Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2002

Fireworks schedules

June 30, 2002


Here is a schedule of fireworks displays, both locally and across Northeast Kansas.

  • Lawrence Jaycees Fourth of July Extravaganza Activities begin at 5 p.m. in Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets. Fireworks
    begin after dark. The Journal-World will sponsor bus rides on Lawrence Bus Co. buses from downtown parking lots to the park.
  • Lake Perry Saturday, July 6: Festivities begin at noon and include a boat parade, sky divers and musical entertainment. Fireworks begin after dark
    off the dam on the east side of the lake. Parking after 4 p.m. is $5.
  • Eudora The Eudora show will begin after dark in the Eudora High School parking lot. Festivities, including a community band concert,
    obstacle course, DJ and activities for children, will start around 6:30 p.m.
  • Baldwin Fireworks will begin after dark a the Baldwin High School football fields. Games and entertainment begin at 5 p.m.
  • McLouth Fireworks will begin after dark at Prairie Park in McLouth.
  • DeSoto The show will be at the Lexington Trails Middle School football field. Because of construction at the middle school,
    spectators are asked to park across the street at the high school.
  • Ottawa Fireworks will be after dark at Forest Park.
  • Olathe The Fourth of July event will include children's activities, sports figures, music, a bike parade and fireworks after dark at the
    Great Mall of the Plains.
  • Topeka An all-day celebration at Lake Shawnee in Topeka will include a craft show, water ski show, baseball game, concert and fireworks
    at dusk.


Lenexa Community Days-Lenexa
Freedom run, pancake breakfast, sausage & egg breakfast, community days parade, BBQ ribs & chicken dinner, horseshoe
pitching contest, canine frisbee competition, children's pet show, super swim splash, street fair, and evening fireworks.
Dates: July 1-4
Hours: 7am-5pm
Place: Old Town Lenexa
Santa Fe & Pflumm
Phone: (913) 477-7500

Fourth of July Celebration-Hiawatha
Activities include picnics, music, and evening fireworks display.
Dates: July 3
Hours: 6pm
Place: City Lake & Downtown
Phone: (785) 742-7136

All American Fourth/Play Day in the Park-Salina
Old-fashioned celebration of Independence Day! Children's activities, games, and music for the
whole family!
Dates: July 4
Hours: 12-4pm
Place: Oakdale Park
Phone: (785) 309-5765

Celebrating Community-Olathe
Fourth of July event to include children's activities, sports figures, music, bike parade, and fireworks after dark.
Dates: July 4
Hours: All Day
Place: Great Mall of the Great Plains
Phone: (913) 393-6200

Fourth of July Celebration-Atchison
Youth games, food, music, and fireworks display.
Dates: July 4
Hours: Dusk
Place: Amelia Earhart Stadium
14th & Atchison St.
Phone: (913) 367-0754

Fourth of July Celebration-Wamego
One of Kansas' oldest parades takes to the street for the 130th year running.
Dates: July 4
Hours: Parade 11am; Fireworks at dusk
Place: Lincoln Avenue and City Park
Ash and 4th
Phone: (785) 456-7849

Independence Day Celebration-Emporia
Day begins with a parade downtown and a fireworks display in the evening at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.
Date: July 4
Hours: All Day
Place: Downtown & Lyon County Fairgrounds
Phone: (620) 342-1200

Flint Hills National Drag Boat Race-Herington
Drag boat races at Herington City Lake.
Dates: July 6-7
Hours: 8am-5pm
Place: City Lake
Phone: (785) 258-2115

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration-Abilene
Activities, games, contests, and fun. Municipal Band performs at 8pm, followed by fireworks.
Dates: July 4
Hours: 7am-10pm
Place: 619 N. Rogers St.
Phone: (785) 263-7266

Spirit of Kansas-Topeka
Picnic or boat at Lake Shawnee, craft show, water ski show, baseball game, concert, and spectacular fireworks at dusk.

Dates: July 4
Hours: 8am-10pm
Place: Lake Shawnee
Phone: 785) 267-1156

Sundown Salute-Junction City
10K run, parade, Veteran's ceremony, entertainment, and fireworks over Milford Lake.
Dates: July 4
Hours: 7am-12am
Place: Milford Lake
Phone: (800) 528-2489

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