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1) Fireworks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
One thing is for sure, Kansas City knows how to celebrate the 4th of July. If you're looking to view fireworks . . . You may want to view my list of the Top 18 Kansas City 4th of July Fireworks Displays.
Garnett Avenue at Merritt Lake, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Concessions, games, concert, "Salute to the Union" at 8 p.m. and fireworks at dusk over Merritt Lake. Rain date = July 5
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2) 4th of July Fireworks at Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kansas
starting at 6 p.m.
425 North Waverly Road, Gardner, Kan. 66030
Celebrate our nation's independence with an evening of tailgating, family fun and fireworks! Tailgating begins at 6:00 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, soda and water. Proceeds from the tailgating will benefit Festival on the Trails. Festival on the Trails will be held in downtown Gardner September 12 to 14. Fireworks at dusk.
3) Celebrate Independence! in Independence!
July 4 - 5, Fireworks approx. 9:30 p.m.
Independence Square, Truman Library, 500 U.S. 24 Highway, Mormon Visitors Center, 937 West Walnut
Begin your day with a patriotic children’s parade from 23rd street up Main to the Square at 10 a.m. The Harry S. Truman Museum and Library will offer reduced admission on July 4 and on the 5th, historic re-enactors and 1860s crafts for kids. At dusk, relax and enjoy music and a massive fireworks display at the Mormon Visitors Center. Due to little parking, get there early.
Admission: Free, $5 at Truman Library July 4
4) Fireworks after the Kansas City Wizards Game
CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway Kansas City, Kan. 66111
Special 4th of July post-game fireworks show after the Wizards game against the Houston Dynamo.
kcwizards.com 5) Pierson Park in Wynadotte Countyhttp://www.powellgardens.org/
Fireworks on July 3rd, beginning at 9:45 p.m at Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St.wycokck.org
6) KCRiverFest Presented in Kansas City by KCTV5
July 3 / 4 - 11 p.m.
July 4 / 1 - 10:30 p.m.
Berkley Park on the Riverfront
Favorite local bands will headline the fourth annual KCRiverFest, a family event supporting Friends of the River – Kansas City July 3 and 4. Presented by KCTV5 and located at Kansas City’s Riverfront at Berkley Park, KCRiverFest has become "Kansas City’s Riverfront Tradition," known as the only place in downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Fourth of July with national-caliber fireworks and family entertainment.
Admission: Adults $6 (save $1 when booking online)/ Ages 12 & under FREE
7) Fireworks at Worlds Of Fun
10 p.m. Fireworks
Kansas City, north of the Missouri River on the east loop of I-435 at exit 54
8) Fireworks in Lawrence, Kansas
West Second and Indiana streets, Burcham Park, Lawrence, Kan. 66044
Bring a picnic and enjoy the music at the fireworks extravaganza.
9) Booms & Blooms
9 p.m. - dark
Powell Gardens, about 30 miles east of Kansas City on U.S. Highway 50.
On Friday afternoon, live music begins at 7:30 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Symphony takes the stage. A fireworks display over the dark country sky immediately follows.
Admission: Adults $9 / Seniors 60+ $8 / Ages 5-12 $3 / members of Powell Gardens get in free!
10) Olathe, KS. Public Fireworks
Fireworks at dusk
Great Mall of the Great Plains, I-35 and West 151st Street, Olathe, Kan. Rain date is July 5.
11) Star Spangled Spectacular
4 - 11 p.m. Fireworks approx. 9:30 p.m.
Corporate Woods Office Park, Overland Park, Kan.
Fireworks Display presented by The City of Overland Park. Simulcast on Q104. Music and activities throughout the day. Rain date = Sunday, July 5
Be prepared to walk a long way.14) Worlds of Fun
12) Parkville July 4th Festival
July 2 – July 5
Fireworks will be approx. 9:30. Historic Downtown Parkville, MO
Carnival 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. July 2 - 5. Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4. Shuttle busses available from Parkville Commons & Park Hill South High School.
13) Downtown Sugar Creek
Children's activities and the Saucy Jack Band begin at 6 p.m. The Liberty Summer Band starts at 9 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Lots of other cities and communities in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area have fireworks displays, parades and other events, so check their Web sites for information about their events.
Worlds of Fun has one of the longest standing 4th of July celebrations in the metro. Watch fireworks from within the park or by parking on the east side of I-435 (not recommended!). The fun starts at 10pm.
15) Smithville Marina Fireworks Display
16) City of Basehor July 4th Festival Smithville Marina holds it's annual festivites with a huge display shot off the Smithville dam. View at the marina, by boat, or at the Smith's Fork Park. Fireworks will be set off at dusk on July 4th.
- Where: Smithville Lake, Smithville, MO. Smith Fork Park is located at 1601 DD Highway.
Food and concessions available beginning July 4th at 5:30 p.m. Parade on 155th Street from Leavenworth Road to Parallel Parkway at 6:00 p.m. Games, activities and music, followed by color guard and fireworks at about 9:15 p.m. Basehor-Linwood High School, 155th Street and Parallel Parkway.
17) City of Fairway & Westwood
July 4th Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt, Roeland Park.
18) Mahaffie 19th Century Fireworks & Band Concert.
This event is July 1st
July 1st, from 7-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dark. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe. Free admission, stage coach rides are $2 per person.
Thanks for reviewing my Top 18 Kansas City 4th of July Fireworks Displays. Lots of other communities and private companies in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area have fireworks displays, parades and other events, so check their Web sites for information about their events.
Enjoy the 4th of July weekend!
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