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JULY 4th
  • 12:00PM

    Head over to the First United Methodist Church for their annual pork sandwich, brats, hotdogs and homemade pie meal. This 30 year old tradition is a local favorite you won’t want to miss! (11:00 AM to 8:00 PM)

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  • 12:00PM

    Columbian's Cash Bar

    Columbian Theatre

    Enjoy air conditioning and a cocktail from the Columbian cash bar from 12-6 pm. Stroll through the theatre and discover its 1893 Chicago World’s Fair artifacts and enjoy art by local artists in the Swogger Gallery.

  • 1:00PM

    1st Showing of Boomtown

    Columbian Theatre

    Watch the documentary, BOOMTOWN USA.  Gain insight into how the Wamego Fireworks spectacular show is put together. Two shows: 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Enjoy a cocktail from the Columbian cash bar from 12-6 pm. Stroll through the theatre and discover its 1893 Chicago World’s Fair artifacts and enjoy art by local artists in the Swogger Gallery.

  • 1:00PM

    Ice Cream!

    City Park

    There’s always room for dessert, right? Stop by Wamego Historical Society ice cream and cake social for a sweet treat. (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

  • 1:30PM

    Check out the historic Columbian Theatre and Swogger Art Gallery.

    Insider tip: Check out the paintings from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair upstairs. These rare pieces are invaluable and will take your breath away.

  • 2:00PM

    2nd showing of Boomtown

    Columbian Theatre

    Watch the documentary, BOOMTOWN USA.  Gain insight into how the Wamego Fireworks spectacular show is put together. Two shows: 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Enjoy a cocktail from the Columbian cash bar from 12-6 pm. Stroll through the theatre and discover its 1893 Chicago World’s Fair artifacts and enjoy art by local artists in the Swogger Gallery.

  • 2:00PM

    Classic Car Show

    City Park

    Take a walk down memory lane at the 42nd Annual Walter P. Chrysler Car Show. With an average of over 100 entries, there’s something for everyone. (9:00 AM to 3:30 PM)

  • 3:00PM

    Carnival Rides

    City Park

    Head over to the carnival where there are rides, thrills and fun for all ages. From the ferris wheel and tilt-a-whirl, to your favorite carnival games and food on the midway, the carnival has something for everyone. And who knows, you might just walk away with a prize! (2:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

  • 4:00PM

    Visit OZ

    OZ Museum

    Experience the World of OZ at the famous OZ Museum downtown. It showcases over over 2,000 artifacts dating from 1900 to present day. You will find detailed historical facts about the movie and actors, OZ memorabilia, and so much more! (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

  • 5:00PM

    Enjoy dinner at Barleycorn's Bar & Deli where they have something for everyone. Their slow-cooked meats are a local favorite, and their cole slaw and potato salad options are great, too! (10:00 AM to 8:00 PM)

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  • 5:30PM

    Get a Front Row Seat

    Main Street

    The Fourth of July parade doesn’t kick off until 6:00 PM, but make your way to Main Street early to save your seat. It fills up fast! (5:30 PM to 6:00 PM)

    Insider tip: Try and grab a seat on the West side of the street so you’re in the shade.

  • 6:00PM

    If you’re coming to the Wamego Fourth of July celebration, you can’t miss their parade! This year marks 145 years of classic cars, area floats and incredible live music. Plus, who doesn’t like a little free candy? (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)

  • 8:00PM

    Pre-Show Concert

    Rec Complex

    Make your way to the fireworks viewing area to grab a seat and enjoy the classic rock band DEPARTURE pre-show concert while you wait. Concessions are still open, so grab a funnel cake or slushie on your way to enjoy while you walk! (7:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

  • 10:00PM

    Fireworks Show

    Rec Complex

    Check out the #1 ranked fireworks show in Kansas! Learn all of the details about this one-of-a-kind experience, and also make sure you listen to the live broadcast during the show on B104.7. (10:00 PM to 10:35 PM)

  • 10:35PM

    More Music

    Rec Complex

    Avoid the traffic. Check out the post-show entertainment provided by the classic rock band DEPARTURE. (10:35 PM to 11:00 PM)

    Insider tip: Allow the traffic to thin out a little bit before you leave for a safe ride home.

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Is the fireworks show free?

Yes! The #1 ranked fireworks show in Kansas is funded 100% by donors and volunteers so that you can enjoy the show for FREE!

What should I bring?

Radio or personal earbuds from a true FM radio (B104.7 will have the soundtrack for the fireworks starting at 9:50pm), blanket, lawn chairs, water bottle and ear plugs for sensitive ears.

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Leave Fido at Home

Though not prohibited, it is strongly recommended not to bring pets.

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