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A family-friendly event that celebrates the nation’s birthday will be Friday, June 29. Rain date is Sunday, July 1.
American Celebration begins with a free swim at Southview Pool from 6 to 9 p.m. Other activities, including live music at the park’s amphitheater and children’s games, also begin at 6. Kansas City Chiefs mascot, KC Wolf, will be on hand to entertain the kids. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks will be available for purchase.
At dusk, the Missouri River Valley Skydivers circle around the park and descend on the ballfields.
The star of the show, the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s fireworks show, will begin around 9:30 p.m. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy the nearly 30-minute show.