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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Eat a meal (or all your meals) outside at one of the great restaurants with patios in town.
- 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.
- Get a wiener from the Wiener Kitchen. These are great for grilling, but if you are without a grill, grab one for lunch.
- 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.
- 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.