Happy Independence Day! Here are some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities this year.
Some festivities are prior to July 4.
Many of the community celebrations will be held in parks, so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Also, scroll down the page to see 4th of July deals and discounts in the Wichita area!
4th of July Fireworks in Wichita and Independence Day Celebrations
These Wichita Independence Day celebrations are listed in date order, with some of them happening as early as late June!
Celebrate America at Old Cowtown
June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cowtown’s annual Independence Day celebration features carnival games, sack races, vintage baseball and you can even watch a classic gunfight. They will also crown the next King and Queen of Cowtown! Food will be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and a beer garden. The activities are included with regular admission, which is only $9 for adults, $6-7 for kids, and kids 4 and under and members get in free. 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Let Freedom Ring – Holy Cross Lutheran Church
June 30, 6:30 p.m.
This free celebration takes place at Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School, 600 N. Greewich Road, Wichita 67206. It includes kid-friendly family activities, fire truck, McConnell service dogs, free BBQ while supplies last, patriotic concert featuring Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra and choir, biplanes, skydivers, KC-46 flyover, cannons and fireworks show. Bring lawn chairs & blankets. Free Parking and shuttles are available at the Beech parking lot on Greenwich.
Let Freedom Ring – Central Christian Church
June 30 , 7 p.m.
Join the Worship Arts Team in honoring the military, first responders, and other men and women who serve our country for a night of celebration, and a free dilly bar at the reception, 2900 N. Rock Road, Wichita. Free admission.
El Dorado Independence Day Celebration
July 3 & 4
Two days of Independence Day fun in El Dorado. Celebrations start on July 3 with an adult Whiffle Ball Tournament in the evening. On July 4, starting at 9 a.m. in East Park, games and activities are offered, as well as a free hot dog lunch. In the afternoon, tentatively 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., a free public swim is at Municipal Pool. At 7 p.m., the Broncos baseball game is at McDonald Stadium, and fireworks follow the game. Festivities are free. Check the Facebook or website to stay up to date. Info also on website.
Park City Salute to Freedom
July 3 & 4
Park City’s two-day celebration will have free activities, entertainment and events on two days. Festivities include a movie in the park, 6801 N. Hydraulic, about sunset July 3. On July 4, a parade at 9 a.m. travels from Spangles restaurant east to Hydraulic, then north to the park. Events at the park include fun from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., concert 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., fun at the park includes inflatables, face painting, food for purchase from vendors, entertainment and water carnival with water games for youngsters and a dunk tank. Other events during the day include free Ice Cream Social about 10:45 a.m., free Watermelon Feed at 1 p.m., car show 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Pet Show at 11 a.m. Entry forms are online. Bingo is offered 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, and fees apply for bingo cards. In the evening, a free concert is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the park, with fireworks at 10 p.m.
4th of July at El Dorado Lake
July 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The lakeside fun includes parade, vintage auto show & Christmas in July craft fair.
Veterans Memorial Park Independence Day Program
July 4, 10 a.m.
U.S. Representative Ron Estes will speak and they will have other Independence Day recognition activities. Lawn chairs are recommended, 329 Veterans Parkway, Wichita.
A fireworks display is at dusk on July 4 at Augusta City Lake. Entry is free.
Derby 4th of July Celebration
The Independence Day celebration begins with an annual Firecracker Run at High Park, 2801 E. James Street. The 4-mile race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Sign up for the run online. A parade is at 10 a.m. at Panther Stadium heading west on Madison Avenue to Georgie Street, south to Market Street, and east back to Panther Stadium. Firework festivities in High Park begin at 7 p.m. with food trucks. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, but please leave your own fireworks at home. Entry is free. Other activities include a Party in the Park at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Derby Twins baseball playing Haysville Aviators at 7 p.m. at Panther Field at Woodlawn and Market, which is also FREE admission. More info here
Red, White & Boom!
July 4, starting at 5 p.m.
Wichita’s BIG fireworks show and Independence Day party! It includes a beer garden, fireworks and concert. Read our article here for more info about Wichita’s celebration.
City of Sedgwick 4th of July
Sedgwick will have fireworks in evening at Sedgwick High School football field, 400 W. 4th St., Sedgwick 67135, 316-772-5155
Celebrate America Bradley Fair Jazz Concert Fireworks Show
July 4, 7:30 p.m.
This year Bradley Fair’s annual fireworks show is actually on July 4 (which is a Thursday this year). Arrive early to stake out your spot for this FREE concert and fireworks show. Grace Kelly, singer, jazz saxophonist and songwriter, is featured at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks show is immediately following the music, about 9:30 p.m. You can sit in the plaza near the band (setup for your chairs starts as early as 6 a.m.) or on the grassy area by the lake. These concerts are always great, and the fireworks show is spectacular. 2000 N. Rock Road.
Mulvane Independence Day Fun
The community of Mulvane offers a parade at 11:30 a.m. July 4, and Ice Cream Social at Cobb Park.
North Newton Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
North Newton’s 4th of July fun will be held at Kidron Bethel Village (3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton). Festivities include a bake sale, games for youngsters, entertainment & raffle 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
Haysville Fourth of July Celebration
Festivities are all day. A parade from Haysville Middle School, 900 W. Grand, is at 8 a.m. Other events include fishing derby for youngsters 3 to 13, Aviator Car Show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., frog races for ages 3 to 13 at 10 a.m., inflatable obstacle course for ages 3 to 13 at 10:45 a.m., hot dog feed at Riggs Park at 11 a.m., 11:45 p.m. raft races at pool with registration at 11:30 a.m. for ages 6 to 13, and water carnival at pool, which is free with a non-perishable food item for food bank 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., food court 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and free concert 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Fireworks at Riggs Park are about 9:45 p.m. More info here
Goddard Independence Day Celebration
July 5, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music, free hot dogs, watermelon, and ice cream while it lasts, starting at 7 p.m. in the ball fields just north of Clark Davidson Elementary School. They’ll also have live music by the Jake Lauer Band. The fireworks show begins around 10 p.m., and be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. (Please do not bring your own fireworks.) After the fireworks, everyone is invited to the Goddard pool for a free pool party until midnight, 200 S. Main Street, Goddard. More info here
4th of July Deals around Wichita
- $6 propane cylinder refills before the 4th of July picnic! Wayman Oil usually offers this great deal for three days leading up to 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.
Happy Independence Day!