Popular Kansas events move to later in 2021

Because of Covid-19 safety concerns, several Kansas spring events have moved to later in the year. Those include: 

Salina’s Smoky Hill River Festival has moved from mid-June to Labor Day weekend for this year only. The 45th festival in Oakdale Park will take place Sept. 2-5 with its usual array of art-centered activities, concerts and food. For more info, visit riverfestival.com.

The Kansas Storytelling Festival in Downs has been postponed from April to Sept. 17-18. The event features professional storytellers, workshops and a Tall Tale Contest in addition to four stages of entertainment. For details, go to Kansasstorytelling.com

The Kansas Mennonite Relief sale, which annually raises funds through a quilt auction and food sales at the Kansas fairgrounds in Hutchinson, has moved from April to July 2-3. For info, visit kansas.mccsale.org.