Archive for Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fourth of July events in area

July 1, 2010


Lawrence “Independents Day”

• When: 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Where: Watson Park.

• What: Food from Lawrence Originals, 20 local restaurants — the “Independents” — will offer smaller portions of their food at lowered prices.

Live music from 4:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, Lance Fahy, The Electric Limes and Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band.

• Fireworks: Lawrence Jaycees will start the 45-minute display at 9:45 p.m.

Seventh Street will be closed between Kentucky and Tennessee streets during the celebration.

McLouth fireworks

• When: 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Where: Best viewing is from Stan Braksick Sports Complex.

De Soto

• When: Food for sale at 6 p.m.

Live music starts at 7 p.m.

Fireworks display starts at 9:45 p.m.

• Where: Riverfest Park. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Outside fireworks and alcohol are prohibited.

Topeka Spirit of Kansas Festival

• When: Begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, concludes with fireworks, which start at 10 p.m.

• Where: Lake Shawnee.

• What: Arts and craft vendors, car show, food, children activities, entertainment, water-ski show.

• Admission: Free.


• When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Where: Basehor-Linwood High School.

• What: Food, games for children, live entertainment. At 6 p.m., parade starts; at 8:30 p.m., presentation of Citizen of the Year award; at 9 p.m., color guard, gun salute and national anthem, followed by fireworks.

Two area celebrations this year were canceled:

• Baldwin City: Steve Friend, recreation commission director, said the decision was made to cancel the Fourth of July celebration because the person responsible for the event will be out of town.

• Lake Perry: The fireworks display was canceled because of lack of funding, said Mike Stanley, manager at Lake Perry Yacht Marina.

— Alison Cumbow


kjo_shorty 7 years, 11 months ago

Lake Perry show is BACK ON. It will be Suturday at 10pm with vendors and childrens activities starting by the Dam at 5pm.

Chad Lawhorn 7 years, 11 months ago

I called Eudora City Hall and confirmed that Eudora also is having a show this year. Like in years past, it will begin at dusk and the best viewing areas are either the Eudora Middle School or Eudora High School parking lots. Both schools are on County Route 1061, just south of Kansas Highway 10. The show will be on July 4. Chad Lawhorn Journal-World

birdsandflowers 7 years, 11 months ago

I just called Rock Creek Marina and found out that it is Lake Perry who canceled their display and Rock Creek has been a part of Lake Perry's show in the past. Rock Creek WILL hold their own firework display Saturday, July 3rd at dark and I was told there will be no music.

MyOpinionCounts 7 years, 11 months ago

Ottawa's City Band will perform beginning at 8:00pm in Forest Park by the river. Fireworks will follow at dusk.

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