Fourth of July Events Near Lawrence


It’s time for festive parades and dazzling displays of pyrotechnic patriotism as folks around Lawrence, KS, and surrounding communities get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July 2021 in sparkling style.

If you’re looking for the top Independence Day celebrations near Lawrence, KS, you’ve come to the right place. After last year’s COVID-19 halt to many traditional July 4th fireworks shows and Independence Day gatherings, the area is roaring back in 2021 with an array of exciting and fun-filled July 4th events for the entire family.

Before you attend any of the following Kansas Fourth of July activities, it’s a good idea to check with the event organizer, as well as consult the cdc.gov and Kansas Department of Health & Environment websites for the latest COVID-19 health and safety updates.

12th Annual Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival 2021

Where: Reynolds Lodge at Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS

When: July 4, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Topeka’s popular free July 4th blues festival returns this year with a star-studded lineup of the area’s top blues performers. A color guard and spirit dancer kick off the festivities, followed by non-stop live entertainment. Spectacular fireworks sponsored by Capitol Federal cap off the day’s events.

2021 KC Air Show

Where: New Century Air Center, Gardner, KS

When: July 2, 3 & 4, 2021 @ 9: 00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a high-flying salute to America’s independence at the New Century Air Center (formerly the Olathe Naval Air Station), home to the Commemorative Air Force’s “Heart of America” wing. Young and old will thrill to aerial performances by the legendary Blue Angels, as well as the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights.

Gardner Independence Day Festival

Where: Celebration Park, Gardner, KS

When: July 4, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Township of Gardner celebrates July 4th this year with a sensational free show at Celebration Park starring Country music sensations Dylan Scott and Coffey Anderson. Enjoy a sparkling fireworks show at 10 p.m. 

Chautauqua Festival & Fireworks

Where: Forest Park, Ottawa, KS

When: July 4, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

The community of Ottawa celebrates the Fourth of July with a fun-filled day of family activities at Forest Park, including kids’ games, live music, food vendors, and a rousing fireworks show. Sponsored by the Ottawa Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce.

Oskaloosa 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Lacey Recreational Park, Oskaloosa, KS

When: July 4, 2021 @ All Day

The community of Oskaloosa will celebrate Independence Day at Lacey Recreational Park with an exciting fireworks display and more. For more information and updates, visit the event’s Facebook page.

The Roseline and Half Tiger Half Bear

Where: Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS

When: July 4, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Mix your folk-rock and “red, white and blue” attire for an evening concert performed by Kansas City locals The Roseline and Half Tiger Half Bear. Bring your $5 cover and celebrate the 4th of July in Lawrence with some tunes. 

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