Independence Day Activities Planned In Salina
KSAL Staff - Tue 09:24 AM 07/03/2012
Plenty of activities are planned in Salina to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday.
Things begin at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, where the zoo is hosting a “Freedom Safari” event. The giraffe feeding station will be open, zoo teens will be selling sno-cones, and the Overlook restaurant will have a special “Freedom Safari” menu. Kids get free admission on Wednesday with a paid adult.
Thousands of people are expected in Oakdale Park in Salina to celebrate a good old fashioned 4th of July. The annual Playday in the Park and All-American 4th of July will be a day of old-fashioned games, including things like ring and beanbag tosses and three legged races. The event includes free all-American food as well. Hot dogs, chips, watermelon, ice cream, popsicles and soft drinks will be served. Activities for the Playday in the Park and All-American 4th of July run from noon until 4:00.
Following the fun and games of the day a free concert and spectacular fireworks display will wind things down. The annual Skyfire Fireworks spectacular is scheduled for 10:00 Wednesday night at the East Crawford Recreation Area. The fireworks display will again this year be synchronized to a very special patriotic music montage, which will be broadcast on News Radio 1150 KSAL.
A free concert will precede the fireworks. The Soul Preachers will perform, beginning at 7:00.
Though fireworks are legal in Salina, they can only be discharged on private property. They cannot be discharged on public property, and that includes in streets and parks. They cannot be discharged at Oakdale Park, or at the East Crawford Recreation Area. Any violators will be cited.