Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. The barbecues, parades, elaborate fireworks – I just love it all. Are you ready for some red, white and blue? There are several celebrations and activities planned in and around Wichita. Browse through the list below and start marking your calendar for some holiday fun!
Celebrate America Concert and Fireworks with Joseph Vincelli :: Bradley Fair, July 5th
Enjoy the final summer concert from 7:30 -9:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show over Bradley Fair lake. Concerts are free and open to the pubic.
Celebrate America :: Old Cowtown Museum, June 30th
Cowtown is throwing an old-fashioned Fourth of July party with vintage baseball, crowning of the King and Queen of Cowtown, carnival games, sack races, and more. Regular admission applies, and the hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Home of the Brave :: Central Christian Church, July 1st
In the worship center, Central Christian Church will have it’s annual patriotic celebration, honoring the brave people who make our world a better place. Enjoy a dilly bar reception after the program.
Red, White, and Boom :: Downtown Wichita, July 4th
Wichita Parks Foundation is hosting an amazing party in downtown Wichita from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on the KSN lawn, in front of the Hyatt Regency. The event is complete with live music, food, a beer garden and a fireworks display. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m.
Wingnuts Baseball :: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, July 4th
The Wingnuts will take on the Lincoln Saltdogs at 6:05 p.m., with a post-game fireworks to celebrate. The event requires the purchase of a Wingnuts game ticket.
Augusta Fireworks Display :: Augusta City Lake, July 4th
A fireworks display is planned for dusk around 8:30 p.m. at Augusta City Lake.
Augusta Community Parade :: Downtown Augusta, July 4th
A children’s parade will be held the morning of July 4th in downtown Augusta at 10:00 a.m. Decorate your scooter, bicycle or wagon and join in on the fun. Line-up begins at the Community National Bank parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
Independence Day Celebration :: High Park, July 4th
The city of Derby has events planned around the clock for Independence Day, starting with the 37th Annual Derby Firecracker Race at 7:30 a.m. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Party in the Park at Madison Avenue Central Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The firework celebration at High Park will begin at 7:00 p.m with food trunks, games and fireworks starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration :: East Park, July 4th
El Dorado has an entire day of festivities planned, starting with a bike parade at 9:00 a.m. Other events include a cornhole tournament, turtle races, home run derby and water balloon toss. Lunch will be provided for the public. The El Dorado Broncos Game will begin at 7:00 p.m. at McDonald Stadium with fireworks to follow.
Independence Day Celebration :: Discovery Intermediate School, July 1st
Festivities in Goddard begin at 7:00 p.m. and include free hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream. The fireworks show will begin about 10:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy live music.
July Fourth Celebration :: July 4th
Haysville has a day of activities planned to celebrate. Starting with an Independence Day parade at 8:30 a.m. Other activities include a kids fishing derby, frog races, raft races, a stars and stripes obstacle course, concert and fireworks. The Linnaberry Wine concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Riggs Park and the fireworks at approximately 9:45 p.m.
5K Race :: Centennial Park, July 4th
Grab your running shoes and participate in the annual Headin for Home 5K. The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m.
Fireworks Extravaganza :: Kidron Bethel Village, July 4th
This free event will include live music, concessions, games and fireworks. Admission is free.
Salute to Freedom :: Hap McLean Park, July 4th
Enjoy a parade, car show, inflatables, live music and more at this all-day event. The party starts with a car show at 8:00 a.m. and park activities start at 9:30 a.m. Right before the fireworks, come see the Bryson Michael Band take the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Elderslie Farm 4th of July :: Elderslie Farm, July 4th
Head out to the farm to start your Fourth of July with breakfast or lunch in the cafe, gelato from the Goat Creamery, and berry picking. Food and activities run from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
How will you be celebrating Independence Day?
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