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Fire in the Sky: Coming Up in COMO

Fire in the Sky: Coming Up in COMO

A Boston terrier dog wearing Fourth of July themed sunglasses looks toward the blue sky.

25 things to do: FREE fireworks display at Stephens Lake Park, concerts, farmers market, and more.

Coming Up In COMO is a brief peek at concerts, plays, art exhibits, events for families and kids, and more. You may send your event notice to [email protected]. Please put “Coming up in COMO” in the subject line. Include the date, time, a brief description, and website or Facebook page (or phone number) for your event. 

71st annual Fire in the Sky set for July 4 

Stephens Lake Park is the site of the 71st annual Fourth of July Fire in the Sky celebration on Tuesday, July 4. A dozen food trucks, free parking, and a free shuttle from all city parking garages are planned.

The celebration gets started at 6:30 p.m. with kids’ activities and crafts, food trucks, and live music at the Stephens Lake Park Ampitheater. Entertainers will include Banastre Tarleton Band, Allie Bruns, and We B Friends. 

Fire in the Sky will be capped off with a fireworks display set to begin at 9:15 p.m., launched from the east side of the park. The fireworks will be set to music on BXR 102.3. 

In conjunction with Boone Hospital, the city is working to provide free parking access for visitors. Many of the hosital’s parking lots will be available for public use during the event and the Columbia Police Department will provide traffic assistance.

Go COMO transit will provide complimentary shuttle service from all six city parking garages to the Boone Hospital parking lot: Fifth and Walnut, Eighth and Walnut, Eighth and Cherry, Tenth and Cherry, Sixth and Cherry, and Short Street. The free service will run continuously from 5 p.m..-11 p.m., moving eventgoers between the garages and the celebration. ADA and drop-off parking will be available at the beach parking lot at Stephens Lake Park.

Passengers will be able to track the position of the shuttles that evening using the free DoubleMap app. Parking enforcement will be suspended and on-street and in-garage parking will be free of charge on July 4.

As with other large public events at Stephens Lake Park such as Treeline Music Festival and Art in the Park, the City of Columbia will close East Walnut to non-residential traffic that evening. The Columbia Police Department will provide traffic management support during the event, and residents who live on East Walnut will not need a pass to access the street that evening.

Attendees are also encouraged to bicycle to the event. Bike racks will be available for use, cyclists should bring a bike lock.

Attendees are prohibited from bringing personal fireworks and barbecue grills to the family-friendly Fire in the Sky; alcohol is strongly discouraged. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening celebrating with the community.

Fire in the Sky is made possible by sponsor donations from Columbia Insurance Group as presenting sponsor, in addition to Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, KOMU8, BXR102.3, KFRU1400, Columbia Missourian, Boone Health, and the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). 



Moms Who Coffee – Toasty Goat Coffee. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 515 S. Scott Blvd., Ste 101. Event by Willow Clearwater and CoMo Moms Connect. 

Final Friday at Cooper’s Landing. 1-10 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Tasting tents from Logboat Brewery and Waves Cider; live painting by Adrienne Luther; music by Sycamore Ray (6-9 p.m.); Lilly’s Cantina food truck, 4:30-9 p.m. Other vendors on site.  

Open Mic Night at Love Coffee. 7-9 p.m., 15 Business Loop 70 E. Donations are encouraged. 

Firefly Music Festival. The Missouri Symphony performs Clara: Inspiration & Legacy. 7 p.m., The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St. Tickets $29-$49. 

Norm Reubling Band at Pierpont General Store. 6-8 p.m. 7650 MO 163.  

Distortion: Columbia’s Neurotic Music Scene at Rose Music Hall. 8 p.m., 1013 Park Avenue, $6 in advance, $8 day of show. 

Live music at Dive Bar. 5-10 pm. 1116 Business Loop 70 East. No cover. 

The Crucible. 8-10:30 p.m., Maplewood Barn Theater, 2900 E. Nifong. (Show runs through June 25).  


Columbia Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon, MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash. 

Friends of Columbia Public Library book sale. Noon-3 p.m., 100 W. Broadway. Cash or checks only. 

Hokulia Shave Ice at Pierpont General Store. 3-5 p.m. 7650 MO 163. 

Boone Howlers at Sentinel Park. 6-9 p.m., The Arcade District, 602 Fay Street.  

Red, White, and Bluegrass at Rose Park. 6:30 p.m., 1013 Park Avenue. $10. 

Tab Benoit at The Blue Note. 7 p.m., 17 N. Ninth St. Tickets $27-$45. 
 7 p.m., Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Avenue. $22 day of show. 

C. Rock City. 6-8 p.m., Pierpont General Store, 7650 MO 163.  

The Crucible. 8-10:30 p.m., Maplewood Barn Theater, 2900 E. Nifong. (Show runs through June 25). 

Karaoke Night. Every Saturday at 9 p.m., McGinty’s Pub, 1312 Old 63 S.  


Firefly Music Festival. The Missouri Symphony performs Missouri Finest, America’s Best. 3 p.m., The Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St. Tickets $39-$59. 

Live Music: Sarah Davis at Pierpont General Store. 1-3 p.m., 7650 MO 163. 

Karaoke Night at Eastside Tavern. 8-11:45 p.m., 106 E. Broadway. 


Karaoke is back: Raising Dough for Veterans. 4-10 p.m., Dive Bar, 1116 Business Loop 70 East. Tickets will be sold per song with all funds going to Veterans and Families Behavioral Council.  


Fire in the Sky. 6:30 p.m., Stephens Lake Park ampitheater. Kids’ activities and crafts, food truck, live music. Fireworks ata 9:15 p.m. from the east side of the park. Free shuttles from all six city parking garages from 5-11 p.m.; parking enforcement suspended for street and garage parking all day. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. 

Screening Independence Day in Sentinel Park. 7 p.m., The Arcade District. 

As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. 8 p.m., Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway. FREE comedy open mic night. 

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