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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (10)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (22)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (3)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  4. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  5. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: Golden Valley, Endless Skyway

    June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.

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  7. Youth Builds A Better World

    June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World.”

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Community Events

  1. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit

    May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.

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  2. Downtown Farmer's Market

    June 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot

    Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.

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  3. Canvas & Cork: Smile Beach

    June 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic artist.

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  4. Canvas & Cork: Bike With Basket

    June 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic artist.

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  5. Silent Book Club

    June 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Suggested for adults 18-up; instead of reading an assigned book, the creator of this national book club decided everyone should bring their own current favorite to hang out together. Manhattan is the first town in the Midwest to participate! Join friends from Manhattan Public Library for night of laughs.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - June 24, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    22nd Country Stampede has another tremendous lineup headlined by Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion. Performers include Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Maddie and Tae and more. Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan plays host to the biggest 3-day music festival in the Midwest. One hundred-thousand attendance; non-stop entertainment.

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  2. Gypsy

    June 23, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 25, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre

    Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills.

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  3. Arts in the Park concert: Not A Planet

    June 23, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    "Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now" is the latest album release from Not A Planet. The Deli website magazine music review suggests this KC trio "brings one hundred and ten percent of their energy to every show they play."

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  4. Mid by Midwest MXMX Music Festival

    June 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Local music festival with lineup of 20-plus performances on two stages (top floor of Bluemont). Main stage acts include Madame Groove, Daniel Dissmore, The Sounds of Many, Terror Tractor and Happy Sleeping Dead and much more.

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  5. Manhattan Municipal Band

    June 27, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Under the lead of K-State director of bands Frank Tracz, summer concerts held weekly in City Park.

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  6. Rooftop Patio Live Music Series

    June 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Live music in the Bluemont Lounge features Chappie Live with Motown soul and rock favorites on Wine Wednesday ($4 glasses).

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  7. Rooftop Patio Live Music Series

    June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Live music in the Bluemont Lounge features Robert F. Rodriguez with his rock-jazz combo on Tallgrass Thursday ($1 discount Tallgrass cans).

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  8. Headlight Rivals EP Release Party w/ The Goodbye Sort

    June 29, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Local three-piece punk rock band with Cheap Trick influenced style of music.

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  9. Gypsy

    June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile of the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.

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  10. Arts in the Park concert: The Hunts

    June 30, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Chesapeake-based, alt-folk/indie band, five brothers and twin sisters ranging in age from 16 to 24 who have played music together almost their entire lives.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - June 24, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    22nd Country Stampede has another tremendous lineup headlined by Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion. Performers include Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Maddie and Tae and more. Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan plays host to the biggest 3-day music festival in the Midwest. One hundred-thousand attendance; non-stop entertainment.

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For the Kids!

  1. Summer Art Camp: Week 3

    June 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 23, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Campers learn basic art skills: color mixing, paint with artist paint brushes and drawing with pencil, marker and more. Summer Art Camp designed for campers of all skill levels. Teachers are skilled to adapt projects and work with variety of skill levels. Campers have presentation for parents at end of Friday class.

    Teacher-led, themed weekly projects use products that include paints, pottery, collage and much more. Straight Upp offers multiple camps throughout summer.

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  2. Preschool Storytime

    June 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities, includes parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  3. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    June 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:59 AM @ Sunset Zoo

    Zoofari features frog and salamander stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo, such as furs, feathers and skulls! Zoofari's popularity may require extra time to park; we'll start a few minutes after 10 a.m.

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  4. Family Fun Storytime

    June 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Lively storytime with great picture books, action songs and music. Families encouraged to attend together; adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  5. After Hours Party

    June 24, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    After the library closes, the real fun begins! We'll have dinner, games and crafts at this teens only event. Registration is required (so we know how much pizza to buy!).

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  6. Toddler Wiggleworms

    June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music get toddlers moving and learning (suggested for 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.

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  7. CANTEEN

    June 26, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Unwind every Monday afternoon with games, crafts, and snacks.

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  8. Toddler Wiggleworms

    June 27, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music get toddlers moving and learning (suggested 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.

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  9. Summer Art Camp: Week 4

    June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 30, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Campers learn basic art skills: color mixing, paint with artist paint brushes and drawing with pencil, marker and more. Summer Art Camp designed for campers of all skill levels. Teachers are skilled to adapt projects and work with variety of skill levels. Campers have presentation for parents at end of Friday class.

    Teacher-led, themed weekly projects use products that include paints, pottery, collage and much more. Straight Upp offers multiple camps throughout summer.

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  10. Baby Rhyme Time

    June 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  11. Build a Better Meal

    June 27, 2017, 2:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Teens will take a crash course in healthy cooking and be challenged to create an appetizer, entree and dessert using provided ingredients.

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  12. K-1st Grade Club, The Architects

    June 27, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.

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  13. Preschool Storytime

    June 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3-up hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  14. Toddler Wiggleworms

    June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music will get toddlers moving and learning (suggested 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.

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  15. 2nd-3rd Grade Club - The Innovators

    June 28, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead crafts and games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will enter in the fall.

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  16. Tween Summer Club: The Game Changers

    June 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Read books, play games and do crafts as we build better community and world.

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  17. Champ Camp + Love and Logic Parenting

    June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bluemont Elementary School

    Kids as young as toddlers up to sixth graders will have fabulous time with games, music and art to learn and develop qualities that will make them champions in life. For parents, the Parenting with Love and Logic class has helped bring new understanding and skills to others for nearly 40 years.

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  18. Baby Rhyme Time

    June 29, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents/caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  19. Preschool Storytime

    June 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  20. K-1st Grade Club: The Architects

    June 29, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will enter in the fall.

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  21. 2nd-3rd Grade Club: The Innovators

    June 29, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead crafts and games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.

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  22. Preschool Storytime

    June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities, includes parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. History of the Big Red One

    June 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    1st Infantry Division history began in 1917. Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing arrived in France with First American Expeditionary Force; the "Fighting First" led the way for American troops in both World Wars. Robert Smith is director of the Fort Riley Museum, and possesses a doctorate in history with numerous published articles on military history.

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  2. Summer Outside the City: Eureka Lake Resort

    June 28, 2017, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Allana Saenger Parker discusses “Summer Outside the City: Eureka Lake Resort”. On this topic, Parker explores colorful history of the Eureka Lake area, which included a resort that attracted tourists from Chicago, fraternal orphanage/elderly home, amusement park and more recently Flint Hills Job Corps. Parker has served as curator of design at Riley County Historical Museum since 2012.

    A number of objects related to Eureka Lake Resort are part of the new Riley County Historical Society exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage” (2309 Claflin Road), open Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. weekends.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Rossville Rattlers at JC Brigade

    June 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - June 23, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    Brigade swept an early-season matchup from Rossville and return home for Thursday-Friday two-game series, with 10 of next 12 Mid-Plains League games at Rathert Stadium.

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  2. Midwest Athletics at JC Brigade

    June 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    Midwest A's take on the Brigade in two-game series, opener at JC and the second at Belton, Mo.

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  3. Topeka Golden Giants at JC Brigade

    June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - July 1, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    Brigade rival Topeka Golden Giants visit Junction City for three-game weekend series. Giants swept three-game, mid-June series in Topeka. Roll over to Rathert between weekend Sunflower Salute activities, and cheer on the Brigade!

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Special Events

  1. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - June 24, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    22nd Country Stampede has another tremendous lineup headlined by Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion. Performers include Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Maddie and Tae and more. Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan plays host to the biggest 3-day music festival in the Midwest. One hundred-thousand attendance; non-stop entertainment.

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  2. Summer Wine Tasting

    June 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Joel from Ad Astra selections brings wide variety of his favorite summer wines; suggestions for further enjoyment!

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  3. Acoustics in the Amphitheater

    June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Live summer music series as Brian Nelson plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).

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  4. Paint & Sip: Rustic Flag

    June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan

    Evening to paint and drink your favorite beverage and create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Rustic Flag," with goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques, original painting and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice and any appetizers.

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  5. Harry's Somm Series: Wines of Portugal

    June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    Native Portuguese grape varieties are unique, and Harry's experts explain the often confusing terminology (Port dessert wines).

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  6. Sundown Salute

    June 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - July 4, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Largest free Independence Day festival in the state with crafters, carnival, car show, food vendors, fireworks extravaganza and parade. Music plays a big role in the celebration, as more than 15 bands will play two stages in Heritage Park. Quiet Riot is the feature attraction at 9 p.m. July 1. 1st Infantry Band performance will accompany the fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 from the main stage.

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