If you’re like us, you’re probably wondering where the month of June went as we come sliding head first into the July 4th weekend. It could be that we all look forward to the 4th as the biggest and favorite of summer holidays and thus the time flies by in anticipation. And who can blame us! The smell of burgers and dogs cooking on the grill, family and friends gathered together, and every child’s excitement and enthusiasm over when the fireworks will start. Great times for everyone but they always go smoother with a little planning. Some prefer fireworks displays that have all day family fun scheduled while others like to have their family fun at home and rally the troops later in hopes of getting a good vantage point of their favorite display. Regardless of which camp you fall into, there’s a fireworks display in Kansas City that’s certain to place the exclamation point on your day’s activities.

With that same childlike excitement, we invite you to check out our 3 favorite fireworks displays in Kansas City. These are in no particular order but simply a sampling of celebrations we’ve enjoyed over the years. If one of these aren’t near you, no worries, there are many more to choose from in the KC Metro area and you can find a pretty complete list here at VisitKC.com.

So without further delay, let’s get started!

Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular

There will be games and inflatables for the kids, live music, along with food and beverage concessions.

Admission is Free. (For more details go to www.starspangledspectacular.org)

Where: Corporate Woods – 8717 W. 110th St OP, Ks 66210

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Schedule of Events:

4PM Event Opens

5PM Live Music

8PM National Anthem followed by Live Music

930PM Fireworks Begin

1015PM Live Music

Jackson County’s 4th of July Celebration

Games, inflatables, concerts, food and beverage concessions and skydivers are all on the schedule this year.

Admission is Free.

Where: Longview Lake – 11101 Raytown Rd Kansas City, Mo 64134

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Schedule of Events:

530PM Gates Open

615PM Barb Wire Revolt Concert

745PM Military Tribute & Skydivers

815PM The Romantics Concert

945PM Fireworks (simulcast on 94.9 KCMO)

KC RiverFest

This is by far one of the biggest celebrations in the region with two music stages, food and beverage vendors, bounce houses and children’s craft activities, the KC Kite Club and much more. Parking is limited and shuttle service is provided.

From 4-5pm admission is free, after 5pm admission is just $5. (For more details, go to KCRiverFest.com)

Where: Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park – 1298 Riverfront Dr. Kansas City, Mo 64101

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Schedule of events;

5PM Music begins on the Homegrown Buzz Stage

515PM Music begins on the Port KC Main Stage

930PM Fireworks

Either of these venues or one closer to home will be sure to put the exclamation point on the 4th festivities. After all, as long as you’re in the company of family and friends, the weekend is sure to be a great one!

Take care, be safe and from all of us to all of you, have a fantastic 4th of July weekend!!


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