The Fourth of July is a celebration of the history of the United States and when it was founded back in 1776. Take the time to honor the brave men and women that helped form our proud nation and take pride in the fact that our country is still strong to this day.
The Declaration of Independence was filed on July 2nd of 1776, but final approval of the document was made on July 4th, two days later. Give thanks and remember the names of Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and of course John Hancock. Land of the free and home of the brave!
KC Riverfest 2011
Location: Berkley Riverfront Park, E Front St and Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64106
When: July 3-4th
Tickets: $6 at the gate, 5 and under are free. Save $1 when buying tickets online.
Parking: $10 per car limited parking
From July 3-4, 2011 the KC Riverfest will be at the Richard Berkley Riverfront Park featuring the internationally renowned Zambelli Fireworks. This year is the seventh year that KC Riverfest has been celebrating this nations independence and is a quickly becoming a Kansas City tradition.
Enjoy live music from several bands, a six minute preview of the fireworks will be held on July 3rd. Enjoy jazz, blues and live shows all day on the fourth and then get ready to be wowed that night with the full Zambelli fireworks display.
Booms and Blooms at Powell Gardens
Location: Powell Gardens
1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061
Admission: $10/adults $5/children 5-12 $9/seniors
When: Saturday, July 2nd, 2011, 9am-dark
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating along with your own food to snack on for this unique Fourth of July event. Music will be performed by Lee’s Summit Symphony and preceding them will be Megan Birdsall & Friends. Homemade ice cream and food will be available on site. The rain date for this event in July 3rd.
Corporate Woods Star Spangled Spectacular
Location: 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy Overland Park, KS 66210
When: July 4th, 2011
Enjoy live music, inflatable rides for the children, and great local food vendors along with fair favorites. The inflatable’s will close by 9pm so that families may get to a good spot to watch the fireworks display.
Weston Jaycee’s Fireworks Show
Location: West Platte High School, 935 Washington St., Weston, Mo 64098
When: Jul. 4
Bring your own blanket and sit on the hill or in the bleachers of the West Platte High School athletic field. There will be music, food and entertainment for the whole family followed by an amazing fireworks display.