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Kansas City Fireworks 2024: Local Guide

Kansas City Fireworks 2024: Where to Watch the Best Shows

By Jennifer Bevitt on Jul 04, 2024
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This event list is up-to-date with details for postponed and canceled celebrations.

Independence Day is a time to come together and celebrate the freedoms and values that define our nation. As we mark another year of our country's independence, there's no better way to honor this day than watching brilliant fireworks shows in Kansas City. These dazzling displays have been part of Fourth of July celebrations since 1777, symbolizing America's vibrant spirit and enduring hope.

In Kansas City, we have a rich tradition of hosting some of the most spectacular fireworks shows. Whether you're on the Kansas or Missouri side, Kansas City fireworks promise to light up the night sky with unforgettable bursts of color and sound. 

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Axcet: Your Local Guide to Kansas City Fireworks Shows

At Axcet HR Solutions, we take pride in being a part of this wonderful community since 1988. As a true local business, we're committed to supporting the small businesses that make Kansas City unique. Just as fireworks bring people together to celebrate, Axcet is dedicated to bringing businesses together to achieve success and thrive.

Join us as our local Kansas City HR team explores the best fireworks shows the area has to offer. Our guide will help you find the perfect spot to enjoy Kansas City fireworks and make this Independence Day truly special.

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Kansas City Fireworks 2024 - Kansas Events

DeSoto Fourth of July Celebration

  • When: Thursday, July 4 from 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Riverfest Park
  • Details: Vendors and music begin at 7 p.m. This Kansas City fireworks show starts at 9:45 p.m. For full details, visit their Facebook page here.

Edgerton Community Picnic and Fireworks Show

  • When: Wednesday, July 3 starting at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Creek Park
  • Details: Gates to the park open at 6 p.m. for a community picnic and food by Two Guys and a Grill. Attractions include DJ Phil Davis, bounce houses, face and hair painting, yard games and fireworks. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen and extra water. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. More details can be found on the City of Edgerton website.

Gardner Independence Day Festival

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th Street, Gardner, Kansas
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with fantastic Kansas City fireworks starting at 10 p.m. This year’s celebration will feature two well-known country music artists - Morgan Evans and George Birge. Additionally, attendees can hear returning musical guest and fan favorite Big Time Grain Company! Various food trucks will be on-site and games, inflatables and activities will be available until 8 p.m. For full details, visit their website here.

Leawood Celebration in the Park 

Celebration in the Park canceled. Weather permitting fireworks only will be shot off at 9:45 p.m. on July 5. 

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS
  • Details: Kids activities, entertainment and food trucks available from 6-9:30 p.m. Musical guest Twice on Sunday performs from 7-9:30 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. The event is free. There is no parking at Leawood City Park. Instead, free parking will be available along Tomahawk Creek Parkway with free shuttle buses available for transportation to and from the Park. 

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Northeast Johnson County Public Fireworks Show

The annual Northeast Johnson County Fireworks Display has been postponed until July 5th, 2024.

  • When: Wednesday, July 3 at 9:45 p.m.
  • Where: Bishop Miege High School located at 5041 Reinhardt Dr, Roeland Park, KS
  • Details: This is a joint Kansas City fireworks show for Fairway, Roeland Park and Westwood, KS. More information is available on the City of Roeland Park Facebook page.

Olathe Red, White and Blue

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m.
  • Where: College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Parkway, Olathe, Kansas
  • Details: Festivities kick off at noon at Lake Olathe for BeachFest. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. Parking is available at Olathe Northwest High School, Meadow Lane Elementary and College Boulevard Activity Center. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and prepare for a high volume of traffic. Tailgating is permitted; however, fireworks, open flames, alcohol and pets are prohibited in the area. More details are available on the City of Olathe's website.

Overland Park Red, White & Bluhawk

Red White and Bluhawk event is rescheduled to Friday, July 5th at 7:30 PM. Fireworks will begin at dark.

  • When: Thursday, July 3 from 7:30-10 p.m.
  • Where: Bluhawk located at 7951 W 160th Street, Overland Park, KS
  • Details: Want to see great Kansas City fireworks? Head out to Bluhawk. There will be patriotic festivities for all ages including games and activities, live music, delicious food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the night sky. More details are available on Bluhawk's website.

 Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular

Due to flooding in Indian Creek, extremely muddy conditions in the park and the threat of more weather in the forecast, the Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular scheduled for Thursday, July 4, is canceled. 

The fireworks show only will now take place on Friday, July 5 at 10 p.m. There will be no food trucks or musical performances on Friday.

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Corporate Woods Founders' Park, 9711 W 109th Street, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Details: The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. with food trucks and concerts. Live music includes Green Shoebox Band at 5 p.m., Howard Mahan at 6 p.m., The Champagne Bane at 7 p.m. and Justus West at 8:15 p.m. One of the best fireworks shows in Kansas City starts at 10:05 p.m. For more information, visit Overland Park’s website here

Fourth of July in Stilwell

  • When: Thursday, July 4 from 5-10 p.m.
  • Where: Fireworks will launch from the Evergy Service Center located at 19950 Newton Street, Stillwell, Kansas
  • Details: The parade lineup starts at 5 p.m. with the parade kicking off at 6 p.m. After the parade, there will be plenty of food trucks available along with live music by Pompous Jack at Stilwell Station. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For full details, visit their Facebook page here.

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Kansas City Fireworks 2024 - Missouri Events

Red, White & Blue Springs Fireworks Show

  • When: Wednesday, July 3; gates open at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Blue Springs South High School’s stadium on Adams Dairy Parkway
  • Details: Fireworks in Kansas City are a blast when you attend Red, White and Blue Springs! Live music performed by Loose Change, fireworks at 9:45 p.m., vendors, food trucks and more. The fireworks show starts at 9:45 p.m. More information is available on the City of Blue Springs' website.

Gladstone Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Independence Day Celebration

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Grove Park
  • Details: The celebration begins at 7 p.m. with a concert by Flashback, a presentation of the Colors and the fireworks display starting at 9:45 p.m. Concessions are available for purchase from the Gladstone Rotary. Parking will be available at Oak Park High School. 

Harrisonville Fourth of July Fireworks

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Harrisonville City Park, 706 Ash Street, Harrisonville, Missouri
  • Details: Food trucks will be available. The fireworks show starts at dusk. For full details, visit the Facebook event page.  


  • When: Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: 937 W Walnut St. Independence, MO
  • Details: Gates open at 5 p.m. for the family games area. Food trucks will be available, including Grandma's Mini Donuts, Hawaii Ice, Hungry Gator's Food Truck, Jack's Kettle Corn, Tacos el Chilango, Taste of Aloha and Uce Kitchen. A kite display by Great American Kites is available from 5-8 p.m. Musical guests include Zion's Choir at 6 p.m., Jaidyn LaBorde at 7 p.m. and Spirit of Independence Concert Band at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. No outside coolers, animals, alcohol or fireworks allowed. More information is available on the Independence, Missouri website.

Kansas City's Official Fourth of July Celebration: Stars & Stripes Picnic

  • When: Thursday, July 4 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: National WWI Museum and Memorial 
  • Details: The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration! Grab a bite to eat, shop from local vendors, listen to live music, including KC party band Lost Wax, and enjoy one of the largest fireworks shows in Kansas City. Additional information is available on the National WWI Museum website.

Lee’s Summit Legacy Blast

  • When: Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Legacy Park
  • Details: Legacy Blast includes DJs, snacks, food truck vendors, face painting, balloon artists and inflatables for children 12 and under. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Access to Legacy Park closes at 9 p.m. Additional information is available on the City of Lee's Summit website.

Liberty Fest

Liberty Fest has been postponed to Friday, July 26.

  • When: Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Capitol Federal Sports Complex of Liberty, 2200 E. Old 210 Highway, Liberty, Missouri 64068
  • Details: Family fun activities from 6-9 p.m., food trucks and beer garden from 6-10 p.m., live music performed by Lost Wax from 8-10 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Parking passes must be purchased in advance. For full details, visit The Liberty Fest website here

Parkville Fourth of July Celebration

  • When: Thursday, July 4 from 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: 100 Main Street, Parkville, MO
  • Details: The Parkville 4th of July celebration includes a parade at 10 a.m., pancake breakfast, and fireworks. The display will launch near the Missouri River, south of the baseball field off Main Street at 9:30 p.m. For event information, see Parkville’s website.

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Keep Pets Safe This Fourth of July: A Message from Axcet HR Solutions

As you revel in the beauty of Kansas City fireworks shows, remember the hidden heroes of the holiday—our pets. Fireworks can be a source of fear for many animals, leading them to flee in search of safety. At Axcet HR Solutions, we know this firsthand, as many of our employees are devoted pet owners.

Our commitment to the well-being of pets goes beyond our homes and into our community. Through our annual Dog Days of Summer pet food, supplies and cash donation drive, we support local rescues such as KC Pet Project and The Rescue Project. Additionally, our Pill Bottles for Puppies initiative benefits Wayside Waifs, ensuring that essential supplies reach those in need.

This Fourth of July, join us in making a difference. Keep your pets indoors and safe, and consider supporting local shelters that work tirelessly during this busy season. Organizations in the Kansas City Metro, like KC Pet Project, work diligently ahead of the Fourth of July to make room for the influx of pets. In fact, the day after Independence Day, July 5, is the busiest intake day at local shelters.

Together, we can make this holiday a joyous and safe celebration for all—humans and animals alike. 

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