Jefferson City's Salute to America begins

Organizer shares Salute to America details

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Salute to America event coordinator Penny Smith said the festival was set to welcome visitors on its first day Wednesday.

The two-day festival kicked off Wednesday morning. First-day events include a parade and opening ceremony followed by a concert. A full day of events is scheduled on the Fourth of July culminating with fireworks after dark.

Smith said she expects heavy attendance despite the cleanup from a May tornado and recent Missouri River flooding. 

More Salute to America information is available on the festival's website.

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