Celebrations continue through late summer

PRATT -- Each month, Kansas state parks conduct special events, some in conjunction with Free Park Entrance Days, some to celebrate a special historical event or geological attribute of an individual park, and others just for entertainment. Each park sets its own dates for these events, including Free Park Entrance Days.

Events are diverse and may include anything from a marathon race to boating courses and equestrian events. Many are educational and all are designed to enhance the fun of visiting Kansas state parks.

For more information on state park events, phone individual parks or click the "Events Calendar" on the "State Parks" page of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. While summer is winding down, there still remains a number of events to be held in August. The following is a list of August state park events:
Aug. 5 -- Lovewell Fun Day at Lovewell State Park;
Aug. 5 -- Campfire Cookoff at Lovewell State Park;
Aug. 5 -- Star Party Educational Program at Fall River State Park;
Aug. 12 - Catfishing Tournament at Glen Elder State Park;
Aug. 14-19 -- Rooks County Fair at Webster State Park;
Aug. 18-20 -- Lovewell State Park Campground Christmas at Lovewell State Park;
Aug. 19-20 -- Free Vehicle Entrance Weekend at Tuttle Creek State Park;
Aug. 19 -- Jackpot Buddy Bass LLC Fishing Tournament at Pomona State Park; and
Aug. 26-27 -- Hobie Cat Fleet #27 Chase Regatta at Cheney State Park.