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Kansas City-Area 4th of July Fireworks 2016

Posted June 20, 2016 10:10pm by Jane

One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner…fireworks! So I wanted to give everyone a heads up on all the 4th of July Fireworks displays to look forward to in and around the KC Metro area…starting as early as this weekend. Be sure to let us know where your favorite fireworks are happening in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

  • Bonner Blast Fireworks Celebration – Downtown Bonner Springs, KS, at Kelly Murphy Park – enjoy an ice cream social at 8pm, followed by the Patriotic Band Concert 8:30-9:45pm; Bonner Blast Fireworks Display at 9:45pm

Friday, July 1, 2016

  • Lansing KS Fireworks – The fun will start at 6pm with inflatable rides, food vendors, snow cones, and more! Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park – approximately 9:30pm
  • Lee’s Summit Legacy Blast, Legacy Park, Lee’s Summit, MO – food, inflatables, entertainment and FIREWORKS! – gates open at 6pm
  • Worlds of Fun Celebrate America, Kansas City North – Fireworks at 10pm (July 1-4, 2016); stay cool at Oceans of Fun until 9pm

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

On the Missouri Side –

  • Parkville (MO) July 4th Celebration – full day of fun beginning with a parade at 10am and ending with fireworks at 9:45pm; carnival from 10am to 10pm
  • 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 5:30pm, concert at 6pm, and a huge fireworks display around 9:45pm
  • Gladstone MO Fireworks – Oak Grove Park – live music begins at 7pm, followed by fireworks
  • Liberty4thFest, Liberty, MO – Fountain Bluff Sports Complex – gates open at 5pm for food trucks & family-fun activities; live music begins at 8pm; fireworks at 9:45pm
  • Smithville Lake (MO) Fireworks – north end of the Smithville Lake Dam, beginning at about 9pm
  • Platte City Family Fun – music and fireworks begin around 9:45pm – Platte Ridge Park, 17130 371 Hwy, Platte City, MO 64079
  • Raymore Spirit of America Celebration – Recreation Park, Raymore, MO – classic car show, refreshments, entertainment and more; fireworks around 9:30pm
  • July 4th Harrisonville Hometown Celebration – Harrisonville City Park – family fun, including bike parade starting at 11am, extended city pool hours, face painting and other kids activities, and live entertainment; FIREWORKS at dusk
  • Blue Springs MO Fireworks – gates open at 6:30pm, live entertainment begins at 7:30pm, fireworks around 9:30pm; Blue Springs High School Peve Stadium, 2000 NW Ashton Drive
  • Worlds of Fun Celebrate America, Kansas City North – Fireworks at 10pm (July 1-4, 2016)

On the Kansas Side –

  • Fireworks and Salute to the Union – Fort Leavenworth, KS – Gates open at 3pm, activities and entertainment begin at 4pm; a Salute to the Union at 8:30pm and fireworks begin 30 minutes after sunset.  Picture ID required upon entering Fort Leavenworth
  • Fourth of July Celebration – Leawood City Park – 5pm to 10pm – activities and music for kids, admission is free, an all-access ride/activity wristband is $5; fireworks at 9:45pm
  • Star Spangled Spectacular, Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS – events from 4pm to 11pm – live music and fireworks at 9:30pm (Rain date: July 5)
  • Olathe KS Fireworks – College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, at 9:30 pm (Rain date: July 5)
  • Gardner KS Fireworks – Live entertainment, fun kids activities (including zip lines) and food vendors starts at 3pm, fireworks at 10pm at Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th St., Gardner, KS 66030
  • Stilwell KS Parade & Fireworks – parade from 6 to 7; activities and live music 7:30 to 9:30; fireworks at 9:30 on the KCPL Service Center located at 19950 Newton Street (69 Highway and 199th Street) in Stilwell, Kansas 66085

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 ParkvilleKC Riverfest, Harrisonville and Prairie Village VillageFest daytime celebrations!
  • Mahaffie Farm Independence Day – Have some old-fashioned Independence Day fun July 4, 6 & 7 at Mahaffie Farm
  • 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 – July 4th, 9am to 4:30pm – 1812-style Independence Day celebration with cannon and musket fire and other activities; Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO –
  • 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 in Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road

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.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

  • Mahaffie Farm 19th Century Fireworks-Olathe Civic Band Concert – Enjoy an old-fashioned 19th century Independence Day celebration, complete with cannon fire and fireworks! Bring your picnic, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy activities on the historic Mahaffie grounds; free admission; festivities begin at 6pm

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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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