All American Red White & Blue Festival


Thursday, July 2nd

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)

Friday, July 3rd

Red, White & Blue Bike Ride

7:30 -11 am FLATS Trail at Thousand Hills State Park. Sponsored by Forest Lake Area Trail System and the Kirksville Kiwanis Club. Choose the Blue Ride (62 miles), the White Ride (18 miles), the Red Ride (6 miles) or the Community Activity (3 miles of walking, biking, or jogging; pets and strollers welcome!). Cost is $10 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 4-12, 3 & under is free.

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Kirksville Community Band Performance and Veterans Tribute  (free)

5-6 pm Adair County Courthouse Lawn

All-Amerian Apple Pie Contest

5-6 pm Courthouse Lawn; Sponsored by United Way of Adair County

Pie Contest Entry Form

Pie auction winners announced at 6:15 pm

Apple Pie and Ice Cream Sales ($2)  

5-7 pm Courthouse Lawn; Sponsored by Colton’s Steakhouse and Century 21 Whitney Agency

Summer on the Square Concert: The Aaron Russell Band  (Free)

7 pm Courthouse Lawn; Sponsored by Kirksville Arts Association (Rain site: Wrongdaddy’s – 301 W. McPherson)

 Saturday, 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

Firecracker 5K Entry Form

Final Map Firecracker 2015

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.

Red White & Blue Parade – Rain or Shine! 

9:30 am Downtown Kirksville. Pre-registration is required for all parade entries.

Click here for Parade Rules & Entry Form and Float Construction Guide.

Splash Bash

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


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


For more information, contact us by email or call 660.665.3766