Happy Independence Day! Here are some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita and surrounding communities this year. Note that since the 4th falls on a Wednesday, some celebrations will happen on the weekend before Independence Day!
Many of the community celebrations will be held in parks, so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
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4th of July Fireworks in Wichita and Independence Day Celebrations
Celebrate America at Old Cowtown 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30. Featured activities include 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 are free. 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Home of the Brave Celebration at Central Christian Church in the worship center, 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 1st. Join the Worship Arts Team in honoring the military, first responders, and other men and women who serve our country. Join them for a night of celebration, and a free dilly bar at the reception! 2900 N. Rock Rd.
Goddard Fourth of July Celebration on Sunday, July 1. Enjoy live music, free hot dogs, watermelon, and ice cream while it lasts, starting at 7 p.m. at Discovery Intermediate School. 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. Construction at the school has reduced parking and a restricted entrance/exit to one drive, so it may take longer to get in and out.
El Dorado Independence Day Celebration, July 3 & 4. Celebrations start on July 3 with a Wiffle Ball Tournament in the evening. On July 4, starting at 9 a.m. in East Park, games and activities will be available as well as a free hot dogs lunch. At 1 p.m., a free public swim will be held at Muncipal Pool. At 7 p.m., the Broncos baseball game will be at Mcdonald Stadium, and fireworks will follow the game. Festivities are free. Check their Facebook page to stay up to date.
Haysville Fourth of July Celebration, July 4. Festivities will be happening all day long! A parade will start the celebration at 8:30 a.m. at Haysville Middle School (900 W. Grand). At 11:15 a.m. there will be frog races, 11:45 a.m. an obstacle course, 12:15 p.m. raft races at the Riggs Park pool, and a water carnival (swim free with a non-perishable food item donation) from 1-6 p.m. From 6-9:30 p.m. a beer garden/food court will be available. From 7:30-9:45 p.m. enjoy a FREE concert from the band Linnaberry Wine. To end the fun day, enjoy fireworks at Riggs Park at 9:45 p.m. For a full list of events, go to their Facebook page.
Augusta Fireworks The fireworks display will begin at dusk on July 4 at Augusta City Lake. Entry is free.
Veterans Memorial Park (Wichita) Independence Day Program will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. with speaker Lawrence Skelton, a leading member of the Sons of the Revolution. You’ll also be able to see the new American Revolution Memorial which will be dedicated soon. The program will last about 45 minutes, followed by a walking tour of the Park. Seating is limited so lawn chairs are recommended.
Red, White & Boom! July 4, starting at 5 p.m. Wichita’s BIG fireworks show and Independence Day party! Come celebrate Independence Day in downtown Wichita on the Hyatt Lawn, the Lewis Street Bridge and Water Street. Activities and entertainment include food trucks on Water Street at 5 p.m., a beer garden on the Hyatt Lawn, a FREE concert from 80’s band Astronauts at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks show over the Arkansas River at 9:45 PM.
North Newton Fireworks Celebration Day, July 4 beginning at 7 p.m. at Kidron Bethel Village (3001 Ivy Drive, North Newton). Festivities include a bake sale and homemade ice cream sale, live music, quilt auction, games, and food and beverage concessions. Fireworks start about dusk. There is FREE admission. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and a flashlight to help you navigate between the parking lot and the celebration! Check their Facebook page for more information.
Derby 4th of July Celebration, July 4. The Independence Day celebration begins with an annual Firecracker Run at High Park (2801 E. James St.). 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. Next up is the parade 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 kids’ activities and 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. and Derby Twins baseball vs. Haysville Aviators at 7 p.m. at Panther Field, which is also FREE admission.
Park City Salute to Freedom, July 4. All events are FREE! festivities include a parade at 9 a.m. from Spangles east to Hydraulic, then north to the park, 6801 N. Hydraulic. Fun at the park is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes inflatables, kids train, face painting, food vendors and entertainment. A car show will be going on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pet show is at 11 a.m. Entry forms are online. There will be a FREE Ice Cream Social at 10:45 a.m. and a FREE Watermelon Feed at 1 p.m. The concert at the West end of the park will feature Bryson Michael and The Free Nation at 6 p.m., and fireworks will start at 10 p.m. Entry is free, but tickets are required. Nab tickets at the fireworks stand behind Emprise Bank in Park City, sponsor locations, at the daytime DJ stage in the park, and at the gate.
Celebrate America Bradley Fair Jazz Concert Fireworks Show 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5. Arrive early to stake out your spot for this FREE concert and fireworks show. Joseph Vincelli, jazz saxophone player, 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 at 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.
4th of July Deals
- $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.
- All Star Sports is having their 10 cent online token sale. On the 4th of July only, you can get 400 tokens for $40 to use any time you want.
Happy Independence Day!