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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Museum and Memorial grounds open at 3 p.m.


The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration! Bring your friends and family to grab a bite to eat, shop from local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy the largest fireworks display in the city.

The public is welcome to begin picnicking on the south grounds of the Museum and Memorial as early as 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. A fireworks display over the iconic Tower will begin around 9:40 p.m. FREE to the public – rain or shine!

Headlining Artist


Casi Joy logo

Blake Shelton says of Casi Joy, "She has this electric energy when she's on stage and has these unique things that she can do vocally. She's an edgier version of a country artist. She's old school but has a youthful energy about her. There's no stopping Casi Joy."

Joy's vibrant stage presence has led to sharing the stage with many notable country acts including Chris Jansen, Montgomery Gentry, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, LOCASH and other various chart topping artists.

Hailing from Kansas City before moving to Nashville, Casi has become a beloved hometown figure. She's built a reputation as one of the most affable and dedicated performers in her field, growing into a formidable songwriter while maintaining the keen sense for performance that had been evident even from that first talent show in Kansas City.

Selfie photo of a white woman with red hair wearing a pink wide-brimmed hat. Behind her is a crowd of people crammed into a theater.
Modern photograph of a red-haired white woman wearing a red wide-brimmed hat and a blue shirt with bell sleeves. She is playing the guitar and singing into a microphone.

Come back to this page for more updates as we get closer!

Want to know what the Picnic is like?


Check out the 2022 photo album here

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