It’s Independence Day on Friday, and if you don’t want to stay home, there’s plenty to do. All events are Friday, unless otherwise noted:
A children’s parade begins at 10 a.m., starting at Seventh and State streets in downtown Augusta. Children can ride tricycles, bicycles, scooters and wagons. For more info, call 316-775-6226.
A fireworks show will begin at the Augusta City Lake at dusk.
For more information, visit www.derbyweb.com/july4.
The Fourth of July Celebration in East Park kicks off at 9 a.m. with a whiffle ball tournament. Other activities including face painting, games, and sand art start at 10 a.m. Free food (hot dogs and chips) is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free swim is offered at Municipal Pool from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk at El Dorado Lake Dam. Call 316-321-9100 for more information.
The Craft and Flea market takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Train Depot, 430 N. Main.
The Fourth of July celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Goddard Ball Complex, 201 S. Main St. The softball fields will be available to anyone who brings their own gear. Other activities include moonwalks and music by the Pina Brothers. Hot dogs, watermelon, ice cream and water will be available for free until they are gone. The fireworks show begins at dusk followed by a free pool party at the Goddard City Pool. More info is at www.goddardks.gov.
A rain date is scheduled for Sunday.
The Haysville Independence Day parade begins at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at Haysville Middle School, 900 W. Grand Ave. and end at the Haysville True Value, 325 N. Main St.
Activities include an all-American fishing derby at 9 a.m., a frog race at 11 a.m., a raft race at the pool at 11:45 a.m., a water carnival at the pool from 1 to 6 p.m., and a youth firecracker parade at 6:45 p.m. Annie Up will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The citizen of the year will be announced around 8:30 p.m., and fireworks will begin about 9:45 p.m. at Riggs Park, 706 Sarah Lane.
For more information, visit HelloHaysville.com.
HutchFest begins with the Annual Patriots Parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. A community picnic is from 2 to 7 p.m. with food, craft vendors, and inflatables and more at Hutchinson Community College – Sports Arena (west lot).
The park-and-watch fireworks show begins at 9:45 p.m. at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Park in lots A, B, and C. Lots open at 8 p.m.
Saturday events include a kids carnival, motorcycle rally, eating contests, sidewalk sale, water slide, and live entertainment. Free family swim night is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Salt City Splash. Free food for the first 300 guests.
For a more complete schedule, visit hutchfest.com.
Park City will hold its Salute to Freedom celebration from 8 a.m. until its fireworks display, which is scheduled for 10 p.m. Events include a car show, a Great American Skate Jam, disc golf, an ice cream social, a pet show, a horseshoe tournament, a watermelon feed, Bingo, karaoke and more.
The parade is scheduled for 9 a.m., beginning at 61st St. from Spangles to Hydraulic to Hap McLean Park. It will include a flyover by the Commemorative Air Force and the McConnell Air Force Base Color Guard. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
For the complete schedule, go to www.parkcityks4th.com.
An ice cream social is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday at Shorty Cox Park, 600 E. School St. The fireworks display will begin at dark. For more info, www.rosehillrec.com.