Firework displays and rules in Kansas City

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Unless you love bonding over a cul-de-sac cleanup, it’s nice to let someone else handle the Independence Day spectacle. Plus, local orgs are pros at showing off some incredible displays. 🎆

Consider us your one-stop firework shop. Read on for public firework displays and tips to DIY. Bonus: If your pup is sensitive to sound, we’ve got some spots for you, too.

Public firework displays

  • Lee’s Summit Legacy Blast, NE Legacy Park Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO | Fri., July 1 | 6 p.m. | Expect fireworks shooting off around 9:30 p.m.
  • Spirit of America Celebration, Recreation Park, 1011 S. Madison St., Raymore, MO | Fri., July 1 | 7 p.m. | Enjoy live music by the 50+ piece American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City.
  • Stars and Stripes Picnic, 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO | Sat., July 2 | 3 p.m. | The annual event has joined forces with the KC Riverfest.
  • Independence Day Celebration, 233 N. Main, Independence, MO | Sat., July 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Don’t worry about dinner plans, food trucks are available at this spot.
  • Liberty Fest, 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty, MO | Sun., July 3 | 6 p.m. | Guests are invited to bring chairs, yard games, snacks + non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Red White & Bluhawk, 7951 W. 160th St., Overland Park, KS | Sun., July 3 | 9:45 p.m. | Stay cool at this Drive-In Fireworks Display.
  • Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, KS | Mon., July 4 | 6 p.m. | Kids can enjoy inflatable bounce houses.
  • Parkville 4th of July Celebration, 8701 McAfee St., Parkville, MO | Mon., July 4 | All day | Start off with a parade in the morning, festivities throughout the day + end the night with fireworks.

Firework safety

Did you know that larger fireworks explode at a diameter of 800+ ft (about the size of the National WWI Museum and Memorial)? Pretty incredible — until they go off on your lawn. Luckily, there are rules in place so you can contribute to the spectacle safely.

Check out this list for spots where fireworks are legal and illegal in city limits (except for sparklers, poppers, and smoke bombs). If you decide to DIY, follow these guidelines.

Celebrate some peace + quiet

Before you spend the night trying to lure your four-legged friend out from under the bed, you may want to get as far from the commotion as possible.

Your best option is a nearby state park, like Weston Bend State Park or Clinton State Park. Pack some food and water and go stargazing, or even camping.

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