, featuring a Kid’s Zone with obstacle courses and bounce houses. Food will be available from the Metropolis Elk’s Club. It will be held in the Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot just off of Ferry Street. A large display of fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m. A $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older, which will benefit Harrah’s Metropolis School Supply Giveaway being held on Thursday, August 4 at the Metropolis Community Center.

Goreville’s Freedom Fest starts with a parade at 10 a.m. on July 4. Free gospel concerts in the park start at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk. Other activities include a kids fun zone with water slip and slide and face painting at 11 a.m., as well as a cornhole tournament at 12 p.m.


The city of Paducah’s July 4 Celebration will be Monday, July 4 on the riverfront in downtown. Food vendors, set up in the Farmers’ Market Pavilion area, will start serving by 5 p.m. Enjoy a concert on Wilson Stage featuring J.D. Shelburne from 7:30 until 9. Fireworks begin after the concert ends around 9:05 p.m.

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Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.