COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia residents flocked to Flat Branch Park in Downtown Columbia as the city's Fire in The Sky celebration kicked off on Sunday.
Events started at 11 a.m. on Sunday, with kids crafts and activities as well as food trucks and live music.
Music and food trucks were downtown through 5 p.m. Sunday.
Morgan Dennehy with the State Historical Society of Missouri was set up at the celebration on Sunday and said Fire in The Sky is not only a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend but also a great way to learn more about Columbia.
"People are earning gift cards to places around downtown, they’re learning about the Boone Historical Society, we had a guy out here with electric bikes, it’s just kind of wonderful to see people learning about where they are after being shut up for so long." Dennehy said.
Dennehy did still bring a mask along with her just in case, however she says it has been great to be amongst peers again and getting to see smiling faces.
Fire in the sky will then cap off the holiday celebration with a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. at American Legion Park, visible from across Columbia.
Columbia Parks & Recreation's website has multiple recommendations as to where residents can watch the fireworks show, including Hominy Creek Trail and the Hitt Street Parking Garage.
Watch more on ABC 17 News at 9 and 10 p.m.