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
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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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July 3rd Schedule
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Schedule
July 4th Schedule TimeEvent all dayBeautification team by Jefferson City Cleaning Solutions 9:00 AMRed, Bike & Blue fun ride 10 am-4 pmJeff City CVB Discover Jefferson City Information Booth Missouri State Penitentiary Tours $ - on the hour buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com Tours at the State Capitol Building & Cole Co. Historical Society 11 am-4 pm  Classic Car Cruise-In 11 am-7 pmHeritage Stage Jefferson Bank Honoring Heroes Joe Machens Capital City Adventure Zone      R/C Race Barn RC Road Rally St. Mary's Kid's Zone Youth Talent Stage A to Z Petting Zoo Show Me Missouri Life 11 am-9 pmLive Entertainment on the EcoWater Stage @ Madison Information Kiosks & Patriotic Merchandise Take our Salute survey and enter to win! 11 am -9 pmEastside/Westside Business Associations Avenue of the Americas 11 am-11 pmMissouri American Water Carnival Land Taste of Missouri Food Court noon - 11 pm High Street Beer Gardens 2 -10 pmBudweiser Beer Garden with entertainment on the Riley Toyota-Scion Stage 2 -10 pm New Beer Garden with entertainment & free Backyard Games 3 & 5 pmMissouri American Water Live Eagle Show 3:00 PMJ Pfenny's Hotdog Eating Competition 7:00 PMPre-show Celebration featuring the Missouri American Water Live Eagle Show Capitol Entertainment Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick dusk Missouri Credit Union "Red White & Boom" by J&M Displays simulcast on NASH FM 100.1 10, 11, midnightPrison Ghost Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com
Schedule subject to change. Check back often for updates!
Time Event 10, 12 & 6 pm Prison History Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com 4-6 pm Live Entertainment on the EcoWater Stage 4-9 pm High Street Beer Gardens 4-11 pm Taste of Missouri Food Court 4-11 pm Budweiser Beer Garden with entertainment on the Riley Toyota-Scion Stage 4-11 pm New Beer Garden with entertainment & free Backyard Games 6-7 pm Salute to America Parade Celebrating Lincoln University 150th 7-8 pm River Region Credit Union Little Mr. & Miss Independence Contest 7-7:30 pm Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band Prelude 7:30-8:30 pm Naught-Naught Agency Opening Ceremony 8:30-10 pm Q106 Street Dance 8:30 PM Capitol Entertainment Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick 8, 9, 11 PM Prison Ghost Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com
Tickets Coming Soon! July 2nd Schedule
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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 4th 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 11 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 4th in the evening for safety reasons. Please do not attempt to use the bridge. 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 that are inspected and permitted by the City Health Department.  Many downtown restaurants and bars are also open for your convenience.  Any food vendors outside of the food courts or 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 the Capitol by the senate parking garage 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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Photos by official Salute Photographer 2015 Morgan Connor
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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
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Carrie Carroll, 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 Bob Jones, Emiritus
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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

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

celebration in America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.

Food Concessions   |  Vendors  |   Exhibitors  |   Entertainers/Bands  |  Kid’s Activities    

Political  |  Re-enactors   |  Military Organizations |  Church Groups

Salute to America Parade   |    Little Mr. & Miss Independence Contest  |   Hotdog Eating Contest

Volunteers  |   Sponsors

Proudly Presented by...

July 4th Schedule
Time Event all day Beautification team by Jefferson City Cleaning Solutions 9:00 AM Red, Bike & Blue fun ride 10 am-4 pm Jeff City CVB Discover Jefferson City Information Booth Missouri State Penitentiary Tours $ - on the hour buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com Tours at the State Capitol Building & Cole Co. Historical Society 11 am-4 pm
 Classic Car Cruise-In 11 am-7 pm Heritage Stage Jefferson Bank Honoring Heroes Joe Machens Capital City Adventure Zone      R/C Race Barn RC Road Rally St. Mary's Kid's Zone Youth Talent Stage A to Z Petting Zoo Show Me Missouri Life 11 am-9 pm Live Entertainment on the EcoWater Stage @ Madison Information Kiosks & Patriotic Merchandise Take our Salute survey and enter to win! 11 am -9 pm Eastside/Westside Business Associations Avenue of the Americas 11 am-11 pm Missouri American Water Carnival Land Taste of Missouri Food Court noon - 11 pm
High Street Beer Gardens 2 -10 pm Budweiser Beer Garden with entertainment on the Riley Toyota-Scion Stage 2 -10 pm
New Beer Garden with entertainment & free Backyard Games 3 & 5 pm Missouri American Water Live Eagle Show 3:00 PM J Pfenny's Hotdog Eating Competition 7:00 PM Pre-show Celebration featuring the Missouri American Water Live Eagle Show Capitol Entertainment Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick dusk Missouri Credit Union "Red White & Boom" by J&M Displays simulcast on NASH FM 100.1 10, 11, midnight Prison Ghost Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com
Time Event 10, 12 & 6 pm Prison History Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com 4-6 pm Live Entertainment on the EcoWater Stage 4-9 pm High Street Beer Gardens 4-11 pm Taste of Missouri Food Court 4-11 pm Budweiser Beer Garden with entertainment on the Riley Toyota-Scion Stage 4-11 pm New Beer Garden with entertainment & free Backyard Games 6-7 pm Salute to America Parade Celebrating Lincoln University 150th 7-8 pm River Region Credit Union Little Mr. & Miss Independence Contest 7-7:30 pm Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band Prelude 7:30-8:30 pm Naught-Naught Agency Opening Ceremony 8:30-10 pm Q106 Street Dance 8:30 PM Capitol Entertainment Brought to you by Riley Automotive Group & Midwest Block & Brick 8, 9, 11 PM Prison Ghost Tours/buy tickets @ www.MissouriPenTours.com
Tickets Coming Soon!
Hotel Name  Rate  Value Added    Americas 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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