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Weekend Outlook July 2-4, 2021

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The Kimberling City Annual Fireburst Celebration will be held at around 9 p.m. Friday (7/2).  The fireworks can be viewed by land or by boat.  

Roaring River State Park is hosting bluegrass concerts on weekends this summer.  See the Flyin Buzzards Band Friday night (7/2) and Red Bridge Band Saturday night (7/3) at 7 at the River Shelter.  

First Friday Art Walk is Friday night (7/2) from 5 to 10 at 11 locations in downtown Springfield.  

First Fridays at Founders Park will be held Friday night (7/2) from 6 to 9 with live music, live art and concessions.  

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host “Racquet, White and blue” Friday night (7/2) from 6 to 8 at Tom Watkins Park in Springfield.  The event includes snacks, music and tennis, and equipment will be provided.  

The 36th Annual Starvy Creek Bluegrass Summer Festival continues through Saturday (7/3) in Conway, Missouri.  

The Springfield Cardinals will host NW Arkansas Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7/2-7/4) at Hammons Field with fireworks each night.  

The Buffalo National River will present the program, “Gravel Bar Stars:  Night Sky Viewing,” Friday night (7/2) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Boat Launch.  Learn about the park’s designation as an International Dark Sky Park while you look up at the sky.  

Buffalo National River is hosting the Friday 5k Friday nights at 6 through September 3.  Walk and talk with a ranger to log three miles for the Iron Ranger Challenge.  Meet at the Steel Creek Boat Launch.  

Springfield’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade and Celebration will be held Saturday (7/3) at 10 a.m. in the Midtown Neighborhood and at Washington Park.  

Roaring River State Park in Cassville will show the film, “Chicken Little,” as part of the series, Movies Under the Stars, Saturday night (7/3) at dusk on the hill above the park store.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  

The Laclede County Fair will be held July 3-10 at the fairgrounds in Lebanon with carnival rides, exhibits and more.   

The George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond will present “African American Trailblazers” Saturday and Sunday (7/3-7/4) at 11 a.m.  

Learn about bald eagles during the series, All About Birds, Saturday morning (7/3) at 10 at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon.  

Wing Ding 42 will be held this weekend at the Oasis Convention Center in downtown Springfield.  The event is a Honda Gold Wing and touring bike convention.  

Branson Landing will present the 13th Annual Liberty Light Up Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m.  

The 142nd Annual Marshfield Independence Day Parade will be held Saturday morning (7/3) at 10 with activities afterwards. 

Rescue One will host an adoption event Saturday (7/3) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28i38 S. Glenstone in Springfield.  

The Buffalo National River is hosting Tailgate Talks every Saturday and Sunday through July 10 at Upper River boat launches from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Springfield-Greene County Park Board outdoor pools are open for the season.  Learn more here

The Buffalo National River will present “Colors of Water:  Watercolor Painting” Sunday morning (7/4) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Launch parking lot.  Express your creativity with water colors with the Buffalo River as a backdrop.  Materials will be provided.  

The program, “Science for Artists:  An Exploration,” will be held Sunday morning (7/4) at 11 at the Buffalo Point Boat Launch parking lot at the Buffalo National River.  Kids and parents will use their observation skills to examine natural processes of the river and the ecosystems around it.  

Joplin’s 2021 Independence Day Celebration will be held Sunday (7/4) starting at 8:30 p.m. on the east side of the Missouri Southern State University campus.  

The Bolivar Rotary Club will host the 41st Annual Celebration of Freedom Sunday (7/4) at 5:30 p.m. on the Southwest Baptist University campus.  

Hollister will host its annual fireworks celebration Sunday (7/4) at 6 p.m. at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park.