Fireworks for the 4th of July in Kansas City

Are you looking for some sparkling displays of fireworks to help you celebrate Independence Day this year? Kansas City has all the fire power you could want in dozens of beautiful shows. Check out the list below to see where you can spread out a blanket this 4th of July!

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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. In addition to an hour-long show, there is also music, food, and family activities.

    When: July 4th, 4-11 PM.

    Tickets: $5 cash only at the gate (Children 12 & 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 4th of July! When the holiday falls during a home series, there are usually two fireworks shows to catch.

    When: 4th of July weekend; see schedule for specific dates.

    Tickets: Starting at $20.

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

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    For everyone on the Kansas side of the state line, the office park called Corporate Woods puts has an annual 4th of July 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: 4th of July, 4-11 PM.

    Tickets: None needed; free admission.

    Fireworks start: 9:40 PM.

    Rain date: If it's wet come showtime, come back on the 5th for the fireworks minus the other festivities.


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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: 4th of July, 5:30-11 PM.

    Tickets: None needed; free admission.

    Fireworks start: Around 9:45 pm.

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     Kansas City's own amusement park and attached water park have been celebrating the 4th since their opening in 1973. There will be fireworks shows not only on the 4th ​but on the 1st-3rd as well! American classics like hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, and watermelon will be sold for cheap 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 pm each night.


Other Places to Watch

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, Kansas City, Ks., Leawood, Lee's Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, Parkville, Raymore, and Smithville will also have activities. Make sure to check out one of these amazing displays this Independence Day!