Kansas City’s Official Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The Stars and Stripes Picnic will be on Tuesday, July 4. Grounds open at 3 p.m.

What: The National WWI Museum and Memorial is the host of Kansas City’s official fireworks and Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

The public is welcome to begin picnicking on the south grounds of the Museum and Memorial as early as 3 p.m. The grounds will host over 25 local food trucks, family-friendly activities, local shopping vendors and live music – including headlining act and Kansas City native, Casi Joy. The evening will conclude with a 20-minute fireworks display over the iconic Liberty Memorial Tower.

The Stars and Stripes Picnic is FREE to the public – rain or shine!     


For a full list of vendors, partners and sponsors, as well as information about parking, entertainment and more, visit theworldwar.org/starsandstripespicnic.

Why: The National WWI Museum and Memorial is a place to gather and celebrate the core values of our founders – democracy, liberty and freedom. Together, we can lean on these values and celebrate what it means to be American.

When:  Tuesday, July 4, 2023, Grounds open at 3 p.m.

             Live music begins at 4 p.m.

             A flyover, color guard and the national anthem

will be at 6:45

Fireworks begin around 9:40 p.m.

Where:  National WWI Museum and Memorial

               2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64118

               Visit theworldwar.org/starsandstripespicnic for information about parking and access.

About the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.