The spectacular fireworks shows and live entertainment every day are made possible through a gate admission fee.
These gate funds are also distributed to various school teams and charitable organizations throughout our community, as they perform tasks in support this complex event.
- July 4th: Admission is $2 per person ages 6 and up
- July 6th: Admission is $1 per person ages 6 and up
Peak wait times can create long lines. We offer fast entry wrist bands with a dedicated entrance gate for those who don’t want to wait as long. Wrist bands typically go on sale in select local businesses about 30 days prior to the event, (check back here for locations as we get closer). However, your family, club, workplace or other organization can pre-order admission wrist bands for either or both days. They are available in sets of 20 or more, and will be delivered to you on or before July 1st. Please email us for ordering information.
On June 22nd, the Independence Days Commission will have also have an information booth at Roth’s IGA in Independence for Ducky Derby Adoptions, event schedules and admission wrist band sales. Les Schwabs will also be selling wristbands June 22nd – July 1st.
NOTICE OF PROHIBITED ITEMS
In order to keep our event safe and fun for everyone, the following prohibitions will be in effect and enforced during all hours of operation. All coolers, bags, strollers, backpacks, diaper bags and other storage items are subject to search for prohibited items at the admissions gates. If such items are found, the owner has the option of either returning the item to their car/home or surrendering the item to the available collection boxes. Collection boxes are turned over to the Independence Police Department at the end of each day. Items will not be returned to the owner.
- No Pets Are Allowed.
- We welcome ADA Protected Service Animals. Service Animals as Defined by Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. For more information regarding a service animal handler’s responsibility to control their animal in public settings, please visit https://adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet
- No Fireworks of any kind. This includes sparklers.
- No Weapons
- No Alcohol
- No BBQ’s, Camp Stoves or other heating elements that produce an open flame
- Bicycles, skateboards, long boards and scooters must be walked while within the event boundaries.
- No Smoking except in designated and marked areas. This includes cigarettes, vape pens and any other items that produce smoke upon exhalation.