Independence Day will be a busy holiday throughout Lawrence on Sunday, with a downtown parade, fireworks, music in South and Burcham parks and an Oregon Trail dramatization on the schedule.
11:45 a.m.: Third annual July 4 parade in Downtown Lawrence, sponsored by the United Veterans Organization of Douglas County. Parade will start at Seventh and Kentucky, head east on Seventh to Massachusetts and then south to South Park.
Noon to 5 p.m.: Food, music, games and crafts in South Park, sponsored by veterans' organizations. Massachusetts near the park will be closed from noon to 5 p.m.
2 p.m.: "Daughters of Courage," performance by Kay Kuhlmann dramatizes the lives of women who traveled the Oregon Trail 150 years ago. Performance will benefit the Douglas County Historical Society and the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum.
3 p.m.: Patriotic music at the Kansas University Campanile.
6 p.m.: Concert and fireworks show, Burcham Park, Second and Indiana. Dos Cojones scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Kelley Hunt Band at 7:30 p.m. and Riders in the Sky at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk, or around 9:45 p.m., on the north side of the Kansas River on the levee. In case of rain, concert and fireworks will be rescheduled for Monday night.