Dust off your lawn chairs and get ready for summer.
You don’t have to travel far this month to enjoy the season; there is an event – or two – – or three – almost every weekend.
We’re fortunate to have so many activities to choose from, and so many civic organizations and volunteers who are willing to lend a hand to keep things going.
The second weekend in June is Gardner’s annual Festival of the Trails June 10-11. There will be two nights of music as well as activities for both children and adults.
For those historically minded, the Gardner Historical Museum will have several events including wagon rides, Indian artifacts, campground, and a trails exhibit.
Edgerton Frontier Days and the Gathering of Eagles – at Gardner Municipal Airport – will be the next weekend.
Country star Joe Diffie will be the headline performer at Frontier Days June 18, taking the stage about 11 p.m. Diffie will be preceded by other musical performances at the downtown stage beginning at 7 p.m. Other events during Frontier Days will be the annual parade at 10 a.m., carnival and vendors.
The 21st annual Gathering of Eagles event will be held at the Gardner Municipal Airport on June 17-18 and will feature approximately 20 replica World War I aircraft. Planes will be displayed and some will fly on the first day of the event. This event is free, but food vendors will not be available.
And last, but not least, will be the the annual Greater Kansas City Area Vintage Fly-in takes June 24-25 at the Gardner Municipal Airport. This event has become the largest vintage and antique airplane fly-in in the area. Attendees can expect food, activities, and items to purchase.
Don’t forget to check with local parks departments, both Gardner and Edgerton have movie nights planned.