By SALINA POST
A number of local and regional 4th of July weekend celebrations are planned in the coming days.
Lincoln After Harvest Music Festival
A fundraiser for the Lincoln Art Center, the After Harvest Music Festival is scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Golf Course. The event will include live music, a potluck picnic and fireworks. Ticket at the door is $20, with children 12 and under $5, according to information on the Lincoln Art Center Facebook page.
Burgers, hot dogs and potlucks will be served during the picnic, which begins at 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a platter. Additionally, beer garden and bottled water will be available at the gazebo.
Mattson & Weaver are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., with The Good Sam Club Band scheduled for 8 p.m.
Waconda LakeFest and Fireworks
LakeFest is a Waconda Cultural Association fundraiser for state park projects. LakeFest 2022 is scheduled for Saturday at Glen Elder State Park on the north shore of Lake Waconda in Mitchell County.
Here are the activities according to an event post on the Facebook page of the Waconda cultural association.
Glen Elder Lions Club Fun Run at 7:00 a.m. in Glen Elder
Food Truck from noon to closing.
Cornhole Competition 2 p.m. (registration 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)
Free game of volleyball and horseshoes
Children’s play area with paddling pool
Beer garden from 4 p.m.
Piano duel at 6 p.m.
Room fireworks at dark
Bring lawn chairs. The event is free but a pass is required. Buy raffle tickets and reserve tent space, etc. on eventcreate.com/e/wacondalakefest
Marion County Lake Celebration
The fireworks and cruise around the Marion County Lake are scheduled for Saturday. The event is open to the public at no charge, according to information on the Marion County Park and Lake Facebook Page.
Cruise around the lake in your favorite vehicle or cart starting at 7 p.m. The fireworks show begins at dusk.
Celebration in Galva
The Galva Firecracker 5K and Festival kicks off with the 5K run/walk. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. Saturday with the race starting at 7:30 a.m. at Lynn Baldwin Memorial Park, 100 Northview. The race day entry fee is $30, depending on the Firecracker 5K and Festival Facebook page.
Other activities during the celebration include a softball tournament, water slide, corn hole tournament and food, with a free fireworks display around 9:30 p.m.
Clay Center Celebration
The Clay Center’s Independence Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday at the Clay County Fairgrounds.
Here is the schedule according to Grow Clay County website.
Activities, vendors, 15-24 Brew House Beer Garden opens
The Community Water Battle Begins
Battle of the Barrell Firefighters (Free)
Registration Baby Crawl/Walk (Orrin Hogan Arena)
Baby Crawl/Walk (Orrin Hogan Arena)
5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Sign up to eat watermelon (Orrin Hogan Arena)
Eating Watermelon (Orrin Hogan Arena)
Fire Department Gun Draw (Orrin Hogan Arena)
Clay County Fireworks
Herington Independence Day Celebration
Herington plans to celebrate on Sunday starting at 5 p.m. The South Park party in the park will include a barbecue meal, kids’ touch truck and live musical entertainment, and will end with a big bang on Herington, according to an event post on the Herington Fireworks Committee Facebook Page.
SkyFire at Salina
In Salina, SkyFire 2022 is scheduled for 10 p.m. Monday at the Berkley Family Recreation Area, 841 Markley Road, according to reports on the AMBUCS Breakfast Bandits Website.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Monday, with free parking and tailgating east of Markley Road and $20 VIP parking per vehicle in the Salina Municipal Golf Course parking lot.
Different foodtrucks will be available. Bounce-A-Roos will be on site from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in both parking lots.
Vintage planes must fly over at 5:30 p.m.
Additionally, King Midas & The Muflers are scheduled to play a pre-fireworks concert from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. People parking in the general admission area east of Markley Road are welcome to enter the concert free of charge.
A full July 14th in Abilene
Independence Day activities in Abilene fill the day and extend through Monday evening, according to information from Visit Abilene.
Activities for Abilene Old Fashioned 4th of July at Eisenhower Park are as follows.
Registration opens at the large shelter near the basketball courts at 7 a.m. and closes 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Tournament registration begins
Sign up for Pedal Power Tractor Pull (ages: 4-12) at the Show Barn
Beginning of the 3 on 3 basketball tournament ($20 per team)
Start Mud Volleyball Tournament ($30 per team)
Sign up for Baby Beauty ($5/child) at the bandstand
Traction of the tractor with start pedal
Start 4 on 4 Sand Volleyball Tournament ($20/per team)
start baby beauty
Start waterproof and glitter tattoos with Color Me Crazy Face Painting
Frog and turtle races
Hot wheel races
Begin pool activities (pre-registration not required)
Free swimming at the Abilene Municipal Pool
Start the City Band performance at the bandstand
Fireworks (Shot from the north side of the Abilene Community Center)
An old-fashioned 4th of July in Lindsborg
Lindsborg’s old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, featuring local entertainment, food and entertainment, is scheduled for Monday in Swensson Park. All events are open to the public free of charge, according to information from the Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Beginning at 5 p.m., children and families are invited to meet at the Swensson Park Gazebo, located in the 400 block of North Main, to decorate strollers, wagons, bikes, and more for the Patriotic Parade that will give the kickoff of the evening. program.
The Lindsborg Lions Club will offer concessions for purchase from 5:00 p.m.
A patriotic program is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the bandstand and includes several local and regional performers, from twirlers to dancers to musicians.
Finally, the Lindsborg Community Band is set to play, ending the festivities at 8:30 p.m.
A fourth McPherson
McPherson plans to celebrate beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Wall Park, 500 S. Maxwell. The Petty Cash band is scheduled to perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. According to information on the McPherson Chamber of Commerce websitethere will be free Sno-cones, free face paint and temporary tattoos, and free glow bracelets for kids from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The fireworks must start at dusk.
A long 4th of July tradition
According to information from Fourth Peabody Festival Facebook Page. Other activities for the Peabody 4th of July celebration at Peabody City Park are as follows.
Horseshoe tournaments (registration at 7 a.m.)
Puck tournament in the main area just north of the soccer field. Registration at 9:30 am All proceeds will go to the Alumni Scholarship Association.
Games for children
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Social Historical Ice Cream Society. Sponsored by the Peabody Historical Society, the Ice Cream Party is planned for Vintage Bank Park.
4th of July Parade. Programming begins at 4 p.m. at Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School
Music in the park