One of my favorite holidays is nearly upon us!  Here’s the line-up for Independence Day/4th of July celebrations in mid-Missouri!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Holt’s Summit will hold their community get together & fireworks display. The fun starts at 5 p.m. at Greenway Park! There will be games, great food, live music, and fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.!

Jefferson City’s Salute to America - Live entertainment starts at 4:00! There will be lots of fun including a great food court, Little Mr. & Miss Independence Contest, and Dan Belcher-World Champion Sand Carver (just to name a few)!

Friday, July 4, 2014

SaluteJefferson City’s Salute to America - The fun continues at 10 a.m.!  The are numerous attractions in downtown Jefferson City: carnival rides, parade, live music, beer gardens, hot dog eating contest, live eagle show and the largest fireworks spectacular in mid-Missouri! You can check out a full schedule here.

  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Carnival Land
  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Kid’s Zone w/ petting zoo
  • 3:00 p.m. – Hotdog Eating Contest
  • 7:00 p.m. – Pre-show Celebration w/ Live Eagle Show
  • Dusk – Red White & Boom!
  • 10 p.m., 11 p.m. - Prison Ghost Tours (buy tickets in advance)

Columbia’s 4th of July Fire in the Sky - Fire in the Sky has relocated in 2012 to the District! Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m.  There will be children’s activities at Flat Branch Park that includes holiday crafts & pop-a-shot basketball!  The fireworks begin after 9 p.m. and will be choreographed to music that you can hear on BXR 102.3.  There is free parking downtown or on University campus. Be sure to check out the full schedule before you head out!

  • 6:30 p.m. – Entertainment  starts at Flat Branch Park
  • 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks!Fire in the Sky

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jefferson City’s Salute to America - The last day for fun! Carnival Land, Prison Ghost Tours, and a free sand carving clinic! Don’t miss the fun!

We hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day!  If you have a celebration to add, comment below!

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Travel though space in a magic tree house or search for the perfect planet this July at the CPS Planetarium’s 2nd Saturday of the month public shows.

On Saturday July 12, 2014, the 2:00pm show will be Magic Tree House Space Mission.  Based on the books by Mary Pope Osborne, this show takes kids along with Jack and Annie as they use the magic tree house to find answers to six questions about outer space.  After the mission is complete, a star tour will follow.

The 3:00pm show will be Chronicles of a Journey to Earth.  As you search the stars for a planet best suited for life, you focus on the third planet circling an average yellow star.  As you zoom towards Earth, you learn more about the planet’s seasons, moon phases, and why the eclipses occur. After the recorded show, a live star tour will follow.

Planetarium shows are free although donations of $2 per person are welcome.  To reserve a seat for a specific show, please visit our website:  http://cpsplanetarium.org/

Planetarium hours for July 12, 2014:

Doors open 1:45pm.

  • 2:00pm – Magic Tree House Space Mission – for younger children.
  • 3:00pm – Chronicles of a Journey to Earth – for all ages.

CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S Providence Rd in Columbia Missouri.  The planetarium is open for public shows on the second Saturday of each month.   School groups and private groups can reserve a weekday show by phone (573-214-3148) or email: Planetarium@columbia.k12.mo.us

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Don’t miss Downtown Jefferson City Association’s Thursday Night Live this summer!  There is lots to check out at Thursday Night Live! The fun starts at 6 p.m. downtown! Don’t miss it!

Note: TNL is now an adult-only event! Perfect for a date night!

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Capital 8 in Jefferson City and Forum 8 in Columbia will feature 9 weeks of summer movies for kids! All movies start at 10:00 a.m. and run Monday through Friday. Tickets are just $1 for all ages! image.axd

June 16-20, 2014 | Happy Feet Two

June 23-27, 2014 | Journey 2

June 30-July 4, 2014 | The Lego Movie

July 7-11, 2014 | Where the Wild Things Are

July 14-18, 2014 | The Wizard of Oz

July 21-25, 2014 | Yogi Bear

July 28-August 1, 2014 | TMNT

August 4-8, 2014 | Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

August 11-15, 2014 | Despicable Me 2

  • Where: Forum 8 in Columbia & Capital 8 in Jefferson City
  • When: Weekdays, June 16 – August 15, 2014 | 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $1.00!
  • Event WebsiteGoodrich Quality Theaters
  • View on the Mid-Mo Kids Guide Calendar

 

 

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Enjoy your favorite movies on a giant inflatable screen under the stars and in the shadows of the Missouri State Capitol.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments and be entertained by these free family films shown on the south Capitol lawn.

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All movies start at dusk – approximately 8:45 p.m.

Pre-show activities and free popcorn begin at 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Community Health Center of Central Missouri. Also, the Samaritan Center will be collecting non-perishable food items.

Future Movies in the Park dates are:

  • Friday, June 6, 2014 | Finding Nemo
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 | Sixteen Candles
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 | Back to the Future

 

 

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Night Sky Wonders and Astronaut are on the marquee this June at the CPS Planetarium’s 2nd Saturday of the month public shows, offering audiences a chance to paint the sky, touch real space shuttle tiles, and more.

On June 14, 2014 at 2:00pm, the show will be Night Sky Wonders, a 35-minute live presentation designed specifically to introduce small children to the wonders of the night sky.  Children begin by painting the sky dark, creating a few interesting colors along the way. As the stars come out, they learn about constellations.  Then, an imaginary rocket takes them on a tour of the solar system and beyond.

At 3:00 pm, the show will be Astronaut.  This 50-minute show, which is appropriate for all ages, discusses the effects of outer space on the human body.  A star tour follows the recorded portion of the show.  Afterwards, samples of real space shuttle tiles and space-ready packaged food will be on display.

Planetarium shows are free although donations of $2 per person are welcome.  To reserve a seat for a specific show, please visit our website:  http://cpsplanetarium.org/

Planetarium hours for June 14, 2014:

Doors open 1:30pm.

2:00pm – Night Sky Wonders – for younger children.

3:00pm – Astronaut – for all ages.

CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S Providence Rd in Columbia Missouri.  The planetarium is open for public shows on the second Saturday of each month.   School groups and private groups can reserve a weekday show by phone (573-214-3148) or email: Planetarium@columbia.k12.mo.us

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  • Where: MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Adam’s Conference Room
  • When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/child

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Kidsfest in Downtown Jefferson City: May 31, 2014

May 29, 2014

Kidsfest is back in downtown Jefferson City!  Kidsfest celebrates children and the family through entertainment, games, education and more. Don’t miss out on the fun — a great place to take the kids (stroller friendly!) andenjoy Jefferson City! Where: Downtown Jefferson City, between the 100 and 300 blocks of High Street and the 200 block of [...]

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2014 Salute to Veterans Parade in Downtown Columbia: May 26, 2014

May 20, 2014

The FREE 26th Annual 2014 165-Unit Salute to Veterans Parade begins at 9:55 a.m.  on Monday, May 26, 2014, in Downtown Columbia and is “Jump-Started” by the Golden Knights Parachute Team parachuting into intersections on Broadway. The aircraft from the Airshow fly cover overhead as a tribute to fallen comrades. The Parade is specifically to Honor and [...]

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Lowe’s How to Train Your Dragon Build & Grow Workshop: June 14, 2014

May 20, 2014

You can now register for the Lowe’s Build & Grow Kid’s Workshop that will be held on June 14, 2014. Your child will receive a free wooden project, apron, patch, and a certificate of completion. Use the link below to register. Remember these events seem to fill up fast! The dragons are flying into Lowe’s [...]

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