Happy 4th of July!

Woo hoo! Happy 4th of July! We can all say Independence Day is a great time to enjoy a long fun-filled weekend with friends & family full of burgers & hot dogs on the grill, beer, sunshine, music & of course lots of fireworks. Let freedom ring!

Let’s take a look at some of the best places to watch fireworks, buy fireworks & most importantly tips on how to stay safe this 4th. 

Our Favorite Place to Watch Fireworks - 

  • Firework Show - Rec Complex, Wamego
  • Rosebuds 2nd Annual Fireworks Show - 215 E 8th St, Junction City

Where to get Fireworks - 

  1. The Fridge Fireworks - 1200 N Scenic Dr
  2. KSU Chi Alpha - 2310 Candlewood Dr
  3. Ka-Boomer's Ent, Inc - 3011 Anderson Ave
  4. The Fridge Fireworks - 1150 Westport Dr
  5. TNT Fireworks - 2700 Anderson Ave
  6. Garrett's Worldwide Enterprises LLC - 2304 Stagg Hill Rd
  7. Ka-Boomer's Ent, Inc - 2325 Tuttle Creek Blvd
  8. Celebration Fireworks - 2215 Tuttle Creek Blvd
  9. Garrett's Worldwide Enterprises LLC - 900 N 3rd St
  10. Celebration Fireworks - 114 McCall Rd
  11. Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC - 101 Bluemont Ave
  12. Bellino Fireworks Kansas Inc - 130 Sarber Ln
  13. Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC - 200 Sarber Ln
  14. Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC - 605 S 3rd St

Fireworks Safety & Regulations per the City of Manhattan -

Discharge is allowed 8am  to midnight July 1 through July 4.

Sales  are allowed starting July 1 at noon through midnight July 4.

  • Always ignite outdoors
  • Have an adult supervise all fireworks activities
  • Have a water supply nearby
  • Light from a solid, flat & stable platform
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Make sure fireworks debris is cooled off completely before disposing
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • Use a long-handled lighter

**Bottle rockets & M80s are illegal in Kansas & extremely dangerous. The use of these banned fireworks is considered a crime under Kansas law. It is also illegal in Kansas to shoot fireworks on or  under any vehicle, on any public roadway, within 50ft of a fireworks stand or where fireworks are stored & at gas stations or any place liquid gas - including propane - is stored.

Kansas Dirt Cake 



  • 1 package of Oreo cookies (16 ounce)
  • 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding (3 1/2 ounce)
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounce)
  • 1 cup of powered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 container Cool Whip, thawed (8 ounce)


Crush Oreo cookies in a blender or food processor.

Put half of the crushed cookies on the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.

Mix together the pudding & milk.

Chill until set.

In a separate bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter & powered sugar until smooth.

Fold in prepared pudding & Cool Whip.

Spread mixture over cookie crumbs.

Top with remaining cookie crumbs.

Chill in fridge before serving.

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