Independence Day

Holiday
12:26 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Your Guide To Fourth Of July Festivities In Kansas City

KC Riverfest fireworks light up the Missouri River next to the Christopher Bond Bridge to celebrate the Fourth of July.
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Whether you're rocking a Stars and Stripes jumpsuit or merely soaking in the patriotic atmosphere, Independence Day is a time for celebration.

But with so many displays, parades, and other festivities, it can be a little daunting to decide just how to celebrate.

That is why we've decided to plan out your itinerary for the entire day. Here are some of the best places in the metro area to make your Fourth of July a real humdinger:

Morning activities

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Cops & Crime
12:58 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Kansas City Bomb Squad Shows Fireworks' Power

Kansas City Police Bomb Squad detonates seized fireworks.
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Parts of Kansas City, within the city limits, have the look and feel of rural America. But there is still no license to do what seems natural on Independence Day.

Fireworks are as much a part of the Fourth of July as flag waving and patriotic music. Fireworks are illegal in many parts of the Kansas City region.  Kansas City, Missouri Police have the power to write citations and confiscate.  Even possession of fireworks is illegal in Kansas City.

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KC Currents
11:46 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Independence Day Goes Up In Smoke

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As a criminal defense attorney in Kansas City, John Humphrey wasn't used to being on the wrong side of the law. 

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