The Fourth of July weekend is here, and with it an exciting array of fireworks shows, festivals and much more for you to get out and enjoy with your friends and family. Check out this week’s featured events post to find out what’s going on nearest you, brought to you courtesy of Dani Beyer Real Estate.


Kansas City Events July 1 Р4


Booms & Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens

Saturday, July 2
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Adults: $12
Seniors: $10
Children Ages 5 – 12: $5
Children under 5: Free

Start your Fourth of July celebration early with the Booms and Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens all day Saturday. Come early for a splash through the Fountain Garden and to explore the Jurassic Garden exhibit. Spend the day strolling through the various gardens to see an array of dazzling day lilies and other summer blooms. Enjoy live music throughout the day, including a performance by the Lee’s Summit Symphony at 7:30 p.m., followed by a dramatic fireworks display over the gardens’ 12-acre lake. Guests are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy, and food and beverages will also be¬†available on site for purchase. If necessary, the rain date will be the following day, Sunday, July 3.


Powell Gardens
1609 NW Hwy. 50,

Kingsville, MO 64061
(816) 697-2600 

Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration

Monday, July 4
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
FREE Admission

On the Missouri side of the metro, check¬†out to the Fourth of July celebration that has quickly¬†become one of the Greater Kansas City region’s most popular. With more than 15,000 people in attendance¬†last year, Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration is sure to be a blast again in 2016. Enjoy your evening¬†with friends and family¬†on the shores of Longview Lake for an event featuring free concerts, including one from¬†the headliners and¬†80’s chart toppers, The Romantics. Other activities include the¬†TMC Kid’s Blast Zone with games and inflatables,¬†Military Salutes and Skydive KC, a variety of food trucks and beverage concessions and more. Then top it all off with the largest and most colorful fireworks display¬†in the Midwest starting at 9:45 p.m.


Longview Lake
11101 Raytown Rd., 

Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 503-4800 

Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular

Monday, July 4
4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
FREE Admission

If you’re¬†on the Kansas side, you’ll want to head to Corporate Woods come Monday evening for the Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular. Historically drawing between 40,000 – 50,000 people, spend an evening full of community camaraderie enjoying family activities, music, food and beverages.¬†Full vendor services on site will be serving up a variety of delicious food, beer and soft drinks. There will also be a¬†Children’s Play Pavilion with inflatable games, live music, a military flyover, and then at 9:30 p.m. Mayor Carl Gerlach flips the switch for the 25th annual fireworks display. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.

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Corporate Woods
8717 W 110th St.,

Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 451-3355 

Parkville July 4th Celebration

Monday, July 4
7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
FREE Admission

Up North, bring the entire family for a taste of good old-fashioned Americana at the Parkville July 4th Celebration. This lively, traditional salute to Independence Day includes pancakes for breakfast, a community parade, carnival rides, lots of food, fun, games, shopping, music and, of course, a fabulous fireworks finale. Kicking things off bright and early in the morning from 7 a.m. Р10 a.m., attend the pancake breakfast at American Legion, followed by the community parade starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the carnival and other vendors open up shop for the day. Be sure to find somewhere to sit by 8:30 p.m., when the Falcon Skydiving Team jumps into Parkville, followed by the fireworks display at around 9:45 p.m.


Main Street Parkville
122 S Main St., 

Parkville, MO 64152
(816) 505-2227 

KC RiverFest 2016

Monday, July 4
4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Admission: $5
Children 12 & under are Free
Admission from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. is FREE

And for those of you in the downtown area, don’t miss KC RiverFest, the premiere Independence Day event in the region. This special event is a celebration of the Missouri River and the organizations that work to make the Kansas City Riverfront a special place for all to enjoy. Since 2005, KC RiverFest has been organized by Friends of the River, and this year’s event promises a variety of food vendors, a children’s bounce houses and¬†craft activities, Healthy River Partners interactive booths, beverage stands selling beer, soda and water, the KC Kite Club, and two music stages featuring different bands and performers that will keep the event rocking throughout the evening until the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. over the Missouri River.


Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park
1298 Riverfront Dr., 

Kansas City, MO 64101
(816) 561-7555

We hope you all have a happy, and safe, Fourth of July as you celebrate with friends, family and neighbors and enjoy all of the fiery displays the Kansas City area has to offer this weekend. Stay up to date on local events by checking back weekly here on the blog, or check here.

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