The city of Council Grove will be busy over the next several days as the 35th annual Washunga Days celebration take place at Riverwalk Park.
Washunga Days, which takes place each year on the third weekend in June, is a celebration that honors the Kaw Indians, the community, families, and friends.
“It is chock full of activities for all ages,” said Washunga Days Marketing Chair Lindsay Gant. “We have live music Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday and Saturday night. We have tons of kids activities. The Emporia Arts Council is going to do the “Make Your Own Dream Catcher’ activity. We have inflatables, a petting zoo…We also have an incredible fireworks show on Saturday night.”
Music lovers will be pleased with the variety of acts featured at the festival.
“We have a stacked line-up,” said Gant. “We have nine different artists, starting on Friday and running through the entirety of the festival. Our featured performer is Wade Bowen. He is a Red Dirt Country (performer) out of Waco, Texas. Everybody is really excited to see him live.”
The festival will also feature a parade, car show, the Run-Shunga 5K run/walk, an adult beer garden and a carnival.
Admission buttons cost $15.00 at the gate. Complete details and the festival schedule can be found at washungadays.com.