Here is a list of fireworks, festivals and other Independence Day events in cities across the metro area. If your city has a display or event that we don't have listed here, please send an email to us with details.KC RiverFest
KC RiverFest is the premiere Independence Day celebration in the region, located at beautiful Berkley Riverfront Park. KC RiverFest features live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and an abundance of food vendors.
When: Musical performances begin on Wednesday, July 4, at 4 p.m., with fireworks over the Missouri River starting at 9:40 p.m.
Where: Berkley Riverfront Park between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges.
Ticket Information: Tickets are $5, but children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate, CASH ONLY. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., all admission is FREE.
For more information, clickParkville Fourth of July Celebration
Bring the entire family for a taste of good old-fashioned Americana! Our traditional salute to Independence Day includes pancakes for breakfast, a community parade, carnival rides, lots of food, fun, games, shopping, music and, of course, our fabulous fireworks finale.
When: Parade and carnival begin Wednesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. with ongoing events until 10 p.m. Fireworks finale at 9:45 p.m.
Where: 63rd St. Hwy 9 and ending in Downtown Parkville.
Ticket Information: The event is FREE but concessions and vendor booths will be available.
For more information, click here.Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular
Each year, thousands of people attend the Star Spangled Spectacular at Corporate Woods in Overland Park. The largest fireworks display in the Kansas City metro offers free parking, live music, concessions and plenty of grass space for blankets and lawn chairs.
When: Ongoing events begin Wednesday, July 4, at 5 p.m. with live music and Fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Corporate Woods, Interstate 435 and College Boulevard at 109th/Mastin.
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 5. There will not be concessions or live music, but the fireworks will go on at the same time and place.
Ticket Information: Admission is FREE but food trucks will be available.
For more information, click here.Worlds of Fun July Celebrates America
Come celebrate Independence Day at Worlds of Fun for four nights!
When: Fireworks displays will begin at 10 p.m. each night July 3 through July 4.
Where: Watch from within Worlds of Fun.
For more information, click here.Smithville Lake Fireworks Display
Smithville Marina holds its annual festivities with a huge display shot off the north end of the Smithville Dam. View at the marina, by boat, or at the Smith's Fork Park. There will be designated parking and free admission.
When: Fireworks begin at dusk on Wednesday, July 4.
Where: Smithville Lake Dam, Smithville, MO and Litton Way. Smith Fork Park is located at 1601 DD Hwy.
Ticket Information: The display is FREE.
For more information, click here.Blue Springs Red, White and Blue Springs Fireworks
Red, White and Blue Springs! The city of Blue Springs proudly presents the annual fireworks program at Peve Stadium. Watching a professional fireworks display is a safe way to enjoy the holiday!
When: Gates open on Wednesday, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Blue Springs High School Peve Stadium, 200 NW Ashton Drive.
Ticket information: Admission is FREE but concessions will be available.
For more information, click here.Liberty 4th Fest
Liberty is getting ready to light up the sky and you’re invited!
When: Food trucks and a beer garden will open Tuesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. FREE family activities will be available from 6-9:00 p.m., live music will play from 8-10 p.m., and fireworks will start at 10 p.m.
Where: Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, 2200 Old State Hwy 210.
For more information, click here.Spirit of America Fourth of July Celebration with Raymore
Join the Parks & Recreation Department for this annual tradition at Recreation Park. There will be refreshments, entertainment and much more before the sun sets and we light up the sky with a unique firework display.
When: Live music, food trucks and family-friendly activities on Saturday, June 30 from 7-10:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Where: Recreation Park, 1011 S. Madison St., Raymore, MO.
Ticket Information: Admission is FREE but concessions will be available.
For more information, click here.Platte City’s Independence Day Fireworks
When: The fireworks display will be on Wednesday, July 4, from 9:50 p.m-10:50 p.m.
Where: Platte Ridge Park, 17130 MO-371 Highway, Platte City
Ticket Information: The display is FREE.
For more information, click here.Legacy Blast Fireworks Extravaganza at Legacy Park
Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation and the city of Lee's Summit invite you to a free fireworks extravaganza at Legacy Park in Lee's Summit. The amazing display will be choreographed to music and simulcast on 94.9 KCMO. Food vendors, local entertainers and inflatables will be on-site at each venue before the fireworks show. Bring the family and blankets for fun under the stars.
When: The Extravaganza is on Tuesday, July 3. Gates open at 5 p.m. with free entertainment and concessions available until the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Legacy Park, 1201-1501 NE legacy park Dr., Lee’s Summit
Rain Date: Thursday, July 5
Ticket Information: The events and display are FREE.
For more Information, click here.Cities of Fairway, Westwood, Roeland Park, Mission Woods and Westwood Hills
The Cities of Westwood, Fairway, Mission Woods, Roeland Park & Westwood Hills are proud to sponsor the 2018 fireworks display.
When: The fireworks display will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 3.
Where: St. Agnes Athletic Field/Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park, KS.
Rain Date: Friday, July 6 at the same time and place.
Ticket Information: FREE admission and parking.
For more information, click here.Lenexa Community Days Parade
NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY. The annual Lenexa Community Days Parade is a hometown tradition that draws thousands of spectators to Old Town Lenexa to celebrate Independence Day. Dozens of organizations, businesses and groups gather together to walk through the crowd-lined streets.
When: Beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4.
Where: Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Dr. & Pflumm Rd., Lenexa KS.
Ticket Information: The event is FREE to the public.
For more information, click here.Leawood Fourth of July Celebration
The City of Leawood is proud of the excitement and tradition that the annual 4th of July celebration brings to the community. City Park will be closed to all vehicles on Tuesday, July 4 and free shuttle buses will be running from the parking lots along the west side of Tomahawk Creek Parkway.
When: Kids activities and food vendors will open on Wednesday, July 4, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Boulevard.
Ticket Information: GA is FREE but an all access ride and activity band is available for purchase for children under 14 for $5 CASH ONLY. No bills over $20.
For more information, click here.Fourth of July Celebration at Ft. Leavenworth
When: The celebration begins on Wednesday, July 4, at 4 p.m. with concessions, games and a concert, ‘Salute to the Union’ at 8 p.m. and fireworks at dusk over Merritt Lake.
Where: Merritt Lake, Grant Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027
Rain Date: In the case of inclement weather fireworks will take place at dusk on July 5.
Ticket Information: The event is FREE and open to the public.
For more information, call (913) 684-1723, or click here.Boom & Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens
Celebrate our nation’s independence with explosions of color and texture on the land and in the air, live music and food trucks at this popular event.
When: Saturday, June 30, beginning at 9 a.m. with the BIG Backyard exhibition and fireworks at 9:15.
Where: Powell Gardens
Ticket Information: Members are FREE. Seniors-$10, Adults-$12, Children 5-12 - $5, Children 4 and under-FREE.
For more information, click here.Higginsville’s Family Fun & Fireworks Festivities
When: Events including youth activities and live music begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Where: Fairground Park, Higginsville, MO
For more information, click here.Lansing’s Independence Day Celebration
Come join in on the fun at Lansing’s Independence Day Celebration, with one of the largest fireworks displays in the area that is also timed to music.
When: The event begins Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m. with inflatable rides and food vendors. Fireworks begin at sunset.
Where: Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park, located off 4-H Road on the west side of Lansing.
Rain Date: In case of rain, fireworks will be moved to Saturday, June 30.
Ticket Information: The event is FREE. Parking is FREE until 7 p.m., after that parking will cost $3.00. Inflatables are $1/ticket, or $12 for a wristband.
For more information, click here.Bonner Springs Bonner Blast Fireworks & Patriotic City Band Concert
When: The event is Thursday, June 28 from 8-10 p.m. Miss/Mr. Firework Pageant starts at 8 p.m., followed by the Patriotic City Band Concert at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks display begins at 9:45.
Where: Kelly Murphy Park in Downtown Bonner Springs. Fireworks off K-7 and K-32 HWY.
Ticket Information: The event is FREE to the public.
For more information, call 913-422-7242.The Fourth of July in Stilwell
When: The event is on Wednesday July 4. Parade takes place at 6 p.m., grounds open at 7 p.m. and a firework display will take place at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Fireworks will launch from the KCPL Service Center, 19950 Newton St.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.July 4th Celebration in Gardner
Join us on Wednesday, July 4th at Celebration Park as Gardner Parks and Recreation will be bringing you one of the best July 4th celebrations in the region. Live music, food vendors, out of this world bounce houses, face painting, portable zip lines (minimum weight for zip lines is 70lbs, max 250lbs), interactive entertainment and one of the best fireworks displays in the area!
When: Entertainment begins at 3:30 p.m. followed by a 10 p.m. fireworks show.
Where: Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th St.
For more information, click here.Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival
When: Wednesday, July 4. Activities begin at 10:15 a.m. and last until 9 p.m. when a spectacular firework display will light up the sky and reflect off the lake.
Where: Outside the Reynolds Lodge located at 3315 SW Tinman Circle at Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS.
For more information, click here.City of Independence
In partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, join the City of Independence in celebrating the Fourth of July with free live music & a fireworks display.
When: Tuesday, July 3. Gates open at 6 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7 p.m. The fireworks display will be at 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 937 W. Walnut, Independence, MO
For more information, click here.De Soto July 4th Celebration
When: July 4. The food and fun begins at 7 p.m., the Good Sam Club Band performs at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display is at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Riverfest Park
For more information, call 913-583-1182.Kearney Fireworks Celebration
When: Tuesday, July 3. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. (music for fireworks show will be on 96.9 FM).
Location: Kearney Amphitheater
Spectators encouraged to have cars parked before 9:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Ticket Information: FREE Admission and parking.
For more information, click here.Weston July 4th Celebration
Enjoy a hometown parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street featuring old cars, tractors, and firetrucks. Main Street will be closed to traffic and parking from 8 a.m. until after the fireworks end at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Following the parade on Main Street will be games and activities for kids. McCormick on Main will have a street dance in the 400 block of Main Street from 6-10 p.m.
Fireworks presented by Weston Masonic Lodge will conclude the evening beginning at 9:45 p.m. Bring your blanket or chairs and watch the sky light up. Main Street and the City parking lot will be closed to traffic.
Have fun this July 4th in Weston with old fashion patriotic spirit.
10 a.m. - Parade11-1 p.m. - Family Fun on Main Street (music, food, games, splash zone, dunk tank, etc)1:15 p.m. - Watermelon Eating Contest6-10 p.m. - Music on Main Street & McCormick on Main outside satellite bar6-8 p.m. - Free Snow cones8 p.m. - Weston Merchants Baskets Auction8:30 p.m. - Military Recognition with National Anthem presented by Michael Coakley9:45 p.m. - Fireworks presented by Weston Masonic Lodge #53
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