OSAWATOMIE — A patriotic-themed parade, from the 100 block of East Main Street to 12th Street, will kick off the four-day Lights on the Lake celebration at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27.

The celebration continues Friday, June 28, with the Miss Osawatomie Pageant from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Osawatomie High School auditorium, 1200 Trojan Drive.

A full day of activities is planned for Saturday, May 29, as Lights on the Lake continues at several locations.

The day begins at 7 a.m. with a 5K run at Osawatomie City Lake, which is located 3 1/2 miles northwest of Osawatomie on Lakeside Drive, off Bethel Church Road, between West 327th and West 335th streets.

The celebration continues with three options at 9 a.m. — After-Prom Car Show at John Brown Park, 10th and Main streets; baby contest at OHS auditorium; tennis clinic at Karl E. Cole Sports Complex, 900 12th St.

The John Brown Museum State Historic Site will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum, which houses the log cabin where the Rev. Samuel Adair and his family lived when they moved to Kansas, is located in John Brown Park.

Lights on the Lake shifts to city lake for the balance of the day. A balloon artist, inflatables and face painting will be available from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Hazzard County band will perform from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by headliner group Revelation/A Tribute to Journey from 8 to 10 p.m.

Lights on the Lake will conclude Saturday with a fireworks show, starting about 10 p.m.

On Sunday morning, a fishing derby will take place at the lake. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the derby is set to begin at 9 a.m.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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