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4th of July Celebration/Salute to the Union

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Event# 913-684-2580

Event Details

Activities include food, games, bounce houses for the kids, live entertainment, a parachute demonstration by the K-State parachute team, “Salute to the Union”, fireworks. 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Salute to the Union - 8pm Fireworks 9:30pm. Always occurring on the 4th of July.

Note: Picture ID required upon entering fort.

4th of July Celebration/Salute to the Union

Address : Merritt Lake Leavenworth KS
Phone : 913-684-2580   (Always call and confirm events.)

Email Address : leav-mkg@conus.army.mil

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Admission Fee : Free

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