July Fourth Fireworks in Kansas City

Are you looking for some sparkling fireworks displays to help you celebrate Independence Day this year? Kansas City has all the firepower you could want in dozens of beautiful shows. Spread out your blanket at one of these spots for the next Fourth of July.

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    Fireworks
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    Kansas City's largest fireworks display happens at this festival every year at Berkley's Riverfront Park along the banks of the Missouri River. In addition to an hour-long show, there is also music, food, and family activities.

    When: 4-11 p.m.

    Tickets: $5 cash only at the gate (children 12 and under are free).

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    Fireworks explode behind Kauffman Stadium's Crown scoreboard
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    America's favorite baseball team offers fireworks after every Friday home game, but they really do it up right for the Fourth of July! When the holiday falls during a home series, there are usually two fireworks shows to catch.

    When: Independence Day weekend; check the schedule for specific dates.

    Tickets: Starting at $20.

    Fireworks start: At the conclusion of the game each night.

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    Exploding Fireworks
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    For everyone on the Kansas side of the state line, the office park called Corporate Woods has an annual July Fourth Festival that benefits the Overland Park Rotary Club and local charities every year. There is food, games, and live music, and the fireworks display is simulcast with music on local radio stations.

    When: 4-11 p.m.

    Tickets: None needed; free admission.

    Fireworks start: 9:40 p.m.

    Rain date: If it's wet by showtime, come back on July 5 for the fireworks. All other festivities will be canceled in the case of bad weather.

     

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    Jackson County's "Big Bang" 4th of July Celebration

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    Eastern Jackson County residents can head out to Longview Lake, shelter #13 by the beach for the annual Big Bang 4th of July Celebration. It boasts the launch of the largest firework shell to be shot in the entire United States! There will also be a military tribute and skydivers, making up the place to look at this bash. Music will be simulcast on 94.9 FM.

    When: 5:30-11 p.m.

    Tickets: None needed; free admission.

    Fireworks start: Around 9:45 p.m.

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    Colorful Fireworks
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    Kansas City's own amusement park and attached water park have been celebrating the Fourth since their opening in 1973. There will be fireworks shows not only on the July 4 but on July 1-3 as well! American classics like hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, and watermelon will be sold at affordable prices. The park will also offer discounts on tickets to military members on the 4th as part of Military Appreciation Day.

    When: July 1-4

    Tickets: See ticket page for pricing; one ticket is good for admission to both parks.

    Fireworks start: 10 p.m. each night.

     

In addition to the parties above, many suburbs have their own celebrations to go to and fireworks to watch. Blue Springs, Fort Leavenworth, Gladstone, Independence, Leawood, Lee's Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, Parkville, Raymore, and Smithville will also have activities.