A perfect July morning – as opposed to the oppressively hot days of recent years past — served as the backdrop for the 19th annual VillagFest Fourth of July festivities in Prairie Village.
The morning started with a patriotic ceremony and pancake breakfast, where the griddle masters from Chris Cakes flipped up some fun to kick things off:
A life-sized dinosaur skeleton puppet kept the kids on their toes:
Once the activities on the municipal grounds got going, kids enjoyed music from acts like Funky Mama…:
…up-close encounters with species from across the world at the petting zoo…:
…and even a taste of winter at the new “Frozen in the Village” fake snow play area:
The spirit of the Fourth was in full force!: