OSAWATOMIE — A patriotic-themed parade, from the 100 block of East Main Street to 12th Street, will kick off the Lights on the Lake celebration at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27.
The evening will also feature Wrestling MWE at the OHS football stadium, according to the Lights on the Lake page on Facebook.
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, according to the Facebook post.
The day begins at 7 a.m. with a 5K run at Osawatomie City Lake.
The celebration continues Saturday morning with the Osawatomie P.I.E. car show, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Brown Park. The baby contest will take place at 9 a.m. at OHS auditorium, and a tennis clinic will take place at 9 a.m. 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, according to the Facebook post.
Inflatables by Top Flight Bounce House, The Amazing Christopher balloon artist, a 21-foot dual water slide, and other activities will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A music concert featuring The Creamery, Amanda Fish, and Revelation: A Tribute to Journey is scheduled from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Legion Riders and a flyover are slated for 8 p.m.
The celebration will conclude Saturday with a fireworks show starting at approximately 10 p.m.
On Sunday, June 23, a fishing derby will take place at the lake, starting at 8:30 a.m.
City Council member Dan Macek, who is in charge of the fireworks show at the lake, told council members previously that the lake shelter house had been sandblasted, and fencing was to be removed from the old horse arena to make room for additional parking at the lake, as well as other improvements.
Donations will be accepted at the gate to benefit the Lake Project. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and insect repellent, and coolers are welcome, according to Lights on the Lake’s Facebook post. People should also bring their radios, as the evening will be broadcast on 87.9 FM, starting at 6 p.m.