Here is a sampling of Fourth of July celebrations Thursday in the Columbia area:
What: 67th annual Fire in the Sky.
Where: Lucky’s Market, 111 S. Providence Road, and Flat Branch Park, 101 S. Fourth St.
When: Live music and food trucks start at 6:30 p.m.; children’s inflatables and crafts at Flat Branch Park. Fireworks begin about 9:15 p.m., choreographed to music that will air on KBXR/102.3 FM.
Do: Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Don’t: Bring your own fireworks, alcohol or grills — they’re not allowed.
Parking: City meters are free on the holiday, and city and MU lots are free unless they’re marked closed or restricted with “Parking Enforced 24/7” signs.
Streets closing: Walking and bicycling is encouraged, but if you drive, watch for the following street closures:
1 p.m., Fourth Street from Locust to Cherry streets.
3 p.m., Second Street southbound and Cherry Street westbound to Providence Road.
7 p.m., Locust Street from Providence to Fifth Street.
8:30 p.m., Providence from Elm Street to Broadway.
What: Salute to America.
Where: Downtown Jefferson City.
When: Events throughout the day (salutetoamerica.org), including kids’ games, live music, food, tours of the Capitol and other historic sites and fireworks starting about 9:40 p.m.
What: 4th of July Fireworks & 4 Hands at the A-Frame.
Where: Les Bourgeois Vineyards A-Frame, 14020 W. Highway BB, Rocheport.
When: Live music and 4 Hands Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at noon; barbecue, 3-8 p.m.; bounce house for kids, 2-7 p.m.; fireworks after dark.
What: Centralia 4th of July Celebration.
Where: Centralia City Park, 921 E. Head St., Centralia.
When: Events throughout the day, including the ringing of the bells at 10 a.m., games for kids and a disc golf tournament. Evening activities start at 5 p.m., including an outdoor concert at 6 p.m., presentation of the colors at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.