On July 4th, continue the celebration beginning at 3 p.m. with children’s games and activities provided by the University of Missouri Extension 4-H. Then, line the sidewalks along Kansas Street between the Liberty Junior High and the historic downtown square for Liberty’s inaugural 4th of July community parade “Liberty’s Salute to Freedom.” The parade, which will get underway at 4 p.m., will feature a parade of military and patriotic units, color guards, representation by the Missouri Sons of the Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a representation of former Liberty mayors, a flyover, participation by county and state dignitaries and candidates, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Liberty square.
To help set the tone before and after the parade, The Five Star Jazz Band, which is a non-profit community band dedicated to providing Kansas City's top young musicians the opportunity to perform in a professional-caliber jazz ensemble, will entertain the crowd with a slate of patriotic tunes.
The National Guard is also providing historic Civil War display panels that will be on display outside City Hall. Those with adventurous spirits can also take a turn on the Army recruiting Office’s rock climbing wall. Both of these exhibits will be on hand near City Hall, 101 E. Kansas.