Jun 30

Celebrate the 4th in Kansas City

Wondering what to do this Fourth of July in Kansas City?  Well, the people of KC certainly know how to celebrate our nation’s day of independence.  They have a number of different events you can attend and, of course, many of them feature fireworks.

More than 20,000 people attend the annual Parkville Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival every year.  Things start on Tuesday morning with a parade followed by an all-day carnival at English Landing Park.  At 9:30 p.m., fireworks are shot off over the Missouri River.

Berkley Riverfront Park is host to the KC Riverfest, one of the most popular fireworks shows in the KC Metro.  There are a number of things to do before the fireworks show, but you don’t want to miss the grand finale.  This fireworks display is actually choreographed to live music!

Worlds of Fun, one of Kansas City’s popular theme parks, will be hosting its own Fourth of July celebration.  This event is one of the longest running annual fireworks show in Kansas City, and it all starts around 10 p.m.

For those wanting to spend a little time with nature before watching fireworks, the Booms and Blooms Fest at Powell Gardens is exactly what you want.  Stroll through the beautiful gardens, maybe even take a picnic dinner, before settling near the lake to watch the fireworks.  This event is actually held on the third, not the fourth, so you can attend it and then plan to see another fireworks display on Independence Day.

Finally, Corporate Woods Star Spangled Spectacular is another amazing Fourth of July event full of funnel cakes, a free concert, and a huge fireworks display that is one of the biggest in the area.  It all starts at 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 11.  Note that parking is a concern with this event, so be ready to walk.

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