OSAWATOMIE — It wasn’t smoke on the water.

But Lights on the Lake lived up to its name. The celebration peaked on Saturday, June 29, with a dazzling fireworks display that entertained a large crowd gathered at Osawatomie City Lake.

After the headline music act finished playing about 10 p.m., the crowd started chanting “fireworks!”

The fireworks soon followed and lasted about 45 minutes.

A celebration kicked off Thursday, June 27, with a patriotic-themed parade on Main Street, and MWE wrestling at Lynn Dickey Stadium.

Other events over the next two days included the Miss Osawatomie Pageant Friday evening in the Osawatomie High School auditorium, and on Saturday the Osawatomie P.I.E. car show at John Brown Park, a baby contest in the OHS auditorium, and a tennis clinic at Karl E. Cole Sports Complex. The John Brown Museum State Historic Site was open to visitors Saturday at the park.

Inflatables, a water slide, and other activities took place at the lake before a music concert featuring The Creamery, Amanda Fish, and Revelation: A Tribute to Journey.

The celebration wrapped up Sunday morning with a fishing derby at the lake.

For more Lights on the Lake photos, see Page A2.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at

(913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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