When it comes to the Fourth of July, Kansas ranks as the 15th most patriotic state, according to Wallethub.

The site compared the 50 states across 13 indicators of patriotism, including the average number of military enlistees to the number of adults who voted in the 2016 election.

According to Wallethub, Kansas has the 6th most active duty personnel, the 11th highest volunteer rate and is ranked 1st for civic education requirements.

Virginia, Alaska and Wyoming are ranked as the top three most patriotic states while Rhode Island, New Jersey and Massachusetts are ranked as the least.

Kansas will have some terrific events in the next week. Here are a few we found:


Old Fashioned Independence Day Party

What: Barbecue, Beer Garden, Games, Live Music

Where: Old Cowtown Museum

When: June 30, 2018 / 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

What: Food Trucks, Games, Fireworks

Where: High Park

When: July 4, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.

Haysville 4th of July Celebration

What: Volleyball, Parade, Races, Food, Beer Garden, Fireworks

Where: Riggs Park 

When: July 4, 2018 / 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Red, White & Boom

What: Food Trucks, Concert, Beer Garden, Fireworks

Where: Downtown Wichita 

When: July 4, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.


Salina’s Sky Fire fireworks display will be July 4


Sundown Salute is the largest free, multi-day July 4 celebration in Kansas. All events held in Heritage Park.

Carnival starts June 29

Bands every evening starting June 29

4K and 5K runs 7 a.m. July 4

Sundown Salute Parade 10 a.m. July 4

Sundown Salute Veterans Ceremony 11 a.m. July 4

Firework Extravaganza 10:00 p.m. July 4



Old Fashioned Fourth Of July


DATES: JULY 4, 2018 



PHONE: (620) 227-8188 

TIME: 10:30 AM TO 7:30 PM 



KC Riverfest

What: Independence Day Celebration

Where: Berkley Riverfront

When: July 4, 2018 / 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Salute to the Union

What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Where: Merrit Lake

When: July 4, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.

4th of July Fireworks in Parkville

What: Fireworks Display

Where: Downtown Parkville

When: July 4, 2018 / 9:00 p.m.

Stars & Stripes Party

What: Independence Day Celebration

Where: Howl at the Moon

When: July 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.

Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855

What: Festival & Parade

Where: Missouri Town

When: July 4, 2018 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Red, White & Zoo

What: FREE Zoo Admission

Where: Kansas City Zoo 

When: June 30 – July 1, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

July 4, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Four on the Fourth

What: 4 Mile Run & Walk

Where: Ward Parkway 

When: July 4, 2018 / Race starts at 7:30 a.m.


Fireworks display at College Boulevard Activity Center (11031 S. Valley Pkwy.). The show begins at dark, approximately 9:45 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared for high traffic volumes.

July 4 – Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm (1200 E. Kansas City Rd.) celebrates Independence Day, 1860s style! Independence Day in the 1860s was the biggest holiday of the year. Take a stagecoach ride, see what is cooking on the cookstove, and meet Uncle Sam!

July 5 – Mahaffie continues the celebration with 19th Century non-aerial fireworks on the Mahaffie grounds. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with free admission. A small fee applies for some activities. The fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.

July 6 – Complete the week with Celebrate Olathe! The evening of free music and activities will take place at Stagecoach Park (1205 E. Kansas City Rd.). Activities begin at 6 p.m. with Olathe-favorite Liverpool taking the stage at 7 p.m., followed by special guests The M80s. Free parking and shuttles will be available at Olathe North High School (600 E. Prairie St.).

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