Paw-triotic Pet Parade
8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS at 11 AM
This festive, pet-friendly celebration features strutting mutts in costume, pop-up vendors selling pet-related products and treats for humans and dogs alike. Parade begins at 11 a.m.
Stars and Stripes Picnic
Liberty Memorial at 3 PM – FREE
Music, artists, activities, food trucks, fireworks. Fireworks display starts around 9:40PM. This event is replacing KC Riverfest usually held on July 4.
Red, White and Boombox
KC Live Block 1 PM – FREE music
Must be 21. Learn more: https://www.powerandlightdistrict.com
Red, White and Baseball
KC Live Block at 11 AM
Watch the Royals on the KC Live Block screen with KC Royals fans.
2200 E. Old 210 Highway, Liberty
Celebrate Independence Day in Liberty, MO! Join us for FREE children’s activities, food trucks, a beer garden, live music & FIREWORKS!
Star Spangled Spectacular
9401 Indian Creek Park Parkway, Overland Park at 6 PM
An Overland Park tradition, the Star Spangled Spectacular features live music from 6pm to 9:45pm, food trucks and Fireworks after dark. 2022 performances include Nicole Springer and Jim Cosgrove. Rain date: July 5, fireworks only.
July 4th at Fort Leavenworth
Merritt Lake 290 Grant Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
Admission is FREE but food, beverages, and kids activities are available for purchase. DJ will begin at 6PM, followed by the Salute to the Union at 8PM, and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk! Bring blankets and lawn chairs! Parking is available across from Merritt Lake on Reynolds Avenue in Garrison Headquarters, Gruber and old Bell Hall parking lots.
Community Days Parade, Lenexa
Santa Fe & Pflumm Roads
Lenexa’s Community Days Parade is back! Wear your red, white and blue and bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us in Old Town Lenexa for one of the longest Fourth of July parades in the Kansas City area.
Louisburg Freedom Fest at Dusk
26600 Jingo Rd, Louisburg, KS
Louisburg’s firework show at Lewis-Young Park.
Parkville 4th of July Celebration
Parkville’s traditional salute to Independence Day includes a pancake breakfast, a community parade, food, fun, shopping, a skydiving exhibition, and Fireworks Finale at 9:30 PM. Learn more
Eat, Drink and Play at Wonderscope
433 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO at 6:30 PM
Open bar and food • Live band – KC FLO Band (Patrick Lentz Entertainment) • Dancing under the stars • Silent auction • Wine pull • Heads or tails game with prize • Other activities with prizes. Eat Drink Play is a fundraiser to support Wonderscope’s community inclusion initiatives. Buy tickets here.
Platte County Fair
Located in Tracy, Missouri. Just off I-29 at exit 20.
Celebrate the 159th Platte County Fair with a rodeo, demolition derby, mud-a-thon, contests, and 4H events. Learn more
Shawnee Moonlight Market.
11110 Johnson Drive anytime from 4 PM to 8 PM
Think farmers market marries live music and food trucks. You’ll be able to grab fresh fruits and veggies from Farmers Market vendors, check out unique, local crafts and handmade items, all while grooving to live music. And did we mention there will be fun for the kids, food trucks and brews from our local breweries? And while you are down here, be sure to stop in some of our local restaurants, breweries and shops! Learn more.
Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens
July 21 – August 7 from 9 AM – 8 PM
Now in its 25th year, follow the Butterfly Meadow through some of Missouri’s native pollinating plants. Festival of Butterflies invites nature enthusiasts of all ages to celebrate the Midwest’s most whimsical pollinator at Powell Gardens. Spend a day outdoors exploring tropical and native butterflies alongside stunning botanic displays. This festival is a Kansas City family-favorite! Learn more.
JUL 23 – 31
Miami Co Fair & Rodeo
401 E Wallace Park Dr., Paola, KS 66071
4H, livestock auctions and of course, a fair wouldn’t be complete without a rodeo!
JUL 26 – 30
Leavenworth County Fair
405 W. 4th St., Tonganoxie, KS from 11 AM – 8 PM
You and your family can delight in the fun of games, contests, derbies, food, rides, exhibits, and more.