The Perfect Fourth of July in Kansas
Does your heart ring true for the red, white, and a blue? Throughout the state of Kansas, locals and tourists alike will be celebrating July 4 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!
The small-town community of Randolph welcomes visitors every year to their annual Independence Day Celebration. This year’s celebration is packed. With festivities running from June 29-June 30, enjoy activities such as a car show, soapbox derby races, a parade, and of course, a grand firework display!
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.
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!
The Wichita Parks Foundation will host the Red, White & BOOM celebration on the Fourth of July, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. downtown. Food trucks, music, a live dance band, and an extraordinary fireworks display over the Arkansas River.
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.
For an exciting July 4 celebration, head to El Dorado, Kansas. The day’s activities will include a bike parade, cornhole tournament, turtle races, home run derby, water balloon toss, and much more!
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.
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.
This July 4, Augusta will celebrate Independence Day with their spectacular firework display over City Lake. Fireworks are scheduled to start at dusk!
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.