Don’t Miss Overland Park’s Fireworks: Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Metro Kansas City loves its fireworks displays, and there are no shortage of them to take in! One of the really great displays (that also makes for a fun family day) is at Overland Park’s Corporate Woods (College Blvd at Hwy 69). The specific address, for those of you new to the city, is Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, 9711 W. 109th St., Overland Park, KS 66210.Star-Spangled Spectacular is sponsored by Corporate Woods, Renewal by Andersen and McCownGordon Construction.Live musical performances will include the Overland Park Civic Band and The Elders, a local Celtic rock band.Food trucks will be on hand all evening, leading up to a fireworks performance once the sun goes down.
Schedule leading up to fireworks
5:00 p.m. – Park opens for event6:00 p.m. – Overland Park Civic Band performs8:00 p.m. – The Elders performApproximately 9:45 p.m. – Fireworks beginRain date – July 5 (fireworks only, no concessions or live music)
Parking is available in Corporate Woods, but it rather difficult unless you are there early! There are many businesses and offices in the surrounding area, but check signage before parking in their lots. Many people choose to park in surrounding neighborhoods and walk across College Boulevard to the celebration, or even catch the fireworks display from a little west (Quivira) or a little east (Antioch) of Corporate Woods. Do NOT stop on nearby Hwy 69 or I-435 to take in the scene!
What to bring
This is an outdoor event in a city park, please plan on bringing a lawn chair and blanket. No pop-up tents or canopies are allowed. Give yourself and your kiddos a liberal helping of bug spray! There are lots of trees around…and lots and lots of mosquitoes.Note from the city to obey leash laws: if you want to bring your dog and they aren’t bothered by fireworks, please remember they need to stay leashed even if they are small or well behaved.
Thanks to our friends at KC Kids Fun, we have some additional ideas to keep you and your families busy over the holiday! For even more of their great info, click here.If a swim is more in line with your plans, Blue Valley Activity Center is hosting a Star Spangled Swim for littles ages 2-5 on Friday, June 29. Kiddos can sing and to patriotic music, participate in a parade around the center, decorate a flag cookie, then splash around in the indoor pool! 10am-12:30pm at Blue Valley Activity Center, $20/$25 (non-resident); for ages 2-5 with participating adult.Booms & Blooms – Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO. This features tons of hands-on activities for kids begin at 3pm, Saturday, June 30. You can also take in the Lee’s Summit Symphony at 7:30pm and fireworks at 9pm.4th of July at the Farmstead is at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park, KS. There are activities from 9am-noon including bike parade, pig calling, and more for your little ones.There is the Community Days Parade in Lenexa, KS on July 4. It begins at 10am in Old Town Lenexa.
Many displays aren’t actually on the 4th, and some are on July 3
- Annual July 3 Fireworks Celebration (Kearney, MO) – Kearney Amphitheater, concert at 7:30pm; fireworks at 9:30pm
- Cities of Westwood, Fairway, Mission Woods, Roeland Park & Westwood Hills Fireworks – St. Agnes Athletic Field at dusk; 5130 Mission Rd, Roeland Park, KS 66205
- Independence Day Celebration, City of Independence – gates open at 6pm, entertainment begins at 7pm, fireworks at 9:30pm; at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pageant Grounds & Mormon Visitor Center, 937 W. Walnut, Independence, MO
- Liberty4thFest, Liberty, MO – Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, the fun begins at 6pm with food trucks & tons of family-fun activities; fireworks begin at 10pm
- Legacy Blast Fireworks, Lee’s Summit – Legacy Park – Open 5-10pm; concessions, face-painting, balloon artists, and bounce houses for kids 12 and under
- Kansas City T-bones Post-Game Fireworks at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
Overland Park is a great community that several of us on the Cami Jones Collaborative team call home. We are knowledgeable about properties and neighborhoods on BOTH sides of the state line and can help you with your buy or sell.
Give us a call today! You can reach the Cami Jones Collaborative team at 913.402.2550. Want to come see us? Our new office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day with your family and friends.*images provided by opkansas.org*activities info provided by KC Kids Fun