A certain very old someone has a birthday coming up! America is adding another candle to the cake this July. We love a good birthday cake. And pie. And beer. And barbecue. And of course, fireworks. You gotta have fireworks. 

Plan your holiday weekend in Overland Park! Here's your guide to the festivals and events in the middle of America -- Overland Park, Kansas and the surrounding cities:

Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular 

Join the City of Overland Park for a fireworks display at Corporate Woods Founders’ Park on July 4, 2022! Indian Creek Parkway, between building 40 and the grassy lawn of the park, will close around 7 p.m. for the event. Enjoy food trucks, concerts, and a spectacular fireworks show. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. Before then, catch Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove Concert at 6 pm, BIG SHOW Dueling Pianos Concert at 7 pm and Nicole Springer Concert at 8:15 pm.

In case of rain, the fireworks will be presented on July 5.

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Red, White, and Bluhawk

Make a whole weekend of fireworks! BluHawk is hosting a parking lot party with a "Drive In" fireworks display on July 3rd! Pack the family up, find your parking spot and let the tailgating begin! You are welcome to tailgate, visit one of the wonderful restaurants available at Bluhawk, bring your lawn chairs, snacks, games such as cornhole, and enjoy the evening while listening to music from DJ’s by Design! Just don't forget the trash bags!

The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:45 pm. DJ Ty Brown will begin playing all genres of music at 7:30 pm and will begin his patriotic mix at 9:15 pm.

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Independence Day at the Farm

On the morning of the fourth, Deanna Rose will be hosting Independence Day at the Farm from 9 am to noon. Bring the kids and their bikes! Enjoy old-fashioned games and activities and participate in a bike parade! The festivities are Included with admission -- admission is $3 per person, ages three and older and free for children age two and under.

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Independence Day Weekend Kickoff

Red (Wine), White (Wine) and blue! All you wine lovers -- it's time to celebrate America at Aubrey Vineyards! Visit The Vineyard Tasting Room on the evening of Friday, July 1st for a night of games, live music, and BBQ at the vineyard. Fan favorite Joel McNulty is returning to the vineyard from 4 - 7 pm to perform a variety of hits on the piano with his signature witty style. A full menu of KC standards from Smoke Craft BBQ will be available from 4 - 8 pm or until sold out. Yard games, including giant Jenga, cornhole, and wine pong will be available all day! Additionally, artisan popcorn from McClain Popcorn Co. will be for sale in limited quantities at The Vineyard Tasting Room, available in both Black Truffle & Garlic and Sweet Caramel & Brown Sugar flavors.

Reservations are recommended for groups of 7 or more, but not required for this event.

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VillageFest at Prairie Village

Head to nearby Prairie Village for VillageFest on July 4th from 7:30 am to 1 pm. Just off 77th and Mission Road, at the Prairie Village Shops, you'll find a pancake breakfast at Harmon Park Pavilion for $5 a plate. And from 9 am to 1 pm there will be free children's activities at the Municipal Campus with bounce houses, face painting, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and pony rides. Cool off at the Prairie Village pool where there will be free swim until 6 pm.

Four on the Fourth

Find your best red, white or blue running gear! It's Uncle Sam's favorite race on Ward Parkway. Get your sweat on with others at 7:30 am on July 4th to run (or walk) four miles along one of the most scenic roads in the Kansas City area to celebrate Independence Day. Participants receive UPF 30 sun protection tech shirt or tank, festive giveaways, patriotic snacks, and finisher medals as bold and beautiful as the American dream! There are 1 mile walks and a Little Firecracker Kids Fun Run too.

 

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