Salina SKYFIRE July 4th An Evening of Family Fun

Salina SKYFIRE July 4th An Evening of Family Fun

Salina AM Ambucs presents SKYFIRE 2022 Mid-Kansas Premier Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th at Salina Municipal Golf Course.

Salina AM Ambucs invites area residents and visitors to bring lawn chairs, blankets, pop-up tents, yard-games and coolers for tailgating while enjoying SKYFIRE festivities at Salina Municipal Golf Course on Monday, July 4, 2022.

FOOD, FUN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS- GATES OPEN AT 5:00 PM

The gates will open at 5:00 pm. General Admission is free with parking and tailgating on the east side of Markley Road.  VIP Parking is in the municipal golf course parking lot and is $20 per car admission.

Food trucks, including Texas Red, Freddy’s Food Truck, Kona Shaved Ice and bounce houses. VIP guests will also have access to KC Style BBQ from a local chef, Kim's Food Truck and an additional shaved ice vendor along with live music. Bounce-A-Roos will be on-site with bouncy fun from 6:00-9:00 pm at both general admission and VIP locations.

THE VINTAGE PLANE FLYOVER

At 5:30 pm, spectators will get the opportunity to see their first sky feature during a flyover of three vintage planes. A 1943 Cessna Twin Engine UC-78 Bobcat used in WWII training flown by Earl Long, 1948 Cessna 195 flown by Ben Sorensen and a 1983 Cessna 182 flown by Richard Free. The flyover is provided by the Commemorative Air Force group, CAF Jayhawks.

This Cessna UC-78 was used by the United States Army Air Corps as an advanced multi-engine trainer during World War II. The Air Corps pilots were trained in three stages Primary, Basic and Advanced before they were sent to operational units to fly the combat aircraft. The pilots trained to fly multi-engine airplanes in aircraft such as this UC-78. The UC-78 could hold one instructor and up to four students during a flight.

LIVE MUSIC

The King Midas Band will be performing from 7:00 - 9:30 pm for VIP guests on the steps of the First Tee building on the east side of the Salina Municipal Clubhouse. General Admission attendees are welcomed to park in General Admission parking on designated area on the east side of Markley as a walk-in guest without paying to enjoy the King Midas Band.

SKYFIRE EXTRAVAGANZA

This is a combination of a choreographed and a fancy shell variety show by Rainbow Fireworks and technician, Jason Holland.

"Several parts will correspond with the music through color and sound. Use your imagination and look for choreography in show." said Lonnie Morris, Salina AM Ambucs. “As an example, we opened the show with an Olympic theme with 5 ringed shells replicating Olympic Rings.”

This year to look out for:  American Soldier by Toby Keith there will be a 9 shell shot barrage. Superman theme comets will shoot across sky meaning superman flying (vapor trail). “Red white and blue” in multiple different songs-colors will match Proud To Be An American by Lee Greenwood  the “Stand up” part—very loud and noticeable.

"This particular show is definitely going to be one to remember". said Morris.

Every 9/10ths of a second there will be a new shell going into the air and the last 60 seconds 300 shells for the finale.

A couple other fun things to look out for: When you think it’s over, it’s not quite over. Look out for a surprise. As the smoke clears, the real true meaning of freedom and the 4th of July will shine through in the sky.

The live music that correlates with the firework show is being broadcast on KSAL as well as a radio remote the day of the festivities.

The 10:00 pm Fireworks Extravaganza Show begins with a message from the mayor and then the annual kick off countdown.

Learn more about Salina AM Ambucs at salinaamambucs.com

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