Like last year, Jackson County will not be having Fourth of July fireworks at Longview Lake, but there are several other opportunities to view fireworks shows around Eastern Jackson County in the coming days.
Buckner will have fireworks Saturday night following festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at Heisler Park. There will be food vendors, volleyball, a horseshoes tournament and live music.
Independence and Lee's Summit will have fireworks shows on Tuesday. Independence's show is at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints pageant grounds and Mormon Visitor Center on Walnut Street. The gates will open at 6 p.m., entertainment will start at 7 p.m., and fireworks are at approximately 9:30 p.m. Alcohol, animals, outside coolers and outside fireworks are prohibited.
Lee's Summit's Legacy Blast celebration is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Legacy Park, capped by fireworks.
Sugar Creek will have its Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m. Wednesday, starting at Lexington and Sterling avenues and ending at the Onka Hall parking lot. The fireworks show is at 9 p.m. (or dark) at Kaw Park. Shuttle service will be available from Sterling Avenue and Elizabeth Street beginning at 7 p.m.
Jackson County will have activities at Missouri Town (8010 E. Park Road, Lee's Summit) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be patriotic speeches, children's games, period cooking, dancing, interpretive activities and militia marches. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children at 5-13, and children 5-under are free.
The Red, White and Blue Springs Celebration on Fourth of July takes place again at Blue Springs High School's Peve Stadium (2000 N.W. Ashton Drive). The gates open at 6:30 p.m., live music begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks will be at approximately 9:45 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be Thursday.
Oak Grove's July 4 celebration begins at Bent Oak Park (1300 S.E. 30th St.) and 5:30 p.m., with fireworks after dark.
In Blue Springs, residents can set off fireworks 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday. Bottle rockets are not allowed.
Independence this year has allowed bottle rockets, though sparkler bombs, sky lanterns and altered or combined fireworks remain prohibited. Fireworks can be set off in Independence 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday.
In Grain Valley, residents can discharge fireworks until 11 p.m. each day July 3-7.
In Lee's Summit, the allowable time to shoot off fireworks is 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, though a free fireworks use permit must be obtained from a licensed fireworks vendor or City Hall. Bottle rockets, aerial missiles and sky lanterns are not allowed.
It is illegal to set off fireworks in unincorporated Jackson County.