Feb. 1-March 10 “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist,” 6th annual juried show, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Feb. 23 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre,

Feb. 24, March 31, April 28 Survive the Museum (overnight dinosaur adventures), Exploration Place, Wichita,                   


March 2-5 “Much Ado About Nothing,” William Inge Theatre, Independence, 

March 11  “Totally Rad 1980s Prom Gone Wrong,” interactive murder mystery dinner, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

March 11-19 Go Wild! Spring Break at Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

March 20-25 NJCAA Men’s DI Basketball Championship, Hutchinson Sports Arena,

March 25 Våffeldagen, a Swedish tradition celebrating waffles and the coming of spring, Lindsborg, 

March 26-May 28 125th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition, longest running annual art exhibition in Kansas, Sandzen Gallery, Lindsborg,

March 30-April 9 Messiah Festival of the Arts, art, music and theatrical events, culminating with Easter performance April 9 by the Bethany Oratorio Society of Handel’s “Messiah,” a tradition started in 1882, Lindsborg. For schedule, go to 

March 31 Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series, Jazz Walk, Lindsborg,  


April 1 Little House on the Prairie Museum opening day, Independence, 

April 1 ZOOrific EGGs, Easter egg hunt in the Bunny Patch, animal meet and greets, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

April 1, 8, 15 Tulip Fest, Botanica, Wichita,

April 2 Season opening, free admission, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

April 14-15 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson,

April 15 Ulrich Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., hands-on art making, dragon dancers, origami, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, 

April 20-22 40th annual William Inge Theater Festival, including performance of “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” William Inge Theatre, Independence,

April 22 Coronado Heights Kite Fly, Lindsborg, 

April 22 Barnyard Babies, Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs,

April 22 Party for the Planet, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

April 22-23 Civil War, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

April 28-29 Kansas Storytelling Festival, Downs,

April 28 Great Bend Alive, food and music on Forest Avenue, repeated monthly through summer, 

April 29 Lindsborg in Bloom, celebrate the Sixties, Lindsborg, 

April 29 Eisenhower Marathon, Abilene,


May 5 Art & Wine Walk, Great Bend, check Explore Great Bend on Facebook.

May 6 McPherson College C.A.R.S. Show, 

May 6 Cinco De Mayo Festival, parade, dancing, food, music, Great Bend, 

May 6 61st Annual Hutchswdinson Art Fair, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson,

May 6 Millfest, see the 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mills in operation, Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, Lindsborg,

May 6 Pots ‘n’ Pedals Festival, Sterling, check Facebook for details.

May 6 Safari Breakfast with Cats, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

May 6 White Way Car Run – Travel Kansas Hwy. 9 (originally known as the White Way) from Concordia to Frankfort or Atchison to Frankfort to commemorate the 1914 Car Run, departs at 8 a.m., or 785-243-4303.

May 6 Victory Day at POW Camp Concordia, World War II re-enactors, exhibits, tours, free,

May 12 All Schools Day Parade, carnival, food booths, King Midas street dance in evening, McPherson, 

May 13 Abilene Antique Fest, Abilene,

May 13 Barber County Wildflower Tour, guided tour, lunch, 

May 19 Symphony in the Garden and Dino’s Exhibit Grand Opening (on display until Sept. 17), Botanica, Wichita,

May 20 Big Brutus Birthday Bash, West Mineral, food trucks, live music, demonstrations, 620-827-6177.

May 27 Boot Hill Museum Summer Season opens and historic Trolley Tours begin, Dodge City,

May 31-June 4 “Rock of Ages,” Music Theatre Wichita,


June 1-3 20th Annual National Orphan Train Celebration, Concordia,

June 2-4 25th Annual Chingawassa Days, Marion, 620-382-3425.

June 2-10 Wichita River Festival, parade, fireworks, concerts, family activities,

June 3 Symphony at Sunset, Salina Symphony concert at Eisenhower Museum, Abilene,

June 3 Butterfly House 25th Anniversary, Botanica, Wichita,

June 3 Safari Breakfast with Chimpanzees, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

June 8-11 Smoky Hill River Festival, juried arts and crafts, music, food, Oak Park, Salina, 

June 9-10 Territorial Days, street fair, parade, games, vendors, food, Lecompton, 

June 10-11 Legends of the West Weekend, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

June 17 Midsummer’s Festival, traditional Swedish festival, folk dancers, crafts, food, Lindsborg,

June 18 Father’s Day Zoo Cruise Car Show, cruise through Salina and out to the zoo, car show, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,  

June 24-25 Smallville Con, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson,

June 24 Studio Art Tour, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

June 29-July 4 Wild West Festival, concerts, Main Street parade and fireworks, Hays,