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Event: 2017 Great American 4th of July

Date: Tuesday, 7-4-2017 at 6:00 PM to Tuesday, 7-4-2017 at 10:00 PM

Location: Arena Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 573-339-6340


The City of Cape Girardeau will host its annual “Great American Fourth of July” on July 4 in Arena Park. The event begins at 8 p.m. in front of the Grandstand with patriotic music from the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band. The Southeast Missourian Spirit of America Award presentation is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and a fireworks display over Arena Park in the grandstand area should start at 9:15 p.m.

Bring your lawn chair to the Arena Park Grandstands and
enjoy a tribute to our country and its veterans.

Event schedule: 

6 p.m. Arena Park Grandstands open for spectators
8 p.m. Patriotic music by the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band
8:30 p.m. Southeast Missourian Spirit of America Award presentation
9:15 p.m. Fireworks over the park

Event parking will be available throughout the park. Handicapped parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in Arena Park and vehicles must have appropriate tags and licenses. 

The program will be broadcast live on 960 KZIM and 1400 KSIM and at 9 p.m., all River Radio stations will play patriotic music as the fireworks commence.

No personal fireworks will be allowed onsite at the event. 

In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will move to Wednesday, July 5, and the Spirit of America program will remain on July 4 and move inside the A.C. Brase Arena Building.

The Great American Fourth of July is proudly presented by the City of Cape Girardeau, the Southeast Missourian, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and River Radio with contributions from Shivelbine's Music and rustmedia.

Learn more about Fireworks in Cape Girardeau here