Come celebrate Independence Day at the City of Prairie Village’s 19th Annual VillageFest Celebration on Saturday, July 4th. Admission is free and all activities are held on the Municipal Campus at 7700 Mission Road.
The festivities begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by Chris Cakes from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Harmon Park Pavilion. The Spirit Awards ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. with Prairie Village resident and Kansas City Symphony Chorus member Kristy Lambert singing the National Anthem.
You won’t want to miss our new attraction, Frozen in the Village! Kids will love playing in the faux snow and meeting “Princess Elsa.”
If you like baking, you’ll want to enter our annual Pie Baking Contest for the chance to win a prize and bragging rights for the best pie. Register at www.pvkansas.com/piebakingcontest. Online registration will close at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning; however, walk up submissions will be accepted.
The Headstrong for Jake Bike Rodeo will be returning again this year. The bike rodeo is designed to teach bicycle riding skills, as well as, educate both children and their parents regarding the importance of always wearing a properly fitted bike helmet. New bicycle helmets will be provided for the first 350 participants by the Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation, 501(c)3. All participants need to bring their own bicycle to the bike rodeo.
Other activities throughout the day run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and include: a children’s parade, live music; children’s crafts; bounce houses and other inflatables; petting zoo and pony rides; craft fair; face painters; living history exhibit; and much, much more.
Everyone is invited to VillageFest 2015; bring your family, friends, and neighbors! The schedule of events can be downloaded here.