The Sedalia Independence Day parade will begin at 10:00 Thursday morning in downtown Sedalia.

The theme for this year's parade is “United Together," hosted by Sedalia Parks and Rec.

Following the parade, a Community Picnic will take place at Centennial Park from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Staff will be serving hot dogs & chips at Shelter #1.

Centennial Pool will also offer special hours from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with half-price admission. There is free pool admission for Veterans and Military with ID. For more information about Independence Day festivities visit sedaliaparks.com.

At approximately 9:30 Thursday night, there will be a fireworks show at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, following the SHOW-ME Freedom Festival. For a full list of activities and times regarding the SHOW-ME Freedom Festival, click here.

The SHOW-ME Freedom Festival is brought to you by the GUESA Foundation and Fireworks are sponsored by Sedalia Parks and Rec.