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When/Where: Thursday, July 3 at Olathe Community Center and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
Details: Celebrate Olathe and the opening of the Olathe Community Center (1205 E Kansas City Road). This free and fun night includes free games, food, activities for all ages and 19th century fireworks. The Olathe Community Center will be open for tours & Mahaffie will have activities going all evening long.
Time: 4:00 p.m.
More info: 913.971-8600 or visit their website.
Merriam Flags 4 Freedom
When/Where: June 17 through July 4 at the Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr., Merriam, Kan.
Details: The Flags 4 Freedom flag display, celebrated with patriotic programs and ceremonies, is created by an enthusiastic group of local volunteers. This event is well suited to families, military personnel, veterans, individuals, businesses, and community citizens. Enjoy the patriotic concert by The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City.
Time: Dusk to dawn
More info: 913.403.8999 or visit their website.
Old-Fashioned Independence Day
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kan.
Details: Enjoy 1860′s living history activities such as blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations, visiting the Mahaffie house, and a stagecoach ride. A reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at noon.
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
More info: 913.971.5111 or visit their website.
Star Spangled Spectacular
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Corporate Woods, 8717 W. 110th St., Overland Park
Details: Activities include children’s play pavilion, food, beer, soft drinks, live music, and fireworks spectacular. The event benefits local charities while offering a salute to our nation’s veterans.
Time: 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.
More Info: Visit their website.
Independence Day Fireworks Display
When/Where: Thursday, July 3 at Bishop Miege High School., 5041 Reinhardt Dr. Roeland Park.
Details: Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is available at Bishop Miege and St. Agnes Parish.
Time: Dusk, approximately 9:30 a.m.
More Info: Visit their website.
Lenexa Freedom Run and Parade
When/Where: Friday, July 4 in Old Town Lenexa
Details: The family-friendly 36th Annual Freedom Run features 5K and 10K courses and is open to runners and walkers of all activity levels. It begins at 7 a.m. The Lenexa Community Days Parade follows at 10 a.m., that includes floats, bands, antique cars and more.
Time: 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
More info: 913.477.7500 or visit their website.
Independence Day at the Farmstead
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Road., Overland Park.
Details: Independence Day at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is a great way to get the entire family involved in some patriotic fun. Patriotic attire welcome. Be sure to decorate your bike for the parade. Other activities include old fashioned crafts, chalk walk, pig calling contest, and patriotic lessons.
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
More info: 913-897-2360 or visit their website.
Fireworks Display in KCK
When/Where: Thursday, July 3 in Pierson Park, 1800 South 55th Street, Kansas City, Kansas
Details: Presented by Unified Government of KCK Parks and Recreation and Pro Fireworks.
Time: 9:45 p.m.
More info: 913.287-2111 or visit their website.
Jackson County’s 4th of July Appreciation Celebration
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Longview Lake Shelter #13
Details: Celebrate your Fourth of July with “The Big Bang” the largest and most colorful fireworks finale in the Midwest. Enjoy sweeping water views, sky divers, a kid’s carnival with games and inflatables, military tribute, and free concert with rising country rockers Backroad Anthem. No outside coolers, pets or fireworks.
Time: 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
More info: Visit their website.
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Details: KCRiverFest brings our community together for a fun, family celebration on our nation’s birthday. Enjoy great rock, alternative, country and ragtime music, delicious food, carnival rides and games, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the area.
Time: 4 to 11 p.m.
More info: 816.561.7555 or visit their website.
Liberty 4th Fest
When/Where: Friday, July 4 in various locations in Liberty including Historic Downtown and William Jewell College
Details: Liberty is planning huge blowout for the Fourth of July including barbecue contest, beer garden, live music, theater performance, musical variety show, corvette car show, parade, and fireworks all packed into two days.
Time and more info: Visit their website.
Legacy Blast Fireworks Extravaganza in Lee’s Summit
When/Where: Thursday, July 3, at Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit
Details: Free fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music and simulcast on 94.9 KCMO on Thursday, July 3, at Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit. Food vendors, local entertainers and inflatables will be on site before the fireworks show. Bring the family and blankets for fun under the stars.
Time: Park opens at 6 p.m.
More info: 816.969.1500 or visit their website.
Independence Day at Fort Osage
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, 107 Osage St., Sibley, Mo.
Details: Celebrate the anniversary of American Independence at Fort Osage. Interpretive demonstrations highlighting life on the early 19th century frontier will include musket and cannon demonstrations, and patriotic speeches that will help make this a perfect place to celebrate our country’s Independence.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More info: 816.503.4860 or visit their website.
Booms and Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens
When/Where: Thursday, July 3 at Powell Gardens, 1609 NW Hwy. 50, Kingsville, Mo.
Details: Celebrate Independence Day at Powell Gardens! See dazzling daylilies near peak bloom, and enjoy live performances by Lee’s Summit’s School of Rock (4:30-6:30 p.m.) and the Lee’s Summit Symphony at 7:30 p.m. As the music concludes, a dramatic fireworks display takes place over the Gardens’ 12-acre lake.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
More info: 816.697.2600 or visit their website.
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Time: 10:00 p.m.
More info: 816.303.5120 or visit their website.
Parkville July 4th Celebration
When/Where: Wednesday, July 2 through Saturday, July 5 in Downtown Parkville, 110 Main Street, Parkville, Mo.
Details: This fun, family-style celebration includes a carnival, community parade, a pancake breakfast, a variety of food vendors, and a big fireworks finale on July 4th. Come early and bring the family for a weekend of good, old-fashioned Americana.
Time and more info: 816.505.2227 or visit their website.
Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Missouri Town 1855, 8010 E. Park Rd., Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Details: Unique interpretive demonstrations will provide a glimpse of our ancestors participating in the patriotic festivities and fun of the 1850′s. All of our guests are invited to march in the ever popular town parade.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
More info: 816 503-4800 or visit their website.
Gladstone’s Independence Day Celebration
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Oak Grove Park, NE 76th St. and N. Troost Gladstone, Mo.
Details: The evening begins with a concert by the Toni Gates Ensemble followed with a concert by the North Star Community Band, presentation of the Colors and a magnificent fireworks display at dusk. Parking will be available at Oak Park High School.
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
More info: 816.436.2200 or visit their website.
Red, White & Blue Springs
When/Where: Friday, July 4 at Blue Springs High School, 2000 NW Ashton Drive, Blue Springs, Mo.
Details: Live music includes Nashville recording artist Austin Webb. 6 Degrees West kick-offs at 7:30 p.m.
Time: Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks display will begin around 9:30 p.m.
More info: 816.228.0110 or visit their website.