Fireworks in Kansas City: The biggest Independence Day celebrations

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KC Riverfest
Where: Berkley Park on the River between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges.
When: July 4 from 4 to 11 p.m.
Tickets are only $5, children 12 and under are free. Admission is FREE from 4 to 5 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Parkville Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival
Where: Downtown Parkville, MO. Fireworks shot over Missouri River.
When: Firework display on Saturday, July 4, at 9:45 p.m. (Other events such as carnival begins July 1)
Shuttle services from South Platte Community Center, Park University and Park Hill South High School.
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Jackson County Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Longview Lake Beach (No pets, grills or coolers please)
When: Saturday, July 4. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. A free concert at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks about 9:30 p.m.
FREE admission
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Worlds of Fun
When: Fireworks shows are every Friday of the month of July and on Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 pm
For more information, click here.
Please Note: On July 4, Worlds of Fun Avenue will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The pickup and drop off area will be moved to Oceans of Fun’s parking area and will be accessible to guests of both parks.

Gladstone Fireworks
Where: Oak Grove Park, 76th and North Troost
When: Events will begin Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Admission is FREE. Parking will be available at Oak Park Hill School.
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Smithville Lake Dam Fireworks 
Where: Smithville Lake, Smithville, MO. Smith Fork Park is located at 1601 DD Hwy.
When: Begins at dusk on Saturday, July 4. Fireworks at dark.
Note: Festivities at north end of the Smithville Dam. View at the marina, by boat, or at the Smith’s Fork Park. There will be designated parking and free admission.

Blue Springs Fireworks
Where: Peve Stadium, 2000 NW Ashton Dr.
When: Saturday, July 4. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Live entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Free admission
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 Liberty 4th Fest
Where: Liberty, MO – Greene Stadium at William Jewell College
When: Saturday, July 4. Gates will open at 8 p.m. for a concert starting at 9 p.m. A fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m.
For more information on the Fourth and the entire festival, click here.

Legacy Blast Fireworks Extravaganza at Legacy Park
Where: Legacy Park (1201 NE Legacy Park Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO)
When: Thursday July 2, gates open at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
In case of rain, join us at the same time and same place on July 3. For more information call Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.

Booms & Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens
Where: Kansas City Botanical Garden
When: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. (Rain date July 5).
Admission: Festival admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5 to 12, Children under 5 years are free and includes parking and all-day access to the trolley and Heartland Harvest Garden tram.
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Raymore Fireworks
Where: Recreation Park (1021 S. Madison), Raymore, MO
When: Car show at 4 p.m., live music from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and fireworks at dusk of Saturday, July 4.
For more information, click here.

Platte City Family Fun and Fireworks
Where: Platte County High School R-3 High School, 1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO.
When: Fireworks will be on July 4 at 9:45 p.m.
Free parking and admission

Camden Point Freedom Festival
Where: Interurban and E Highway
When: Saturday, June 27: Parade at 5:30 p.m. Live music. Fireworks at dusk. 

Higginsville’s Family Fun & Fireworks Festivities
Where: Fairground Park
When: July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.


Cities of Fairway, Westwood, Roeland Park, Mission Woods and Westwood Hills
Where: Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park, KS
When: Friday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.
Parking is available at Bishop Miege High School or St. Agnes Parish.

Lenexa Community Days Parade
Where: Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road.
When: Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
Free Admission
For more information call 913-477-7100

Corporate Woods Star Spangled Spectacular
Where: Corporate Woods, Interstate 435 and College Boulevard at 109th/Mastin.
When: Saturday, July 4; activities start at 4 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:40 p.m. Free parking, music, activities for the children, and plenty of grass space for blankets and lawn.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 5. There will not be vendors or other activities, but the fireworks will go on at the same time and place.
For more information, click here.

Where: Leawood City Park
When: Activities begin at 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Musical entertainment by The Shanks from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Free general admission
City Park will be closed to all vehicles on July 4. Free shuttle buses will be running from the parking lots along Tomahawk Creek Parkway to City Park starting at 10 a.m.

Olathe, Kan.
Where: Great Mall of the Great Plains
When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks and Salute to the Union: Ft. Leavenworth
Where: Merritt Lake
When: Events begins at 4 p.m., Salute the Union at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.
Children 16 years and older will need a valid photo ID to enter Fort Leavenworth. Admission is free.