Several Cities To Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks

by: Scott McCaulley

Several area cities and organizations are making plans to move forward with Independence Day Celebrations with some changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Kimberling City
The Annual Fireburst Fireworks show will be held again this year over the waters of Table Rock Lake near the Kimberling City Bridge Friday presented by the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber Executive Director Sheila Thomas, on Thursday’s “Mornings with Josh Grisham” on MY 100.1 asks people to remember to be cautious when watching the fireworks from land or water.

Sheila Thomas TR 4th

Thomas also said that it was a collaborative effort with several in the region including Kimberling City area residents and businesses as well as the Stone County Health Department among others that encouraged the Fireworks Celebration to go on.

Another city that is going ahead with their Fireworks Celebration is Harrison. Matt Bell of the Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau said in a June Interview on the “Community Party Line” on BOOTZ Country that the event on Saturday will include open seating allowing for Social Distancing as well as Live Music leading up to the Fireworks.

There will also be no competition or Food Trucks as in the past and there will be no 1029 the Z Street Dance afterwards.

The City of Hollister is planning to hold their annual Fireworks Celebration on Saturday but also opting not to hold some of the other events around the Fireworks

Hollister Deputy City Administrator Denise Olmsted on KRZK’s “At Your Service” Program talks about some of the changes.

The Hand Lit Fireworks Show will start at dusk. KRZK will once again present Patriotic Music to watch the Hollister Fireworks as well as other celebrations in the area. The music will start around 9:15 on 106.3 KRZK.

The complete interview with Sheila Thomas and Denise Olmsted can be found on the “At Your Service” Podcast Page on while the complete interview with Matt Bell from the “Community Party Line” Program can be found on the BOOTZ Country Facebook Page.

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

One community that still plans on having a full day of activities is Rockaway Beach with events beginning at Noon on Saturday for the 55th Annual Independence Day Celebration.

Jamie Jones representing the Rockaway Beach Events Committee on today’s “Mornings with Josh Grisham” program on MY 100.1 says they wanted to have a fun but also safe event for the whole family.

Besides games, there will be food throughout the day plus live music leading up to the Fireworks.

Click below for complete interview with Jamie Jones from the Friday “Mornings with Josh Grisham” program on MY 100.1.



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