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203 E. Main
Neosho, MO 64850
Ph: 417-451-8050
Fx: 417-451-8065
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Neosho
Best Yet!
Are you ready for airplanes? Are you ready for helicopters? Are you ready for jet trucks? Are you ready for fireworks? Are you ready for fun?! 

Celebrate Neosho 2016 will be the biggest yet! 

Always held on the last Saturday in June, Celebrate Neosho will be on June 25, 2016, so save that date! 

The main event starts at 3 p.m. at the Neosho Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport, 1400 Terry Johnson Drive, but there is plenty to do before then! 

5k Run/Walk
Celebrate Neosho kicks off with a 5k Run/Walk in Morse Park. In its fifth year as part of Celebrate Neosho, the 5k has grown in participants with every event. 

The Celebrate Neosho 5k Run/Walk will start and end at the Lampo Community Center, 500 E Spring St. It is held on a mostly flat, largely shaded, paved course. The course is officially certified by the Road Running Technical Council, USA Track & Field.   

Be sure and take advantage of the early registration discount fee and get your application in before June 1. Also, applications received before June 1 guarantees a t-shirt. You can download an application here.

KIds Fishing Derby
Celebrate the outdoors with the kids fishing derby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the east bank of Hickory Creek and across from the ballfields at Morse Park. Free for kids of all ages (15 and under).

Most people don't know it, but Hickory Creek has both Brown and Rainbow Trout all year round. Kids can try their hand at catching one or more, with prizes awarded for the biggest catches, as well as other giveaways. 

Fishing poles and bait provided, though will be limited. Please bring poles if you can. No pre-registration required. Catch and release only. No fishing license required for kids 15 and under. However, accompanying adults assisting with poles and bait will need a valid fishing license, available at any sporting goods counter. 

Please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050 or email with any questions. 

Rubber Duck Race
Celebrate the thrill of chance and throw some money down for the Neosho Lions Club Rubber Duck Race at Noon on Hickory Creek in Morse Park. 

Adopt a duck for $5, or five ducks for $20. Only 1,200 ducks will be adopted. Winning categories include first duck, last duck, and pick a duck. Cash prizes! Proceeds benefit the Neosho Lions Club to buy eyeglasses and exams for children in need in the Neosho R-5 School District. 

Get tickets at Silhouette Imaging, 110 E. Spring St., or Eric Norris State Farm Insurance, 437 W. Coler, or by contacting any Lions Club member you know. 

Games in the Park
Celebrate old-fashioned fun, with old-time games in Morse Park from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Events will include sack races, three-legged races, tug of war, egg races, wheelbarrow races, and much more! 

Please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050 or email  with any questions.

Car and Bike Show
Celebrate good times and cool rides at the car and bike show on the Neosho Square. Midwest Car Club is hosting a Cruise-In from Noon to 4 pm as part of the day's activities.  For more information, please call 417-455-6992.

Skydiving Act
Celebrate the adventure of skydiving as the Skyranch Skydivers kick off the day's main event at 4 p.m. with a skydiving act at the Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport, 1400 Terry Johnson Drive.

Watch as the skydivers jump from the sky, plummeting to the earth before they pull parachutes and land gracefully on their feet. 

Don't miss it! 

Battle of the Bands
Celebrate great local and area music with the Battle of the Bands, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport, 1400 Terry Johnson Dr. 

Jam to the live music or kick back and enjoy. Either way, we think you'll like it. For information on how to enter, contact Candy Wilson at 417-629-4576. 

Flash Fire Jet Truck
Celebrate the roar of jet horsepower as the Flash Fire Jet Truck by Darnell Racing makes its second performance at Celebrate Neosho! 

Flash Fire will make a daylight run at 7 p.m. and a nighttime run at 9:30 p.m.  

From the Flash Fire website: "Flash Fire does 0-60 in just over one second, has a top speed of 375 miles per hour, and a jaw-dropping 12,000 horses under its belt. This vehicle will definitely put some hair on your chest. During a regular performance, Flash Fire drops close to 60 gallons of fuel in a 10-minute stint." 

Watch a video clip here

We're proud to have Flash Fire rock our world at Celebrate Neosho! 

Daytime Aerobatic Act
Celebrate aviation! Stunt pilot Matt Younkin and his twin engine Beech 18 are no strangers to Celebrate Neosho. At 7 p.m. Younkin will race his Beech 18 against the Darnell's Flash Fire Jet Truck, and then continue with a daylight aerobatic act that is sure to please. 

Watch a video sneak preview of Matt's daylight act here

Also, expect an extra daylight aerobatic act by Mike "Spanky" Gallaway at a time to be announced. 

Lady Liberty A-26 Bomber
The World War II A-26 bomber "Lady Liberty" is coming to Celebrate Neosho on June 25!

The Lady Liberty saw action over Europe in World War II and suffered battle damage. She is the oldest known operational A-26 Invader with fully operational bomb bay doors and original cockpit configuration.

The Lady Liberty will be at the Neosho Airport from 3 pm until 10 pm on Saturday, and the morning hours on Sunday. The warbird will give an air demonstration on Saturday, and will be open for viewing and will give heritage rides for a set donation fee. 

For more information, see the Lady Liberty website at a26ladyliberty.com


Magic By Moonlight Nighttime Aerobatic Act
Celebrate the thrill of aerobatics with the Magic By Moonlight night air performance by Matt Younkin and his Beech 18 at 9:45 p.m. at the Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport. 

From the Younkin Airshows website: 
"Imagine the airshow circuit's largest, noisiest, and smokiest airplane lit up like a Christmas Tree and performing aerobatics at night! Imagination has become a reality. Keeping with Younkin Airshows tradition of pioneering the unusual, this new variation of an existing amazement will surely be the highlight of any night air show." 

This an aerobatic act different from all the rest. Many people have never seen one like it. Be among the fortunate who have. 

Younkin will also take to the sky during the day for a sunlight performance.

Watch a promo video of Matt's show here


Back at Celebrate Neosho, Matt Younkin always gives reason to celebrate!

Fireworks Show
Celebrate America with the 2016 Celebrate Neosho Fireworks Show at approximately 10 p.m., immediately following the Magic by Moonlight aerobatic act. 

AM Pyrotechnics, of Buffalo, MO, manufactures much of the fireworks used in the show, lighting up the sky with bursts made right here in the Show-Me State. 

Help us celebrate America as we Celebrate Neosho on June 25, 2016! 

See you there!  

Please call Paul Richardson at 417-451-8050 or email  with any questions. Also look for Celebrate Neosho 2016 on Facebook.