1. MECHANICAL BULL: Feel like testing your skills riding a mechanical bull? Fort Leavenworth will host a mechanical bull riding event on post. Food, popcorn, cotton candy and beverages will be provided. The event is free and open to single soldiers. The public is welcome and can ride the bull, but they will not be eligible to win prizes.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Single Soldiers Quarters basketball court (behind Harney Gym), 185 4th St., Fort Leavenworth

COST: Free

INFO:  913-684-4468


2. FIREWORKS: The city of Lansing will host its annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. There will be lots of games and rides for children, food and beverage vendors and fireworks to close out the night.

WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park, 15650 Gilman Road

COST: Fireworks show is free

INFO: 913-727-5488


3. PUTTS FOR PAWS: The Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society will host the fifth annual Putts for Paws golf tournament.

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Trails West Golf Course, 306 Cody Road, Fort Leavenworth

COST: $65 per person

INFO: 913-651-5297


4. FUN SHOOT: A shooting range on Fort Leavenworth will host a fun shoot that is open to shooters of all levels.

WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Brunner Range, 701 Sheridan Drive, Fort Leavenworth

COST: $30 per person

INFO: 913-651-8132


5. CRAFTING AND PHOTO SHOOT: Gypsymeadowherbs is hosting a crafting event for children. They will make fairy and pirate costumes. A professional photographer will be on hand to shoot photos.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Gypsymeadowherbs, 210 S. 7th St.

COST: $10 per person

INFO: 913-306-7084