If you want to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks at a big, public display and want to stay in northeast Johnson County, then mark your calendar for Wednesday, which is July 3.
Roeland Park, Fairway and Westwood are combining for public fireworks that should go off about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Drive in Roeland Park. Parking is available at Bishop Miege and at St. Agnes Parish. A rain date has been set for July 6, but the forecast right now is not showing rain as very likely.
That is the only known public display in our area over the holiday. The Corporate Woods display in Overland Park, 8717 W. 110th St., will be held on July 4, with fireworks expected to start about 9:30 p.m. Other events will start at 4 p.m. at Corporate Woods, including music and children’s activities in Founders Park. The rain date is July 5.
Overland Park, Overland Park Rotary and Corporate Woods sponsor the Corporate Woods event. Mission Woods and Westwood Hills also provide financial assistance for the Bishop Miege event.