The Best 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! Celebrating the birth of the USA is always full of family fun. And we’ve got the details for you!
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 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. KC Watersports is having a spectacular 4th of July FUN in the water day. Always be sure to consider the safety of pets & children during the 4th of July too!
Have a 4th of July picnic at one of the Best Picnic Spots in KC, 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!
Fireworks & Events for 4th of July: Verified
Tuesday, July 4th
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is hosting 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.
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.
Celebration Park: 32501 W 159th Street Gardner, KS
Tuesday, July 4th; 5:00 -10:00 pm
There will be tons of live music, activities, and fireworks. This event is free for all ages.
Old Town Lenexa Santa Fe Trail Dr, & Pflumm Rd. Lenexa, KS 66215
July 4th, 7:00 am
This run will be held in person this year! Run fees are $33 from June 1st-July 3rd. The day of the race will be $38. The race is in Old Town Lenexa.
Corporate Woods Founders Park: 8717 W. 110th Street Overland Park, KS
July 4th at 5:00 pm-10:30 pm
This display will be located at 9711 W. 109th St. at the Corporate Woods Founders Park.
77th & Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS
July 4th, 7:30 am- 1:00 pm.
This year’s event will have carnival rides, bounce houses, pony rides, and more. There will also be a free swim from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Prairie Village pool. There will also be a pancake breakfast at Harmon Park for only $6 per plate.
Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park: 15650 Gilman Road Lansing, KS
Saturday, July 1st at the Lansing Towne Center from 3:00 pm with fireworks starting at 10:00 pm. There will be live music, food trucks, and more.
Kearney Amphitheater: North, 3001 MO-33, Kearney, MO
July 3rd, the Event starts at 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This free event will have inflatables, cotton candy, a playground, and a concert. All to be followed by fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Leawood City Park: 10601 Lee Blvd. Leawood, KS
There will be food trucks, live music, bounce houses, an obstacle course, and more. Admission is free for all. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:45 pm.
1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061
Thursday, July 6th, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
The whole family can experience what it was like on July 4th… in the 1860-70s. Visit the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm for live blacksmiths demonstrations, cookstove demonstrations, patriotic songs, and even a signing of the Declaration of Independence!
This event is free, stagecoach rides are $3 and activity tickets are $1.
July 1st from 10:00am- 4:00pm
Hear the Declaration of Independence, meet Uncle Sam, play vintage style baseball, ice cream and more. Adults are $9 and kids are $7. Kids 4 and under are free.
English Landing Park: 100 Main Street Parkville, MO
Monday, July 4th All Day
The celebration will include a pancake breakfast that starts at 8:00 am and a parade at 10 am and fireworks starting at 9:30 pm at Grigsby Field.
Check the website for specific locations for each event activity.
13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216
Sunday, July 1st, 12:30 pm-5:00 pm
Come swim at the Shawnee Civic Center all 4th of July for half price with a canned food donation!
8600 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO
July 4th at 7:30 am
The 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!
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex: 2200 Old State Hwy 210 Liberty, MO
July 3rd from 6 to 10 pm
There will be family-friendly activities, live music, food, and more followed by a fireworks display.
Merriam Marketplace: 5740 Merriam Drive Merriam, KS
Come see Downtown Merriam transform into a sea of American Flags and stop by for the Merriam Marketplace!
Main Street, Weston, Missouri, 64098
July 1st, 5:00pm-10pm
Come enjoy some fireworks! More details are to be determined.
Recreation Park 1011 S. Madison St. Raymore, Missouri 64083
June 30th 7:00pm-10:00pm
There will be food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music followed by fireworks. Admission is free for all.
Missouri Town: 8010 E. Park Road Lee’s Summit, MO
Sunday, July 4th, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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 are $4.00, Kids 5 & younger are FREE.
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave Kansas City, MO
Worlds of Fun will hold its Celebrate America event on Sunday, July 4th! Enjoy a spectacular firework show accompanied by patriotic music.
11031 S. Valley Pkwy Olathe, Kansas
July 4th, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm
Check out the annual fireworks display in Olathe, Kansas Tuesday, 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.
937 W Walnut St. Independence, MO
Stay tuned for more details.
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.
47th & Woodland Shawnee, KS 66217
June 30th from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm. There will be live music, bounce houses, food trucks, and more.
Main Street Downtown Desoto, MO
Check out the parade on July 4th at 10:00 am on Main St.
Osawatomie City Lake: 32942 West Lakeside Drive Osawatomie, KS
This event is free for kids 12 and under. Admission includes balloon artists, bounce houses, face painters, and more. Check out their event site for more details and times for specific events.
NEW Things to Do on 4th of July in Kansas City
June 24th, 5:00 pm- 9:30 pm
They will have a video game truck, music, inflatables, water games, food, and more. This event is free for all.
June 24th, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
907 S Allendale Lake Rd
There will be food trucks, music, fireworks, and more. Load up the lawn chairs and blankets to join in on the fun.
July 1st at 9:00 pm
This free fireworks show starts around dusk. There are plenty of great spots to watch the show at Smith’s Fork Park, campground, and near the dam by the lake.
July 1st from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
Head out to Blue Springs South High School to celebrate the 4th of July with music, vendors, and of course fireworks.
June 30th approximately 9:45 pm
Visit Pierson Park in Kansas for a free fireworks show.
July 3rd at 6:00pm
This free 4th of July celebration at Legacy Park. There will be concessions, DJ’s, food trucks,activites and of course fireworks.
July 3rd from 6:00pm-11:00pm.
The gates will open at 6:00 for a night of fun, food, face painting, games and a ton of fireworks. There will also be food provided by Two Guys and a Grill.
July 4th from 9:00am- 12:00pm
There will be performances, a pig calling contest, bike parade, games and flag etiquette in the school house. Admission is $5 and children 2 and under are free.
July 4th from 9:00am-1:00pm
Head out to Rising Star Park for family games,dunk tank, balloon artist, entertainment, and a visit from KC Wolf.
July 4th at 6:00pm
The night starts off with a parade followed by fireworks at Stilwell Station.
July 4th at 7:30pm
This FREE event begins at 7:30 with fireworks to follow. Head over to Oak Park HS for all the festivities.
Before you head out to view the fireworks show, check your destination’s 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.