Ways to celebrate Independence Day in and around Kansas City

Tuesday, July 4 marks Independence Day, and the festivities are far from lacking in the Kansas City area. Let’s dive into the celebrations, firework shows, and family-friendly events happening on the big day.

WW1 Memorial and Museum

Join the WWI Memorial and Museum for its annual celebration.

Independence Day is less than a week away, which means it’s time to finalize your plans. Don’t worry — we have you covered on fireworks, live music, and other family-friendly events happening across the region for the Fourth of July.

The Bonner Blast, Kelly Murphy Park, 129 Elm St., Bonner Springs, KS | Thursday, June 29 | 5-9 p.m. | Free entry | Listen to the patriotic City Band concert at 8:30 p.m., with a firework show to follow.

TRC’s Fireworks in the Park, Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St., KCK | Friday, June 30 | 9:45 p.m | Free | Bring the whole family out for this firework display.

Red, White and BOOMbox, KC Live! | Saturday, July 1 | 3 p.m. | $0-$40 | Celebrate with on-stage entertainment, drinks, and contests. This event is 21+.

Red, White & Blue Springs, Blue Springs South High School | Saturday, July 1 | 6 p.m. | Free entry | Enjoy food, drinks, and fireworks under the night sky.

Liberty Fest, Capitol Federal Sports Complex, 2200 E. Old 210 Hwy., Liberty, MO | Monday, July 3 | 6-10 p.m. | $10 | Sip on your favorite beer + listen to live music while waiting for the firework show at night.

Stars and Stripes Picnic, National WWI Museum and Memorial | Tuesday, July 4 | 3 p.m. | Free entry | Grab a bite, shop local vendors, and watch the largest firework display in KC.

Parkville 4th of July Celebration, Downtown Parkville | Tuesday, July 4 | 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. | Free | Join these all day festivities including a pancake breakfast, community parade, and fireworks finale.

4th of July Celebration, Main Street, Platte City, MO | Tuesday, July 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m | Free | Snack on cotton candy, try the dunk tank, and take the kiddos to the bouncy house at this community celebration.