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Lampo Community Center
203 E. Main
Neosho, MO 64850
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Better than ever
We're gearing up for the best Celebrate Neosho yet on June 27, 2015!
We've already scheduled Matt Younkin's "Magic by Moonlight" air performance in his Twin Beech 18. Watch a promo video of Matt's show
We are also bringing the Flash Fire Jet Truck, from Darnell Racing. Watch a video clip of Flash Fire's performance
For the last several years, Celebrate Neosho has been held on the last weekend in June. So why don't we hold it on the Fourth of July? It's because we want visitors from every area town and city to be able to attend Celebrate Neosho, and also be able to participate in their own hometown Independence Day festivities. We draw crowds from other area towns and they draw crowds from Neosho. It works out for everybody!
Celebrate Neosho kicks off with a 5k Run/Walk in Morse Park. In its fourth year as part of Celebrate Neosho, the 5k has grown with every event. 2014 saw 116 participants.
This year 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.
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
Be a Vendor!
Whether you sell crafts or food, Celebrate Neosho is a great opportunity for you. With our low booth rates and big crowd, it's worth coming just to get your name out there.
Mail in your application today! Download application form
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED TO REGISTER FOR A BOOTH SPACE.
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 Wes Franklin 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.
For more info, call 417-850-2520.
Games in the Park
Celebrate old-fashioned fun, with old-time games in Morse Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Events will include sack races, three-legged races, tug of war, egg races, wheelbarrow races, and much more!
Please call Wes Franklin at 417-451-8050 or email
with any questions.
Rotary Car, Truck & Tractor Show
Celebrate past times and cool rides from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the historic Neosho Square.
The Neosho Rotary Club has joined Celebrate Neosho in hosting its annual Car & Truck Show on the same day. However, this year the Rotary Club has expanded the event to a Car, Truck & Tractor Show! Whether you're into classics, hot rods, antique tractors, or whatever in between, this show has something for everyone.
Call Kevin Hatfield at 417-850-0940 for more information, including how to enter the show.
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. Sponsored by KBTN Radio.
Jam to the live music or kick back and enjoy. Either way, we think you'll like it.
Bands included in this year's contest include:
Cast out of Eden
B Side Boys
Flash Fire Jet Truck
Celebrate the roar of jet horsepower as the Flash Fire Jet Truck by Darnell Racing makes its debut 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
We're proud to have Flash Fire rock our world at Celebrate Neosho!
Daytime Aerobatic Show
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
Magic by Moonlight Aerobatic Show
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
Back at Celebrate Neosho for a third time, Matt Younkin always gives reason to celebrate!
Celebrate America with the 2015 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 27, 2015!
See you there!
Please call Wes Franklin at 417-451-8050 BEFORE June 27 or email
with any questions. Also look for Celebrate Neosho 2015 on Facebook.
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