Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

To help you have a safe celebration this Fourth of July weekend, here is a list of fun events around the metro. Have a blast!!

Lee’s Summit: On Friday, July 2nd, Lee’s Summit’s Legacy Blast will include food vendors, entertainers and inflatables before a fireworks display which is set to music. South entrance of Legacy Park will open at 6pm and close at 9pm to traffic. For more info call (816) 969-1500.

Independence: On Saturday, July 3rd, a concert by the Spirit of Independence Concert Band will be followed by fireworks at the Mormon Visitors Center, 937 W. Walnut. Call (816) 325-7860 for more information.

KCRiverFest. Gates open at 1pm for a two-day annual event on July 3rd and 4th with fireworks and family entertainment at Kansas City’s Riverfront at Berkley Park. Several performers will be featured on three stages. Fireworks on Friday and Saturday evenings over the river are scheduled for 10:05pm. Tickets are $6 per person. For more info see

Red, White, and Zoo. Active and retired military individuals with valid ID receive free admission to the Kansas City Zoo on July 4th. Military families will receive the Zoo’s military discount of $1 off regular Zoo admission prices. For more information, please call 816-513-5800.

Worlds of Fun will feature fireworks all weekend, with a ‘huge’ fireworks display on July 4th. This display is timed to music throughout the park. Fireworks at 10 pm. See

Raymore: The city’s annual display is held in Raymore’s Recreation Park, 1011 S. Madison St. The event begins July 4th at 7 p.m. with food and music before the fireworks begin sometime after 9:30pm.

Leawood: Leawood City Park will be the site for family festivities on July 4th. Kids activities and food vendors will be available from 5-9:30pm. Stage show events will be from 5:45 to 7pm and the musical entertainment will be provided by Cherry Bomb from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. No parking will be available in City Park but free parking, with shuttle bus transportation to the park, will be provided in the west lots along Tomahawk Creek Parkway at no cost. For more info call (913) 339-6700 ext. 201.

Overland Park: July 4th Star-Spangled Spectacular at Corporate Woods includes a free concert, classic concessions, activities and inflatables starting at 4pm, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the metro at 9:30pm, with music simulcast on Q104. For more info call (913) 345-4203

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