Big Bang Fourth of July Celebration at Longview Lake

July 2, 2014 

The celebration is free to the public. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. at Longview Lake Shelter No. 13, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City. A Salute to the Military will feature a special video with local World War II-era veterans reflecting on their experiences with County Executive Mike Sanders.

Before the fireworks, tentatively scheduled for 9:40 p.m., attendees can enjoy a concert by the rising country band “Backroad Anthem,” from Fayetteville, Ark. Keep an eye on the sky as the Skydive Kansas City Exhibition Team parachutes onto the beach. Carnival games, as well as food and beverage vendors will be spread out on the event grounds.

Jackson County will also be collecting items to support homeless veterans as part of an ongoing Stand Down donation drive. Items needed include tubes of toothpaste, deodorant and shaving cream.

The fireworks finale, choreographed to patriot music, will be simulcast live on 94.9 KCMO.

Lee's Summit Journal is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service