The Ultimate Fourth of July Guide to Fireworks in the KC Metro

There’s something magical about driving through the metro on the Fourth of July weekend and seeing pops of color illuminating the sky, and this year the fireworks displays are back in full force.

Since the Fourth of July falls on a Monday—a work night for many Kansas Citians—many local shows are moving their Independence Day fireworks to the weekend. 

Kansas City’s signature display, Riverfest, has transformed into the Stars and Stripes Picnic, a July 2 celebration that’s a collaboration between KC Riverfest and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Whether you’re looking for the metro’s biggest and brightest show or hoping to hit a different display each night of the holiday weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to Fourth of July fireworks in the KC metro.

June 30

Bonner Blast 2022 Starts at 8:30 p.m. at Kelly Murphy Park
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy fireworks and patriotic music from the Bonner Springs City Band.

Photo Credit: Steve Gibson

July 1

KCK’s Fireworks in the Park Starts at 9:45 p.m. at Pierson Park
The official Fourth of July fireworks show of Kansas City, Kansas.

Lee’s Summit Legacy Blast Gates open at 6 p.m. at Legacy Park
The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. and will be choreographed to music and simulcast on 94.9 KCMO. Concessions, food truck vendors, face-painting, and balloon artists are all happening before the show.

Raymore’s Spirit of America Celebration 7-10 p.m. at Recreation Park
Enjoy food trucks, children’s activities, and live music by the 50+ piece American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City until fireworks start at dusk. 

Smithville Fireworks Display Starts at 9 p.m. at Smith’s Fork Park
Fireworks will start at dusk. 

July 2

Independence Day Celebration in Independence 5:30-10 p.m. at the Independence Square
Food trucks and live music will start at 7 p.m., fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Lansing Independence Days Celebration 3-10 p.m. at Towne Center
Plan to enjoy live music, food trucks, and rides before the fireworks display starts at 10 p.m.

Stars and Stripes Picnic Starting at 3 p.m. at the World War I Museum and Memorial
Grab a bite to eat, play games with the family, shop with local vendors, and listen to live music before the largest fireworks display in the city starts at 9:40 p.m.

Fireworks in Independence, Missouri

July 3

City of Lawrence’s Freedom and Fireworks Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Lied Center Parking Lot
Family-friendly activities will be held before the fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Edgerton Community Picnic and Fireworks Show 6-10:30 p.m. at Martin Creek Park
The picnic begins at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks scheduled to light up the sky around 9:45 p.m.

Kearney Fireworks Celebration Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kearny Amphitheater
Country music singer Tate Stevens will perform before fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Liberty Fest Starting at 6 p.m. at the Capitol Federal Sports Complex
Take time to experience activities, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden before the fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Northeast Johnson County Fireworks Display, 9:30 p.m. at Bishop Miege High School
Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Red, White & Bluhawk 9:45 p.m. at Bluhawk in Overland Park
Live music by DJ Ty Brown and a fireworks display drive in style.

Fireworks in Raymore, Missouri

July 4

City of Gladstone Independence Day Celebration 7-10 p.m. at Oak Grove Park
A concert and presentation of color by the Gladstone VFW Post will prelude the fireworks display that starts at 9:30.

DeSoto’s 4th of July Celebration at Riverfest Park 7-10:30 p.m.
There will be local vendors and live music to entertain you before the fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.

Fort Leavenworth’s 4th of July Celebration Starting at 6 p.m. at Merritt Lake
Bring blankets and lawn chairs for music played by a live DJ, a salute to the union, and a fireworks show at dusk.

Gardner Independence Day Festival 3-10 p.m. at Celebration Park
Live music from local favorites, food, and activities will be on hand before the fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Leawood’s Celebration in the Park 6-9:30 Leawood City Park
Family activities, live music, food trucks, and fun are on the schedule before the fireworks start.

Louisburg Freedom Festival Starting at 6 p.m. at Lewis-Young Park
Celebrate with food trucks, live music, and inflatables before fireworks start at dark.

Oak Grove’s Fourth of July Celebration 6-10:30 p.m. at Bent Oak Park
From food trucks to face painters, hot balloon rides, live music, there’s plenty to do before the fireworks start.

Olathe Red, White, and Blue 9:45 p.m. College Boulevard Activity Center
This fireworks display begins just after dusk. 

Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular Starting at 6 p.m. at Corporate Woods
Fireworks start at approximately 9:45 p.m. with food and entertainment before the show.

Lathrop Fireworks Display 9 p.m. at the Lathrop Antique Show Grounds
Fireworks start at dusk.

Parkville 4th of July Celebration 8:30 p.m. in downtown Parkville
A falcon skydiving exhibition will prelude the fireworks display.

Red, White, and Blue Springs 4th of July Starting at 6 p.m. at Blue Springs South High School
Enjoy live music, vendors, and food trucks before the fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.

Sugar Creek 4th of July Fireworks Display 8-10 p.m. at LaBenite Park
Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy the fireworks display that starts at dusk.

Worlds of Fun 4th of July Celebration 9:30 p.m. Worlds of Fun
The amusement park’s rides will close at 9 p.m. to make way for the fireworks display.

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