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Spirit of Kansas, other Topeka events to celebrate our Independence

The Spirit of Kansas festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee, one of many events to celebrate Independence Day. The Spirit of Kansas Festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee. The day includes a car show, the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, food and craft vendors, a Waterski Show and the Capitol Federal Fireworks Display at 10 p.m.

  • Car Show — 9 a.m. at Shelters 4 & 5 in Tinman Circle
  • Food and craft vendors open — 11 a.m. next to Reynolds Lodge
  • Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival — 11:30 a.m. behind Reynolds Lodge
  • Waterski show – 6:30 p.m.
  • Capitol Federal® Fireworks Display — 10 p.m.

Area roads close at 9:45 p.m. for the fireworks show. Parking is available in Tinman Circle and designated areas around the lake. Handicap parking is marked. Admission is free, but there will be no shuttle buses running. No alcoholic beverages and no personal fireworks are allowed.

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JULY 4TH CELEBRATION – July 4, 6-10pm, Rolling Hills Christian Church. Celebrate Independence Day with free food, games, bounce houses, music, homemade ice cream, and FIREWORKS! Food will be served at 6:00 pm and the fireworks will start around 9:30.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT OVERBROOK CITY LAKE – July 4. Food will be available around 6 p.m. provided by the Snack Shack food truck. A DJ will be there along with other activities until the fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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