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Congratulations to this years 4th of July Parade winners.

Grand Champion – Bill and Angela Ross (Vietnam Float)

First Place – Randy and Staci Lowe (Let Freedom Ring)

Second Place – Alex Ghekas (Southwest Student Council)

Third Place – Clayton Richardson (Lady Liberty - Stilwell Heating and Cooling)


A Salute to Freedom - Stilwell Style!

Did you know that the fireworks display is funded by residents of Stilwell and visitors in Stilwell on the 4th of July!  We are grateful to KCPL each year for allowing us to use their grounds and property to host the fireworks display but you make a difference with your donation to help pay for the actual firework display.  If you are in a position to help, please consider a donation to the Stilwell Community Organization.  You can mail to PO BOX 124, Stilwell, Kansas 66085.


Comment on annual carnival: The Stilwell United Methodist Church would like to make you aware that we have decided to discontinue the Annual SUMC 4th of July Carnival.  We are choosing instead to focus our time and energy towards mission projects that help people in need.   Please consider joining us for a community-wide event in October to package 36,000 meals for students in Rwanda.   Have a great 4th of July and we’ll see you at the parade!

5pm - Parade Registration and Line Up (192nd Street)

  • From 4:30 - 6:30 the United Methodist Church will have a hot dog and chilled water stand at 193rd and Metcalf.   Donations are $2 to the Numana - AIM (All in Mission) event.

  • Decorate your bike, golf cart, build a float and register to be in the parade.


  • Registration helps us plan on number of parade entries and there is no fee unless you are running for an elected office.  If you are in an election for office, we will be looking for a minimum donation of $100 as a contribution  to the community to help pay for the firework display.   That's exposure to thousands of parade goers and you get to help pay for the fireworks!

  • Theme for 2014:  A Salute to Freedom - Stilwell Style!

6pm - Stilwell Community Parade

  • Our "Salute to Freedom - Stilwell Style" parade starts at 6pm on the 4th of July with parade line up at 5pm.  In Stilwell, you don't necessarily need to register for the parade but just show up and get in line.  However, it would be great if you are planning to be in the parde to drop a quick email to let us know so we can plan accordingly.  There is no fee to be in the parade...its FREE, however, it is election year so if you are seeking office or an elected official, we are asking for a  $100 donation (or more) to help pay for the fireworks!  Trophies will be on display later this week at Stilwell Station for the Grand Champion, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!   REGISTER FOR THE PARADE

  • Parade Route in Stilwell (192nd Street; South on Metcalf; East on 199th; North on Broadway; East on Delaware)

  • Judges Stand will be near Stilwell Elementary School. DIFFERENT in 2014, the Trophies will be on display the weeks prior to the 4th of July at Stilwell Station.  Parade winners will be able to pick up their trophy at Stilwell Station. 

  • From 5:15 - 6:30 the United Methodist Church will have a chilled water stand near Stilwell Elementary School. Donations go to the Numana - AIM (All in Mission) event.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fourth of July Fireworks

  • Jam-N-Dogs will be selling hot dogs, water and candy type snacks.

  • There will also be a concession trailer selling shaved ice, walking tacos and root beer floats!

  • 9:30pm - Fireworks Display (previously noted at 9pm but it just isn't dark enough out.  Depending on weather conditions the firework display may launch as early as 9:00pm but not later than 10:00pm.

  • The fireworks will launch at KCPL Service Center at 199th Street and Newton in Stilwell Kansas, this is on the south side of 199th Street at Highway 69.

  • Grace Bible Church will host Kids Games on the KCPL property starting at 7:30pm – 8:45pm. 

  • Live DJ Music provided by Jeff Ponder 



Stilwell Community Organization

Post Office Box 124 Stilwell, Kansas 66085

[email protected]