Enjoy family favorite flicks for FREE on our inflatable movie screen! Pack chairs, blankets, and bring your family for an evening of fun! Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. All movies start at dusk, unless otherwise noted.
2017 Movies in the Park Lineup:
Saturday, May 20th – Cars – 8:30pm – Landreth Park
Saturday, June 17th – Space Jam – Joe Becker Stadium (after the Joplin Outlaws game)
Friday, July 21st – Finding Dory – Schifferdecker Pool
Tuesday, August 1 - Back to the Future - Cunningham Park
Saturday, September 16 - The Secret Life of Pets - Parr Hill Park
Saturday, September 30 - Sing - Ewert Park
Friday, October 13 - Hocus Pocus - McClelland Park
December (date TBD) - Elf - Memorial Hall
Joplin Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4 at the Joplin Athletic Complex
Activities begin at 6:00 pm, Fireworks begin at 9:45 pm
This event is held at the Joplin Athletic Complex at 3301 W. 1st Street and includes family activities, live music, food vendors, and more!
This is a community event with good music, good food, and plenty of fun for the whole family. This celebration is wrapped up with a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9:45pm. Grab your chair or blanket and meet us on our soccer, baseball, or softball fields for the biggest fireworks show in the area!
This family-friendly event is a wonderful way to enjoy an autumn evening under the stars. Old-fashioned tractor-drawn hayrides will take visitors through the park. Everyone is encouraged to bring their roasting sticks and have a weenie roast and make s’mores around the campfires. Costumes are optional, but encouraged!
Spiva Park Tree Lighting
Monday, November 27 at 6:00pm at Spiva Park
The holiday season officially kicks off in Joplin with the annual Spiva Park Tree Lighting Ceremony. This free family-friendly event begins at 6:00pm at Spiva Park, located on the corner of 4th and Main Streets in downtown Joplin. Activities include music, refreshments, as well as a craft project for kids. In 2016, the display was upgraded to a Christmas light show that starts on the half hour and runs from 5:00pm – 10:30pm.