Marshfield’s 20th Annual Independence Day Rodeo is today thru Sunday (7/2-7/4) at the Webster County Fairgrounds beginning at 8 each night. For details: www.marshfieldmochamberofcommerce.com.
The Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival continues thru tomorrow (7/3) in Conway. For more information: www.starvycreek.com.
The Railroad Historical Museum in Grant Beach Park is open each Saturday from 2 to 4 at Grant Beach Park.
The Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will offer a class on rifle shooting basics tomorrow morning (7/3) at 8:30 for anyone 11 and older. Take your own unloaded rifle or use equipment provided by the range staff. To register, 742-4361.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will have artillery demonstrations tomorrow (7/3) from 11 to 3. If you’d like more information, 732-2662.
The Midtown Neighborhood Association will host the Springfield Old Fashion 4th of July Parade and Celebration Sunday (7/4) from 1 to 4. The parade will begin at the parking lots north of Central High School and will travel north on Benton, thru Midtown and will end up at Washington Park. For more information: www.midtown-springfield-mo.com.
As a spur of the moment homage to the 4th of July weekend, the Ozark Mountain Trailblazers will hike along Sylamore Creek Trail Sunday. If you’d like to go on the hike, meet at 6 am at the McDonald’s in Ozark. For more information, visit HikingtheOzarks.com.
Shell Knob’s Fire & Thunder Fireworks Display is Sunday (7/4) beginning at around 9:30 pm. There are viewing locations from land and water. The Shell Knob 4th of July parade will start at 6 pm Sunday. For more information: www.shellknob.com.
The Rockaway Beach Fireworks Extravaganza is Sunday (7/4). The day kicks off with the National Anthem at 10:30 am. There will also be a motorcycle show, rides and games for the kids from 5 to 8 pm, live music, food and more. For more information, 417-561-4280.
This year’s Eureka Springs Independence Day Celebration is Sunday (7/4) from 11 am until 6 pm in Basin Spring Park. There will be patriotic music, flag making, a watermelon spitting contest and much more. For details, 479-244-5074.
Cool off over the long holiday weekend at Springfield Public Pools. They’re offering extended hours. Fassnight, Doling, Silver Springs and Meador Pools will be open from noon to 5:30 Sunday (7/4) for a Splash-N-Sizzle event. Admission is one dollar or a canned food item. Those pools will also be open Monday (7/5) from 1 to 6:30. Regular pool admission applies on that day. For more information, www.parkboard.org.