This weekend is the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival, with a full slate activities of centered in Athletic Park on Friday and Saturday.
The Wild Seedz of Sand Creek concert, featuring music from Candice and The Business Casual, will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Athletic Park.
The Hot Summerz' Night concert will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, with music from Haymakers, Sleepy Truckers and Epic Rocks planned to fill out the evening.
Korso the Curious, a Kansas City magician who has performed at several festivals in the region including the Lawrence Busker Festival, the Food Truck Festival in Topeka and the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, will be on stage at 3 p.m. Saturday in Athletic Park.
His hour-long magic show, billed as "The Magical Mystery Show," for Sand Creek Summer Daze will include "laughter and amazement." As a trained illusionist, comedian and circus performer, he has been honing his act for more than a decade.
His show is billed as family-friendly by festival organizers and is included with the purchase of a festival button.
The festival's two anchor events — the Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition and the Hard Redz Summer Brew-Off — have expanded this year and other new activities have been added to the schedule.
Food trucks will be set up just outside the festival beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Wings & Tails BBQ, The Salted Creamery, La Fogata and Taco Mike’s are scheduled to be present.
The first 100 people paying $10 will be allowed in the gates to the Hard Redz Summer Brew-Off, which starts at noon. They can sample and judge locally brewed beers while listening to music by the Midian Shriner Polka Band.
IF YOU GO
WHERE: Athletic Park
WHEN: Friday night, all day Saturday
HOW MUCH: A $5 festival button provides admission.
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