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Tuesday, July 4thView Event Map
Independence Day doesn’t just start with the #1 rated firework show in Kansas at 10 p.m. on the fourth, it’s a full weekend affair in Wamego. Don’t miss out on family fun-filled activities listed under ‘Event Schedule’.
There are many activities during the celebration, more details to follow this spring.
• City Carnival
• Wamego Fire Department Auxiliary Dunk Tank
• 43rd Annual Walter P. Chrysler Car Show
• Hot Wheels Races
• 32nd Annual Kaw Valley Antique Engine, Truck and Tractor Club Show
• Wamego Historical Society Ice Cream & Cake Social
• Local Live Music
• First United Methodist Church Pork Sandwich & Homemade Pie Dinner Patriotic Vocal Concert
• 146th Annual Wamego Independence Day Parade: 6:00pm, Downtown Lincoln Ave from 8th to 4th streets.
• 1st Infantry Division Band Concert: 7:30 p.m. Wamego Rec Complex. Come for the pre-fireworks show.
• Fireworks: 10:00pm, Wamego Rec Complex. #1 Ranked Fireworks Display in Kansas!
The 146th Wamego's Independence Day Parade will begin at 6:00pm on Lincoln Street. Lincoln street will be closed from 3-8pm on July 4th for this event.
Want to be in the parade?
Please fill out the entry form below and return it to the Wamego Chamber office at 529 Lincoln. We look forward to having you joining us in this great tradition.
Parade Entry Form (2017 application will be posted soon, in the meantime feel free to use this one.)
Where can I park if I am in the parade?
If you are participating in the parade and will need to park your car, we suggest finding street parking West of Poplar St. or getting dropped off at Poplar St. and 10th St.
Enjoy carnival rides for all ages and thrill levels at the Carnival taking place on the West side of Wamego City Park along Ash Street in Wamego. Savor cotton candy, burgers and carnival rides and games for all ages - you might just walk away with a prize!
Dates, Prices and Hours will be posted by spring 2017.
#1 Rated Fireworks Show in Kansas
Enjoy one of the biggest and greatest fireworks show in the Midwest! The show starts at 10 p.m. and prepare to be amazed with a spectacular display of fireworks that has a “finale that never ends”. Don’t believe us? View last year's Fireworks show and find detailed information here.
The view at the recreation complex is simply spectacular! Those who make the journey have never regretted the decision, or the effort. Within the complex your view is 3D of fireworks launching and sequencing around the ball diamonds in a true 360 degree experience from more than 60 discreet shoot sites throughout the display. This year wherever you are, tune your radio to B104.7 FM and enjoy an enhanced experience listening to the show soundtrack courtesy of Hot Country B104.7.
How Long is the Firework Show?
The show lasts 30 minutes and 29 seconds. Be sure to come early for the pre-festivities!
What Should I Bring?
Food vendors are available at the complex prior to the fireworks.
NO ALCOHOL or FIREWORKS allowed at the Rec Complex, on City Property or Shuttle Busses.
Expect Post Show Traffic Delays
PARKING IS LIMITED. ARRIVE EARLY!
For parking options, please check out the event map.
Carnival and Parade
Arrive as early as possible. Public parking is available along any city street. Parking will not be allowed on Hwy 99/Lincoln Ave. from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to allow for the parade. Parking is not allowed near the fuel pumps South of the City Park on 4th st.
Parking spots (including handicapped parking) fill up quickly, so come early! Recreation complex parking for the Fireworks Show is reserved for show sponsors. There are several lots nearby on Balderson Blvd. for non-reserved parking. Once the lots are full, parking is available along city streets.
There are two shuttle locations this year:
The shuttle buses will run from 4-9 pm and after the fireworks. Drop off location is the Recreation Sports Complex where the fireworks will be held. This is a short walk (approximately 5 minutes) to Lincoln Street for the parade.
Wamego strives to meet the needs of our guests, especially those who may need a little extra help. Wamego exceeds the number of disabled parking spaces required by the ADA but there is simply never enough. Please arrive early to guarentee a handicap spot. Handicap Parking is available at the Rec Complex and by Shuttle from the Middle School.
A handful of reserved, premium parking spaces in the complex remain. Go to wamegofireworks.com to check availability or purchase before they are all gone. Reserved Parking (including Handicap) is available at the East Rec Complex parking lot for $100.