Fireworks, Parades & Things to Do on the 4th of July in Kansas City
I think we can all agree there are tons of fun things to do on the 4th of July in Kansas City. 4th of July fireworks shows, sparklers, & a sea of red, white & blue at 4th of July parades!
Plus, no work, & kids are out of school…
So, if you need to find where to watch fireworks, we’ve found the best fireworks shows. Where are the 4th of July parades near you? Got that too! There are festivals, all-day celebrations & other fourth of July events…& we have your fourth of July scoop!
Fireworks shows are one of the best things things to do on the 4th of July, but there are so many other things to do too! Independence Day parades, festivals, special discounts for military members…the list goes on & on.
4th of July in KC
Fireworks, Parades, Festivals, & More:
Check out this extensive list of Kansas City firework shows (& beyond), 4th of July parades, festivals, & other 4th of July events. Always be sure to consider the safety of pets & children during the 4th of July too! KC Watersports is having a spectacular 4th of July FUN in the water day.
Have a 4th of July picnic at one of the Best Picnic Spots in KC or, bring your family closer with our Top 10 4th of July Family Traditions. Looking for 4th of July snack ideas? Try the red, white, & blue waffle recipe or check out where Kids Eat Free during the week!
Or cool off at a KC swimming pool or splash park near you!
Fireworks & Events for 4th of July: Verified
Stars & Stripes Picnic at WWI Memorial
Saturday, July 2nd
The National WWI Museum and Memorial and KC RiverFest will combine celebrations for Kansas City’s official 4th of July and fireworks celebration. Celebrate our nation’s independence at the Stars and Stripes Picnic with family and friends. There will be over 50 vendors to visit and grab a bite. Plus, live music and fireworks over the memorial. Arrive as early as 3 p.m. for picnicking and shopping. Fireworks will begin after dusk.
Lenexa 4th of July Community Parade
Old Town Lenexa
July 4th 10:00am
The parade is back! This annual tradition in Old Town Lenexa is one of the longest Fourth of July parades in KC. Catch the parade along Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road.
Gardner July 4th Celebration
Celebration Park: 32501 W 159th Street Gardner, KS
Monday, July 4th; 3:00 -10:00 pm
There will be tons of live music, activities and fireworks. This event is free for all ages.
Lenexa Freedom Run
Old Town Lenexal Santa Fe Trail Dr, & Pflumm Rd. Lenexs, KS 66215
Monday, July 4th 7:00 am
This run will be held in person this year! Run fees are $30 June 1st-July 2nd. Day of the race will be $35. Race is in Old Town Lenexa.
OP Star Spangled Spectacular
Corporate Woods Founders Park: 8717 W. 110th Street Overland Park, KS
Monday, July 4th at 6:00pm-10:00pm
This display will be located at 9711 W. 109th St. at the Corporate Woods Founders Park.
Village Fest in Prairie Village
77th & Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS
Monday, July 4th 7:30 am- 1:00 pm.
This years event will have carnival rides, bounce houses, pony rides, and more. There will also be a free swim from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Prairie Village pool. There will also be a pancake breakfast at Harmon Park for only $5 a plate.
Lansing Fireworks Celebration
Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park: 15650 Gilman Road Lansing, KS
Saturday, July 2nd at the Lansing Towne Center from 3:00pm with fireworks starting at 10:00pm. There will be live music, food trucks and more.
Kearney Fireworks Celebration
Kearney Amphitheater: North, 3001 MO-33, Kearney, MO
Sunday July 3rd, Event starts at 5:30pm – 10:00pm
This free event will have inflatables, cotton candy, a playground and a concert. All to be followed by fireworks at 9:30pm.
Leawood 4th of July Celebration
Leawood City Park: 10601 Lee Blvd. Leawood, KS
Monday, July 4th
There will be food trucks, live music, bounce houses, an obstacle course and more. Admission is free for all.
Day Out With Frank and Ella Independence Day: 1860’s Style
1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061
Thursday, July 7th 10:00am-4:00pm
The whole family can experience what it was like on July 4th… in the 1860-70’s. Visit the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm for live blacksmiths demonstrations, cookstove demonstrations, patriotic songs and even a signing of the Declaration of Independence!
All activities included with regular site admission. Adults are $7, Children $5 & kids ages 4 & below are free. Olathe residents receive $2 off.
Parkville 4th of July Celebration
English Landing Park: 100 Main Street Parkville, MO
Monday July 4th All Day
The celebration will include a pancake breakfast that starts at 8:00am and a parade at 10 am and fire works starting at 9:30 pm at Grigsby Field.
Check the website for specific locations for each event activity.
Platte City 4th of July Celebration
7130 MO-371, Platte City, MO 64079
Monday, July 4th from 10:00am- 2:00pm
There will be free cotton candy, popcorn, bounce houses, an obstacle course and more.
1/2 OFF at Shawnee SplashTacular
13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216
Sunday, July 1st 12:30pm-5:00pm
Come swim at the Shawnee Civic Center all 4th of July for half price with a canned food donation!
Four on the Fourth Run
8600 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO
Monday, July 4th at 7:30 am
Race start time is 7:30 am. Participants in this 4th of July event will receive a t-shirt, root beer float, photos with Uncle Sam and a medal! Come get active before you eat all the delicious 4th of July food this week!
Liberty 4th Fest
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex: 2200 Old State Hwy 210 Liberty, MO
Sunday, July 3rd from 6 to 10 pm
There will be family- friendly activities, live music, food and more followed by a fireworks display.
Flags for Freedom
Merriam Marketplace: 5740 Merriam Drive Merriam, KS
July 2nd – July 9th
Come see Downtown Merriam transform into a sea of American Flags and stop by for the Merriam Marketplace!
Weston Fourth of July Community Celebration
Main Street, Weston, Missouri, 64098
Saturday, July 2nd 10:00am-12:00pm
Come enjoy some fireworks! More details to be determined.
Raymore 4th of July Celebration
Recreation Park 1011 S. Madison St. Raymore, Missouri 64083
Friday, July 1st 7 – 10 pm
There will be food trucks, kids activities, live music followed by fireworks. Admission is free for all.
4th of July at Missouri Town 1855
Missouri Town: 8010 E. Park Road Lee’s Summit, MO
Sunday, July 4th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Come enjoy interpretive activities like patriotic speeches, children’s games, period cooking, dancing, and militia marches. There will be a traditional Missouri Town Independence Parade! Adults are $8.00, Kids 5-13 & Seniors $4.00, Kids 5 & younger are FREE.
Worlds of Fun – Celebrate America
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave Kansas City, MO
Worlds of Fun will hold their Celebrate America event on Sunday July 4th! Enjoy a spectacular firework show accompanied with patriotic music. Plus, Military personnel get in FREE with their government ID!
** Find updates on Worlds of Fun policies and how to reserve your spot – MUST have Season Pass.
4th Of July Fireworks Show
11031 S. Valley Pkwy Olathe, Kansas
Monday, July 4th 9:45pm-10:15pm
Check out the annual fireworks display in Olathe, Kansas Thursday July 4th at 9:45 pm by the College Boulevard Activity center. This is a free fireworks show that offers free parking as well. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early for optimal viewing and parking.
City of Independence Fireworks & Celebration
937 W Walnut St. Independence, MO
At the Mormon Visitors Center 937 W. Walnut. There will be live music , food trucks, fireworks and more. Stay tuned for more details.
Westwood Fireworks Display
July 3rd at St. Agnes Athletic Field: 5130 Mission Rd. Roeland Park, KS
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks in comfort! Parking is limited, so you are encouraged to walk. Because parking for this 4th of July celebration is limited
PARKED! Foodtrucks & Fireworks in Shawnee
47th & Woodland Shawnee, KS 66217
June 24th from 5:30pm-9:30pm. There will be live music, bounce houses, food trucks and more.
De Soto 4th of July Parade
Main Street Downtown Desoto, MO
Check out the parade July 4th at 10:00am on Main St.
RiverFest 4th of July Festival
At the WWI Museum
This year KC RiverFest will combine celebrations with the WWI Museum for Kansas City’s official 4th of July and fireworks celebration. Celebrate our nation’s independence at the Stars and Stripes Picnic with family and friends. There will be over 50 vendors to visit and grab a bite. Plus, live music and fireworks over the memorial. Arrive as early as 3 p.m. for picnicking and shopping. Fireworks will begin after dusk.
Lights on the Lake
Osawatomie City Lake: 32942 West Lakeside Drive Osawatomie, KS
This new 4th of July tradition includes a parade, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, community events and more for 3 days at the lake followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the 29th! Check out their event site for more details and times for specific events.
Fireworks 1860’s Style: Family Fun Night
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: 1200 E. Kansas City Road Olathe, Kansas
Thursday, July 7th from 6 to 10 pm
Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks to enjoy an all- American day of fun. Everyone is welcome at this FREE community event!
There will be a living history exhibit with the Mahaffie House, Agricultural Heritage, Livestock Barn, cooking demonstrations on an authentic cook stove, & stagecoach rides. There will be live music by the Olathe Civic Band at 7:30 pm and Gum Springs Serenaders at 8:30 pm. You can also hear a reading from the Deceleration of Independence at 9:20 p.m. with a cannon fire that will signal the start of the 1860s style Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
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Before you head out to view the fireworks shows, check your destinations site to see if there are any rules and guidelines for capacity, pets, chairs and beverages you can bring. Some places are located on school and church campuses so glass and alcohol may be restricted. Also, fireworks have gotten louder over the years, make sure you bring noise reduction headphones or earplugs. Don’t forget the snacks and blankets too! Have a great 4th of July.
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.