Your guide to July 4th events around Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Making plans to celebrate the Fourth of July? Here are a few places you can show your patriotic side in the Kansas City area.

KC Riverfest
Enjoy live music, food, carnival rides and games at KC Riverfest. There will also be special children’s activities and a fireworks show. The event is at Richard L. Berkley Park. If you arrive between 4-5 p.m., admission is free. After 5 p.m., admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free.

The Big Bang! Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration
You can enjoy water views, sky divers and a kid’s carnival with games and inflatables at The Big Bang! There will also be a free concert with music from Backroad Anthem along with a military tribute and a fireworks show with simulcast music on 94.9 FM. The event is being held at Longview Lake’s Shelter #13 site. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., the concert is at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Star Spangled Spectacular
The Star Spangled Spectacular at Corporate Woods in Overland Park will have food vendors, a children’s pavilion with inflatable games, live music and a fireworks display. The fireworks show will start at 9:40 p.m. with a simulcast of music on 710 AM & 103.7 FM. Admission is free.

Are you a history buff? There are also historic site events for you and your family to enjoy and celebrate Independence day like it’s 1855!

Enjoy interpretive demonstrations highlighting early life on the 19th century on Independence Day at Fort Osage . Frontier with musket and cannon demonstrations and patriotic speeches. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children (5-13) and $3 for seniors (62 and older).

You can also party like it’s the 1850s at Missouri Town 1855. Guests will enjoy interpretive demonstrations to see how our ancestors participated in patriotic festivities and fun. You can even be part of the town parade. There will also be children’s games, live music and dancers. The town is open 9 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (5-13) and seniors. Children under 5 are free. 

Other Fourth of July events and fireworks displays:

- Celebrate America: Worlds of Fun, 10 p.m.

- Parkville July 4th Celebration: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

- Olathe fireworks at the Great Mall of the Great Plains: 9:30 p.m.

- Gardner July 4th Celebration and fireworks display: 5:30 p.m.

- Prairie Village VillageFest: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Liberty 4th Fest: 5-11 p.m.

Overland Park Rotary Star Spangled Spectacular: 4-11 p.m.

Red, White & Blue Springs: 6 p.m.

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