Summer Events in the Ozarks

From Signature Events to Local Fireworks Displays, it's Time to Celebrate Summer!
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It's summertime! We rounded up some of the marque events happening in the area this summer to help with your summer adventure planning. We also put together a list of area firework displays happening around the 4th of July. Have a great summer enjoying the Ozarks!

Signature Summer Events

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals: June 14-15
The loudest collection of monster trucks in the midwest come together for an epic battle at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds packed full of heart-stopping exhibitions, fierce competition and pre-show Pit Parties with autograph and photo opportunities.

Taste of SoMo: June 22
Sample Springfield’s flavor at Taste of SoMo, an annual foodie showcase featuring dozens of local restaurants, live music and beer vendors on Park Central Square.

Springfield Lasers Tennis: July 14-July 31
Celebrate the excitement of professional tennis with Springfield’s World TeamTennis franchise. Matches are played at Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex.

Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper: July 25-28
The PCCC brings the excitement and atmosphere of PGA tour events to the Ozarks with the future stars of golf teeing up in the main tournament at Highland Springs country Club.

84th Ozark Empire Fair: July 25-August 3
The Ozarks’ largest summer party to includes tasty fair treats, rides, craft and vendor showcases, competitions and livestock exhibits, thrilling tractor/truck pulls, demolition derbies and more!

Park Day Reunion: August 2-4
A three-day weekend filled with family festivities, Park Day Reunion celebrates Springfield’s African-American culture and history, bringing together friends and family from around the country.

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival: August 9-10
Celebrate the iconic Mother Road of America — Route 66 and get an up-close look at hundreds of classic, fully restored automobiles and motorcycles. The event also includes a 6.6K run/walk, parade, live music, interactive exhibits and more!

Bass Pro Fall Hunting Classic: TBD
The Fall Hunting Classic includes free seminars taught by professionals, product demonstrations, an equipment trade-in event and a Next Generation Weekend geared toward the hunters of tomorrow.  

Singletrack Mind Festival: August 31-September 2
This epic event attracts thousands of attendees from across the nation and hosts over a dozen bike races, trail runs, kid's zones, live music, and a nonstop immersion in the culture of natural surface trails.

Unleash the Beast PFIWestern.com Invitational: September 13-15
The PBR Tour returns to Springfield with the PFIWestern.com Invitational. Watch some of the country's toughest cowboys take on the toughest bulls at this annual event.

Fireworks Displays in the Ozarks

Fireworks at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri.

Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration — June 30 in Republic, Missouri

Willard Freedom Fest — June 29 in Willard, Missouri

Rogersville Independence Day Celebration — June 29 in Rogersville, Missouri

College of the Ozarks Honor America Day — June 30 at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri

Freedom Week Fireworks — July 1 & 3 at Springfield Cardinals Games

Branson Landing Liberty Light Up Fireworks — July 3 at the Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri

Chateau on the Lake's Fourth of July Celebration — July 4 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri

Independence Day Celebration — July 4 at Top of the Rock & Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri 

Fireworks in the Park — July 4 in Battlefield, Missouri

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