July 1 Celebrate America, old-fashioned celebration, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

July 1  Kansas UFO Day, Geneseo. 

July 1-4 “Red White and Broadway,” Music Theatre Wichita,

July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Abilene,

July 4 Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Swensson Park, Lindsborg,

July 4 Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, turtle races, fireworks over Sterling Lake,

July 11-15 123rd Official Kansas Wheat Festival, carnival, parade, music, 5K run, car show, arts and crafts, Wellington,

 July 13-15 After Harvest Festival, Ellinwood,

 July 16-17 Washunga Days, Council Grove,

July 19-22 Pretty Prairie Rodeo, nightly dance, Booster Club Arena,

July 21-22, 28-29 “Brigadoon,” presented by Broadway RFD, Swensson Park Bandshell, 8:30 p.m., Lindsborg,

July 22 National Day of the Cowboy, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

July 22-Sept. 15 Women Artists of the West (WAOW) National Exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

July 26-30 “Beauty and the Beast,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II,

July 27-30 45th Nicodemus Homecoming Emancipation Celebration,

July 27-30 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, Salina, 

July 27-Aug. 6 Dodge City Days, rodeos, parades, concerts, BBQ, food vendors, Dodge City,

July 29 Carrie’s Annual Birthday Celebration, Little House on the Prairie Museum, Independence, 


Aug. 1-4 Wild Bill Hickok PRCA Rodeo and Central Kansas Free Fair, Abilene,

Aug. 2-6 PRCA Rodeo, Dodge City,

Aug. 5 Longhorn Cattle Drive, Dodge City,

Aug 12 Night Hike and “Jurassic Park” showing, Botanica, Wichita,

Aug. 12 Back to School Blast, half-price admission, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

Aug. 16-20 “Ragtime,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II,

Aug. 18 Annual Twine-a-thon, Cawker City, 785-781-4713.

Aug. 25-27 Maker Faire, Exploration Place, Wichita,

Aug. 26 Yoder Heritage Day, Downtown Yoder, 620-728-1223.


Sept. 1-4  Clyde Watermelon Festival, 

Sept. 6-10 “Cats,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II,

Sept. 8-17 Kansas State Fair, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson,

Sept. 13-17 51st Walnut Valley Festival, five stages of live music, international flat-picking contests, art, crafts, food, Winfield fairgrounds,

Sept. 15-16 Voices of the Wind People Pageant, Council Grove,

Sept. 16 54th annual Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair, Hillsboro, 

Sept. 16-17 45th Annual Art in the Park and Craft Fair, Marion, 620-382-3425. 

Sept. 18-24 Monarch Week, Botanica, Wichita,

Sept.  22-24 Peace Treaty Festival, Intertribal Powwow, Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, Buckapalooza Rodeo, parade, historical stage show, children’s activities, food, Medicine Lodge,

Sept. 23 Fall Festival: Makers Fair and Junkers Jamboree, Bonner Springs,

Sept. 23 Concordia Fall Fest, parade, Kids Corner, games, entertainment, 785-243-4290.

Sept. 23 City of Gold Festival, El Dorado,

Sept. 23 Fair on the Square, car and truck show, courthouse square, Lyons,

Sept. 23-24 Last Run Car Show, Arkansas City, 

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Big Iron Overland Rally, Big Brutus, West Mineral, 620-827-6177. 

Sept. 29-30 Annual Volga German Society Oktoberfest, Hays,

Sept. 30 Art Carnival, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Sept. 30 Piotique Festival, Clay Center,

Sept. 30 Downtown Wellington Fall Festival, Arts & Craft Fair, live music, chili cook-off, apple pie and cinnamon roll contests, Wellington,


Oct. 6-7 2nd Annual Hutchinson Fall Fest, Downtown Hutchinson,

Oct. 6-8 Hot Air Balloon Regatta, Columbus, balloon glow at dusk on Friday, three races (weather permitting), Oct. 7 Columbus Day Festival & Hot Air Balloon Regatta, car show, craft fair, entertainment, balloon races,

Oct. 7 Wild About Crafts, unique gifts and crafts, food truck and cash bar, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

Oct. 7 County Fair, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Oct. 7 Oakley Fall Festival, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, schedule at, 785-671-1000. 

Oct. 7 Annual Wakonda Indian Festival, authentic performers and food, Glen Elder State Park, 

Oct. 13-14 Svensk Hyllningsfest, biennial folk festival celebrating Swedish pioneers, art, crafts, music, ethnic foods, Lindsborg, 

Oct. 14 Steampunk Day, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Oct. 14 Pumpkin PaZOOla, half-price admission for kids and free pumpkin (while supplies last), Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

Oct. 20-21 Fort Leavenworth Haunted Walking Tour,

Oct. 14 International Lineman’s Rodeo, Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs,

Oct. 20-28 Neewollah Festival, Independence,

Oct. 21-22 Hay, Hooves and Halloween, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Oct. 28-29 Arkalalah, Arkansas City, 


Nov. 1-Jan. 1 Territorial Capital Museum’s Christmas tree display, over 250 trees decorated with Victorian, antique and themed ornaments, Lecompton, 

Nov. 3-Jan. 7 Arctic Adventure, polar playground leverages the latest technology, Exploration Place, Wichita,

Nov. 4 Age of the Gunfighter, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Nov. 11 Holiday Open House Lindsborg,

Nov. 21 A Holiday To Remember & Christmas Tree Lighting, Botanica, Wichita, 

Nov. 24_Dec. 30 Illuminations, Botanica, Wichita,

Nov. 25 Trail of Lights and Santas Around the World open, Great Bend,, 

Nov. 26 Home for the Holidays Festival & Parade, parade at 5:30 p.m., Fire & Ice performance, free ice skating, Great Bend, 


Dec. 1-2, 8-9 Victorian Christmas, 6-9 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Dec. 2 Cowtown Christmas, Abilene,

Dec. 2 Artists’ Studio Christmas Open House, visit working studios, Lindsborg,  

Dec. 2 Snowflake Parade, Lindsborg, 

Dec. 2 Five Places of Christmas, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton museums,

Dec. 2 Arts & Crafts Fair, Independence, 

Dec. 9 Wellington Christmas Celebration, lighted parade, free Santa photos, cookies and cocoa,

Dec. 9 St. Lucia Festival and Heritage Festival, music, folk dancers, crowning of St. Lucia during day, with old-fashioned evening celebration at Old Mill Museum complex, Lindsborg, 

Dec. 10 Vintage Homes Tour, Leavenworth,