June 18, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Washington State Park hosts summer events Independence Day weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 18, 2019 – Washington State Park invites the public to its Independence Day weekend event celebration Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. 

Events through the weekend include petroglyph and glade tours, and discovery tables throughout the park. At 7 p.m., Friday, July 5, participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest at the campground entrance. At 7 p.m., Saturday, July 6 meet at the campground amphitheater for a bike safety program, which will also include patriotic bike decorating and a bike parade through the campground. 

A complete list of the weekend’s activities can be found online at All programs and events during the weekend are weather permitting and subject to change.

Washington State Park is located 10 miles south of De Soto on State Highway 21. For more information about this and other events at the park, call 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.