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Best places to watch fireworks in Kansas City

A fireworks show over the Missouri River caps a Fourth of July celebration at English Landing Park in Parkville.

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Blue Springs

When: 9:30 p.m.

Where: Blue Springs High School’s Peve Stadium, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive

What: Gates to the annual event open at 7:30 p.m., and there’s live entertainment from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Concessions available.

Info: bluespringsgov.com

Fort Leavenworth

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Fort Leavenworth Merritt Lake

What: Music, food and a fireworks show are all part of this Fourth of July celebration.

Info: visitleavenworthks.com

Fort Osage

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Fort Osage Education Center, 107 Osage St., Sibley, Mo.

What: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark’s interpretive staff, with the help of visitors, re-enacts America’s attempts to prepare for war against Great Britain in the year 1812. Adult tickets are $7. Ages 5-13 are $4.

Info: jacksongov.org/fortosage

Gardner

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Celebration Park, 32701 W. 159th St.

What: DJ, inflatables and presentations from a color guard and local orchestra. The night concludes with a fireworks display.

Info: gardnerkansas.gov

Gladstone

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Oak Park, 7600 N.E. Troost

What: The annual event features a concert, followed by a fireworks display.

Info: gladstone.mo.us

Independence

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut St.

What: Gates open at 8 p.m., the Sprit of Independence Band plays at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Info: ci.independence.mo.us, 816.325.7210

Kansas City

When: 1-11 p.m.

Where: Richard L. Berkley Park

What: KC Riverfest includes live music, food (hot dogs, hamburgers, beer) and games and a 10:05 p.m. fireworks show. Country music’s Dustin Lynch performs at 6:15 p.m., and the USAF Band of Mid-America takes the stage at 8:15 p.m. Parking is $10, and there’s a shuttle from downtown.

Info: Tickets are $4-$5 at kcriverfest.com.

Lansing

When: 9:15 p.m.

Where: Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park

What: The city has an hourlong fireworks display.

Info: lansing.ks.us

Leawood

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd.

What: A band, vendors and inflatables for the kids ($5 fee for the inflatables), followed by a fireworks show at dark.

Info: leawood.org

Lee’s Summit

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Missouri Town, 8110 East Park Road

What: Costumed actors re-enact how 1850s-era Jackson County residents celebrated the country’s independence. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5-13.

Info: jacksongov.org/missouritown

Liberty

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Downtown Liberty

What: Gates open at 9 a.m., and an hour later, the 4thFest Parade runs down Kansas Street. There’s also an 11 a.m. car cruise, and gates for the evening’s concert and fireworks show at William Jewell College open at 8 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Info: ci.liberty.mo.us

Oak Grove

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Webb Park, 1800 S.E. Oak Ridge Drive

What: Annual fireworks show presented by the City of Oak Grove and the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Info: cityofoakgrove.com, 816.690.4003

Olathe

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Great Mall of the Great Plains, 20700 W. 151st St.

What: There’s food vendors and a mall-wide sale, as well as fireworks.

Info: greatmallgreatplains.com

Overland Park

When: 4-11 p.m.

Where: Corporate Woods

What: The Star Spangled Spectacular includes vendors, inflatables and live music from the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City and the Atlantic Express featuring Hal Wakes. A fireworks show kicks off at 9:30 p.m.

Info: opkansas.org

Parkville

When: All day

Where: Downtown Parkville

What: The day-long celebration includes a community parade at 10 a.m., carnival rides from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Parkville Symphonic Band and a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.

Info: parkvillemo.org

Platte City

When: 7 a.m.

Where: Platte City pool, 405 Fourth St., and Platte City High School, 1501 Branch St.

What: Activities throughout the day including swimming, co-ed volleyball, a bike rodeo, a flag ceremony and a 9:15 p.m. fireworks show at the high school.

Info: plattecitymo.com

Prairie Village

When: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Prairie Village Municipal Campus, 7700 Mission Road

What: VillageFest includes face painting and a petting zoo, as well as inflatables and a bike rodeo.

Info: pvkansas.com

Raymore’s Spirit of America Celebration

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Recreation Park, 1021 S. Madison St.

What: A classic car show at 4 p.m., outdoor kids games start at 5 p.m., a magic show at 6:30 p.m. and live music from Ten Feet Down at 7 p.m. The fireworks display starts around 9:30 p.m.

Info: raymore.com

Raytown

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road

What: Free event features music, vendors and fireworks.

Info: jacksongov.org

Comments

  1. 2 years ago

    L’hirondelle dans la roseraie.

    Avec une douceur qui chante l’harmonie de la pluie en été, quand le son de la vie rappelle la jeunesse et un tendre oiseau.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

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