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Shawnee County: Decision on Spirit of Kansas to be made by June 1

Spirit of Kansas Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement concerning the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration.

After consultation with county leaders, primary stakeholders and the COVID-19 Response Team, they have determined that the decision on whether to cancel or reschedule the Spirit of Kansas will be made by June 1. While the governor’s Plan to Reopen Kansas includes a phasing out of restrictions on June 15, the phases of the governor’s plan are fluid and could change prior to July 4.

The festival is held each year at Lake Shawnee. It includes a golf tournament with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and a car show that begins at 9 a.m. Another big part of the celebration is the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, which begins at 11 a.m., with food trucks and vendors opening around the same time. The blues festival is presented by Topeka Blues Society and features free admission to all attendees.

There is also a Boat and Water Ski Show which takes place at 6:30 p.m.  The big finish then comes with the Capitol Federal Fireworks show, beginning at 10 p.m.

For more information visit parks.snco.us.

–Lee Hartman | Metro VoiceSpirit of Kansas

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