Fourth of July Weekend Downtown

As always, beautiful historic downtown Springfield is the center of the action as we celebrate our nation’s birth and all of the freedoms we enjoy!


Capital City Celebration by the Springfield Jaycees – Fireworks, a Kids Zone, Food, Music, and a Dog Beauty Pageant?! Get the details>
This event is funded and organized by volunteers and corporate sponsors. If you’d like to volunteer, please sign up here>

Downtown businesses are generally open from 10-5 pm on Saturdays, with bars and restaurants staying open late.

Street Closure Schedule for Capital City Celebration

Friday June 30 at 6 pm: Close Capitol between 4th and 5th street; Close 4th at Jackson north side of Jackson; Close 3rd street west of tracks south of Monroe; Close 3rd street east of tracks at Jackson
On Saturday, July 1: The SMTD transfer site will move to Jackson between 4th and 5th street south side and on 5th street between Jackson and Cook west side.

11am – 3 pm
The Illinois State Museum hosts Red, White & Blue Super Saturday. This free event allows kids can see art from the Museum’s collections, makecrafts, and play games all in red, white, and blue — plus have the opportunity to make an abstract art piece and learn about the history of the flag. Get the details>


8:30-9:30 am
Although the Old State Capitol building will be closed for July 4, Ahh Yoga is celebrating the holiday with an all-levels class on the lawn. Get the details>

5-8 pm
The Elijah Iles House will host its annual “Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party” on the lawn of the Iles House, 628 South Seventh Street. The public is invited to experience an old-fashioned Independence Day and purchase wonderful strawberry treats. Get the details>

If you have an Independence Day themed event happening downtown and want it added to the list, let us know!

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