Date: June 30, 2022
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Sundown Salute Schedule in Junction City, KS

The Sundown Salute in Junction City, KS has something for everyone! For those who enjoy live music, you are going to love the variety of concerts held at the Sundown Salute! Attendees can also participate in the Freedom Run, Vendors, the Car Show, of course, fireworks and so much more!

This year marks the 50th year for the Sundown Salute and it is sure to be the best year ever! For those, like me, that weren't around when the Sundown Salute all started I thought I would share a little about how this all began! The Sundown Salute originally started in Milford, KS, fireworks were shot off over the lake so that people in their boats could also enjoy the fireworks on the water. They had a car show and even a Miss Milford pageant in the early years. As the Sundown Salute grew it needed to have some more space and was moved to Junction City, KS!

The Sundown Salute in Junction City, KS has definitely expanded! The multi-day event now features live music nightly, the Freedom Run, Vendors, the Car Show, of course, fireworks and so much more! This year, being the 50th the Sundown Salute committee decided that they wanted to expand a little back to the roots and this year will be a multi-location Sundown Salute. The Car Show will return to Milford, with the other festivities taking place in Junction City, KS! You can follow along with their Facebook page or on the events section of their website here!

Tonight, June 30th, things kick off at 8 pm with a little rock-n-roll! Enjoy the Goddesses of Rock, The Hype, and more. Craft and food vendors will be set up at 5 pm for you to do a little shopping and enjoy some great food!

On July 4th, the Sundown Salute schedule is PACKED! Attendees will kick off the day with the Freedom Run, then the Parade, Veteran's Ceremony in Heritage Park, Concerts, and of course Fireworks in Junction City, KS!

On July 1st, attendees will get to enjoy some Country music with Tate Stevens and Ricochet beginning at 8 pm. The craft and food vendors will be there again serving up shopping and eats!

Saturday, July 2nd, there will be several activities, including the Car Show in Milford, KS. Concerts on Saturday night will bring back some rock-n-roll with Special Forces and Peace, Love, and Music.

Sunday, July 3rd, In addition to the crafts and vendors being open at noon. The concerts will be kicking off at 8 pm with the Queens of Country and Diamond Rio!

Now to the BIG day! July 4th is a full day at the Sundown Salute. Join the Freedom Run to start the day and sign-up for the 5K or 10K. Enjoy the parade at 10 am and then at noon in Heritage Park, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony to honor our veterans. As with Saturday and Sunday, the food and craft vendors open at noon for attendees! Music starts early on the 4th, at 5 pm the 1st Infantry Division Rock Band will be performing, then at 6:30 Silver Bullet and the 8:30 Foghat! The day ends with a fantastic fireworks show at 10 pm!

For those who can attend the Sundown Salute, enjoy your time!

For those who are celebrating at home, enjoy your time!

But, most of all, have a safe and happy fourth!

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