Platte City fireworks display moved to Platte Ridge Park

Platte City’s annual Independence Day fireworks show has been moved to Platte Ridge Park, according to a press release provided by the City of Platte City.

The event was originally planned to be held at Platte County High School’s Pirate Stadium, but concerns regarding ongoing construction prompted the change. The fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m., Monday, July 4 at the park, located off of Highway 371 just north of Platte City.

Those planning to attend are advised to be in place by the beginning of the show.

Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed, but alcoholic beverages and personal fireworks are prohibited from the event. The parks board and the City of Platte City anticipate returning to the high school football field for the celebration in 2017.

Other questions can be directed to parks director Dannie Stamper at (816) 585-5627.


The Weston Chamber of Commerce plans to host a two-day “old-fashioned celebration” to honor our country’s independence. 

On Sunday, July 3, Weston City Park will host an ice cream social at 2 p.m. followed by a concert featuring the Kansas City American Legion Band, a 60-piece band which earned the honor of best American Legion Band for 2013 at the National American Legion Convention in Houston. Formed shortly after the close of World War I, the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City has an 80-plus-year tradition of offering public concerts and performing at public and patriotic events throughout Missouri and Kansas. 

The concert is at 3 p.m. in Weston City Park, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

At 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 4, Weston hosts a hometown parade with fire trucks, vintage cars, tractors and other entries. Immediately following the parade, everyone is invited to join in a community picnic at Weston City Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be children’s games, military recognition and music. 

Lunch will be available for purchase or guests can bring their own food. No alcohol is permitted.


Parkville will host its annual July 4 celebration, starting with a parade and including a carnival and fireworks show.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. while the carnival will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks will conclude the evening with shuttle service running from the South Platte Community Center, Park University and Park Hill South High School from 6 p.m. until midnight.

Due to the fireworks and safety concerns, the boat ramp and Platte Landing Park will be closed to the public on Monday, July 4 starting at noon and will reopen Tuesday, July 5.