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2022 Fourth of July Festivals & Parades near Topeka, KS

The Fourth of July 2022 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning out how you’re going to spend the holiday if you haven’t already. There are bound to be plenty of fun and exciting activities and events here in Topeka, Kansas, and the surrounding area, but we thought we’d highlight a few of the festivals & parades we think sound the most promising. Check out our list below and be sure to enjoy your holiday weekend no matter how you decide to spend it.

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Overbrook 4th of July Celebration

While it’s a little bit of a trek from Topeka to Overbrook, there’s a great 4th of July Celebration in Overbrook that would make a great stop on your weekend. With food from the Snack Shack food truck, a DJ and plenty of other activities to enjoy before the fireworks display at 10 p.m., you’re sure to enjoy your time despite the half-hour drive each way. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Overbrook City Lake.

4th of July Kid’s Bike Parade

You might as well make your visit to Overbrook a day trip, because the 17th-annual 4th of July Kid’s Bike Parade takes place there too. Bring your kids to the middle school by Overbrook City Lake at 11:30 a.m. for the annual event. They’ll be able to decorate their bikes, plus wagons, scooters, pets and even themselves during the event, then take their own little parade around town. Hot dogs, drinks, root beer floats and even a swim at the Overbrook pool are all on the day’s list of to-dos before hitting up the aforementioned celebration.

51st Annual Collins Park Neighborhood July 4th Parade

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If you don’t feel like driving all the way to Overbrook, you’ll be able to at least experience a great parade at 11 a.m. right here in town with the 51st Annual Collins Park Neighborhood July 4th Parade. Make sure not to park on Collins Ave if you’re participating or attending, and make sure to find a good spot for you and the family to enjoy the procession.

We hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July regardless of how you decide to enjoy it. Fun, family, and fireworks sound like a great time, but remember to stay safe. Happy Independence Day!