KCMO’s 4th of July Cheat Sheet


Kansas City goes all out for Independence Day, and you’re not going to want to miss out on any of the festivities. Day in the Life: Soldiers of the War, the Other Fronts 1916 takes place July 10 at the National WWI Museum, where living history volunteer corps members share stories of their service and help make history come alive. The experiences of soldiers are the highlight, especially lesser known details, and the event is free to the public all day.

Check out the Fireworks at the Evangel on the big day where a long fireworks display is coupled with food and live entertainment in a more intimate atmosphere. Inflatables, unbeatable meal deals and more are on hand at this free, family-friendly event that’s become a tradition for many in KCMO.

The Big Guns

For years, the KC Riverfest at Berkley Riverfront Park has been the ultimate Fourth of July celebration with the biggest fireworks display in the city. With two stages of music, scores of vendors, and entertainment for attendees of all ages, it can’t be missed. This year, you’ll be treated to DJ Rich B, a tribute to Journey band, Run With It, and so many more bands and performers that you can shake a sparkler at.

The Independence Day Fireworks display on July 3 in Westwood, just a few miles from your hotel, offers small town charm so you can double down on displays! The show begins at dusk, around 9:30, and is located at the Agnes Avenue Athletic Field. Make all four festivities and really get into that patriotic spirit!