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Legacy Blast 2024

7/3/24 3:15 Update: Legacy Blast is still a go for this evening, as planned. We have been monitoring the weather all day, and the forecast for shoot time continues to improve. You may want to anticipate you could get a little wet; please plan accordingly. 

Lee’s Summit, MO — Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) and the City of Lee’s Summit invite you to a free fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 3, at Legacy Park! The gates open to the park at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

A musically choreographed fireworks display will be simulcast on 94.9 KCMO. Prior to the fireworks, the baseball, soccer, softball, and football fields will have DJs, snacks, food truck vendors, face painting, balloon artists, and inflatables for children 12 and under.

Access to Legacy Park will be closed at 9:00 p.m. to allow all vehicles to park prior to the show or when the parking lots are full. Once the venue is full, no additional traffic will be allowed inside the park. You are advised to arrive early to allow ample time for parking. In case of severe weather, join us on Friday, July 5, 2024. For more information, call 816-969-1500 or go online to LSParks.net.

Navigating to Legacy Blast

  • Before the fireworks show, Blackwell will be closed at Colbern and at the roundabout to clear the roadway for the exit if necessary. Overflow traffic will be directed out of the area.     
  • The 2023 event was unprecedented in terms of traffic volume. Expect lengthy delays before and after the event in the areas of NE Colbern Road, NE Scruggs, NE Langsford, and NE Blackwell Parkway.  
  • Allow yourself plenty of time for your drive, and be patient and respectful!
     

General FAQ

What time will the show start?

  •  Around 9:30 pm

When will Legacy Park close?

  • The entrances to the park will close at 9:00 pm or when venues are full to allow for cars to get parked.  In the last few years, we have closed the gates by 8:30 pm as parking was already full.

Where will the show be shot off from?

  • J. Thomas Lovell Community Center
  • Once you park face your chairs towards the south of the park

How long will the show last?

  •  22 minutes

Why are grills, fireworks, and alcohol not allowed?

  • Legacy Blast is a family-friendly event and these items are not allowed for the safety of our patrons.
  • Is smoking allowed?
  • There is no tobacco use in the parks.

Are dogs allowed?

  • Yes, as long as they remain on a leash

Is the trail open? Do we have access to the trail?

  •  No, the trail will be closed so patrons cannot walk up on the blast site.

Can we tailgate?

  • Yes, as long as no alcohol or grills are involved.
  • Parking Spaces cannot be used for tailgating

What if we have to leave during the show?

  • While it is not encouraged, you may be able to leave the venue once the show begins for emergencies. Please use parking lights only inside the venue and be aware all street lights will be turned off for the show.

What radio station?

  • 94.9 FM

Where are the restrooms?

  •  Restrooms are located in the concession buildings.

Is there water available?

  • There is a water fountain available inside next to the restrooms.
  • In cases of extreme heat the first aid tent will also have cups of water available.

Is there an ATM?

  • No

How much is…

  • The face painters, glitter tattoo artists, balloon artists, bounce house, airbrush tattoos, and the show are all free.
  • Concessions, and Food Trucks will charge

Do concessions take credit cards?

  •  Each vendor may have different requirements. Some may take cards. Some may only take cash. 

What concessions are available?

What entertainment is at each venue?

  • DJ
  • Face painters / Glitter Tattoo Artists/ Air Brush Tattoos or Balloon artists
  • Inflatables

Do we have to be residents?

  •  Nope, everyone is welcome!

How long can we stay after the show?

  •  Park curfew is 11:00 pm

Why is J. Thomas Lovell Community Center Closed?

  • The facility will close at 4 pm 
  • LSPR staff and LSPD need to prepare for the event.
  • LCC serves as the blast site and command center for the event

Parking FAQ

  • Parking illegally in and around Legacy Park neighborhoods and in non-designated parking areas at Legacy Park is not allowed.
  • Parking on private property and sidewalks is not allowed. Violators could be ticketed and/or towed.
  • Parking spaces cannot be reserved for others or used to set up a tailgate.

Other Friendly Reminders

  • LSPR Parks and Venues are smoke-free.
  • No grills, alcohol, or fireworks will be permitted in the venues.
  • Bring blankets and chairs to get the best view of the show outside of your car. 
  • Tune into 94.9 to enjoy the show!
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