Welcome to the celebration with something for everyone!

Come find out how our State Capitol celebrates our Nation’s Independence with this multi-day celebration in the heart of historic downtown Jefferson City. We kick off with a new concert event at the decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary on Saturday, July 2nd. Events on July 3rd include the Parade, Opening Ceremony, Carnival and FREE concert on the lawn of the Capitol. July 4th is huge with 17 city blocks of themed areas, 7 entertainment stages, vendors, eclectic festival food, beer gardens, live eagle show, historic & military displays, petting zoo & pony rides, another FREE concert and so much more all capped off with the largest fireworks shells shot in the state in our Red, White and Boom sky concert simulcast to your favorite music.  Jefferson City is uniquely positioned in the center of Missouri with easy access for guests from across the state. So plan to bring your family & friends and stay the whole weekend and see all America’s most beautiful small town has to offer!
Salute to America A Capitol Celebration FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO GET INVOLVED: e: info@salutetoamerica.org 100 East High Street | Jefferson City, MO 65101 t: 573.761.0704 f: 888-415-6747

Get in front of over 70,000 people who attend this multi-day

celebration in America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.

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WHERE TO PARK

Find out more about our VIP Parking program, handicapped lots and which roads are closed. Carpooling is recommended. Marked Handicapped parking is located in the parking lot at the corner of Commercial Alley and Monroe street. Access is only available off Adams Street street by the Library through the alley. Most parking downtown and in the state of Missouri lots are free and first come. We invite you to take advantage of our VIP lots with easy access to all the action. Proceeds benefit the St. Peter’s youth group and the festival.

             

SAFETY & SECURITY

No pets  n   No Soliciting  n   No Motorized Vehicles  n   No Coolers  n   No skateboards, razors, bicycles  n No Fireworks As you plan your activities for the 4 th  of July holiday, please keep the following safety information in mind: Alcohol – The downtown Temporary Open Consumption permit is NOT in effect. The city ordinance of Jefferson City prohibits public consumption of alcohol. Enjoy your adult beverages in the beer gardens and bistros throughout the district. There is no alcohol permitted on State property. Boaters – Do not enter the fireworks shoot zone on the Missouri River between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.  This area is located from the Missouri River Bridge at mile marker 143 to approximately one-half mile east at mile marker 143.5. The U.S. Coast Guard and Missouri Water Patrol have strict regulations in place prohibiting marine activity during this time.  Errant watercraft will cause a denial of permission to begin the fireworks display on time. Bridge – The Missouri River pedestrian/bicycle bridge will be closed to public access on July 4 th  in the evening for safety reasons. The Bridge is under construction with reduced traffic lanes. Expect long delays and plan accordingly if you’re coming across the river. For the latest information visit http://traveler.modot.org/map/ Fireworks – Private fireworks are outlawed within the Jefferson City city limits.  The fireworks display in conjunction with the celebration is set at the Capital Sand Plant across the river.  Citizens must be clear of this area which is strictly closed to non-essential personnel.  Please maintain a safe distance from the shoot site, including the river bank area. Food – There food vendors in the festival district are inspected and permitted by the City Health Department.  Many downtown restaurants and bars are also open for your convenience.  Any food vendors located outside of the food courts or are not an existing downtown establishments are not part of the festival. Lost Kids – The Jefferson City Police Department Command Center will be located on the northwest corner of High and Jefferson Streets.  We encourage you to make a plan with your family and discuss the following: If separated, we will meet at ____ (location) at _____ (time). Small children should be encouraged to find a police officer if lost. Children should have some type of identification with them that includes a cell phone number and the names of their parents. In case of severe weather, families should have a safe location pre-identified. Medical Services – There is an emergency medical service station located behind Hawthorn Bank to tend to any health related concerns of guests.  Remember to drink plenty of water during your visit to avoid dehydration and other heat-related problems. Pets – No pets of any kind except designated service animals are allowed within the festival boundaries. Safe Shelters – In case of severe weather make your way to the closest parking garage structure including the lower level of the Capitol Building.

              

WHERE TO STAY

Salute to America has teamed up with many of our local hotel properties to offer you exceptional rates over the holiday weekend. To find the perfect accommodations for you and your guests, click below. Be sure to ask for the Salute to America Great Rates when you call. America’s Best Value 573-634-4220 $59.99 Double  $ 54.99 King Free Wi-Fi Baymont Inn & Suites 573-636-5231 $64.00 King $64.00 Double Comp Hot Deluxe Cont Breakfast,  Lounge, Fitness center  Free WiFi, Room Ref & Microwave Best Western Capital Inn 573-635-4175 $90.94 Double $90.94 King Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Indoor Pool/Spa, Fitness Center, Bowling Center next door Candlewood Suites 573-634-8822 $95.00 King $105.00 Suite Short term or Extended Stay Property Full Kitchen, Health/ Fitness Center Capitol Plaza Hotel 800-338-8088 $80.00 Standard $100.00 Suite Full Service Restaurant/Lounge, Indoor pool/sauna/whirlpool, Fitness Center, Covered Parking Days Inn 573-761-3600 $65.00 King $65.00 Double Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary continental breakfast with pancakes Double Tree Hotel 573-636-5101 $114.00 Stand. $124.00 King Indoor pool, Fitness center, Chocolate Chip Cookie Welcome, Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge Econo Lodge 573-636-2797 $45.00 King $45.00 Double Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary Continental Breakfast Oak Tree Inn 573-761-0400 $59.99 Standard $65.00 Double Complimentary WiFi Quality Inn 573-634-4040 $94.45 Double $89.45 King Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Indoor Pool/Hot tub/Exercise Room
VIP PARKING
FREE for sponsors & Friends of the Festival with parking placards
$10/$20
in the St. Peter Parish lots off West Main & Broadway (subject to availability)
DONATION
Proceeds benefit St. Peter Youth NCYC trip & Salute to America Foundation, Inc.  
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One side of the Missouri River Bridges is closed for repairs. For the latest information visit http://traveler.modot.org/map/
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JEFFERSON CITY AMONG THE NATION’S MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWNS

The website Implicitly.com recently ranked Jefferson City on its list of the 19 most beautiful small towns in America. The site praised the city’s design elements, stating that Jefferson City is “a prime example of small town Midwestern architecture that has been well-preserved as time has elapsed.” It also mentioned a few must-see spots in the city, including the Lewis & Clark Monument and the Missouri State Penitentiary. This is not the first time Jefferson City has been highlighted as one of the nation’s most beautiful small towns - in its “Best of the Road” contest, Rand McNally also named the city as the most beautiful small town in the nation.
Time Event Location 11, 1, 3 & 5 pm Prison History Tours/buy tickets @ http://www.MissouriPenTours.com MSP- 115 Lafayette St. 11 am & 2 pm Free tours of the Missouri State Capitol (open 8 – 5 pm) Missouri State Museum 4-6 pm Entertainment on the Downtown Jefferson City EcoWater Stage Madison Street Stage 4-8 pm SSM Health Medical Group "Sand Spot" Corner High/Madison 4-9 pm High Street Bistros @ Arris, Grand Café, J. Pfenny's, Spectators & Root Cellar Madison/High 4-11 pm Missouri American Water Carnival Land Monroe & Capitol 4-11 pm Coca Cola of Jefferson City Taste of Missouri Food Court  100 West High 4-11 pm Budweiser Beer Garden & Riley Toyota-Scion Stage Central Bank Lot 6-7 pm Salute to America Parade Celebrating Lincoln University 150th High Street to Jefferson 7-8 pm River Region Credit Union Little Mr. & Miss Independence Contest Madison & High 7-7:30 pm Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band Prelude Capitol Main Stage 7:30-8:30 pm Naught-Naught Agency Opening Ceremony Capitol Main Stage 8:30-10 pm Q106 Street Dance Madison Street Stage 8:30-10 pm Capitol Entertainment: Ozark Mountain Daredevils Capitol Main Stage Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick 8, 9, 10 PM Prison Ghost Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com MSP- 115 Lafayette St. midnight Prison Ghost Hunt/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com MSP- 115 Lafayette St.
Time Event Location all day Beautification team by Jefferson City Cleaning Solutions Festival wide 9 am Red, Bike & Blue fun ride (register @ 8 am) Red Wheel Bike Shop/West Main 10, 12, 2, 4 pm Prison History Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com MSP- 115 Lafayette St. 10 am-4 pm Jeff City CVB Discover Jefferson City Information Booth 100 High Street 8 am – 5 pm Tours of the hour of the State Capitol Building State Capitol 10 am-4 pm Tours at the Co. Historical Society 109 Madison Street 11 am-4 pm JIMButlerLinnChevrolet.Com Classic Car Cruise-In Broadway 11 am-7 pm Cole County Historical Society Heritage Village & Stage Governor's Gardens 11 am-7 pm Jefferson Bank Salute to Heroes 100 E Capitol 11 am-7 pm Joe Machens Capital City Adventure Zone 300 E High Street 11 am-7 pm Key Choice Reality Kid's Zone 100 Madison Street Youth Talent Stage A to Z Petting Zoo 11 am-8 pm Diamond Dog Food/Precision Water & Power Sports & Checker Cab Show Me Missouri 100 E. Capital 11 am-9 pm Entertainment on the Downtown Jefferson City EcoWater Stage Madison Stage 11 am-9 pm Information Kiosks & Patriotic Merchandise 3 locations 11 am -9 pm Eastside/Westside Business Associations Avenue of the Americas 100/200 East High 11 am-9 pm SSM Health Medical Group "Sand Spot" Corner High/Madison 11 am-10 pm Missouri American Water Carnival Land Monroe & Capitol 11 am-10 pm Coca Cola of Jefferson City Taste of Missouri Food Court  100 W High & Capitol Ave. 11 am-10 pm High Street Bistros @ Arris, Grand Café, J. Pfenny's, Spectators & Root Cellar Madison/High 2 -10 pm Budweiser Beer Garden & Riley Toyota-Scion Stage Central Bank Lot 3 pm & 5 pm Missouri American Water Live Eagle Show Capitol Main Stage 3-3:30 pm J Pfenny's Hotdog Eating Competition Madison Stage 6:30-7 pm Pre-show Celebration: Missouri American Water Live Eagle Show Capitol Main Stage 7 pm-9pm Capitol Entertainment: Groovethang Capitol Main Stage Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick dusk Missouri Credit Union "Red White & Boom" North Stage     by J&M Displays simulcast on NASH FM 100.1
Time Event Location 9 & 11 am Prison History Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com MSP- 115 Lafayette St. 10 am – 4 pm Jefferson Landing State Historic Site Lohman’s Landing 11 am & 2 pm Free tours of the Missouri State Capitol (open 8 – 5 pm) Missouri State Museum 11 am-11 pm Missouri American Water Carnival Land Monroe & Capitol 4 pm Concert Inside the Walls: Doors open MSP- 115 Lafayette St. 5-7:45 pm Outlaw Country Bands MSP- 115 Lafayette St. 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Behind Bars: Dinner in A-Hall; food by Prison Brews MSP- A-Hall 8-10 pm Concert Inside the Walls: Travis Tritt MSP- 115 Lafayette St.
Be sure to book a tour at the 47 bloodiest acres west of the Mississippi. Rich history tours that include the infamous gas chamber and heart-stopping ghost tours & hunts are available when booked in advance at www.missouripentours.com
July 2nd Schedule

Get your tickets for this unprecedented, historic concert Inside the Walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary,

once known as "the bloodiest 47 acres in America".

When: Saturday, July 2 nd , 2016 Time: Doors open at 4 pm, concert starts at 5 pm Line Up: 8 pm  Travis Tritt 7 pm  Hillbilly Vegas Download a Festival District Map 6 pm  Jason Bertrand Band 5 pm  The Shotgun Billy’s Tickets: $35 general admission (only 2500 tickets) Other: * All ages; over 21 writbands available *  Beer Garden, wine, coke products and water; food/snack concessions SOLD OUT Prison Dinner in A-Hall: $20 p/p limited reserve seats; prepared by Prison Brews SOLD OUT *  Prohibited items: Firearms/weapons of any kind; Coolers or outside beverages; Backpacks or large      bags; Canopies/tents/umbrellas; Pets *  Allowed items: Lawn chairs, blankets (chair rental available)

Our Foundation...

The Salute to America Celebration operates under the direction of a not-for- profit 4th of July Foundation, a working partnership between the City, County, State, Chamber, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and of course, our Sponsors. Festival Committee The event is organized and staffed by the all volunteer Salute to America Committee, Kathy Crow, Chair. Sponsors This event wouldn't happen without the generosity each year of our community- minded benefactors. Each themed area in the Festival District is also sponsored by a business or organization. There are many, many opportunities for businesses, civic organizations, clubs, school groups, entertainers and individuals to contribute in a variety of ways. If you're interested in learning more, contact our office at 573.761-0704 or click here for a Fax Back form or Donate Here.

Our Mission...

Continue to foster a cooperative effort between the Chamber, City, County and the State to showcase Jefferson City as our State Capitol’s celebration; Develop an environment of inclusion and opportunity to encourage involvement by local and statewide civic groups and other organizations who may mutually benefit by participation; Attract and increase corporate and other sponsorships by offering enhanced branding opportunities through association with this event; Creating a prideful, patriotic environment with diversity and abundance in activities, entertainment, exhibits and retail opportunities to attract a broad audience and increase attendance.

Our Management

Salute to America is managed by Daily Plan-it, Jill Snodgrass Festival Director and Sean Krikorian, Festival Coordinator, under the direction of the Salute to America Foundation Board of Directors. Summer internships are available. Click here to send an email

Featuring Travis Tritt

Two-time Grammy Award winning, platinum selling artist Tritt has charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions" — and 15 additional top ten singles. Tritt's musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences.
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Jason Bertrand
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Carrie Tergin, Mayor, Foundation Chair, Representing the City of Jefferson Kris Scheperle, County Commissioner, Foundation Vice Chair, Representing Cole County Kathy Crow, Committee Chair Randy Allan, Representing the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce Diane Gillespie, Representing the Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau Angela Nale Representing Downtown Jefferson City Mark Kaiser, Representing the State of Missouri Dan Roling, Past Chair John Hickey, Past Chair Greg Gaffke, Past Chair Jayne Dunkmann, Past Chair
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Welcome to the celebration with

something for everyone!

Come find out how our State Capitol celebrates our Nation’s Independence with this multi-day celebration in the heart of historic downtown Jefferson City. We kick off with a new concert event at the decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary on Saturday, July 2nd. Events on July 3rd include the Parade, Opening Ceremony, Carnival and FREE concert on the lawn of the Capitol. July 4th is huge with 17 city blocks of themed areas, 7 entertainment stages, vendors, eclectic festival food, beer gardens, live eagle show, historic & military displays, petting zoo & pony rides, another FREE concert and so much more all capped off with the largest fireworks shells shot in the state in our Red, White and Boom sky concert simulcast to your favorite music.  Jefferson City is uniquely positioned in the center of Missouri with easy access for guests from across the state. So plan to bring your family & friends and stay the whole weekend and see all America’s most beautiful small town  has to offer!
Salute to America A Capitol Celebration FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO GET INVOLVED: e: info@salutetoamerica.org t: 573.761.0704
July 3rd Schedule
SALUTE TO AMERICA
A Capitol Celebration

Salute to America is Proudly Presented by...

July 4th Schedule
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Tickets $35+ service fee
Hotel Name  Rate  Value Added    America’s Best Value  573-634-4220  $59.99 Double $54.99 King  Free Wi-Fi Baymont Inn & Suites  573-636-5231  $64.00 King $64.00 Double  Comp Hot Deluxe Cont Breakfast,  Lounge, Fitness center  Free WiFi, Room Ref & Microwave  Best Western   Capital Inn   573-635-4175  $90.94 Double $90.94 King  Complimentary Hot Breakfast Indoor Pool/Spa, Fitness Center Bowling Center next door  Candlewood Suites   573-634-8822  $95.00 King  $105.00 Suite  Short term or Extended Stay Property  Full Kitchen, Health/ Fitness Center Capitol Plaza Hotel  800-338-8088  $80.00 Standard $100.00 Suite  Full Service Restaurant/Lounge Indoor pool/sauna/whirlpool Fitness Center, Covered Parking  Days Inn  573-761-3600  $65.00 King $65.00 Double  Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary continental breakfast with pancakes  Double Tree Hotel  573-636-5101  $114.00 Stand. $124.00 King  Indoor pool, Fitness center Chocolate Chip Cookie Welcome Sapphire Restaurant & Lounge  Econo Lodge  573-636-2797  $45.00 King $45.00 Double  Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary Continental Breakfast  Oak Tree Inn  573-761-0400  $59.99 Standard $65.00 Double  Complimentary WiFi Quality Inn  573-634-4040  $94.45 Double $89.45 King  Complimentary Hot Breakfast  Indoor Pool/Hot tub/Exercise Room
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July 2nd Schedule

Get your tickets for this unprecedented,

historic concert Inside the Walls of the

Missouri State Penitentiary, once known

as "the bloodiest 47 acres in America".

When: Saturday, July 2 nd , 2016 Time: Doors open at 4 pm, concert starts at 5 pm Line Up: 8 pm  Travis Tritt 7 pm  Hillbilly Vegas 6 pm  Jason Bertrand Band 5 pm  The Shotgun Billy’s Tickets: $35 general admission (only 2500 tickets) Other: * Beer Garden, wine, coke products and water; food/snack concessions *Prison Dinner in A-Hall: $20 p/p limited reserve seats; prepared by Prison Brews *  Prohibited items: Firearms/weapons of any kind; Coolers or outside beverages; Backpacks or large bags; Canopies/tents/umbrellas; Pets *  Allowed items: Lawn chairs, blankets (chair rental available)

             

SAFETY & SECURITY

No pets  n   No Soliciting  n   No Motorized Vehicles  n   No Coolers  n   No skateboards, razors, bicycles  n No Fireworks As you plan your activities for the 4 th  of July holiday, please keep the following safety information in mind: Alcohol – The downtown Temporary Open Consumption permit is NOT in effect. The city ordinance of Jefferson City prohibits public consumption of alcohol. Enjoy your adult beverages in the beer gardens and bistros throughout the district. There is no alcohol permitted on State property. Boaters – Do not enter the fireworks shoot zone on the Missouri River between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.  This area is located from the Missouri River Bridge at mile marker 143 to approximately one-half mile east at mile marker 143.5. The U.S. Coast Guard and Missouri Water Patrol have strict regulations in place prohibiting marine activity during this time.  Errant watercraft will cause a denial of permission to begin the fireworks display on time. Bridge – The Missouri River pedestrian/bicycle bridge will be closed to public access on July 4 th  in the evening for safety reasons. The Bridge is under construction with reduced traffic lanes. Expect long delays and plan accordingly if you’re coming across the river. For the latest information visit http://traveler.modot.org/map/ Fireworks – Private fireworks are outlawed within the Jefferson City city limits.  The fireworks display in conjunction with the celebration is set at the Capital Sand Plant across the river.  Citizens must be clear of this area which is strictly closed to non-essential personnel.  Please maintain a safe distance from the shoot site, including the river bank area. Food – There food vendors in the festival district are inspected and permitted by the City Health Department.  Many downtown restaurants and bars are also open for your convenience.  Any food vendors located outside of the food courts or are not an existing downtown establishments are not part of the festival. Lost Kids – The Jefferson City Police Department Command Center will be located on the northwest corner of High and Jefferson Streets.  We encourage you to make a plan with your family and discuss the following: If separated, we will meet at ____ (location) at _____ (time). Small children should be encouraged to find a police officer if lost. Children should have some type of identification with them that includes a cell phone number and the names of their parents. In case of severe weather, families should have a safe location pre-identified. Medical Services – There is an emergency medical service station located behind Hawthorn Bank to tend to any health related concerns of guests.  Remember to drink plenty of water during your visit to avoid dehydration and other heat-related problems. Pets – No pets of any kind except designated service animals are allowed within the festival boundaries. Safe Shelters – In case of severe weather make your way to the closest parking garage structure including the lower level of the Capitol Building.
Download
Our App
Salute to America uses Palaroo, a single app for multiple events and festivals. All you do is download the app and find awesome events including Salute to America. Palaroo offers detailed event maps that are being updated in real-time by the event! The app knows what parking lots are full, what band is on stage, where they have the best cotton candy and how to get to the carnival rides. With Palaroo, you can find your way around any event with ease!

Featuring Travis Tritt

Two-time Grammy Award winning, platinum selling artist Tritt has charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions" — and 15 additional top ten singles. Tritt's musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences.
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