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.
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.
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.