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Wichita 4th of July Fireworks, Parades, Events and Fun 2024

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Happy Independence Day! We have lots to celebrate this 4th of July and you might be wondering, “Where can I see 4th of July fireworks near me?” Below, we are listing some of the upcoming 4th of July fireworks in Wichita, KS and small town Independence Day community celebrations that are planned for 2024. Some festivities may be before or after July 4, so you can have days and days worth of fun.

We have made this easy guide so you don’t miss any celebrations on the 4th of July in Wichita or surrounding areas. The best part is that almost everything is FREE!

The quick list:
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  • Veterans Memorial Park Tribute to Independence Day
  • Red, White & Boom
  • Bradley Fair Fireworks and Concert
  • Derby Fireworks in the Park
  • Haysville 4th of July Celebration
  • El Dorado KS Independence Day Festivities
  • Mulvane, KS 4th of July Parade
  • Park City Salute to Freedom
  • Goddard 4th of July Fun!
  • Old Cowtown Museum’s Celebrate America Event
  • Garden Plain Independence Day
  • Toronto Days
  • Sterling, KS Old Fashioned Fourth of July
  • Augusta, KS Fireworks
  • Harper County 4th of July
  • …and more events are added as we update this list constantly!

No matter what else is going on, we can still celebrate our patriotism and gratefulness for the USA. 

Wichita 4th of July fireworks & events for 2024

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 so be sure to check back so you won’t miss any.

If you want other fun things to do this summer, visit our Summer Checklist for FREE or cheap activities in Wichita. See how to get into over 200 attractions this summer for FREE with the Sunflower Summer App, or cool off and have fun over the 4th of July weekend at a Splash Park.

Veterans Memorial Park 

At 9 a.m. on the 4th of July, visit the American Revolution Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Parkway near the river close to downtown, for a ceremony that remembers what actually happened on the day Americans formally declared their independence. This is a remarkable day to commemorate. The event will include:

  • performance of the National Anthem and Taps on bugle
  • chaplain’s invocation and closing prayer
  • reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
  • presentation of colors by the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard
  • guest speaker, retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Richard Lewallen from Topeka

Bring a lawn chair if you or a loved one won’t be able to stand for the whole ceremony, which usually last around an hour. The Independence Day tribute at Veterans Memorial Park is FREE and open to the public. 

Wichita is invited to this FREE event in Downtown Wichita. It gets underway at 6 pm with the gates opening at Riverfront Stadium and food trucks staged around the Hyatt Lawn. Stay for the largest firework display in the region!

Date: Thursday, July 4th, everyone is invited to a FREE event

Red, White, and Boom:

  • Fireworks
  • FoodTucks
  • Live Music

Location: Riverfront Stadium/Hyatt.

More Information: Red, White & Boom at Riverfront Stadium

This year Bradley Fair’s annual fireworks show is on immediately following their FREE concert. No reservation is required for seating on the plaza, but capacity is limited so be sure to get there early with your chair. 

Lakeside picnic-style seating is still open and is my favorite way to enjoy the concert. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and all the kids.  The FREE concert ends at around 9:30 p.m. and the fireworks show immediately follows the music. These concerts are always great, and the fireworks show is spectacular. 2000 N. Rock Road.

Date: July 4th, 2024

Bradley Fair Concert & Fireworks:

  • FREE Concert
  • Fireworks Display. It’s a good display. We have been several years in a row.
  • Pro Tip: Pack a picnic and sit by the pond. Dont forget your lawn chairs or blanket.

Location: Bradley Fair

More information: FREE Bradley Fair Concert & Fireworks

Derby, Kansas, the Fourth of July celebration is always a full day of fun!

Date: July 4th

Derby, Kansas 4th of July Celebration:

  • Fireworks in the Park
  • Firecracker Race
  • Independence Day Parade
  • Historial Museum Open House
  • Fire Station 81 Open house

More Information: Derby 4th of July Celebration

Haysville Fourth of July Celebration 

Take the short drive to Haysville for a full day of fun! They have everything from cornhole, frog races, pool games and so much more. If you are looking for a small-town all-American celebration, look no further.

Date: July 4th

Haysville, KS 4th of July Events:

  • Fireworks
  • Fishing derby
  • Hot Dogs in the Park
  • Water Carnival
  • Live music and so much more. Click the link below for the full article.

More Information: Haysville, KS 4th of July Events

El Dorado, KS Independence Day  

Date: July 4th

El Dorado 4th of July Events:

  • Fireworks
  • All Day Events: Free swim, turtle races, bike parade, concert, and lots more.

More Information: El Dorado, KS 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Mulvane, KS 4th of July Parade

Mulvane is known for its parade on the 4th of July, and following the parade is a watermelon feed. If you want to see classic cars and a great smalltown parade, we recommend this one.

Date: July 4

Mulvane 4th of July Events

  • Parade, Music, Watermelon and more.

More Infomation: Mulvane, KS 4th of July Parade

Park City Salute to Freedom

Celebrate Independence Day all day at Park City Salute to Freedom. They’ll have a parade, a pageant, a pet show, car show & firworks in Hap McLean Park.

Date: July 4

Location: Hap McLean Park is 6801 N. Hydraulic, Park City, Kansas 67219. 

More Information: Park City 4th of July

Goddard, KS Independence Day Celebration

Goddard’s celebration is on July 5th, allowing you to enjoy all the other 4th of July events. They will have a firework display, live music, swimming, FREE hotdogs & more.

Date: July 5th, 2024

More Information: Goddard, KS Independence Day Celebration

Get ready to celebrate America like its 1875! Cowtown is celebrating America by throwing an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration.

Date: July 6th

More Information: Celebrate America at Old Cowtown Museum

Garden Plain Independence Day

The annual celebration is a “kaleidoscope of patriotism and joy” that brings together families and friends for a parade and activities. At the end of the full day, enjoy a fireworks show! Find out more information on their FB page HERE

Toronto Days

July 5-7, 2024  Toronto Days celebration looks like it will be quite a fun time. This is an area-wide event and will include a street dance, breakfast, parade, baby contest (aww, cute!), talent contest, raffle, mud volleyball tournament, and food vendors. The FIREWORKS will be held Friday, July 5 after sunset at Toronto Point. This will be a FREE ENTRANCE event (in other words, no vehicle fee to get in the park.) The plan is to have Pete’s Donuts and Justin’s Sugar Rush food trucks available at the park during the fireworks.

Sterling Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

July 4th It encompasses a wide variety of family fun for kids and adults, including our famous turtle races. A great opportunity to enjoy some good BBQ, listen to live music and enjoy the best FIREWORKS display around. Lots of games and activities throughout the day and evening, including one of the best 4th of July parades. More info HERE

Augusta KS Fireworks

It looks like the swimming pool will have a dive-in movie, but we couldn’t find information about any other 4th of July activities in Augusta. Did we miss the memo? Let us know! We’d love to share about their fun patriotic happenings.

We do know folks who typically go to the lake out by Augusta for fireworks, so it should be fun anyway!

Harper County 4th of July

If you’re in the area, be sure to enjoy the 4th festivities held this year at Anthony Lake near Anthony, KS. The 4th of July fireworks will happen on Thursday, but fun will be had all weekend long! See the flyer below for details.

flyer for the anthony, ks 4th of july 2024, harper county 4th of july

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Other 4th of July Activities around Wichita

Elderslie Farm often has you-pick blackberries in the timeframe of mid-June to mid-July. Nature always operates on its own schedule though, so be sure to double-check with them. See their website here.

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Not confirmed for 2024! 

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