Discover why Jackson County's Fourth of July Celebration has fast become one of the most popular Independence Day events in the Kansas City metropolitan region.
DATE: Monday, July 4, 2016
TIME: 5:30-10 p.m.
LOCATION: Longview Lake Shelter #1311101 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MOI-470 to Raytown Road, then south 2 miles
CONTACT: Michele Newman, DirectorJackson County Parks + RecOffice: 816-503-4821Cell: 816-929-9944
Jackson County will present its 5th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Longview Lake Shelter 13, Monday, July 4, 5:30 – 10 p.m. Set on the shores of beautiful Longview Lake, entertainment highlights include:
• Two FREE concerts, featuring nationally recognized ‘80s chart toppers The Romantics who will perform their hit single, “What I Like About You,” and local country rockers Barbwire Revolt;
• Fourteen of the best locally owned food trucks, offering something to please every palate -- from burgers and BBQ to Mexican and Asian Fusion to ice cream and funnel cakes;
• Truman Medical Center FREE Kid’s Blast Zone with games and inflatables for kids of all ages;
• Military Salutes highlighted by Military Color Guards and KC Skydivers;
• And the largest and most colorful fireworks finale in the Midwest!
Advance Media Opportunities:
• Weekend of June 25 -26Director of Parks + Rec Michele Newman will be available for interviews about the event on Saturday June 25; Sunday, June 26 and Monday, July 4.
• June 27, July 1-2County Executive Frank White, Jr. will be available for interviews about the event on Monday June 27, Friday July 1, and Saturday July 2.
• July 46 – 7 am: Visual of the shells that comprise the largest and most colorful fireworks finale in the Midwest;
A run-of-show will be shared soon for planning purposes. Here is a general schedule of the main events for Jackson County’s 4th of July Celebration:
• 5:30 p.m. Gates open• 6:15 p.m. Barb Wire Revolt – Concert• 7:45 p.m. Military Salutes, Skydivers• 8:15 p.m. THE ROMANTICS – Concert• 9:45 p.m. Fireworks!
Note: In preparation for the event, Longview Lake Beach will be closed July 4th. No grills, pets or coolers will be allowed into the event.