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Topeka 4th celebration

Event Dates: July 4, 2012 (All day)


Topekawill celebrate July 4th in style once again, hosting a slew of activities on Wednesday, including the annual fireworks display.

The Topeka Fire Department has been working to prepare the fireworks launch area, and will have trucks on standby during the fireworks show, which is set to begin around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

But first, the day is packed with activities around town, starting with road run and fun walk at 8 a.m. along with basketball.

A miniature pony pull will kick off at 9 a.m. in the sale barn.

Kid’s games will fill up the East Park and will open at 10 a.m.

The garden tractor pull is in a new location, on Babcock Street behind the fire station. Those will start at 10 a.m.

Kids can get into the racing spirit with the Big Wheel races at 11 a.m., next to the East Park playground.

The Mousetrap Puppets return with a marionette variety puppet show at noon and again at 2:30 p.m. in the pavilion.

A horse pull will take place in the sale barn starting at 1 p.m.

The highlight of the day will be the parade that leaves from the Nishakawa parking lot on South Main Street at 5:30 p.m. The theme for 2012 is “It’s a Grand Ole Flag.”

Following the parade, the buggy pull races will run up and down Main Street.

Local barbershop quartet PaGaJoJi will perform a free concert in the East Park at 7 p.m., followed by the LaGrange County Community Band at 8:30 p.m.