Spirit of Kansas

The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. The 24th Spirit of Kansas, Shawnee County’s annual 4th of July festival, was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is back in full this year with a car show, golf tournament, Blues Festival, water ski show, food trucks, art and craft vendors, and the Capitol Federal® fireworks display set to patriotic music. Tune in to Majic 107.7 to hear the patriotic soundtrack. The Topeka Blues Society has put together a line-up of seven blues artists. The Blues Society also schedules the food trucks and art and crafts vendors for the festival. There will be no shuttle buses this year, so patrons should plan to arrive at the festival by private vehicle. Patrons are allowed to bring coolers of non-alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages or personal fireworks are allowed.
Spirit of Kansas Schedule:
• 9 a.m. – Car Show (8 a.m. registration) in Tinman Circle
• 10 a.m. Golf Tournaments at Lake Shawnee and Cypress Ridge Golf Courses
• 11 a.m. — Food and craft vendors open until 7:30 p.m.
• 11:30 a.m. – Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival begins at 11:30 a.m
• 6:30-7:45 p.m. – Shawnee County Boat & Ski Club’s Water Ski Show
• 10 p.m. – Capitol Federal Spirit of Kansas fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music on 107.7 FM
Festival Schedule:
11:15 Spirit Dancer Dennis Rodgers
11:30 Color Guard/National Anthem Noon CC & Coyote Bill
1 p.m. Orphan Jon & The Abandoned with Alastair Greene
2 p.m. Robbin Kapsalis & Vintage #18
4 p.m. Jeremiah Johnson
5:45 p.m. Indigenous
7:15 p.m. Mike Zito & The Big Band
9 p.m. Levee Town & Howard Mahan
Consider donating your dollars to help with the Annual Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival.  Follow this link to make a donation:  https://www.topekabluessociety.org/make-a-donation