Kansas City’s Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration at National WWI Museum and Memorial


The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the host of Kansas City’s official fireworks and Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

The public is welcome to begin picnicking on the south grounds of the Museum and Memorial as early as 3 p.m. The grounds will host over 20 local food trucks, family-friendly activities, local shopping vendors and live music – including headlining act and Kansas City’s favorite mash-up band, Lost Wax. The evening will conclude with a 20-minute fireworks display over the iconic Liberty Memorial Tower.

The Stars and Stripes Picnic is FREE to the public – rain or shine!

For a full list of vendors, partners and sponsors, as well as information about parking, entertainment and more, visit theworldwar.org/starsandstripespicnic.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is a place to gather and celebrate the core values of our founders – democracy, liberty and freedom. Together, we can lean on these values and celebrate what it means to be American.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024, Grounds open at 3 p.m.
Live music begins at 4:15 p.m.
A flyover, color guard and the national anthem will be at 6:45 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9:40 p.m.

Location:National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118

Contact Karis Erwin at kerwin@theworldwar.org or 816.888.8122 to cover the event and for media parking and interviews.

About the National WWI Museum and Memorial
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.

For 20+ years, the MEET family of products have provided regional and national resources that have kept corporate, association, medical, education, independent, and religious meeting and event planners informed about relevant vendors, industry news, tech innovations, and resources that impact and influence how and where they plan their group business.

Latest Industry Insights