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UPDATE, July 4, 2:25 p.m. | Liberty Fest has been postponed until Friday, July 26 due to weather conditions.

Anyone who purchased a ticket and is not able to attend the rescheduled date may bring or mail their pass to the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce office at 1170 W. Kansas St., Suite H Liberty, Missouri 64068 for a refund.

UPDATE, July 4, 12:45 p.m. | The Leawood Celebration in the Park set for today has been canceled due to overnight flooding in the park and nearby trails. The city hopes to launch fireworks on Friday night, July 5.

Leawood Celebration in the Park
Leawood Celebration in the Park postponed

UPDATE, July 4, 10 a.m. | Overland Park's Star Spangled Spectacular has been canceled after Indian Creek flooded in Corporate Woods Founders' Park. The city is instead planning to hold a fireworks display on July 5 at 10 p.m., with no food trucks or performances at the event.

Indian Creek flooding

"While the water is receding today, conditions in the park are extremely muddy and are not safe to host several thousand attendees. With more storms possible today, it would not be safe to host attendees, performers, volunteers or staff in the park," a city spokesperson shared in a news release.

UPDATE, July 3, 4 p.m. | The annual Northeast Johnson County fireworks display has been rescheduled to Friday, July 5. Other than the day, it's the same time and same place and same great show!

UPDATE, July 3, noon | The City of Paola announced it has rescheduled its fireworks celebration to Saturday, July 6.

UPDATE, July 3, 9 a.m. | The fireworks celebration scheduled for tonight at Jesse James Park in Kearney, Missouri, has been postponed until Friday, July 5.

ORIGINAL REPORT | An active weather pattern this week has many fireworks event organizers keeping an eye on the sky — and the forecast.

Another round of storms — possibly strong to severe — are set to move across the Kansas City area Tuesday night, forcing two area shows to be postponed.

A fireworks show planned for Tuesday night in Odessa, Missouri, has been postponed until Sunday, July 7.

On the Kansas side, the annual Northeast Johnson County Fireworks Display has been postponed until Friday, July 5.. The display will be held at the Bishop Miege High School baseball field, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park. The fireworks show begins about 9:45 pm.

a fireworks show planned for Tuesday night by the Turner Recreation Commission at Pierson Park in KCK has been postponed until Friday, July 12.

The KSHB 41 Weather team continues to monitor the forecast for Thursday, July 4. You can find the latest forecast updates on

This story will be updated with any new fireworks cancellations as they are announced.