Celebrate your 4th of July weekend by attending one of the many fireworks shows in Wichita and surrounding areas. Come out with your family and friends and soak up the sun, eat tasty food, and watch some amazing fireworks this Independence Day!

Make sure to check the dates for each event. This year’s 4th of July falls on a Friday, but there are some shows/events taking place on various days. Additional events for this year’s Independence Day include music, food, games, competitions, parades, swimming, and of course, more fireworks!

WICHITA, Kansas

Bradley Fair
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM 
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014
Where: Bradley Fair is located on Rock Road at 21st Street
Cost: FREE
Info: Enjoy the summer concert with Jazz musician Denny Jiosa from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., then sit back and be amazed as the fireworks dance over the Bradley Fair Lake. Printable schedule at the website: http://www.bradleyfair.com/events.php

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Time:
7:05 PM
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Where: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium; 300 South Sycamore; Wichita, KS 67213
Info:http://wichitawingnuts.com/

AUGUSTA, Kansas

July 4th Celebration – Ignite Augusta
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Augusta City Lake, Augusta, KS
Info: www.chamberofaugusta.org

DERBY, Kansas

Firecracker Run
Time:
4-Mile Run @ 7:30 AM, 1-Mile Run @ 8:30 AM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: High Park, Derby, KS, about ¾ mile east of Rock on Madison (79th St. S), http://www.derbyweb.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/High-Park-7  
Cost: $25 Entry Fee
Register: http://www.active.com/

Info: Kick-off your 4th of July weekend with a morning run! Derby’s Annual Firecracker Run will include a 4-Mile (starting @ 7:30 AM) and 1-Mile (8:30 AM) race inside Derby’s High Park. Participants must register before running in the race.  No roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, headphones or dogs allowed.


4th of July Parade
Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Derby, KS
Parade Map Route: http://www.derbyweb.com/DocumentCenter/View/1758

Info: Parade Route: The parade will kick-off at 10 AM, starting at Panther Stadium. Floats will proceed west along Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market, east on Market, then back to the middle school.

Following the parade, visitors will be allowed to enjoy FREE admission into the Derby Historical Museum, which will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Derby’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Time: Open at 7:00 PM, Fireworks set to begin at 9:30 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: High Park, 2700 E. Madison, Derby, Kansas

Info: Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax at Derby’s annual community fireworks show and celebration. The event will feature music by the Derby Community Choir and Senior Center Readers Theater , who will perform patriotic songs and readings.

The event will also include children’s activities, a bounce house, food for purchase, and FREE ice cream. To avoid park delays arrive early. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM.

EL DORADO, Kansas

4th of July Celebration
Time: All Day Event
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where:  East Park, El Dorado
Cost: FREE
Info: El Dorado Recreation 316-321-9100

Additional 4th of July Events in El Dorado Include: (inside East Park, El Dorado)

  • Wiffle Ball Tournament (9:00 AM)
  • Flamingo Ring Toss (10:00 AM)
  • Hot Dogs & Chips (11:30 AM)
  • FREE Swim at Municipal (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
  • FREE Fireworks Show at McDonald Stadium in the evening


GARDEN PLAIN, Kansas

Garden Plain Independence Day 2014 Fireworks
Time: 10:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Garden Plain City Park, 500 N. Section Line, Garden Plain, Kansas
Cost: $3.00 per button
Info: http://gardenplain.com/home.html


Additional 4th of July Events in Garden Plain Include:

  • 5K Freedom Run Begins - 7:00 AM
  • Breakfast at the Senior Citizen’s Center - 6:30 – 10:00 AM
  • Horseshoes, Softball, Volleyball, and Basketball -8:00 AM
  • Parade on Main Street - 11:00 AM  
  • Inflatables Play Structures ( Bring Swimsuits!) - 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Ping Pong Ball Drop - 1:00 PM
  • Money Dig - 1:30 PM
  • Washer Tournament - 1:30 PM
  • Dodgeball Tournament - 2:00 PM
  • Turtle Races - 2:30 PM
  • Dance Party -7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM – Fireworks

More Info: http://gardenplain.com/

GODDARD, Kansas

4th of July Celebration  Fireworks Show
Time: Show will begin @ dusk
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Goddard Ball Complex, Discovery Intermediate School, Garden Plain, Kansas
Info: http://www.goddardks.gov/

Additional 4th of July Events in Goddard:

  • Softball Fields open for everyone to play on, bring your own gear – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Moonwalks – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • FREE Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Ice Cream, & Water (while they last) – 7:00 PM
  • Live Music by the Pina Brothers – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Fireworks Show - @ Dusk
  • FREE Pool Party – After Fireworks Show (@ the Goddard City Pool)

HARPER, Kansas

Harper County ‘Booms & Tunes’ 4th of July - Fireworks
Time:
10:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Location: Anthony Lake
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anthony-Chamber-of-Commerce/141019199267080

Additional 4th of July Events in Hays:

  • 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – 8:00 AM (Registration Starts @ 7:30 AM)
  • Co-Ed Volleyball – 9:00 AM (Registration Starts @ 8:30 AM)
  • Food Courts Open (12:00 PM)
  • Fishing Derby – 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Registration Starts @ 3:00 PM)
  • Turtle Races – 5:30 PM (Registration Starts @ 5:00 PM)
  • Digital Scavenger Hunt - 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Registration Starts @ 5:00 PM)
  • Live Music by “The Goons” – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Fireworks – 10:00 PM

HAYS, Kansas

Wild West Festival
Date: Wednesday, July 2 – Saturday, July 5, 2014
Where: Hays Municipal Park, South Main St., Hays, KS
Cost: $15.00 ticket into all events

Info: The fireworks show is FREE and will take place at 10:00 PM on Friday, July 4th.

Additional 4th of July Events in Hays Include: http://www.wildwestfestival.com/files/WWF_2014_Schedule.pdf

HAYSVILLE, Kansas

4th of July Celebration Fireworks Show
Time: 9:45 PM Approximately
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Riggs Park, 700 Sarah Ln., Haysville, KS
Cost: FREE

Additional 4th of July Events in Haysville Include:

  • Parade (Starts @ Haysville Middle School, Ends @ Haysville True Value) - 8:30AM
  • Kids Fishing Derby- 9:45 AM (Riggs Park Pond, Ages 3 – 13)
  • Frog Races – 11:15AM (Ages 3 – 13)
  • Raft Races at Pool –11:45 AM (Ages 6 – 13)
  • Water Carnival at Pool – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Gunzelman Memorial Swimming Pool)
  • Youth Firecracker Parade – 7:00 PM (Riggs Park)
    • Ages 0 – 13 are encouraged to participate by wearing costumes, decorating bikes, strollers and wagons
  • Concert by Annie Up - 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Fireworks in park- at 9:45 PM

More info: http://www.haysville-ks.com/images/PDF/recreation/2014/4TH/Schedule_of_Events1.pdf

HUTCHINSON, Kansas

HutchFest 2014
Date: Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, 2014 
Time: Fireworks Extravaganza- at 9:45 p.m. on Fri., Jul 4
Where: Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas
Cost: FREE
Info: http://www.visithutch.com/events.php?id=919

Info: Fireworks Show will take place on Friday, July 4 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds at 9:45 PM (East of Grandstands – Lot C). This year’s show is a ‘park & watch’ (parking opens at 8:00 PM).

Additional 4th of July Events in Hutchinson Include:

Friday, July 4 Schedule

  • Patriots Parade (10:00 AM – Downtown Hutchinson on Main Street)
  • Independence Community Picnic (2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Hutch Community College)
                - Picnic includes live music, inflatables, sidewalk chalk art, super soaker arena, kids activity korner, craft and food vendors
  • Fireworks Show (9:45 PM – Kansas State Fairgrounds)

Saturday, July 5 Schedule

  • Super Soaker Arena (All Day – Hutch Community College)
  • Kids Carnival ( 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Hutch Community College)
  • Motorcycle Rally ( 9:00 AM – Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Food eating contests (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art ( All Day - Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Hutchinson’s Got Talent (7:00 PM - Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Sidewalk Sale (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM - Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Two-Story Water Slide/40 ft Slip’n Slide (2:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Community Expo and Tent Events)
  • Live Music (12:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Entertainment and Stage Show)

Sunday, July 6 Schedule

  • FREE Family Swim Night (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Salt City Splash)


Full Schedule Info:http://www.hutchfest.com/

PARK CITY, Kansas

Park City 4th of July Celebration
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Fireworks 10:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: 6110 North Hydraulic, Park City, Kansas
Cost: FREE

Additional 4th of July Events in Park City Include:

  • Car Show
  • City Parade (9:00 AM – 61st Street & Spangles)
  • Park Activities (9:30 AM – 3:00 PM)
    • Inflatables
    • Games with Prizes
    • Water Slide
    • Balloon Animals
    • Laser Tag
    • Obstacle Course
    • Mini-Golf
    • Train Rides
    • Face Painting
    • Live DJ Music
  • Ice Cream Social (10:00 AM)
  • Horseshoe Tournament (11:00 AM)
  • Pet Show (11:00 AM)
  • Kid’s BBQ Competition
  • Karaoke Contest (6:00 PM)
  • Fireworks Show (10:00 PM)

Full Schedule Info:http://www.parkcityks4th.com/

PEABODY, Kansas

93rd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
Time: 9:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Peabody’s City Park, Second St. and Locust St., Peabody, Kansas
Cost: $3.00 for a button
Info: http://www.peabodyfourth.com/

4th of July Parade Down Main Street  
Time:
5:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Main Street, Peabody, Kansas
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460889597490044/?ref=44&unit_ref=related_events

Additional 4th of July Events in Peabody Include:

Carnival at the Park
Date: Friday, July 4 – Saturday, July 5, 2014
Where: Peabody’s City Park, Second St. and Locust St., Peabody, Kansas
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655572744527736/?ref=5

5K Fun Run
Time:
8:00 AM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Peabody’s City Park, Second St. and Locust St., Peabody, Kansas
Cost: $20.00 Registration
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/801960776482472/?ref=5

Flea Market
Time:
8:00 AM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Peabody’s City Park, Second St. and Locust St., Peabody, Kansas
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/246939442173062/?ref=5

Dog Show at Santa Fe Park
Time:
11:00 AM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Santa Fe Park, Peabody, Kansas
Cost: $2 Entry Fee
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/604321613008601/?ref=5

FREE Swim Day
Time:
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: Peabody’s City Pool, Peabody, Kansas
Cost: FREE
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459390497638289/?ref=5

 

Do you know of a 4th of July event that’s not on our list? Email us at csiebels@kwch.com and we will get your event added.