Complete guide to July 4th in Kansas City 2017

Kansas City is known for its scrumptious barbeque. July 4th is too. Put them together and you have one delicious holiday.

The BBQs at the local parks aren’t the only thing that will be heating up in Kansas City on Independence Day. From parades to concerts to fireworks, there’s plenty to do in K.C. on the summer’s biggest holiday; there’s so much to do, in fact, it can feel a bit overwhelming to make plans. Lucky for you, your friends here at AXS.com have scoured the internet to put together one easy-to-use guide to the holiday.

Where to watch fireworks: KC Riverfest gets the attention but there are plenty of other options when it comes to catching a fireworks show on the Fourth.

Family friendly events: July 4th gives the entire family a chance to get together for a full day of fun. Check out some of the best events here.

Free events: Because you can’t spell “freedom” without “free.”