July 2 - 4

We're seeking people who can help with a variety of tasks on July 2nd-4th. You can help one day or all three. Much of the planning and coordination of tasks has already been done; however, we need an "army" of volunteers to assist in executing the plan. You'll be able to choose a shift and area based on your availability and our need. You may coordinate your choice of such with friends, family, or co-workers; however, each volunteer must fill out the application.



July 2

Everyone loves a parade! The Salute to America parade is one of the longest and most well attended events in mid-Missouri. Participation is open to individuals, companies, organizations, politicians, officials, and others.


Freedom Fun Run 5k

July 3

This is a free fun run race. Come walk, run, even crawl! Bring the whole family and come dressed in costume to show your spirit!

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Axe Throwing & Tournament

July 2 - 4, 5pm-9pm

Open Throw: 5 Throws for $3 or 10 for $5

Qualifying Throws:  $20

If you're interested in the competition, it begins with 20 qualifying throws per person. The top 16 throwers with the best scores move on to the double elimination tournament to determine the Salute to America Axe Throwing Champion.  You can register July 2 or July 3 between 5 and 9pm


Food Vendors

July 2 - 4

Salute to America welcomes a diverse selection of food vendors to register.  

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General Vendors 

NonFood Vendor Area Includes:  High Street, Hill of Heroes, Kids Zone, etc.

July 3 & 4

Several city blocks of merchants, groups, organizations, and businesses representing diverse products and services. 

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Heritage Village Exhibitors & Vendors

July 3 & 4

We are focusing on Missouri's Bicentennial this year. If you have something to display, sell, or demonstrate, this is the perfect opportunity to be in front of hundreds of attendees.

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Performing Arts & Demonstrations

Madison Stage

July 3

If you are an individual or group interested in being considered for demonstrations or fine art performance (dance, theatre, martial arts, canine, etc.), register here.


Kid Zone Exhibitors and Vendors

July 3 & 4

The Salute to America Kids Zone is all about “kid fun” including entertainment, displays, games, and interactive activities. 


Please note you may also be required to submit a City Temp Business License Application.

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Little Mr & Miss Contest

July 2

Costume and personality contest open to any boy or girl 4, 5, or 6 years of age and is a Missouri resident. You can also register onsite, the day of the event.

*Online registration is closed. Contestants can be signed up the day of at event location.


Bands & Musicians

July 3 & 4

Bands may register here for consideration to perform on the Madison Street Stage and Beer Garden Stage.