When it comes to the Fourth of July, Kansas ranks as the 15th most patriotic state, according to Wallethub.
The site compared the 50 states across 13 indicators of patriotism, including the average number of military enlistees to the number of adults who voted in the 2016 election.
According to Wallethub, Kansas has the 6th most active duty personnel, the 11th highest volunteer rate and is ranked 1st for civic education requirements.
Virginia, Alaska and Wyoming are ranked as the top three most patriotic states while Rhode Island, New Jersey and Massachusetts are ranked as the least.
Kansas will have some terrific events in the next week. Here are a few we found:
What: Barbecue, Beer Garden, Games, Live Music
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
When: June 30, 2018 / 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
What: Food Trucks, Games, Fireworks
Where: High Park
When: July 4, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
What: Volleyball, Parade, Races, Food, Beer Garden, Fireworks
Where: Riggs Park
When: July 4, 2018 / 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
What: Food Trucks, Concert, Beer Garden, Fireworks
Where: Downtown Wichita
When: July 4, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Salina’s Sky Fire fireworks display will be July 4
Sundown Salute is the largest free, multi-day July 4 celebration in Kansas. All events held in Heritage Park.
Carnival starts June 29
Bands every evening starting June 29
4K and 5K runs 7 a.m. July 4
Sundown Salute Parade 10 a.m. July 4
Sundown Salute Veterans Ceremony 11 a.m. July 4
Firework Extravaganza 10:00 p.m. July 4
Old Fashioned Fourth Of July
PRESENTED BY: BOOT HILL MUSEUM
DATES: JULY 4, 2018
LOCATION: BOOT HILL MUSEUM
ADDRESS: 500 W WYATT EARP BLVD, DODGE CITY, KS 67801
PHONE: (620) 227-8188
TIME: 10:30 AM TO 7:30 PM
PRICE: TICKET PRICING AT MUSEUM
What: Independence Day Celebration
Where: Berkley Riverfront
When: July 4, 2018 / 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
Where: Merrit Lake
When: July 4, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
What: Fireworks Display
Where: Downtown Parkville
When: July 4, 2018 / 9:00 p.m.
What: Independence Day Celebration
Where: Howl at the Moon
When: July 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
What: Festival & Parade
Where: Missouri Town
When: July 4, 2018 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
What: FREE Zoo Admission
Where: Kansas City Zoo
When: June 30 – July 1, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
July 4, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What: 4 Mile Run & Walk
Where: Ward Parkway
When: July 4, 2018 / Race starts at 7:30 a.m.
Fireworks display at College Boulevard Activity Center (11031 S. Valley Pkwy.). The show begins at dark, approximately 9:45 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared for high traffic volumes.
July 4 – Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm (1200 E. Kansas City Rd.) celebrates Independence Day, 1860s style! Independence Day in the 1860s was the biggest holiday of the year. Take a stagecoach ride, see what is cooking on the cookstove, and meet Uncle Sam!
July 5 – Mahaffie continues the celebration with 19th Century non-aerial fireworks on the Mahaffie grounds. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with free admission. A small fee applies for some activities. The fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.
July 6 – Complete the week with Celebrate Olathe! The evening of free music and activities will take place at Stagecoach Park (1205 E. Kansas City Rd.). Activities begin at 6 p.m. with Olathe-favorite Liverpool taking the stage at 7 p.m., followed by special guests The M80s. Free parking and shuttles will be available at Olathe North High School (600 E. Prairie St.).