A stream of fireworks are reflected from the Kansas River as observers line the Kansas River Bridge Wednesday night for the show.
Tiffany Tatom, left, photographs Fourth of July fireworks from Burcham Park in North Lawrence. Rain and high winds moved through Lawrence mid-afternoon Wednesday but cleared ahead of the city's annual Independence Day celebration, which included fireworks, music and more.
Bryn Maughmer, left, and David Graham talk while lounging on the lawn Wednesday at Burcham Park, waiting for the fireworks to begin.
Kansas University senior Mike Coombs, Hutchinson, works to pull in a boat filled with his friends as the storm rolls over Clinton Lake Wednesday afternoon.
Boaters work to pull off the water as a storm rolls over Clinton Lake. Severe weather caught outdoor enthusiasts by surprise who were visiting the lake for the 2007 Fourth of July holiday.
A line of boaters and campers leaves Clinton Lake as a storm rolls in Wednesday afternoon. A funnel cloud was spotted near Kansas Highway 10, along with recorded wind gusts of 60 mph, leading to warning sirens going off, but the severe weather didn't dampen festivities later in the evening.
With ice popsicles dangling paraders Annie Wildgen, left, 12, Claire Limesand, 11, and Sophie Tate, 12, play hand clapping games in Watson Park following the annual Old West Lawrence Fourth of July neighborhood parade Wednesday morning. Residents young and old toured part of the neighborhood with balloons, hats, streamers an an abundance of American flags in celebration of Independence Day.
Jack and Ann Ozegovic march through the Old West Neighborhood on Wednesday during the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July parade. "There's a certain sense of freedom to be able to walk down the middle of the street and not have to worry about traffic," Jack Ozegovic said.
Carmel, the pet of Clare Browning, 9, dons a patriotic ribbon at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park during the annual Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade Wednesday morning.
Youngsters roll down Seventh Street toward Buford M. Watson Jr. Park during the annual Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade Wednesday morning.
Siel Snowden, 11, bounces down Ohio Street on a pogo stick Wednesday during Old West Lawrence's annual Independence Day parade.
Helena All, 6, waits on her bike for the Old West Lawrence Independence Day parade to begin Wednesday at the intersection of Seventh and Ohio streets.