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 2022. 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.
Before we list the Independence Day events in Wichita, here are some 4th of July deals and discounts you won’t want to miss!
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
- Krispy Kreme has TWO doughnut deals for the 4th of July holiday.
- Sadly, Wayman Oil’s sale on propane cylinder refills won’t be available for your 4th of July picnic this year. In its announcement, the company cited rising costs in the economy.
- For several years now NuWay has celebrated its anniversary around this time of year with a discount on crumbly burgers. In 2022, the special will be on TUESDAY, JULY 5: Get an original NuWay for just 92 cents with purchase of a regular drink. Limit one anniversary special per person. Here’s the announcement (via Facebook)
Wichita Fireworks 2022
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.
Kechi Fair fireworks and ice cream
Saturday, June 25 at around dark. Close enough to count? Not really an Independence Day celebration, but Kechi is holding its fair the weekend before Independence Day. Fireworks are planned for after sunset on Saturday evening, during the street dance.
Bradley Fair Summer Concert Fireworks Show
Thursday, June 30 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 available beginning at 5 p.m., no reservation required. But capacity is limited so be sure to get there early with your chair.
Lakeside picnic style seating is still open and is my personal 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 is immediately following the music.
These concerts are always great, and the fireworks show is spectacular. 2000 N. Rock Road.
Sterling Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
June 30 – July 4 – Sterling has many great events planned for their old fashioned fourth of July celebration, including their famous turtle races, 4th of July parade, 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.
Pretty Prairie American Hero Night
Friday, July 1 from 5-9 p.m. Pretty Prairie will host “Night on the Prairie” with live music, food vendors, fun activities, and community fireworks show on the golf course at dark. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information.
Goddard Fireworks Show and Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 2 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Goddard Lions Club hosts the annual Independence Day celebration with live music, summer food (hot dogs, watermelon, ice cream, etc.) and a fireworks show! Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the field north of Clark Davidson Elementary. The fireworks show is followed by a free pool party. No rain out date. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
El Dorado Lake Independence Day
Saturday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to after dark. The Friends of El Dorado Lake and Bluestem Bait and General Store will host their annual El Dorado Lake 4th of July celebration. It’s a fun day at the lake if you will be camping or just want to spend time outside. Start with an affordable biscuits and gravy breakfast and play all day until the movie that night. State park admission is $5 per carload.
Celebrate America at Old Cowtown
Saturday, July 2 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, see an old time medicine show, play carnival games and more. Don’t miss the lazy games of horseshoes and sack races. 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.
Veterans Memorial Park Independence Day Program
Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. 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.
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. This one will include a flag-lined walkway, an invocation and a speaker, color guard presentation of colors, a 21-gun salute, and “Taps.” FREE
July 2-4 Toronto Days celebration looks like it will be quite a fun time. The party starts on Friday evening with live music at Getty’s Bar, but the fun does not stop there! On Saturday, they will have street vendors, food, the annual parade, a car show, kids activities, live music, and a street dance. On Sunday the fun continues, culminating with an ice cream social at 5 p.m. and then a huge fireworks show over the lake at dusk. For more information check out the Woodson County Chamber of Commerce website here.
City of Sedgwick Fireworks
July 3 Sedgwick will have fireworks, popcorn, water, and raffle tickets with FREE admission 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
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. For more information check out this flyer on the Anthony, KS chamber of commerce Facebook page.
Wichita 4th July celebration: Red White & BOOM!
Monday, July 4 from 7-10 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium, 300 S. Sycamore. At about 9:40 p.m. – or at the conclusion of the Wind Surge game – the fireworks begin over the Arkansas River. Food trucks will be set up just south of the Hyatt lawn at 7 p.m. Arrive early to grab a good spot along the riverbank and grab some grub from the food trucks. FREE unless you go to the baseball game.
Derby 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4 According to the Derby website, Derby’s Independence Day celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. Fire Station 81 will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon, the historical museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Derby Twins baseball game is happening from 6-9 p.m. and High Park will have food trucks beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs but please leave your own fireworks or outside alcohol at home. Admission is free. More info here or here
Haysville Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4 – This year’s 4th of July festivities in Haysville are looking like fun! The parade, fishing derby, hot dog feed, water games, and other activities are happening in the morning. The concert, food, and fireworks are happening on July 4 in the evening. More info here
El Dorado Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4 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. an El Dorado Walnuts baseball game is 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.
Mulvane 4th of July Parade and Fun
Monday, July 4 at noon. The community of Mulvane will host its 4th of July parade followed by a family social with yummy treats and live entertainment at Main Street park. More info about the parade and social at the Chamber website here There’s also free swimming at the Mulvane pool all day on the 4th of July. What fun!
Wichita Warbird Weekend
July 4-9, 2022 The B-29 Doc Hangar Education and Visitors Center in Wichita will host a new event, the Wichita Warbird Weekend, the week of the 4th of July. Special attendees and additional World War II-era aircraft will be at the hangar that week. More information here
Park City Salute to Freedom
Monday, 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 pet show. Live music from the Llew Brown Band begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks start at 10 p.m. You can see all the info about Park City’s 4th of July fun at the city’s Facebook page here.
Garden Plain Independence Day
Monday, July 4 Garden Plain has a day full of fun activities including a 5K freedom run, horseshoes, volleyball, and Wiffleball 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.
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
Augusta KS Fireworks
July 4 A fireworks display is after sunset (between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.) The best view of the show is at Augusta City Lake. Entry is free. You can view the event on the City of Augusta’s calendar here.
North Newton Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4 Kidron Bethel retirement community’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza in North Newton will NOT be held in 2022 due to construction on its campus at 3001 Ivy Drive
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 10 a.m. until midnight from June 26 – 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, fireworks can be shot from June 26 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 2: Mid-America All-Indian Museum.
Closed Monday, 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, CityArts, Botanica, Wichita Art Museum, Great Plains Nature Center, Environmental Health office, WATER Center, Brooks Landfill and the Animal Shelter.
There will be no Wichita Transit or Paratransit service on Monday, July 4.
Special Hours for the Holiday:
· O.J. Watson Park open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; rides open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
· Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Centers open 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
· Splash Pads open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
· Wichita Public Pools 1-5 p.m.
· Wichita Public Golf Courses open regular hours
Other 4th of July Activities around Wichita
Happy Independence Day!
Monday, July 4, 2022
As-yet unconfirmed Independence Day Events around Wichita
I haven’t found updated 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.
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.
Kidron Bethel Village Fireworks Show
On the 4th of July , North Newton, 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
Many of the community celebrations will be held in parks, so be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.