Free and family friendly July 4th events in Kansas City 2018
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There will be several great family-friendly 4th of July events in Kansas City to celebrate Independence Day in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun at the community events celebrating America’s birthday.

KC Riverfest
July 4 @ 4 p.m.
Berkley Riverfront Park, River Front Rd., Kansas City, MO 64120

KC Riverfest will be a family-friendly celebration featuring the region’s best fireworks show, two stages of live music, kids activities, street performers, and more. The USAF Band of Mid-America’s Jazz Ensemble. The KC RiverFest Fireworks over the Missouri River will illuminate the skies over the Missouri River at 9:40 p.m. Admission tickets will be $5/person and will be free for children 12 and under.

Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular
July 4 @ 5 p.m.
Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, 9711 W. 109th St., Overland Park, KS 6621

The Fourth of July will be celebrated with this free event, which will include live music by the Overland Park Civic Band and The Elders. Bring lawn chairs and relax with family and friends while enjoying the entertainment and fireworks display.

 Fort Leavenworth Salute to the Union and 4th of July Celebration
July 4 @ 3 p.m.
Merritt Lake, Grant Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

The Fort Leavenworth Salute to the Union will offer family-friendly activities, including live entertainment by The Kicks, games, bounce houses, and more. The Kansas State University Parachute team will give a parachute demonstration. The fireworks show will begin at about 9:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for the family to sit on while enjoying the entertainment and fireworks. This event will be free and open to the public.

Liberty 4th Fest
July 3 @ 6 p.m.
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty, MO 64120

Liberty 4th Fest will offer an evening of family-friendly activities, including DJ music, live music by Lost Wax, fishing in stocked ponds, face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, lawn games, and more.  The fireworks display will light the skies at 10 p.m.

Parkville July 4th Celebration 2017
July 4 @ 7 a.m.
Historic Downtown Parkville, MO 64152

Parkville will celebrate America’s birthday with an old-fashioned Independence Day. The community parade, which will start at 63rd St. & Hwy 9 and will end on Main Street, will begin at 10 a.m. The Fun Time Show Carnival will run from 11 a.m. – 10 a.m. The day will also include a pancake breakfast at the American Legion ($7/person). There will be a performance by the Parkville Symphonic Bank at Park University’s Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at 8:45 p.m. The fireworks show at Grigsby Field will start at 9:45 p.m.

4th of July in Leawood
July 4 @ 6 p.m.
Leawood City Park, Leawood, KS 66211

The City of Leawood will hold a community event featuring family-friendly activities and entertainment, including games, face painting, roving entertainment, and live music by HotHouse. A fireworks show will begin at 9:45 p.m. Admission will be free. All Access Ride/Activity Bands for children aged 14 and under will be $5.

VillageFest
July 4 @ 9 a.m.
Mission Hills Municipal Court, 77th & Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208

VillageFest will offer free family-friendly activities from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., including a children’s parade, games, rides, petting zoo, pony rides, a classic car show, children’s crafts, arts & crafts, and live music. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. ($5/Plate).

Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855
July 4 @ 9 a.m.
Fleming Park, 8010 E. Park Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Celebrate America’s birthday in 19th Century style at this living history museum. The Independence Day celebration will include patriotic speeches, militia marches, a traditional parade, children’s games, dancing, and more.  Admission will be $7/Adults, $4/Children (5-13) and Seniors, and Free for children under 5.