From fireworks shows to special events spread throughout the metro, Fourth of July celebrations in KC are sure to knock your American flag socks off. For a list of all major events happening in KC over the holiday weekend, click here.

Celebrate Independence Day along the riverfront with Riverfest, a full evening of family-friendly entertainment, including live music, great food, professional wrestling performances and, of course, an exhilarating fireworks show.

Head just 20 minutes south of Downtown KC to be wowed at the Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular, an annual tradition that attracts thousands each year thanks to its 25-minute fireworks show, live music, activities for kids and more.

Kick off the long weekend with Booms & Blooms Fest at Powell Gardens, where kids will enjoy hands-on activities, stunning garden scenes and the Lee’s Summit Symphony, all capped off with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m.

July Fourth fun lasts four days at Worlds of Fun with Celebrate America, where you can spend the day soaking up the sun before catching fireworks at 10 p.m. each night, June 1-4.

If you're in search of events by interest, consult the following categories to plan your ultimate Indpendence Day celebration in Kansas City:

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