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Kansas City area offers explosive fun for families during July 4 week

The Fourth of July is fast approaching and with it, a full schedule of activities for families in the Kansas City area. For fun all weekend into the Independence holiday, check out the following list of events.


Bonner Blast Concert and Ice Cream Social
8:30 p.m.
Kelly Murphy Park
Bonner Springs


Kansas City Royals: Armed Forces Night, Fireworks Spectacular and Buck Night

7:10 p.m.
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City

Community Days Porch Parade
July 2 through July 4

Kearney Fireworks Celebration
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Kearney Amphitheater

Spirit of America Celebration
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Recreation Park

Bonner Blast Fireworks Show
9:45 p.m.
Kelly Murphy Park
Bonner Springs



Freedom Run
7 a.m.
Sante Fe Trail and Pflumm Road

Stars and Stripes Picnic
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Kansas City

Mahaffies’ Independence Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Red, White and Zoo
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 3 and 4
Kansas City Zoo
Kansas City

Community Picnic & Fireworks Show
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Martin Creek Park

Lansing City Fireworks Show
Noon to 10 p.m.
Bernard Park

KC Air Show
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Century AirCenter



Celebrating the 4th at the Farm
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
Overland Park

July 4th Celebration
12 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Leawood City Park

Independence Day 1855
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Missouri Town 1855
Lee’s Summit

Platte City 4th of July Celebration
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown Main St.
Platte City

Independence Day Festival
4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebration Park
Gardner Township

4th of July at Summit Kids
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Summit Church
Lee’s Summit

Four on the 4th
6 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Ward Parkway Center
Ward Parkway

KC Riverfest
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Berkley Riverfront Park
Kansas City

Oak Grove July 4 Celebration
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bent Oak Park
Oak Grove

Stilwell Community Parade
6 p.m.
192nd Street

Red, White & Blue Springs
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Blue Springs South High School
Blue Springs

Crossroads’ Fireworks with the Fam
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Crossroads Church
Grain Valley

Star Spangled Spectacular
9 p.m.
Corporate Woods Founders’ Park
Overland Park

Olathe Red, White & Blue
9:45 p.m.
College Boulevard Activity Center

Parkville 4th of July Celebration
8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Historic Downtown Parkville

VillageFest To Go!
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
77th and Mission Road
Prairie Village

Kansas City Monarchs
3 p.m.
Legends Field
Kansas City, Kan.

–Anita Widaman

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