Celebrate Independence Day at the Spirit of Kansas and create some new memories with your family and friends.

Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival

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This 4th of July celebration is hosted by the Topeka Blues Society and is a day full of music, food trucks, arts & crafts and more starting at 10:00 a.m. The festival ends as patriotic fireworks light up the sky sponsored by Capitol-Federal Savings & Loan! Topeka Metro will provide the public with free bus rides to the fireworks display at Lake Shawnee. The buses will leave from Reuger Sports Complex starting at 5:30 p.m. and will bring passengers back to the complex after the show.

Check out the full lineup for the day below!

8 a.m.              Spirit of Kansas Golf Tournament – (first shotgun start)

9 a.m.              Car Show – Shelters 4 and 5 in Tinman Circle near Reynolds Lodge

11 a.m.            Food and Arts and Crafts (Vendors will stay open until 7:30 p.m.)

11:15 a.m.       Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival Schedule:

  • 11:15 a.m.       Spirit Dancer
  • 11:30 a.m.       Color Guard/National Anthem
  • Noon               Dust Devil Choir
  • 1:30 p.m.         Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start
  • 3 p.m.              Amanda Fish
  • 4:30 p.m.         Groovement
  • 7  p.m.             Walter Trout
  • 8:45 p.m.         Mark & The Sharks

6 p.m.              Topeka Metro buses begin running from Rueger Sports Complex to Lake Shawnee

10 p.m.            Capitol Federal® Fireworks display


Check out more of our blogs for ideas on more outdoor things to do on the 4th with family, friends or by yourself.

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