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When it comes to Fourth of July fireworks, area residents still have options.

Celebration of Freedom

Southwest Baptist University’s campus on Saturday, July 4, will be the scene of the 40th annual Bolivar Rotary Club Celebration of Freedom.

The celebration kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a community picnic featuring food available from not-for-profit vendors. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect.  

Local band Floodwater will entertain the crowd from 6 to 7.

The COF program, including veteran recognition, music and guest speaker Col. Gary Gilmore, retired senior Army chaplain of the Missouri National Guard, will follow at 7:30. The program will also feature the Bolivar High School Air Force JROTC squad. 

Sixth-grader Kylee Resz will perform the national anthem. 

No flyover is scheduled this year. 

The evening will conclude with a fireworks extravaganza at 9:20. 

Pomme de Terre Lake

Fireworks will fill the sky over Pomme de Terre Lake on Saturday evening, July 4. 

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the display will be shot off from the Overlook Point. 

Mo. 254 will be closed from around 8:30 until 11 p.m. with the eastbound lane available for lawn chair viewing. The westbound lane will remain open to emergency vehicles only. 

The small parking lot at the east end of the dam will be closed to vehicles and available for chairs. However, the emergency spillway will be available for parking. 

The overlook picnic area will only be available to those who have reserved the picnic shelters, and the Damsite Park will only be available to registered campers. 

There will be no shuttle service from the parking areas and no food services at the event. Drones and personal fireworks are not allowed at any time. 

Harvest Assembly

Harvest Assembly in Fair Play will hold a free community event and fireworks show at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4.

The event will feature live music. Free food and drinks will be served.

Evening Star Campground

Evening Star Campground at Stockton Lake is planning a fireworks show at dusk Saturday, July 4. 

The campground is at 38 Evening Star Loop in Dadeville. 

City of Stockton

Area residents will have the option to watch Stockton’s annual fireworks show Saturday, July 4.

The show will begin at dusk west of the football field. The rain date is set for Sunday, July 5.

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