Hermann Freedomfest

Hermann Maifest parade

Hermann’s Fourth of July celebration gets underway with a concert Wednesday night at the Amphitheater. Thursday’s events include kids’ games, music and food booths at Riverfront Park, a parade, and City Band concert at the Amphitheater. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display at the riverfront.

Wednesday, July 3

Steve Leslie BandSteve Leslie & Friends Concert
7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater

Singer and guitarist Steve Leslie kicks off Hermann’s Fourth of July celebration with a free concert at the Amphitheater. Leslie has recorded CDs with bassist TM Stevens (Joe Cocker, Steve Vai, The Pretenders) and opened for national artists, including Little Big Town, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Rick Derringer, White Lion, Joe Nichols and Jason Aldean.

Sponsored by the Hermann Arts Council
Rain location: Hermann High School

Thursday, July 4

Fireworks in Hermann MissouriParade — 4:00 p.m.
Starting at 8th and Washington and ending on Wharf Street at the Riverfront.
Theme: Freedom and Flags on the Missouri

Parade Application and Guidelines

Happening at Riverfront Park — 3:00 to 8:00

  • Food and refreshment stands — open at 12:00
    • Brush & Palette Club
    • Lions Club
    • Boy Scouts
    • St. Paul United Church of Christ
  • Vendor booths — open at 3:00
  • Jaycee bounce houses
  • Fire truck with sprinkler
  • Live music
  • Kids pedal-tractor pull
  • Turtle races — Immediately after tractor pull

Sign up for tractor pull and turtle races is at 4:30. Please bring your own turtle (extras appreciated.)

Parade — 4:00 p.m.
Starting at 8th and Washington and ending at 1st and Schiller
Parade Application and Guidelines

City Band Concert — 7:00 p.m.

Fireworks — 9:15
Riverfront Park


The Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hermann extend a big thank you to the following co-sponsors whose generous support has made this event possible:

Fountain-level sponsor ($1,000)

  • Hermann Lumber and Hermann Lumber Ready Mixed Concrete

Roman Candle-level sponsors ($500)

  • Hermann Lions Club

Missouri Division of Tourism