The carnival will not be operating at the downtown Parkville July 4 celebration because it did not pass safety inspections performed this afternoon by the Amusement Ride Safety Unit of the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (Fire Marshal). Due to the complexity and number of violations, the best option was to close the carnival rides for the duration of the celebration. This decision was made in the interest of safety for all visitors to downtown Parkville. There will still be a great July 4 celebration in downtown Parkville. The weather looks to be beautiful, and there are many other activities for families to enjoy including a pancake breakfast, parade, vendors, fireworks, and more. Please visit www.parkvillemo.org for a complete schedule of activities.