4th of July Fireworks & Parades In & Around Wichita

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Summer brings pools, popsicles, and Wichita fireworks! There are quite a few options this year for 4th of July parades & fireworks displays in and around Wichita.

 This article was last updated 6/16/24.

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4th of July Fireworks & Parades in Wichita

Wichita Fireworks

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th | 7:30pm concert (Fireworks begin at 9:30)

Daydream is a 9-piece funk/fusion horn band from Wichita, KS that plays thoughtful, original compositions that groove. The group consists of local college music professors, Wichita Symphony members, band & orchestra teachers, and professional musicians.

Learn more about Daydream

Stick around following Daydream’s performance for our firework finale show! Fireworks will begin around 9:30 PM.


Lakeside Picnic-Style Seating

Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up as a picnic spot along the grassy area that surrounds Bradley Fair Lake.

Plaza Seating

Guests will be permitted to set up their chairs at 5:00 PM the day of the concert. No registration is required and capacity is limited.

Red, White, & BOOM

Thursday, July 4 | 6-10pm

Thursday, July 4 the community is invited to this FREE event that gets underway at 6pm with the gates opening at Riverfront Stadium and food trucks staged around the Hyatt Lawn. Fireworks will light up the night sky at 9:40pm!

Hyatt Lawn

A variety of food trucks will be onsite at the Hyatt Lawn for spectators to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on while you wait for the show to start. Watching the festive fireworks from the lawn is a tradition you don’t want to miss!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Evergy, Wichita Park & Recreation, Wichita Parks Foundation, and Wichita Wind Surge have come together to offer this great community event. So you know it’s going to be an unforgettable night!

  • McLean Ave. will close from Maple to Douglas from 5pm until completion of the fireworks show (approximately 10:30pm), and starting at the Hyatt entrance extending to the end of Lewis St. bridge at Maple and McLean Ave. 
  • The Arkansas River will be closed from the Lewis St. bridge to north of the Hyatt property line. Wichita Fire Department’s River Rescue team will be patrolling the area to ensure everyone’s safety during the event. 
  • The walking path along the west side of the Arkansas River that is adjacent to Riverfront Stadium will be closed from 7am-10:30pm.


Independence Day Parade, Fireworks & Activities

Parade on Thursday, July 4 | 10am 

Parade Route:  The parade begins at Bulldog Dr., proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market and east on Market back to Westview. The route is different this year due to road construction that will be taking place on Madison Ave.

Derby Historical Museum Open | July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Woodlawn and Market
The museum has something for all ages. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Fire Station 81 Open House | July 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon
715 E. Madison Ave.
Derby firefighters will have fire trucks on display along with the Fire Safety House following the parade.

Rock River Rapids Open
12:30 to 5 p.m. (closes early due to the holiday)
Visit the website

Fireworks in the Park | July 4 at 6 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approx. 9:40 p.m.)
High Park, 2801 E. James St.

Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a fun evening in Derby at High Park. 

  • Food trucks: Cheezepanzie, El Gusto, Taters N Toppings, Bongo Fruit Smoothies, Tickled Pink, Honey and Rue’s, Life Gave Me Lemons, and Kona Ice 
  • Free photo booth (near the amphitheater)
  • ADA parking will be available at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter parking lot.
  • No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Questions? Call Public Works at 788-0301 or email [email protected].


Goddard Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 5 | 7pm

El Dorado

Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4 | 9am-10pm

East Park • 9 a.m. to noon – Fourth of July Events – Bike parade, youth wiffle ball tournament, turtle races, family games and lunch (at 11:30) El Dorado Municipal Pool • 1 to 4 p.m. – Free Swim at the Municipal Pool McDonald Stadium • 5:30 p.m. – Concert featuring Veteran Shannon Book • 6 p.m. – U.S. Wardogs Ceremony Honoring Veterans – Includes presentation of two service dogs, flyover, Purple Heart recognition, First Responder recognition and more • 7 p.m. – Walnuts vs. Wardogs Baseball Game • Following the Game – Fireworks


4th of July Celebration & Fireworks in Riggs Park

Thursday, July 4 | 8am-10pm

Independence Day Parade – 8:00am
Cornhole Tournament – 9:00am
OK Kids Fishing Derby – 9:00am
Frog Races – 10:00am
Hot Dogs in the Park – 11:00am
Red, White and Water Games – 11:00am
Raft Races @ the Pool – 11:30am
Water Carnival @ the Pool – 12:00pm
Concert by Rusty Rierson – 7:30pm
Fireworks – 9:45pm


Parade & Family Social

Thursday, July 4 | 11am

Join us on Thursday, July 4 at 11 AM for an Independence Day Parade and Community Social directly following the event in Main Street Park.
Float line up begins at 10 am and the parade starts promptly at 11 am starting at Munson Primary School and ending at Main Street Park.
After the parade, join us for free watermelon and patriotic prizes in the park!

Park City

4th of July Celebration at Hap McClean Park

Thursday, July 4 |  7pm
Come out to Park City and enjoy the festivities, food, games, live music & fireworks!

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