Happy Independence Day! We have lots to celebrate this 4th of July and you might be wondering, “Where can I see fireworks near me?” Below, we are listing some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities that are planned for 2021. Some festivities may be prior to July 4.
No matter what else is going on, we can still celebrate our patriotism and gratefulness for the USA.
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4th of July Deals around Wichita
Independence Day isn’t just about the fireworks shows; there are also usually great 4th of July deals around Wichita too. Here are some of the ones we are excited about!
4th of July discounts and deals
- Keep an eye out for Wayman Oil’s$6 propane cylinder refills. Those full grill tanks will come in handy before the 4th of July picnic! Wayman Oil usually offers this great deal for three days leading up to the weekend of the holiday.
- For several years now NuWay has celebrated its anniversary around this time of year with a discount on crumbly burgers. Keep an eye out for it this year. (Note: they usually close early – at 4 p.m., I believe – on July 4.)
- Quizno’s is giving its Toasty Points Rewards members a FREE sub with the purchase of a Big Easy Muffaletta from July 3-5, 2021.
- Panera has a free bagel for you 4th of July weekend if you’ve been vaccinated. More info.
- Bonefish Grill is offering a Lobster and Shrimp family bundle July 1-7 for $49.99
Wichita Fireworks 2021
These Wichita Independence Day celebrations are listed in date order, with some of them happening before the fourth. The list of deals and events is always getting updated. Be sure to check back so you won’t miss any.
Kechi Fair fireworks and ice cream
Saturday, June 25 at around 9:30 p.m. (or dark). Close enough to count? Not really an Independence Day celebration, but Kechi is holding its fair this weekend. Fireworks were originally planned for Friday evening, but because of the possibility of storms they postponed it until Saturday.
Celebrate America Bradley Fair Jazz Concert Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. This year Bradley Fair’s annual fireworks show is on, immediately following the concert. This year, seating on the plaza is by reservation only, so be sure to register in advance and bring your chair. Lakeside picnic style seating is still open and doesn’t require a reservation, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs and all the kids. The FREE concert and fireworks show features Urban jazz keyboardist Kayla Waters, who will perform at 7:30 and the fireworks show is immediately following the music. These concerts are always great, and the fireworks show is spectacular. 2000 N. Rock Road.
Pretty Prairie Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 2 Beginning at 5 p.m. Pretty Prairie will host “Night on the Prairie” with live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, a motorcycle burnout, and city fireworks show at dark. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information.
Goddard Fireworks Show
Friday, July 2 from 7-10:30 p.m. Goddard Lions Club hosts the annual Independence Day celebration with live music, summer food (hot dogs, watermelon, and ice cream) and a fireworks show! Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the field north of Clark Davidson Elementary. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
July 2-4 – Toronto Days celebration looks like it will be quite a fun time. The party starts on Friday evening with a street dance, live music, and cornhole tournament. But the fun does not stop there! On Saturday, they will have street vendors, food, the annual parade, a car show, mud volleyball, and a fireworks show over the lake. The Sunday festivities have not yet been announced. For more information check out their Facebook Event.
Celebrate America at Old Cowtown
Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Independence at Cowtown’s annual 4th of July event, featuring good old fashioned fun. Catch a gunfight, see the saloon girls, watch a magician, play carnival games and more! Don’t miss the lazy games of horseshoes, sack races, Food will be available, including ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and a cool sarsaparilla! The activities are included with regular admission, which is very affordable and FREE if you have the membership. Military members and their families get in free, as do educators! 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
City of Sedgwick Fireworks
July 3- Sedgwick will have fireworks and FREE cotton candy, popsicles, and drinks at 7:30 p.m. at Sedgwick High School football field. Don’t forget a lawn chair! 400 W. 4th St., Sedgwick 67135 More info here on the City of Sedgwick’s Facebook page
El Dorado Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 3 from 9 a.m. until after the fireworks. The annual City of El Dorado Independence Day Celebration is a day filled with activities, beginning with a kids’ bike parade in East Park, followed by family games and lunch, then a free swim from 1-4 p.m. at the municipal pool. At 7 p.m. a baseball game is tentatively scheduled, followed by fireworks! While supplies last, the 4th of July picnic lunch includes FREE hotdog and chips, popcorn, cotton candy, and a drink. For more info, visit the Facebook event or the eldoks.com website here.
Garden Plain Independence Day
Saturday, July 3 Garden Plain has a day full of fun activities including a 5K freedom run, horseshoes, volleyball, and whiffle ball at City Park, a parade on Main Street at 11 a.m., lunch and afternoon activities for the whole family, and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. For more info.
Let Freedom Sing Patriotic Celebration
Saturday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 600 N. Greenwich hosts a biennial patriotic celebration that sounds like it will really be something! Skydivers, an aerial biplane show, the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra and accompanying choir, cannons, family games, free hot dogs (while supplies last), food trucks, and a fireworks finale. More info.
Haysville Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 & 4 – This year’s 4th of July festivities in Haysville are taking place over two days. The parade, fishing derby, hot dog feed and water games are happening on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The concert and fireworks are happening on July 4 in the evening. More info here
Derby 4th of July Celebration
July 3 & 4 Derby’s Independence Day celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. 4th of July festivities in High Park begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and a picnic dinner, but please leave your own fireworks or outside alcohol at home. Admission is free. The Derby Historical Museum will be open with FREE admission on July 3 and Fire Station 81 will have an open house until noon after the parade. More info here
Sterling Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 & 4 – Sterling has many great events planned for their old fashioned fourth of July celebration, including their famous turtle races, 4th of July parade, live music, BBQ and fireworks. The fireworks are at dark on Sunday the 4th. See the complete schedule here at the Sterling Chamber of Commerce website.
Anthony Kansas Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 & 4- Harper County will hold its annual 4th of July celebration at Anthony Lake. The Goons will take the lake stage the evening of the 3rd, and the fireworks show is at 10 p.m. on the 4th. For more information check out this flyer on the Anthony, KS chamber of commerce Facebook page.
Veterans Memorial Park Independence Day Program
Mulvane Independence Day Fun
Sunday, July 4 at noon. The community of Mulvane will host its Spirit of Mulvane 4th of July parade followed by an Ice Cream Social at Cobb Park and FREE swimming at the community pool. More info about the parade and social at the Chamber website here, and information about the free swimming at Mulvane pool here.
4th of July at El Dorado Lake
The lakeside fun includes a parade in front of the Bluestem Point bait shop every year. There’s also a kids’ bicycle decorating contest and usually a free car show.
Park City Salute to Freedom
July 4- Celebrate Independence day all day at Park City Salute to Freedom. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at 61st and Independence and ends at Hap MacLean Park, where the car show and other activities are being held. Activities in the park go until 2 p.m. and include a water carnival, inflatables, free ice cream sandwiches, RC car racing, a pet show, face painting, Troubles the Clown, and food trucks. Evening activities start around 6:30 with live music, food trucks and the big finale Fireworks Show by Crosswinds Casino. You can see all the info about Park City’s 4th of July fun at the city’s Facebook page here or at parkcityks4th.com.
Red White & BOOM! Wichita Independence Day celebration and fireworks
Sunday, July 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore. The Riverfront Stadium will open its gates at 5:30 p.m. with FREE admission for live music, yard games, kids’ activities, and more. The concession stands will also be open so you can purchase your favorite ballpark food. At about 9:50 p.m. the fireworks begin over the Arkansas River!
North Newton Fireworks Extravaganza
Sunday, July 4 Kidron Bethel retirement community’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza in North Newton will be held on the 4th of July at 3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton. Arrive as early as 8:30 p.m. This year it is an outdoors-only event. Please wear masks if you haven’t been vaccinated and observe physical distancing. Fireworks start about dusk. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs and a flashlight to help you navigate between the parking lot and the celebration. More information online
Hutchinson, KS Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza
Sunday, July 4 Bring the family out to Parking Lot C at the Kansas State Fairgrounds – along with your blankets and lawn chairs – to enjoy some 4th of July at dusk. City of Hutchinson Facebook Event
A Capitol Fourth 2021
Sunday, July 4 at 7 & 8:30 p.m. PBS stations and the Armed Forces Network will broadcast and stream online the annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration. You can see it on PBS Kansas, channel 8, here in Wichita. A great option if you’re not ready to go out in crowds!
What time do fireworks start in the Wichita area?
Almost all fireworks shows in the Wichita area will start at dark for the most spectacular viewing. Sunset on on the 4th of July weekend this year will be just before 9 p.m., so expect most fireworks shows to start after then.
How late can you shoot fireworks in Wichita KS?
In Wichita, fireworks may be shot off from 6 a.m. until Midnight from June 27 – July 5.
How long can you shoot fireworks after the 4th in Kansas?
Sedgwick County has a full list of fireworks sale and discharge dates and times, but in the city of Wichita, they can be shot from June 27 through July 5 between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight. In unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County, they can be shot from July 1 through the Independence Day federal holiday between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight.
4th of July Holiday-related Closures and Special Hours in Wichita
In observance of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours:
Closed Saturday, July 3: CityArts and Mid-America All-Indian Museum.
Closed Sunday, July 4: Wichita Public Library locations, Botanica, Cowtown, Wichita Art Museum, CityArts and the Animal Shelter.
Closed Monday, July 5: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers, Transit administrative offices, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers, Century II administrative offices, Wichita TIX box office, CityArts, Great Plains Nature Center, Environmental Health office, WATER Center and Brooks Landfill.
There will be no Wichita Transit or Paratransit service on Monday, July 5.
Special Hours During the Holiday Weekend:
· O.J. Watson Park will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with rides from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 and open regular hours on Monday, July 5;
· Golf Wichita Courses will be open from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5;
· Wichita Public Pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 and regular hours on Monday, July 5;
· Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 for rentals and regular hours on Monday, July 5;
· Botanica will be open regular hours on Monday, July 5;
· The Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Monday, July 5.
Other 4th of July Activities around Wichita
Kayak the Arkansas on July 4. Kayak rentals are available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for $10 an hour! For more information check out Kayak Rentals on the River.
Happy Independence Day!
Sunday, July 4, 2021
As-yet unconfirmed 2021 Independence Day Events around Wichita
I haven’t found updated 2021 information yet for these past events, but I’ll keep looking!
City of Winfield 4th of July Fireworks
July 4 – Winfield is planning a community fireworks show and 4th of July celebration at the Winfield Fairgrounds that begins with a drive-through dinner at 6:30 p.m. (cost is $7) followed by a virtual concert via 93.9FM radio, and finishes up with fireworks after dark. More info.
July 4 – A fireworks display is after sunset (around 9 p.m.) on July 4 at Augusta City Lake. Entry is free. You can view the event on the City of Augusta’s calendar here.
Bel Aire 40th for the 4th
July 4 – Celebrate the 4th of July and the City’s 40th Anniversary. Bel Aire will have a picnic on the lawn, cornhole tournament, games, music, pool night swim, food, snow-cones & fireworks for this fun evening. Fireworks show will begin around 9:30 pm at City Hall. It is available to watch the fireworks from NE Magnet High School parking lot, pool & City Hall. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs! More info here or call Bel Aire Recreation Center 316-744-2700.
Many of the community celebrations will be held in parks, so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
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