large fireworks display will cap the July 4th celebration in Platte City after dark. The display usually gets rolling about 9:45 or 10 p.m.
The fireworks will be shot off at the Platte County R-3 School District complex, but stadium seating will not be available due to construction taking place at the high school.
Of course the fireworks will be visible for a great distance and there are many optional viewing locations. Some of the closer, more popular viewing locations might be Hillcrest Thrift Shop, Platte Valley Park, the Mid-Continent Library parking lot, the YMCA parking lot, Price Chopper, Platte County High School parking area, Platte City Middle School parking areas, as well as parking lots at Siegrist Elementary School and Compass Elementary School.
A huge crowd turned out for the daytime event held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the square in downtown Platte City. The city provided free food from several food trucks on site, who stayed busy the entire celebration, which also included several family friendly activities and live music in front of the courthouse.