Freedom Fest kicks off Independence Day holiday

The City of Camden Point is gearing up for its 25th annual Freedom Festival, which will kick off with a parade through downtown at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30.

The parade will begin at North Platte Elementary School, with entry forms available at Mid-Continent Public Library. Parade participants should be at the school by 8:30 a.m.

The event includes games for adults and children, carnival rides, vendors, food and entertainment all day. A Weston Moonshiners car show and peddle tractor contest will be held. Raffles will also be held. Civil War re-enactors will have an informational tent and a Mountain Men camp will be open.

A demonstration from the Northland Wood Carvers will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. The annual missy/master contest will be held from 1-2 p.m. under the city park gazebo. Entry forms are available at the library. Matt Snook and Country Tonight will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo. The fireworks display will be at dusk at the northwest corner of the city park.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Facebook page at “Camden Point Missouri Freedom Festival 2018” or

Platte City

The Platte City Independence Day fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Platte Ridge Park.

A free shuttle bus service will run from Harrel Farell Park to Platte Ridge, starting at 8 p.m., until the end of the event. Popsicles will be distributed free of charge.


The City of Weston holiday will start with a parade at 10 a.m., with chief of police Terry Blanton serving as the grand marshal.

Main Street will be closed from Spring to Market Street for the entire day. Events downtown will include family fun on Main (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.); pass the water relay (11:30 a.m.); sponge toss relay (noon); hole in the bucket relay (12:30 p.m.); watermelon eating contest (1:15 p.m.); free snow cones provided by Holladay Distillery (6 to 8 p.m.); basket auction (8 p.m.); military recognition (8:30 p.m.) and the fireworks, sponsored by the Weston Masonic Lodge, will start at 9:45 p.m.

Viewing locations include Benner Park, Sharps Market, city hall parking lot, Trex Mart, The BunkHouse and Main Street.


Parkville’s Independence Day festivities begin with a carnival in the farmer’s market parking lot opening at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29. The carnival will continue through Wednesday, July 4. On that day, festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Parkville American Legion, 10 a.m. community parade down Main Street, shopping, live music, food and the fireworks show over the Missouri River at 9:45 p.m.

The Parkville Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University. A skydiving exhibition will begin at 8:45 p.m. in Platte Landing Park.

Parking will be available at the Platte County Community Center South and Park Hill South High School. Free shuttles will run from 6-11 p.m.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit