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Salute To America in Jefferson City schedule announced; will be one day this year

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The Salute To America festival in Jefferson City has announced its schedule for this year’s celebration on its website.

This year’s celebration will be held just one day: Tuesday, July 4. Previous entries of the celebration lasted two days.

Salute to America is a 501c3, self-supporting corporation, funded by support from the community, county, city and state, according to its website.  

Events at this year’s event includes a parade, a 5K, car show, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, live music and a fireworks display. It will take place about eight city blocks near the Capitol, according to its website. This year’s event will not include a carnival.

The first event of the day will be the Freedom Fun Run 5K at 8 a.m. The route will be announced later, according to the website. The car show will take place 9 a.m.-noon on West Capitol Avenue.

Food vendors will be open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the 100 block of High Street. The annual parade will go around Downtown Jefferson City. The theme for this year’s parade is “American Movies.”

This year's parade route for the Salute To America celebration on July 4 in Jefferson City. [Courtesy/Salute To America website]

A chalk art contest begins at 1 p.m. in the 200 block of Jefferson Street. The kids zone will be open 1-9 p.m. in the 200 block of Broadway Street, and includes a magic show from Gerry Tritz from 4-5 p.m.

The beer garden opens at 1 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. in the 100 block of High Street. The Beer Garden Stage includes music from Ernest James Zydeco, Lindley Creek and Love-Seats.

The Capitol Main Stage will have an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. and sets from Little Mr. & Miss, The Kay Brothers and Burney Sisters, and The Sensational Barnes Brothers.

The last event will be the fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.

So far, 1,900 people are marked that they are either going or interested on the event's Facebook page.

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