The Perfect Fourth of July in Kansas!

America will celebrate its 241 years of Independences this July 4. Throughout the state of Kansas, locals and tourists alike will be celebrating big—and in style. Whether you’re looking for a firework extravaganza or a parade to celebrate your patriotism, Kansas has something for you and your family. Enjoy the perfect Fourth of July in the Sunflower State with these 10 excellent celebrations!  

1. Annual Independence Day Celebration, Randolph, KS

The small-town community of Randolph welcomes visitors every year to their annual Independence Day Celebration. This year’s celebration is packed. Only July 1, Enjoy an early morning breakfast, a car show, soapbox derby races, a parade, and of course, a grand firework display.  

2. Music in the Park - Community Band, Parsons, KS

A patriotic musical salute will highlight this year’s Music in the Park Fourth of July Celebration, featuring the Parson’s Community Band. After the concert enjoy the “Fireworks 4 Parsons” fireworks display from nearby Marvel Park in your favorite lawn chair or stretched out on a blanket. 

3. Gardner’s 4th Of July Celebration, Gardner, KS

Everyone is invited to enjoy the July 4 activities at Celebration Park. This year’s event will have live music, portable zip lines, food vendors, face painting, bounce houses, interactive entertainment and the best Kansas fireworks displays in the area! 

4. Red, White & BOOM, Wichita, KS

The Wichita Parks Foundation will host the Red, White & BOOM celebration on the Fourth of July, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. downtown. Food trucks, music, a live dance band, and an extraordinary fireworks display over the Arkansas River.

5. Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks, Overland Park, KS

Said to be one of the largest fireworks display in the Kansas City metro area is the Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks in Overland Park. Come early and stay late, there will be free parking, music, children’s activities and open areas to toss out a blanket or bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the fireworks.

6. El Dorado Parks & Recreation 4th of July Celebration, El Dorado, KS

Have a good time at the city of El Dorado’s Fourth of July celebration. The day’s activities will include a whiffle ball tournament for adults & youth, a patriotic bike parade for 4-12-year-olds, old fashioned games, free swimming and a baseball game with fireworks to follow. 

7. July 4th Celebration, Leawood City Park, Leawood, KS

The City of Leawood continues their annual Fourth of July community wide celebration at Leawood City Park. This traditional Independence Day celebration will have a variety of family friendly fun, entertainment, food vendors and a spectacular firework display. 

8. Salute to Freedom, Park City, KS

Park City will celebrate July 4 all day long during their “Salute to Freedom” celebration at Hap McLean Park. Festivities planned include a car show, a parade, kid games, a concert, inflatables, and a firework display. 

9. Fireworks Display, Augusta, KS

This year the city of Augusta will celebrate the Fourth of July fireworks display on July 3 at the City Lake. On July 4, you can in the Red, White, and Blue Shootout—an exciting golf tournament “with a very fun group of golfers.” Entry is $30, and breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m.  

10. Independence Day - 1860s Style, Olathe, KS

In the1860s, July 4 was celebrated as the biggest holiday of the year and the city of Olathe is going to mark America’s Independence Day by celebrating like our forefathers did. They will be offering stagecoach rides, cook stove cooking, Uncle Sam will be visiting, the Declaration of Independence will be read and cannons will be firing. 

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