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The #1 ranked fireworks show in Kansas is funded 100% by donors and volunteers so that you can enjoy the show for FREE!  

The show is shot from the Wamego Recreation Complex at exactly 10:00pm and lasts for 30 minutes. Listen to the fireworks soundtrack during the show using an FM radio tuned to B104.7.

It is recommended you sit anywhere around the complex and avoid being downwind of the show to have a clear, smoke-free view.

Free Public Parking is available in marked lots adjacent to the Wamego Recreation Complex and along Balderson Blvd. Side street parking is permitted unless otherwise marked. No parking allowed along shoulders of Highway 24. Remote shuttle parking is located at:

  • Wamego High School Football Field Shuttle Parking-RED SHUTTLE parking (Corner of Highway 24 and Columbian Road)
  • Wamego Middle School Shuttle Parking-GREEN SHUTTLE parking (Physical Address: 1701 Kaw Valley Road, Wamego, KS, 66547)

We are committed to the needs of our guests. At the donor reserved parking area at the complex, additional parking spaces are created and designated for those with disabilities on July 4th. This total well exceeds the number of disabled parking spaces required by the ADA. To guarantee one of these spots, a parking pass may be purchased at www.boomtownusa.com with request for an ADA spot. Otherwise, remaining inventory of these spaces are offered free on a first come, first served, basis. Unfortunately, the demand always exceeds supply. 

Radio or personal earbuds from a true FM radio (B104.7 will have the soundtrack for the fireworks starting at 9:50pm), blanket, lawn chairs, water bottle and ear plugs for sensitive ears.

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Listen to B104.7 for traffic updates as well as the Wamego Fireworks Show Facebook page.

Local law enforcement agencies, the Wamego Chamber & CVB, as well as the Wamego Fireworks Show Pyro Crew have consistently worked together to create a traffic plan that effectively directs spectators out of Wamego after the Fireworks show in a safe way.  We kindly ask for patience as vehicles are dispersed efficiently and expeditiously to ensure safety of all guests and law enforcement. Take a deep breath, relax and listen to the band Departure’s post-fireworks show.

Enjoy carnival rides for all ages and thrill levels at the Carnival taking place along Ash Street in Wamego, one block east of Downtown Wamego. Savor cotton candy, burgers, carnival rides and games for all ages!  June 30th through July 3rd - 6pm to 10pm - wristbands $25.00. July 4th 3pm to 10pm - wristbands $25.00. 

 In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

On July 4th, plan to arrive early to ensure hassle-free parking and ample time for day-long activities. Utilize the free shuttle service from the designated parking lots to the fireworks launch site or park early. Opting to walk allows for efficient navigation.

The Annual Independence Day Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and is anticipated to last about an hour. Please stay behind the flag line for spectator safety!

The Shuttle is free and open to the public to and from the Wamego Recreation Complex from 4-9 p.m. and will provide return service after the fireworks show.  Shuttles will make stops at the top of the parade route prior to 6:00pm for those wishing to attend the Parade.  This drop-off location is NOT a pick-up location.  Pick-up locations are at the recreation complex only. The parade route runs along Lincoln Street (Downtown Wamego) from 8th to 4th Streets. From the parade, it is a short walk East to the recreation complex for the fireworks show.

 

The locations of Shuttle Parking and Event Locations (to be utilized with Google Maps on your Smartphone) are:

  • Wamego High School Football Field Shuttle Parking- (Corner of Highway 24 and Columbian Road)
  • Wamego Middle School Shuttle Parking- (Physical Address: 1701 Kaw Valley Road, Wamego, KS, 66547)
  • Wamego Recreation Complex pick-up shuttle (Corner of Highway 24 and Balderson Blvd.)
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