DBRE’s Recommendations for the Top 4th of July Events in Kansas City

If you’re looking for the top 4th of July events in Kansas City, look no further than this list that the Dani Beyer Real Estate Team has put together. As you all know, we LOVE our city and the endless options for fun, culture, food and entertainment. Since Independence Day falls on a Tuesday this year, some of these events will be held the weekend before, so be sure to make note of the date!

For the Kids

Celebrating the 4th on the Farm

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

July 4, 9 a.m. – noon

If you have children, it’s more than likely that you’ve visited Overland Park’s beloved Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. With over 250 animals, an immersive frontier farm experience and an affordable admission fee, you can’t go wrong.

On July 4, they are providing a fun-filled day of old fashioned games and activities along with a bike parade. There’s no extra cost beyond the regular admission fee to participate. 

4th of July Celebration | Kids

Woodside Luxury Health Club

July 4, 12 – 3 p.m.

If you’re a member of the Woodside Luxury Health Club, you can participate in a sparkling event for the kids at the pool. It will include bubble entertainment, glitter tattoos and a mermaid! (Is this really just for the kids??)

For the Family

Stars and Stripes Picnic

National WWI Museum and Memorial

July 4, 3 – 10 p.m.

Photo by Dylan Freedom on Unsplash

This event is considered Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration. Starting as early as 3 p.m., you can bring your family to picnic on the WWI Museum grounds. There will be over 25 food vendors to choose from, retail and activity vendors (like face painting, toys and apparel), incredible entertainment (including The Voice star, Casi Joy) and, last, but not least, an amazing fireworks show (which will begin around 9:40 p.m.).

This is a free event, and it’s happening rain or shine! You’ll just have to find a parking spot and a piece of grass to claim. 🙂 

Parkville 4th of July Celebration 2023

Historic Downtown Parkville

July 4, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

This all day event includes something for every member of the family. For the early birds, there is a pancake breakfast and parade. Midday activities include bounce houses, water dodgeball, food vendors and face painting. Toward the evening you can experience the Parkville Symphonic Band, a Falcon Skydiving Exhibit, and, what we’re all here for, the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Most all regular shops and restaurants will be open as well.

For the Adults

Red, White and BOOMbox

KC Live! (Power and Light Stage)

July 1, 3 p.m. – however old you are feeling

This free event will be providing our 21+ friends entertainment all afternoon and night. From DJs to games, contests and other on-stage entertainment. There is VIP admission you can upgrade to for an all-inclusive experience. This mainly includes drinks, drinks and more drinks from participating vendors from 3-6 p.m. 

Tyrone Clark Trio

Green Lady Lounge – Main Floor

July 4, 6-10 p.m.

If you’re feeling jazzy and prefer to avoid large crowds, this is where you should be. According to KC Jazz Ambassadors, “Tyrone Clark is a pillar of the Kansas City jazz community.” If you’re a regular at Green Lady Lounge, you’ve heard this trio before, and you’ll be coming back to hear them again on July 4th!

Image by Roy Harryman from Pixabay

There are so many more 4th of July events in Kansas City that we could share with you, but we thought we’d just highlight a few! Take advantage of all our city has to offer and hop on a scooter or enjoy the free streetcar as we celebrate America’s 247th birthday.

Shameless plug: As always, if you have any questions regarding Kansas City real estate, we’re happy to help!