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KANSAS STATE PARKS PLAN JULY SPECIAL EVENTS

Independence Day fireworks highlight early-July events
PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks (SP) conduct special events, some in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Each park sets its own dates for these events, including Free Park Entrance Days.
Events are diverse and may include anything from a marathon race to boating courses and equestrian events. Many are educational and all are designed to enhance the fun of visiting Kansas state parks. For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Events Calendar" on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us.
This spring, heavy rains have caused flooding at many lakes, leaving some campsites and other facilities either under water or littered with debris. Park goers are urged to phone the park they intend to visit before traveling. Telephone numbers of all state parks may be found online at www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Click "State Parks" at the top of the page, then "Locations" in the left-hand column.
The following is a list of events for June:
July 2 -- "Old-Fashioned Fireworks" celebration at Crawford State Park;
July 3 -- Independence Day fireworks at Glen Elder State Park;
July 4 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association Colossus Cup Regatta at Cheney State Park;
July 4 -- Independence Day Parade at El Dorado State Park;
July 4 -- Fourth of July fireworks at Prairie Dog State Park;
July 5 -- Dick's Sporting Goods Bass Tournament at Hillsdale State Park;
July 7-8 -- bass tournament at El Dorado State Park;
July 7 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association Junior Regatta at Cheney State Park;
July 7 -- Osage County annual fireworks celebration at Eisenhower State Park;
July 7 -- Fireworks display at Kanopolis State Park;
July 8 -- American Bass Anglers Tournament at El Dorado State Park;
July 8 -- Bemis U.S. Sailing championships at Cheney State Park;
July 14-15 -- Hobie Fleet # 27 Prairie Regatta at Cheney State Park;
July 14 -- Dick's Sporting Goods bass tournament at Hillsdale State Park;
July 14 -- Jackpot Buddy bass tournament at Perry State Park;
July 14 -- Jackpot Buddy bass tournament at Tuttle Creek State Park;
July 14 -- Waconda Lake Association Blues Musicfest at Glen Elder State Park;
July 15 -- Sand castle/sculpture contest at Lovewell State Park;
July 16 -- Twin Rivers Bass Club tournament at El Dorado State;
July 17 -- Kansas Walleye Association Tournament at El Dorado State;
July 18 -- Quail Unlimited Pre-Convention Habitat Demo Day at Hillsdale State Park;
July 20-22 -- Reunion of Vietnam veterans at El Dorado State Park;
July 21 -- American Legion Post 400 catfish tournament at Perry State Park;
July 21 -- OK Kids Day and Free Park Entrance Day at Wilson State Park;
July 21-22 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association Whitecap Regatta at Cheney State Park;
July 21 -- Ninnescah Sailing Association dinner at Cheney State Park;
July 21-22 -- Bonk Hard Racing LLC (various events) at Perry State Park;
July 22 -- Kansas Walleye Association fishing tournament at Eisenhower State Park;
July 23 -- American Bass Anglers tournament at El Dorado State;
July 27-28 -- Bluegrass Festival at Milford State Park;
July 27-29 -- Summer Splash campout and water activities for the physically challenged at El Dorado State Park;
July 27 -- Prairie Port Concert at El Dorado State Park;
July 28-29 -- Great Plains Racing Personal Watercrat Race at El Dorado State Park;
July 28 -- Sol' Pro Bassmasters bass tournament at Hillsdale State Park;
July 28-29 -- American Bass Anglers Tournament at El Dorado State Park; and
July 29 -- Sunflower State Games Horse Trail Ride at Eisenhower State Park.