Frequently Asked Questions

What is KCRiverFest?

KCRiverFest is THE Summer Festival in Kansas City! KCRiverFest brings our community together for a fun, family celebration on our nation’s birthday. Located at Kansas City’s Riverfront at Berkley Park, KCRiverFest has become “Kansas City’s Riverfront Tradition,” known as the only place in downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and family entertainment. 

Who started KCRiverFest?

KCRiverFest is organized by Friends of the River (FOR-KC). Incorporated in November 2002, FOR-KC is a not-for-profit organization created to promote awareness and public use of the Riverfront throughout the metropolitan area. The organization addresses a wide variety of interests including history and education; conservation; recreation and entertainment. FOR-KC works to create a more vibrant Riverfront today and a more vibrant region in the future.

When is KCRiverFest?

July 4  from 1:00pm - 11:00pm.  For a complete schedule of  entertainment  click here.

Where do I park?

KCRiverFest offers limited paid parking at $10 per car, per day. Take I-35 Exit on to Front Street (Isle of Capri) Exit.

Please remember that strollers, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, coolers, alcohol or firearms.

KCRiverFest, its sponsors and Friends of the River—Kansas City are not responsible for loss, damage or theft of vehicles or personal items; these entities are also not responsible for towing or removal of improperly parked or incapacitated vehicles. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Can I bring in food, water, an ice chest or cooler?

Sorry, no. But there will be plenty of great food and beverage options!

Can I bring my pet?

Sorry, no. The park will be filled with people, activity and loud sounds such as music and fireworks which may upset your pet. For the well-being of your pet and all KCRiverFest patrons, please leave pets at home.

Will there be security?

KCRiverFest is dedicated to making your experience a fun and safe one. Security officers will be patrolling the festival grounds at all times, including overnight. MAST ambulance personnel will also be onsite.

How can I become a sponsor of KCRiverFest?

Just call EventPros at 816.960.3400.