Independence Holiday Activities Planned

Kirksville will celebrate Independence Day with a variety of events during the annual All-American Red, White & Blue Festival, July 1-4.

July 1
All-American Red, White & Blue Apple Pie Contest  
5-6 p.m. (6:15 p.m.-winners announced)
Courthouse Lawn
Sponsored by United Way of Adair County

Apple Pie and Ice Cream Sales
5-7 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn
Sponsored by United Way of Adair County

Kirksville Community Band Performance and Veterans Tribute
5-6 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn

Pie Auction
6-6:45 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn

Summer on the Square Concert Series: The Aaron Russell Band
7 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn
Sponsored by Kirksville Arts Association & Chariton Valley Association

July 2
Firecracker 5K run/1-mile walk
Preregistration preferred
7 a.m. Registration: DuKum Inn
8 a.m. Event Start
Sponsored by the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri

Joint Service Club Pancake Breakfast
7-11 a.m.
Downtown Cinema 8 Parking Lot
Sponsored by Kirksville Optimist Club, Kirksville Rotary Club, Thousand Hills Rotary Club, Sojourners Club, Kirksville Women of Today, Quota International of Kirksville and Kirksville Kiwanis. Proceeds benefit 2016/2017 fireworks.

Kirksville Kiwanis Farmers Market
7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Downtown Kirksville

Red, White and Blue Parade
9:30 a.m.
Downtown Kirksville
Sponsored by the City of Kirksville

Movie in the Park
“Apollo 13”

Rotary Park
Rain date: July 9
Sponsored by Kirksville Parks & Recreation

July 3
Cemetery Theater
$5 adults, $2 children, $12 for families of 4 or more
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Sponsored by Curtain Call Theatre and Friends of Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery

July 4
Splash Bash
$3.50 Admission
1-4 p.m.
Kirksville Aquatic Center
Sponsored by Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Kirksville

9:30 p.m./dusk
Kirksville Country Club
Parking available at Kirksville R-III schools, YMCA, Northeast Regional Health and Fitness Center, Orscheln’s, JC Penney, Goody’s and the Crossing.

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