Fourth of July is on its way, which means the skies across Wichita will be filled with vibrant colors, fireworks and excitement as people celebrate Independence Day. July 4th falls during the week again this year, but there will still be plenty of things to do in Wichita on each side of the holiday.

Enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun at Old Cowtown Museum as the attraction welcomes guests for its annual Celebrate America event on June 29. Watch vintage baseball, be caught in the middle of a gunfight, see the saloon girls, play carnival games and crown a king and queen of Cowtown. There will be games and activities for all ages like horseshoes, sack races, ice cream, hot dogs and a beer garden for adults.

Then, don’t miss the biggest holiday block party on the Hyatt Regency Wichita lawn for Wichita’s annual Red, White & BOOM event. This celebration happens on July 4 and features live music, food trucks and a beautiful fireworks display over the Arkansas River. This event is put on by the Wichita Parks Foundation and sponsored by KAKE News.

Independence Day is on a Thursday this year and wraps up another awesome Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series with a “Celebrate America” performance by Grace Kelly. This truly unique musician brings her electro-jazz feel, enchanting vocals and saxophone to the Bradley Fair Plaza followed by fireworks.

Other Events

Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects at Botanica Wichita – through Sept. 19
Lake Street Drive at WAVE – July 2
Roving Interpretation at Great Plains Nature Center – July 2
Gone with the Windwagon at Mosley Street Melodrama – July 4-6
Haymakers 4th of July Party at the Brickyard – July 4
Silent Disco Party at Industry – July 4
Kip Moore w/ Drake White at WAVE – July 5
Patrick Melton at The Loony Bin – July 5-6