The possibility of severe weather means changes for one of Wichita's biggest 4th of July celebrations.
A BBQ cookoff, planned as part of the Celebrate 2017 events at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, has been postponed to a later date. Other pregame activities, including a kids zone, music and a beer garden, will take place from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Gates open for the Wingnuts game at 5:00. Wichita takes on Winnepeg at 6:05 p.m.
Postgame events, including fireworks and salute to hometown heroes, will take place as scheduled.
KAKE-TV is bringing back Celebrate! Come celebrate 4th of July with the Wichita Wingnuts and KAKE-TV all day long.
Activities and entertainment include the KAKE Kool Tent, Kids corner, beer garden, music from iHeartRadio, baseball game, and a KAKE Salute to Hometown Heroes.
- Noon to 5 p.m. – Beer garden, music, kids activities and KAKE Kool tent
- 5 p.m. – Gates open for baseball game
- 6:05 p.m. – Wichita Wingnuts vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes with special Independence Day festivities
- Approximately 9 p.m. – Salute to Hometown Heroes