Jefferson City Firework Viewing Directory

Rachel Steinmeier, the owner at Graceful Healing Massage, had the idea to publish a viewing directory for readers this year. We loved the idea and found some new spots ourselves! Take it away, girl!


Who’s ready for FIREWORKS?! If you’re like me, you geek-out like a little kid whenever there is an awesome, BIG, professional firework show, and every July Jefferson City turns me back into that little kid. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. 

Annually, we get to host thousands of funnel cake-loving, glow stick-waving, people-watching firework enthusiasts for Independence Day and this year won’t be any different. Come one come all to the Salute to America 4th of July celebration in Jefferson City, MO!

If you get overwhelmed by the hustle of the downtown festivities, or feel like having a more intimate viewing with friends, we’ve created a Jefferson City Firework Viewing Directory list. Reference on this list and find a new, fun spot to get settled into for this year’s show. Here goes!


  1. The Jefferson City Airport! (When not affected by flooding), 500 Airport Rd.

  2. The north end of Bolivar St, where it dead-ends just past the businesses of Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub and Polished by Kim.

  3. All over Old Munichburg! There are many wonderful spots in historic Old Munichburg including the top of Washington or Jefferson Streets.

  4. The area of old St. Mary’s Hospital on Bolivar St. Please though, don’t trespass onto the property itself.

  5. Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant, 1707 Summit Dr, Holts Summit.

  6. Capital Bluffs Events Center, 1616 Oil Well Rd.

  7. Lake Mykee, Holts Summit.

  8. The North end of Fulkerson St. at W. Main.

  9. The top of the Capital Region Medical Center parking garage, 1125 Madison St.

  10. The Parking lot of Gerbes West, 2805 W. Truman Blvd.

  11. Sno Biz, 801 Missouri Blvd.

  12. Just off of the Greenway at Swifts Hwy, up the hill from South School (I have not scouted this location but received multiple references to this spot. Check it out!)

  13. The Armory on St. Mary’s Rd.

  14. The Simonsen hill, 501 E. Miller. (This location may not be advisable due to recent tornado damage.)

  15. The corner of Adams and State St.

  16. Almost anywhere along E. Capital Ave.

  17. **Many parking lots on Missouri Blvd.

  18. When in doubt, if you can see the Capitol Building, you will probably be able to see the fireworks!

Didn’t see your favorite spot listed?
Tell us in the comments!
Let’s build this list together.

Don’t forget to enjoy responsibly and be sure to respect the people and property surrounding you. 

* Many of these locations were suggestions by people just like you! Thank you so much for your input. 

** A more detailed list (specific addresses for “Many parking lots on Missouri Blvd”, for example), will be available in the future. 

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