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The Wichita Parks Foundation will once again host Red, White & BOOM! on Wednesday, July 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. downtown on the KSN Lawn (in front of the Hyatt Regency), the Lewis Street Bridge, and Water Street.  The event is being funded by the volunteer-led, non-profit Wichita Parks Foundation and our generous sponsors.  We are extraordinarily grateful that, once again, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers returns as our Presenting Sponsor.

This event will feature:

  • Food trucks will line Water Street in the Westar Energy Food Court, starting at 5:00.

  • A beer garden will be open all evening on the KSN Lawn, in front of the Hyatt Regency.

  • Local 80s dance band, The Astronauts, will perform a FREE concert on the Fidelity Bank Stage, starting at 7:30.  Visit their website at http://www.theastronautsband.com/.

  • Capping a great evening will be the Red, White & BOOM! Fireworks over the Arkansas River, starting at 9:45 PM.  Music accompanying the show can be heard throughout the festival area.  

Red, White & BOOM Nighttime Concert on the KSN Lawn

Popular Wichita band, the astronauts, will play into the evening from the stage on the KSN Lawn!

Popular Wichita band, the astronauts, will play into the evening from the stage on the KSN Lawn!


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The Wichita Parks Foundation is currently seeking sponsors to help support this year's Red, White & BOOM!  The Foundation is raising money privately to put on the celebration, so this is truly a community-based event.  There are a variety of opportunities available, including presenting sponsors, stage sponsors, fireworks watch zone sponsors and banner opportunities.  Contact Stacey Hamm, Development Director for WPF at 316-268-4124 for more information or to schedule a face-to-face meeting to discuss those opportunities.