SkyFest Marysville Announces Exciting Line-Up for July Celebration

By Ryan Duey

SkyFest Marysville boasts an impressive line-up for this year’s two-day event on July 13 and 14. Highlights include a hot air balloon glow, a free concert by country music sensation Logan Mize, the area’s largest fireworks display, and an exhilarating airplane fly-in.

The celebration promises a weekend of unforgettable experiences for all ages.

Saturday’s activities will be held at Lakeview Sports Complex, 502 20th Street, starting at 4 p.m.

There will be plenty of activities for children including bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, and a caricature artist.

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, Kan., will bring ten mobile museum pieces, including an air tunnel and a construction station, where kids can experience the use of tools.

The Marysville High School dance squad will sell glow items and operate a “glow up” selfie station.

“We’re really looking forward to all of the kids’ activities,” said Sadie Goepfert, Marysville. “I’m excited to grab a drink, listen to live music, and watch my kid enjoy the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center exhibits and play on the bounce houses.”

Elliott Burns, Manhattan, Kan., takes the stage at 4 p.m.

Burns is a rising star in the country music scene, known for his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics.

Following Burns’ concert, Logan Mize will headline the event with his American Dream Tour, taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.

Mize, an acclaimed country singer and songwriter, hails from Clearwater, Kan. He brings a small-town charm to his music, drawing on personal experiences and relatable stories that resonate with listeners. Known for hits like “Can’t Get Away from a Good Time” and “Better Off Gone,” his blend of traditional country and modern influences appeals to a wide range of fans.

Mize’s dynamic stage presence and sincere connection with his audience have earned him a loyal following, making him a standout in the contemporary country music scene.

“What better way to celebrate SkyFest Marysville 2024 than bringing in a successful musician who resides right here in Kansas,” said Tyer Warren, Marysville, one of Mize’s local fans. “I, like many others, have been listening to Mize since his first release back in 2009. ‘Boys From Back Home’ is one of my all-time favorites. Although it was a great listen back in 2009, now listening to it, the song gives me time to reflect on the great years I had growing up with the ‘Boys From Back Home!’”

After the concert, five hot air balloons will start to glow.

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