Fourth of July Events a Huge Success

Hermann Missouri Events - Fourth of July 2013

Visitors and residence in Hermann Missouri gathered together for some spectacular Fourth of July events throughout the day and had a great time.  Patriotic Americans all over the country celebrated the Independence of our country for over 250 years and Hermann was proud to host its own Fourth of July events.  

Hermann Missouri Events - Fourth of July 2013Many of the local businesses and wineries welcomed travelers to this small town.  With it’s rolling hills, serene beauty, and award-winning wines, Hermann has no shortage of wonderful experiences and great people.  Part of what makes the people so great is their commitment to local non-profits and community thinking.  The Firecracker 5K was hosted this year by the Hermann Area District Hospital.  All proceeds were donated to the Hermann Food Pantry.  Although the entrance fee was 4 canned goods, there were still monetary donations which always help.

Fourth of July Firecracker 5K

The morning was a beautiful temperature for the race.  The air was crisp and the sun was just rising on Hermann as the race was about to start.  There were a wide range of different kind of runners participating.  Some runners pushed themselves to the limit, some jogged with their kids in strollers, and others leisurely enjoyed the surrounding beauty.

Hermann Missouri Events - Fourth of July 2013Later in the day, visitors to Hermann were invited to join in some of the festivities by Riverfront Park.  Set beside the lazy Missouri river, vendors and booths were setup with food and other Fourth of July paraphernalia.  The parking lot was half-closed to purveyors and many were setting up their sites and chairs for the fireworks later that evening.

Parade in the Streets of Hermann

One of the great Hermann traditions during the Fourth of July is the parade.  Starting at the bottom of the hill next to the elementary school and continuing on till its conclusion at the water fountain at the Hermannhof winery, the parade consists of local businesses, organizations, and people of the town.  Some of the entries include Stone Hill Winery, the Order of Eagles, and local churches like Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church.  Kids, parents, and locals gather on the streets hoping to catch some of the candy that flies off the floats and rides.  Waves abound and the smiles on the faces of the people make the experience of Hermann that much richer.

Hermann Missouri Events - Fourth of July 2013Later that evening the fireworks display was coming underway and several hours before, the Hermann City Band performed numerous patriotic songs at the Clara Eitmann Amphitheatre.  The Riverfront Park started getting packed with spectators.  All were waiting for the ensuing lights and sounds.  Vendors were still busy selling food and the glow in the dark necklaces and sticks.  Chairs lined the river’s banks and kids and adults alike anticipated what proved to be a magnificent show.  At what seemed to be the end of the show, people started to leave and pack their cars but were pleasantly surprised at one last fireworks huzzah.

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Hermann Missouri is an exceptional place to visit anytime of the year, but the Fourth of July celebration is one you won’t want to miss next year.  Be sure to run in the Firecracker 5K, watch the parade stroll down the streets, listen to the patriotic sounds of the city band, and watch some great fireworks on the banks of the Missouri River.  Experience Hermann to its fullest!!!



  1. Dick Woodard says

    Hi, Lee,
    I have a small group of folks who enjoy both 5 K runs and wine/beer. We are unable to attend a July 4 event but wondered if there are any other runs in your community during the summer? Thanks for your help.

    • says

      Hi Dick,
        I’m really glad you asked.  There is an organization that I am working with in town called Just Call Me Ray.  She is a two-time cancer survivor before the age of 40.  Great family and has an insurance business in town.
        She is hosting a “Ray Day 5K” on May 10th and also an event called “Wine For a Cure” that evening.  That night there will be “Pink Drinks” at the local martini bar downtown – Bank Bar.  Will be a great time.  Cost is $55 / person and we are offering $10 Trolley tickets to transport you to each of the participating wineries.
        I am really excited about this since it should involve lots of people in the Hermann Community and from the St. Louis and Kansas City area too.
        Here are some links to get you started and please don’t hesitate to write me back with any questions you have.  If you let me know how many people would be coming I could get you a good deal on a room that night and the night before too.

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