The Ninnescah Sailing Association will celebrate the end of the summer season and beginning of fall with its annual fireworks display at Cheney Lake on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
They’ve been doing this for over 20 years. The fun starts just after sunset, which is supposed to be at 7:57 p.m. on Sunday.
Beginning at dusk, sailboats leave the dock to anchor just off shore; others find a good spot for their lawn chairs on the beach in front of the Activity Center. Whether you’re on the water or on the shore, it will be a fun fireworks display that kids and adults both will remember!
Admission to Cheney State Park is just $5 per carload, unless you have the annual State Parks Passport we’ve told you about. (Then it’s free for you.)
How to find Ninnescah Sailing Association at Cheney Lake
Cheney State Park is west of Wichita. You can take 21st Street all the way, or you can go on Kellogg to Highway 251, head north to 21st Street, and then take a left to continue west on 21st until you come to the park entrance. It’s well-marked. Here’s a map with instructions.
Once you get to the entrance of the park, you pay for your vehicle permit and drive forward to the first intersection. Turn left, drive to the stop sign, and turn left again. Follow that road to the end and you will see Sailboat Cove, which is where the fireworks will be.
It’s a lot easier to find in the daylight, so come before sunset if you can and use the extra time to unload the car, set up your chairs, and enjoy being outdoors at the lake! 🙂