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Kansas City-Area 4th of July Fireworks – 2013

Posted June 28, 2013 5:45pm by Kate

It’s that time again! 4th of July, Independence Day, Fireworks in Kansas City – 2013 style! I can’t believe that June is coming to a close…

Lots to do around the Kansas City metro this Fourth of July. The Royals are in town for the first time in a few years – they play the Indians at 7:10pm on Wednesday, July 3rd with fireworks after the game and they play the A’s at 7:10pm on Friday, July 5th, followed by fireworks (they also play on the 4th of July but it’s a 1:10pm game so no fireworks). You can also catch several fireworks displays out at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, KS after the T-Bones play! They will have fireworks after the July 3rd game and the July 4th game.

In addition to the Kaufman Stadium and Community America Ballpark fireworks shows, you might want to check out one of these:

Friday, June 28, 2013

  • An American Celebration – Richmond, MO – fireworks, live music, games for all ages, concessions, skydivers, KC Wolf, children’s games, and much more in Southview Park. The fun begins with the Ciy of Richmond hosting a “Free Swim” at the Southview Pool from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the rest of the activities beginning in the park at 6:00 p.m.  The display will begin at dark or about 9:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs. (Rain date: June 29)
  • Lansing KS Fireworks – Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park – approximately 9:30pm

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

On the Missouri Side –

  • Fourth of July Celebration, Parkville, MO – parade at 10am; fireworks at 9:45pm; carnival from 11am to 11pm (Carnival actually runs from July 3rd thru 6th)
  • KC Riverfest – Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO – gates open at 4pm – festival food, live music, and FIREWORKS! Display begins at 10:05pm. (Fee for entry and parking)
  • Independence Day Celebration – Mormon Visitors Center, Independence, MO – concert at 8:30pm; fireworks begin at dusk
  • Jackson County 4th of July Appreciation Celebration – Longview Lake – skydivers, live music, concessions (no pets or grills please). Gates open at 6pm; and the biggest fireworks display ever in Jackson County at dusk.
  • Gladstone MO Fireworks – Oak Grove Park, 76th & N. Troost – at dusk
  • Liberty4thFest, Liberty, MO – William Jewell College Campus – live music and children’s activities begin at 6pm; fireworks at 9:45pm (community parade on the Liberty square at 10am)
  • Smithville Lake (MO) Fireworks – north end of the Smithville Lake Dam, beginning at about 9pm
  • Platte City Family Fun – swimming, bike rodeo, TONS of activities during the day (music and fireworks will be the FOLLOWING NIGHT on July 5th) – Platte County R-3 High School, Platte City, MO
  • Sugar Creek MO Fireworks – Heritage Philharmonic at 8pm; fireworks at 9:45pm at William Henry Harrison Park.
  • Raymore MO Fireworks – Recreation Park, Raymore, MO – live music and food beginning at 5pm; fireworks at 9:30pm
  • Harrisonville MO Fireworks – Harrisonville City Park – family fun starting at 2pm; FIREWORKS at 9:30pm
  • Blue Springs MO Fireworks – Peve Stadium – gates open at 7:30pm, live entertainment from 8 to 9:30pm; fireworks at 9:30pm (Rain date: July 5)
  • Worlds of Fun, Kansas City North – 10pm (July 4th, 5th, 6th and every Saturday in July)

On the Kansas Side –

And the Fourth of July in Kansas City isn’t ALL about fireworks! There are some other great things to do on the weekend of the 4th before the sun sets. Don’t miss one of these great events:

  • Don’t miss the Parkville, Liberty, Platte City, KC Riverfest and Prairie Village daytime celebrations at the links listed above!
  • Missouri Town 1855 Independence Day – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – food, music, speeches and noon parade
  • Fort Osage – Sibley, MO – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – 1812-style Independence Day celebration with cannon and musket fire
  • 4th of July at the Farmstead – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park, KS – activites from 9am to 12pm including bike parade
  • Community Days Parade, Lenexa, KS – July 4th, beginning at 10am
  • Independence Day 19th Century Style -10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for historic activities, 19th century baseball, music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a cannon firing! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this all-American celebration. Free admission, suggested donations $2/adult, $1/child. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, www.mahaffie.org

NOTE: As has been the case for the last three years, there will be NO Lenexa/Shawnee fireworks display at Shawnee Mission Park this year.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

  • Mahaffie 19th Century Fireworks and Kansas Cowboys – 6:00 p.m. – 19th century fireworks by the Olathe Fire Department and all kinds of fun from the 1800’s. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy this patriotic celebration. After the concert, enjoy a special 19th Century Baseball presentation. Fireworks will begin at dark. Free admission; special activities like stagecoach rides are $2/person. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, www.mahaffie.org, (913) 971-5111

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Kansas City-Area 4th of July Fireworks – 2012

Posted June 25, 2012 11:32am by Kate

It’s that time again! 4th of July, Independence Day, Fireworks in Kansas City – 2012 style! I can’t believe that June is coming to a close…

Lots to do around the Kansas City metro this Fourth of July despite the weird Wednesday holiday. The Royals are out of town again but you can catch several fireworks displays out at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, KS after the T-Bones play! They will have fireworks after the July 3rd game and the July 4th game.

In addition to the Community America Ballpark fireworks show, you might want to check out one of these:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • Mahaffie 19th Century Fireworks and Olathe Civic Band Concert – 6 p.m. – Join the Olathe Civic Band for a concert followed by 19th century fireworks by the Olathe Fire Department. Bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy this patriotic celebration. After the concert, enjoy a special 19th Century Baseball presentation. Fireworks will begin at dark. Free admission; special activities like stagecoach rides are $2/person. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, www.mahaffie.org, (913) 971-5111
  • Bonner Blast Fireworks Celebration – from the K-32 & K-7 interchange bluffs in Bonner Springs, KS. Performance at Dusk. Rain date – July 5th, Thursday.

Friday, June 29, 2012

  • An American Celebration – Richmond, MO – fireworks, live music, games for all ages, concessions, skydivers, KC Wolf, children’s games, and much more in Southview Park. The fun begins with the Ciy of Richmond hosting a “Free Swim” at the Southview Pool from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the rest of the activities beginning in the park at 6:00 p.m.  The display will begin at dark or about 9:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs. (Rain date: July 1)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

On the Missouri Side –

  • Fourth of July Celebration, Parkville, MO – parade at 10am; fireworks at 9:45pm; carnival from 11am to 11pm (Carnival actually runs from July 4th thru 7th)
  • KC Riverfest – Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO – gates open at 1pm – festival food, live music, children’s area and FIREWORKS! Display begins at 10:05pm.
  • Excelsior Springs MO Fireworks – The Elms Resort and Spa – at dusk
  • Independence Day Celebration – Mormon Visitors Center, Independence, MO – concert at 8:30pm; fireworks begin at dusk
  • Jackson County 4th of July Appreciation Celebration – Longview Lake – skydivers, KC Royals alumni, live music, concessions (no pets or grills please). Gates open at 6pm; and the biggest fireworks display ever in Jackson County at dusk.
  • Gladstone MO Fireworks – Oak Grove Park, 76th & N. Troost – at dusk
  • Liberty4thFest, Liberty, MO – William Jewell College Campus – live music and children’s activities begin at 6pm; fireworks at 9:45pm (community parade on the Liberty square at 10am)
  • Smithville Lake (MO) Fireworks – north end of the Smithville Lake Dam, beginning at about 9pm
  • Platte City Family Fun and Fireworks – swimming, bike rodeo, TONS of activities during the day; music and fireworks at night – Platte County R-3 High School, Platte City, MO
  • Sugar Creek MO Fireworks – Heritage Philharmonic at 8pm; fireworks at 9:45pm at William Henry Harrison Park.
  • Raymore MO Fireworks – Recreation Park, Raymore, MO – live music and food beginning at 5pm; fireworks at 9:30pm
  • Harrisonville MO Fireworks – Harrisonville City Park – FIREWORKS at 9:30pm
  • Blue Springs MO Fireworks – Peve Stadium – gates open at 7:30pm, live entertainment from 8 to 9:30pm; fireworks at 9:30pm
  • Oak Grove MO Fireworks - Webb Park – kids’ activities and other stuff begins at 5pm; fireworks at 10pm
  • Worlds of Fun, Kansas City North – 10pm (tonight and every Saturday in July)

On the Kansas Side –

And the Fourth of July in Kansas City isn’t ALL about fireworks! There are some other great things to do on the weekend of the 4th before the sun sets. Don’t miss one of these great events:

  • Don’t miss the Parkville, Liberty, Platte City, KC Riverfest and Prairie Village daytime celebrations at the links listed above!
  • Missouri Town 1855 Independence Day – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – food, music, speeches and noon parade
  • Fort Osage – Sibley, MO – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – 1812-style Independence Day celebration with cannon and musket fire
  • Community Days Parade, Lenexa, KS – July 4th, beginning at 10am
  • Independence Day 19th Century Style -10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for historic activities, 19th century baseball, music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a cannon firing! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this all-American celebration. Free admission, suggested donations $2/adult, $1/child. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, www.mahaffie.org

NOTE: As has been the case for the last three years, there will be NO Lenexa/Shawnee fireworks display at Shawnee Mission Park this year.

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Kansas City Area 4th of July Fireworks – 2009

Posted June 26, 2009 11:41pm by Kate

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STOP! THIS IS THE 2009 KANSAS CITY FIREWORKS LIST!

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2010 KANSAS CITY FIREWORKS LIST!!

Independence Day 2009 is upon us! How did this happen?! I think it snuck up on Kansas City while we were distracted by camps, baseball, swim lessons and gobs of other things on our plates as parents.

As usual, there are TONS of things to do on July 3rd and 4th around the Kansas City metro this year. The Royals play the White Sox on Friday, July 3rd at 7:10pm and the game will be followed by Kauffman Stadium’s traditional Independence Weekend Fireworks Spectacular. The Royals usually put on a really great fireworks display – so I’m sure this is one you shouldn’t miss! (And it’s also Buck Night!)

In addition to the Kauffman Stadium fireworks show, you might want to check out one of these:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

On the Missouri Side –

On the Kansas Side –

  • Fireworks and Salute to the Union – Fort Leavenworth, KS – Games, music, concessions begin at 4pm, Salute to the Nation at 8pm, fireworks, Merritt Lake, Fort Leavenworth.  Picture ID required upon entering Fort Leavenworth.  For more information contact Fort Leavenworth Public Affairs office, 913 684-1724
  • Party on the Hill – First Family Church, south Overland Park – carnival, games, music, food and FIREWORKS – 4pm to 10pm
  • Wizards’ 4th of July Spectacular, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, KS – see the Wizards play at 8pm followed by a huge fireworks display!
  • Fourth of July Celebration – Leawood City Park – 5pm to 10pm – activities and music for kids
  • Basehor KS Fireworks – Basehor-Linwood High School Football Field – 6:30pm parade and LOTS of family fun; 9:15pm fireworks
  • Lansing KS Fireworks – Lansing City Park, 4H Road west of Main – approximately 9:30pm
  • Star Spangled Spectacular, Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS -  events from 4pm to 11pm – live music, inflatables and fireworks!
  • Olathe KS Fireworks – Great Mall of the Great Plains, 151st St. – 9:30pm
  • Prairie Village KS Fireworks – 91st & Nall, Meadowbrook Country Club – park across the street at Christ Church for a block party complete with Wonderscope Live beginning at 7pm
  • Gardner KS Fireworks – Gardner-Edgerton High School – 9:30pm
  • Fairway KS Fireworks – Bishop Miege High School – 9:30pm
  • DeSoto KS July 4th Celebration – Riverfest Park – starts at 6pm with music and activities; fireworks at 9:45pm

And the Fourth of July in Kansas City isn’t ALL about fireworks! There are some other great things to do on the 4th before the sun sets. Don’t miss one of these great events:

  • Fourth of July Celebration Carnival, Parkville, MO – July 1st thru July 4th at English Landing Park – from 6pm to 10pm, Wed thru Fri; 11am to 11pm on Sat – parade on the 4th at 10am
  • Platte City Family Fun and Fireworks – July 4th – breakfast, 5k, bike rodeo, TONS of activities during the day; music and fireworks at night – Platte County R-3 High School, Platte City, MO
  • Missouri Town 1855 Independence Day – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – food, music, speeches and noon parade
  • Fort Osage – Sibley, MO – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – 1812-style Independence Day celebration with cannon and musket fire
  • Community Days Parade, Lenexa, KS – July 4th, beginning at 10am
  • Independence Day, 19th Century Style – Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm (Olathe, KS) –  July 4th, 10am to 4pm
  • Sugar Creek MO July 4th Parade – July 4th, 11am – on Sterling from Lexington to Putnam
  • Village Fest, Harmon Park/Municipal Campus, Prairie Village, KS – performances by Funky Mama and Mr. Stinky Feet, inflatables, police demos, face painting, clowns, magicians, bike rodeo, children’s parade, petting zoo, pony rides, climbing wall and MORE!- July 4th, 7:30am to 2pm
  • KC Riverfest – Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO – water sports, festival food, live music, children’s area and FIREWORKS! – July 3rd and 4th

NOTE: The Lenexa/Shawnee fireworks display at Shawnee Mission Park has been canceled this year. Also called off for 2009 is the City of Blue Springs fireworks show.

*photo by Patrick/ adwriter


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