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JULY 4th
  • 12:00PM

    Columbian Theatre's Drama Club Bar

    Columbian Theatre

    Cocktail Cool-Off!  Enjoy air conditioning and a cocktail from the Columbian cash bar from 12-7:30 pm. First 20 people can watch the parade from the balcony!  Stroll through the theatre and discover its 1893 Chicago World’s Fair artifacts and enjoy art by local artists in the Swogger Gallery. Watch Boomtown 2-Behind the Fence at 1:30 and 3 pm.

  • 1:00PM

    Lincoln Ave. Food Court

    Methodist Parking Lot

    Grab a bite and a beverage 1:00 - 9:00 pm.

  • 1:30PM

    Hot Wheels Races

    City Park Tennis Courts

    Open to all ages.  Cars available for purchase.

  • 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


    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 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: 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Enjoy a cocktail from the Bar at The Columbian"  from 12-5:45 pm. Stroll through the theatre and discover its 1893 Chicago World’s Fair artifacts and enjoy art by local artists in the Swogger Gallery.

  • 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)

  • 4:00PM

    Bingo at the Columbian Theatre

    Columbian Theatre

    Cool off, play some Bingo and maybe win a prize!

  • 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)

    See all food & drink options

  • 5:30PM

    Get a Front Row Seat

    Lincoln Ave./Main Street

    The Fourth of July parade doesn’t kick off until 6:00 PM, but make your way to Lincoln AVe. 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 the parade! 2021 marks 150 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 drops near the parade route from 4-6 pm to allow passengers to be dropped off for the parade.  This is a drop only and NOT a pick up spot.



  • 8:00PM

    Pre & Post Show Concert

    Rec Complex

    Make your way to the fireworks viewing area to grab a seat and enjoy the concert.  Concessions are still open, so grab a funnel cake or slushie on your way to enjoy while you walk! (8:00 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)

  • 10:30PM

    More Music

    Rec Complex

    Avoid the traffic. Check out the post-show entertainment. (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!

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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