July 4th Celebrations taking place across north Missouri

The American Flag with fireworks display.
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The Christian Motorcycle Association arranged for the Independence Day program and music this coming Monday, July 4.

Activities begin at 5 o’clock Monday at C-F Russell Stadium where there will be various recognition given and music by two groups.

The country gospel performance by Greg and Suzie York will performabout 5 o’clock. Soca Jukebox, at 7 o’clock, performs an “island rock” type of>music. Members of that band include former Trenton resident Clay Johnston.

The CMA organization will operate a concession stand as a fundraiser for their “Run For The Son” initiative. Trenton Elks Lodge will serve free watermelon from 5 to 9 o’clock Monday night at C-F Russell Stadium.

The community fireworks show will be in the grassy area west of the Rock Barn at approximately 9:15 Monday night. Spectators are asked to remain in the stands of CF Russell Stadium to safely view the Trenton fireworks display.

Other celebrations in communities include lots of activities.


The Gallatin Park Board is inviting residents to the  4th of July fireworks event being held on the evening of July 4th at the Dockery Park in Gallatin. The events include:

Events on tap include face painting, a bounce house, carnival games, craft booths and pony rides from 5: 30 to 8 in the evening.

At 8:30 Live entertainment by Grammy nominee and former bull rider turned songwriter Bryan Fontenot features entertainment with country, rock, blues or western swing.

Food at the event will also be available as Jessy Toney will be serving barbeque, with the VFW serving homemade ice cream as well as selling raffle tickets for a 4-wheeler side by side that will be given away on September 25, 2016.

At 9:45  a professional fireworks display will be on tap for the finale of the evening.

Gilman City

While we do not have details, The Gilman City Lions Club is indicating they celebration will take place as planned with a July 4th meal and celebration.  

The event is scheduled for rain or shine, with fireworks pending, depending on the weather.   If rain does dampen the event, the celebration will be moved inside to the fire station building.   They urge attendees to bring lawn chairs.

Celebrations Canceled Or Moved

Several area communities have also cancelled or moved Independence Day celebrations that were scheduled for this weekend, due to inclement weather.


The community of Hale has moved their July 4th celebration to Saturday, July 9th.  



The City of Chillicothe’s Freedom Festival which was scheduled for Sunday night at Simpson Park has been moved to July 5th. According to event organizers, the forecast for heavy rain is the reason for the move.   

They say the Chili Bay Water Park will close at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and the road to the south of the pool will be closed to traffic during the Freedom Festival.  Parking will be available in the in the pool lot, and areas east of the pool.

If you have a celebration in your community not listed here, whether it be set for a day and time, or, whether the celebration has been moved due to weather, we encourage to head on over to the KTTN Facebook page, and leave your celebration details in the comments section on this story.


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