All American Red White & Blue Festival


Thursday, July 3rd

Flag, Fourth of JulyCemetery Theatre

5:30-7:30 pm Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery, Sponsored by Curtain Call Theatre and Friends of Forest-Lewellyn Cemetery. ($5 adults, $2 children, $12 for families of 4 or more)

Horse drawn carriage rides

6-9 pm Enjoy a carriage ride around Brashear Park!  Beginning at, and sponsored by, Brashear House Bed & Breakfast, 1318 East Normal. (rain date July 5th)

Friday, July 4th

Firecracker 5K Run/1K Walk

7 am Registration (preregistration preferred); DuKum Inn 8 am Event Start. Sponsored by The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

Red White & Blue Parade – Rain or Shine! 

9:30 am Downtown Kirksville

Pre-registration is required for all parade entries.  See the Parade Entry Form and Float Construction Guide for details.

Splash Bash

1-4 pm Kirksville Aquatic Center; $3.50 admission.  Sponsored by Kirksville Parks and Rec. Department

Kirksville Community Band Performance and Veterans Tribute  (free)

5-6 pm Adair County Courthouse Lawn

Pie Auction and Apple Pie Contest

6 pm Courthouse Lawn, call 660-665-0020 for more information about pie contest.  Sponsored by Victim Support Services

Apple Pie and Ice Cream Sales ($2)  

5-7 pm Courthouse Lawn

Summer on the Square Concert  (Free)

7 pm Courthouse Lawn

Fireworks (rain date July 5th)

9:30 pm/Dusk at the Kirksville Country Club. Parking available at Kirksville R-III Schools, YMCA, Health and Fitness Center, Orscheln’s, JC Penney, Goody’s and The Crossing Church.

 Saturday, July 5th

Joint Service Club Pancake Breakfast  ($5)

7-11 am Downtown Cinema 8 Parking Lot, Sponsored by Kirksville Kiwanis, Kirksville Rotary Club, Thousand Hills Rotary Club, Sojourners, Kirksville Women of Today, Quota International of Kirksville, and Kirksville Optimist Club

Kirksville Kiwanis Farmers Market

7 am-Noon Market is on Elson Street, west side of the Courthouse Lawn.

Hilliest FLATS Ride Ever

7:30 -11 am Parking lot south of Wooden Nickel; Sponsored by Forest Lake Area Trail System.

For more information visit, or see the Hilliest FLATS Registration Form to sign up!


For more information, contact us by email or call 660.665.3766


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