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JULY 4th
  • 8:00AM

    Start your morning off right with a cup of the best coffee in Wamego from Paramour Artisan Coffee. (6:00 AM to 5:00 PM) or The Brew.

    Insider tip: Their sweet treats are divine.

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  • 8:30AM

    Grab breakfast at The Friendship House. Don’t forget to try their famous breakfast bierocks! (6:30 AM to 3:00 PM)

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  • 9:00AM

    Wamego Area Veterans Memorial

    City Park

    Freedom is not free. Visit the new Wamego Veterans Memorial honoring those from the area who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. The black granite wall and stunning bronze make this a must-see while in the Wamego City Park.

  • 9:00AM

    Car Show

    City Park

    Take a walk down memory lane at the 48th 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)

  • 9:00AM

    Antique Tractor Show

    Ball Diamonds

    Stop by the 37th Annual Kaw Valley Antique Engine, Truck and Tractor Club Show to see dozens of unique farm equipment from all over the U.S. (9:00AM to 3:30 PM)

  • 12:00PM

    Cocktail Cool-Off

    Columbian Theatre Bar

    Enjoy a beer or cocktail 12 pm to 7:30 pm

  • 1:00PM

    Lincoln Ave. Food Court

    Methodist Church Parking L- Lincoln Ave.

    Lincoln Ave. Food Court in the Bittman Mercantile parking lot and in the Methodist Church parking lot. 


  • 1:30PM

    Hot Wheels Races

    City Park Tennis Courts

    Open to all ages.  Cars available for purchase.

  • 3:00PM


    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! (3:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

  • 3:00PM

    2nd showing of Boomtown 1 & 2-Behind the Fence

    Columbian Theatre

    We had 6 cameras inside the fence during the 2018 Fireworks show to document the show from the Pyro Crew point of view. You've never seen the show like this. Don't miss your chance to see last year's show from "Behind the Fence". Two shows: 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Enjoy a cocktail from the "Backstage Bar" at The Columbian"  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.

  • 3:00PM

    OZ Museum

    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

    Grab a 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! 

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

  • 6:00PM

    4th of July Parade

    Main Street

    If you’re coming to the Wamego Fourth of July celebration, you can’t miss the parade! 2023 marks 152 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)

    The shuttles will make stops on the parade route to drop passengers for the parade from 3-6 pm.  This is a drop only and NOT a pick-up spot.


  • 8:00PM

    Pre-Show Concert

    Rec Complex

    Make your way to the fireworks viewing area to grab a seat and enjoy the pre-show concert. Concessions are still open, so grab a funnel cake or slushie on your way to enjoy! (8:00 PM to 9:30 PM)

  • 10:00PM


    Rec Complex

    Sit back, relax and enjoy Kansas’ #1 Fireworks show.  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)

  • 10:30PM

    Post-Show Concert

    Rec Complex

    Avoid the traffic. Check out the post-show entertainment provided by the counrty classic rock band. (10:30 PM to 11:00 PM)

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

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!

Where is the best place to park?

Free Public Parking is available in marked lots adjacent to the Wamego Recreation Complex and along Balderson Blvd. Side street parking is permitted unless otherwise marked. No parking allowed along shoulders of Highway 24. Remote shuttle parking is located at:

-          Wamego High School Football Field Shuttle Parking-RED SHUTTLE parking (Corner of Highway 24 and Columbian Road)

-          Wamego Middle School Shuttle Parking-GREEN SHUTTLE parking (Physical Address: 1701 Kaw Valley Road, Wamego, KS, 66547)

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

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