May 17, 2024

Old Dodge City 4th of July Celebration moves location

(Courtesy of the city of Dodge City)

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The Old Dodge City 4th of July Celebration is set to take place at a new location for its 22nd year. The planning committee is excited to make the 2019 Celebration one of the best yet in its new location at Roundup Rodeo Arena, located at 608 S 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801.

Gates will open at 7 pm along with concessions and beverage stands for attendees to enjoy before the display at 10 pm. Spectators can watch from the grandstands or in the parking lot. Personal fireworks and alcohol are not permitted anywhere on the grounds, and Dodge City Police Department will be patrolling the parking lot to ensure a safe an enjoyable event for all.

Currently, in its 22nd year, the community fireworks show was established to fill a void when it was illegal to shoot off fireworks in the city limits. The tradition has continued due to the community support and the regional draw. The regional fireworks display is made possible by the generous donations of local businesses and individuals.

Thank you to all the current sponsors of the Old Dodge City 4th of July Celebration:

Glittering Stars Sponsors: Bill Quillen, Nannette Pogue, Corey and Jennie Keller, Terry Rabe, Comanche Beverage, Parker Haskins, Conant Construction, Roto-Mix, Overhead Door, Wessel Iron, Inn Vestments II, LLC Hotel, DC Rotary Club, Fidelity State Bank, Credit Union of DC, Smoll & Banning, First Dental, and Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Blaze of Glory Sponsors: Wendy’s fundraiser, National Beef, Cattle Trail Inc, DC Festivals, Centera Bank, and Truck Center Company.

Spectacular Stars Sponsors: Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, Victory Electric, KOCH, Cargill Meat Solutions.

American Beauty Sponsors: Ford County, City of Dodge City