A certain someone has a big birthday coming up! America is adding another candle to the cake this July in celebration for the big 245. We love a good birthday cake. And pie. And beer. And barbecue. And of course, fireworks. You gotta have fireworks. It’s not 2020 anymore.

Plan your holiday weekend in Overland Park!

Here are 9 great ways to enjoy the 4th when you are in OP for the holiday weekend.

  1. There are not many more things more American than Pie. Stop by The Upper Crust and pick up a slice (or a whole pie) to make it through the entire weekend. You will wish you had more when it is all gone.
  2. Red, white, and blue, and American beer! Brew Lab is Downtown Overland Park’s craft brewery. There is plenty of patio space and they offer crowlers to-go.
  3. We’re going to take a guess and assume the weather is going to be hot. While you’re in Downtown OP, walk up to Thompson Park to spread out. There’s also a splash pad to help cool off the kids. Or you. There are no age limits on a splash pad.
  4. Spend the 4th on the Farm! Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is open on 4th of July from 9 AM until noon. Enjoy old-fashioned games and activities and participate in a bike parade!
  5. Eat a meal (or all your meals) outside at one of the great restaurants with patios in town.
  6. Mr. P’z Bar and Grill at Fireside Barbecue is hosting a 4th of July Parking Lot Party with no cover and live music from 3 PM to 5 PM. If you decide to stay longer, it’s a great spot to watching the city’s fireworks, too.
  7. Get a wiener from the Wiener Kitchen. These are great for grilling, but if you are without a grill, grab one for lunch.
  8. A trip to the farmers’ market on the 4th of July is like the stars aligning. The OP farmers’ market will be open on July 3rd.
  9. And what’s the fourth without fireworks? Corporate Woods and the City of Overland Park will be hosting the Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular. Fireworks will begin approximately 9:00 PM. Corporate Woods Founders' Park is technically open anytime during the day, but it is suggested for guests to arrive as early as 6 PM. The rain date is July 5.

Need more ideas of things to do while in Overland Park for the 4th of July? Head over to our things to do page.