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 Corks & Canvas 
Art & Wine Walk 
Saturday, June 24
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs

This event features live music, local wineries, downtown merchants, restaurants and craft spirit makers. This eve nt is free and open to the public; wine samples for guests 21 years of age and older. Click here to view the map of merchants and artists!

This event is sponsored by  Downtown Alive!
 Yard Waste Collection

Eastern Jackson County 
Yard Waste Collection Center 
37910 E Pink Hill Rd
Oak Grove, MO 

Following the recent storms, Blue Springs residents can recycle tree limbs, brush and leaves at the Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center free of charge (must show proof of residency). 

The center will be open Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Red, White & Blue Springs

Tuesday, July 4
6:30 p.m. - Gates Open
 7:30 p.m. - Show Begins
9:45 p.m.  - Fireworks Begin Blue Springs High School - Peve Stadium
2000 NW Ashton Drive 

Come enjoy the fireworks display and live music for FREE! Entertainment will be provided by  Nashville recording artist Dustin Collins and 6 Degrees West. This event is sponsored by Country 94.1 KFKF and St. Mary's Medical Center.   
 Rib Relay Winners

Congrats to Team Blue Springs for winning the  Texas Roadhouse - Blue Sprigs Rib Eat Off contest on Saturday, June 3! 

This contest is a fundraising event featuring teams from local municipalities with all teams receiving donations to a charity of their choice. 

My team won first place for the second year in a row and a donation will go to the  Alzheimer's Association thanks to  Texas Roadhouse. 

 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public.

To view the entire spring/summer schedule, click here.

Mid-Continent Public Library
2220 S. 7 Highway
June 24, 10 - 11 a.m.
Interactive Story Time

Rink Ratz
513 SW Keystone Drive
June 24, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Open roller skating

Freedom Fitness
1241 SW 7 Highway
July 1, 8-9 a.m. & 9 - 10 a.m.
Family Fitness Workout, all ages
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for City information and news updates including information that's im portant to you.

I am happy to share that Blue Springs is still a City on the move and on the right track! For the second year in a row, Home Union has ranked our City number one in the U.S. for the best place for families to live.  You can keep reading to learn more about our ranking, sign up for emergency alerts and learn about this weekend's Corks & Canvas - Art & Wine Walk.

The 4th of July is only a few weeks away and I hope to see you at the city's annual Red, White and Blue Springs! Our annual fireworks display is free and open to the public with live music sponsored by Country 94.1 KFKF-FM.  When enjoying your own fireworks, be neighborly by keeping our community clean and safe: discharge fireworks only during the allotted time and pick up debris from discharged fireworks. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs. 
July 4th Safety 

Firework Safety
Firework Safety

Each year community members celebrate the day of our nation's independence with families and loved ones. For me, it's a time to honor those who have given their life so that we could have our freedom. A popular aspect of this celebration is the use of fireworks.

You may not know that fireworks sales in Blue Springs are unique as all licensed vendors are nonprofit organizations in our community. During a four-day sales period, these vendors are able to help fund their community programs throughout the year. To see a list of the 18 licensed nonprofit organizations, click here.

Legal fireworks discharge hours within city limits are July 1-3, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4, 10 a.m. to Midnight. Discharge of bottle rockets or aerial luminaries is prohibited.

The Police Department will increase street patrol and law enforcement measures over the weekend to make sure residents are complying with the City's Fireworks Ordinance.

To report fireworks violations:
  • Call Police Dispatch at (816) 228-0151
  • Text-A-Tip; text BSPD plus your message, including location to Crimes (274637)
I encourage you to "Be a Good Neighbor" this holiday by being mindful of your Blue Springs neighbors, the environment and the appearance of our community. Please dispose of all debris after discharging fireworks. We need everyone's help to keep our community operating as a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live and celebrate.

City Offices Hours of Operation During the July 4th Holiday:

City of Blue Springs, MO offices, Municipal Court and Vesper Hall will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. The Blue Springs Fieldhouse will be open from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blue Springs Ranked Number One

For the second consecutive year, Blue Springs has ranked No. 1 in the U.S. as the best place for families to live!

HomeUnion, a US real estate investment management company, has identified Blue Springs as the number one place (zip code) in the US where home buyers can find an affordable home with access to good schools.  Blue Springs schools were ranked at the 88th percentile and a median price for homes at $159,700.  

What a great distinction for the City of Blue Springs!
Emergency Alerts

Make sure you're prepared for disasterous weather by signing up for Everbridge NIXLE. This system is the primary emergency notification system for residents in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Tapawingo and unincorporated Jackson County residents covered in the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

This tool is free to users and allows individuals a higher level of control over the type of information they receive. Users can sign up for notifications about emergency alerts, weather advisories, event notifications and more. Follow the instructions to the left to sign up for Nixle or click this link

If you have any questions, please contact the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency.
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To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by clicking here.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.