Local residents will have a chance to kick off their celebration of Independence Day on Friday.

Local residents will have a chance to kick off their celebration of Independence Day on Friday.

That is when the city of Lansing will host its annual Independence Day celebration, which will include a fireworks show.

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park, 15650 Gilman Road.

A disc jockey will play music and vendors will be selling food and beverages.

“We’ll have some rides for kids,” said Tim Dossey, event and marketing coordinator for Lansing.

He said people will be able to purchase $12 wristbands for the inflatable rides.

The fireworks show will begin around 10 p.m.

The parking area at the park will open at 5:30 p.m. For people who arrive after 7 p.m., there will be a $1 per vehicle parking fee. Park gates will close at 9:30 p.m.

A free shuttle bus service will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Buses will transport people from Lansing High School, 1412 147th St., to the park.

Dossey said the last bus will leave the high school at 9:15 p.m. Buses later will transport people back to the high school.

Local fireworks displays also are planned for July 4.

Fort Leavenworth will have an annual Fourth of July celebration. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. at Merritt Lake.

There will be live music, children’s activities and food and beverage sales, according to the website for the Fort Leavenworth Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website.

At 8:30 p.m., there will be a Salute to the Union ceremony.

The fireworks show will begin around 9:30 p.m.

Visitors to Fort Leavenworth on July 4 can enter through the fort’s main gate at Seventh Street and Metropolitan Avenue beginning at 3 p.m. Visitors can enter through the main gate without first being required to stop at the fort’s Visitors Center, according to the Fort Leavenworth garrison website.

All drivers must have valid licenses, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. All passengers who are 16 and older must have valid driver’s licenses or other forms of government photo identification.

Visitors can anticipate delays as security checks and random vehicle inspections are conducted at the main gate.

The annual Booming with Pride Independence Day celebration will take place July 4 in Basehor.

Food trucks will be open beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Basehor-Linwood High School, 2108 N. 155th St., according to the Basehor Pride Facebook page.

A parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 155th Street and Leavenworth Road and end at the high school.

A fireworks program will begin at 9 p.m. at the high school.

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