The Fourth of July won’t pass through without a bang, or two.
Six communities throughout Cass County will be hosting public fireworks displays on Independence Day.
Belton’s Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home, 1003 S. Cedar, will be hosting a fireworks display Thursday, July 4, at dusk. Entertainment provided by Donnie Millsap. Hot dogs, chili, chips and beverages will be available for sale.
Drexel’s 54th annual “Fireworks in the Park” event, sponsored by the city and Lions Club, will be July 4 at H.T. Smith Park. A full day of activities are planned, including a parade on Main Street at 10:30 a.m., hare-scramble motorcycle races, inflatables and food. A fireworks show will begin at dusk.
Garden City’s New Covenant Fellowship, 30815 S. State Rt. F, will host their annual Fourth of July celebration at 6 p.m. July 4. The event will include children’s game, potluck, dessert contest, turtle race and a volleyball games. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
Harrisonville’s Independence Day Celebration will begin at dusk for a 20-minute fireworks display with musical accompaniment.
Pleasant Hill will celebrate the Fourth of July with an exhibit at Skyline Field, 1300 Myrtle, beginning at 9 p.m.
Raymore’s annual “Spirit of America” Independence Day celebration in the park will be at Recreation Park, and will feature a professional fireworks display at dusk. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with live music, children’s games and a classic car show.
If holiday plans include lighting your own fireworks, the Missouri Division of Fire Safety recommends the following safety guidelines:
Only purchase fireworks from a properly licensed retailer.
Keep young children away from fireworks.
Make sure to have water nearby in case of fire or an accident.
Always wear eye protection and earplugs (if you have sensitive ears).
Tie back long hair and don’t wear loose-fitting clothes.
Only light one firework at a time.
Never try to relight fireworks that have malfunctioned.
Never have any part of your body over fireworks.
Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
Dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water and leaving them in a trash can.
Never light fireworks indoors.
Don’t use fireworks while consuming alcohol.
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Don’t save firework from season to season.
Ordinances regarding fireworks usage vary from other municipalities throughout the county.
Belton: Fireworks are allowed Friday, June 28-Thursday, July 4, during the hours of 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and until midnight July 4. No fireworks are to be exploded before noon on Sunday, as well. Bottle rockets, sky rockets, sky lanterns and roman candles are prohibited.
Drexel: Fireworks are allowed Monday-Thursday, July 1-4, during the hours of 7 a.m.-10 pm., and until midnight July 4. No personal fireworks are allowed in the city park.
Freeman: Fireworks are allowed Friday, June 28-Wednesday, July 4, during the hours of 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and until midnight July 4.
Garden City: Fireworks are allowed Sunday, June 30-Sunday, July 7, during the hours of 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and until midnight July 4. M-80s, cherry bombs, sky rockets, bottle rockets and other missile-type rockets are prohibited.
Harrisonville: Fireworks are allowed Monday-Thursday, July 1-4, during the hours of 7 a.m.-10 p.m., and until midnight July 4. Bottle rockets are prohibited.
Peculiar: Fireworks are allowed only on Thursday, July 4, during the hours of 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Bottle rockets are prohibited.
Pleasant Hill: Fireworks are allowed Monday-Thursday, July 1-4, during the hours of 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and until midnight July 4. Bottle rockets are prohibited.
Raymore: Fireworks are allowed Monday-Wednesday, July 1-4, during the hours of 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and until midnight July 4. Bottle rockets and roman candles are prohibited.