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Kansas City-Area 4th of July Fireworks

Posted June 21, 2015 10:00pm by Jane

fireworksOne thing I know for sure: my kids (and we adults too!) love watching 4th of July fireworks. Fortunately, there are tons of viewing options in and around the KC Metro area! Here’s a listing of some great places to catch them in your neck of the woods. And let us know what your faves are in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

On the Missouri Side –

  • Fourth of July Celebration, Parkville, MO – full day of fun beginning with a parade at 10am and ending with fireworks at 9:45pm; carnival from 10am to 10pm; Carnival and 4th of July festivities runs July 1-4)
  • 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; free admission between 4-5pm, and for kids 12 & under)
  • 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 – live music begins at 7pm, followed by fireworks
  • Liberty4thFest, Liberty, MO – William Jewell College Campus – gates open at 8pm, live music begins at 9pm; fireworks at 9:45pm; check the complete schedule for family activities July 2 & 3 too!)
  • Smithville Lake (MO) Fireworks – north end of the Smithville Lake Dam, beginning at about 9pm
  • Platte City Family Fun – swimming and other kids activities noon-5pm; fireworks 9:45pm – Platte County High School, 1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO 64079; free admission to all activities
  • Raymore Spirit of America Celebration – Recreation Park, Raymore, MO – classic car show begins 4pm; kids games and food beginning at 7pm; fireworks around 9:30pm
  • Harrisonville MO Fireworks – Harrisonville City Park – family fun, including bike parade starting at 11am; FIREWORKS at dusk
  • Blue Springs MO Fireworks – gates open at 6pm, live entertainment, fireworks at approximately 9:30; 2000 NW Ashton Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015
  • KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins – 6:15 game is followed by Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
  • Worlds of Fun Celebrate America, Kansas City North – 10pm (July 4th plus every Friday & 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 – Experience Independence Day from the 1850s with food, music, speeches and a parade
  • Fort Osage – Sibley, MO – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – 1812-style Independence Day celebration with cannon and musket fire and other activities
  • 4th of July at the Farmstead – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park, KS – activities from 9am to noon including bike parade, pig calling, and more for your little ones
  • Community Days Parade, Lenexa, KS – July 4th, beginning at 10am

Notes: As has been the case for the last few years, there will be NO Lenexa/Shawnee fireworks display at Shawnee Mission Park this year. Also, Royals play away games this week, but have fireworks after their home games at Kauffman Stadium on Fridays this summer. 

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Kansas City-Area 4th of July Fireworks – 2013

Posted June 28, 2013 5:45pm by Admin

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 Admin

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.

If this is your first time visiting KCKidsFun, welcome! Be sure to stay in touch by liking our Facebook page or subscribing to our email updates – we’ve got lots of great information to share to keep your family busy in Kansas City!