Calendar

July

July 1-30 Open exhibition and 3D works by Eugene Stucky, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

July 2-4 150th anniversary of the song “Home on the Range” and the historic cabin where it was written, Smith County, homeontherangecabin.com.

July 5-9 122nd Kansas Wheat Festival, carnival, parade, music, car show, arts and crafts, Wellington, wellingtonkschamber.com.

July 6-10 “Kinky Boots,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II Concert Hall, MTWichita.org.

July 9 Tour die Kapellen (Tour of the Chapels) Bike Ride, Hays, VisitHays.com.

July 8-9  Fort Harker Days, Kanopolis, goellsworth.com. 

July 14-16  49th Annual After Harvest Festival, Ellinwood, ellinwoodchamber.com.

July 15-31 “Jersey Boys,” Great Plains Theatre, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

July 16 Ice Cream Social, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

July 16-17 Storm the Castle, gravel ride to Coronado Heights on Saturday, and Mowbray Metric Weekend, three rides over two days for entire family, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

July 20-23 85th Annual Pretty Prairie PRCA Rodeo, Kansas’ largest night rodeo, nightly dance, pprodeo.com or 800-638-2702 for tickets.

July 22-23, 29-30 Broadway RFD, a Lindsborg tradition since 1959, presents “Shrek the Musical,” Swensson Park Bandshell, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

July 23 Day of the Cowboy, Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, pioneerbluffs.org.

July 23-Sept. 19 Kansas Art Guild exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

July 27-31 “The Wizard of Oz,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II Concert Hall, MTWichita.org.

July 28-31 Kustom Kemps of America (KKOA) Leadsled Spectacular, Oakdale Park, Salina, visitsalinaks.org. 

July 29-Aug. 7 Dodge City Days, Dodge City, VisitDodgeCity.com.

July 31 Carrie Ingalls’ Birthday Celebration, Little House on the Prairie, Independence, littlehouseontheprairiemuseum.com. 

August

Aug. 3-6 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Aug. 5-27 Jan Klassen exhibit and 3D works by Phyll Klima, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

Aug. 6 Smoky Valley Classic Car Show, Swensson Park, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Aug. 12-13 40th Annual Herzogfest, Victoria, VisitHays.com.

Aug. 17-21 “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II Concert Hall, MTWichita.org.

Aug. 25-28 Tiblow Days, annual heritage festival Aug. 25-27, and Tiblow Trot walk and run Aug. 28, Bonner Springs, bonnersprings.org and tiblowtrot.com.

Aug. 27 Adam’s Apple Festival, Lucas, 785-525-6288. 

Aug. 27 Evening on the Riverwalk with music, food, wine slushies, Council Grove, councilgrove.com.

Aug. 27 Brew Craft Fest, tastings from 100 craft brews, food buffet, live music and tram rides, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

September

Sept. 2-5 Clyde Watermelon Festival, four days of activities, clydekansas.org.

Sept. 3 Chisholm Trail Days at Old Abilene Town, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Sept. 3-Oct. 16 Kansas City Renaissance Festival, weekends, Bonner Springs, kcrenfest.com

Sept. 9-10 15th Annual KAN-OKLA 100-Mile Highway Sale, Independence, indkschamber.org.

Sept. 9-18 Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, kansasstatefair.com.

Sept. 9-25 “Baskerville–A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” Great Plains Theatre, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Sept. 16-Oct. 31 Family Farm, maze, activities, vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com. 

Sept. 14-18 Walnut Valley Festival, national flat-picking championship plus five stages of music, arts and crafts, food vendors, Winfield, wvfest.com.

Sept. 17 Fall Festival, 33rd Annual Chili Cook Off & 2nd Cinnamon Roll contest, Wellington, wellingtonkschamber.com

Sept. 17 53rd annual Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair, German food and vendors from 16 states, hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org.

Sept. 17 Kechi Kite Festival, kechiks.gov.

Sept. 17-18  44th Marion Art in the Park, art, crafts and food in shady Marion city park, 620-382-3425. 

Sept. 18 Dodge City International Festival, Dodge City, VisitDodgeCity.org.

Sept. 23-24 Fabulous Finds on Highway 99, 233 miles of flea markets, garage sales and downtown business specials, check Facebook for updates. 

Sept. 23-25  Peace Treaty Festival, ranch rodeo, intertribal powwow, parade, Medicine Lodge, peacetreaty.org.

Sept. 24 Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair, Salina, smokyhillmuseum.org. 

Sept. 24 City of Gold Festival, new festival with kids’ activities, concerts, artisan market, food trucks, El Dorado, ExperienceElDo.com.

Sept. 24 Whimmydiddle Arts & Craft Fair, Scott City Park, Scott City, www.whimmydiddle.org.

Sept. 24 Chamber Fair on the Square and Car Show, Lyons, ricecounty.us.

Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2 Ciderfest, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com.

Sept. 25 McPherson 150th Anniversary Celebration, visitmcpherson.com.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Heritage Days Festival, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

October

Oct. 1 Wakonda Indian Festival at Glen Elder State Park, mitchellcountykstourism.

Oct. 1 Burnin’ Down Main chili cook-off, McPherson, visitmcpherson.com.

Oct. 1-2 Ciderfest, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburgcidermill.com.

Oct. 3-7 International Aerobatic Competition, Salina Regional Airport, visitsalinaks.org. 

Oct. 7-8 50th Annual Volga German Society Oktoberfest, Hays, VisitHays.com.

Oct. 7-9 Columbus Hot Air Balloon Regatta, balloon glow at dusk, three races (weather permitting), columbusdayballoons.com, and Columbus Day Festival on Oct. 8 with craft fair, car show, entertainment, food, 620-429-1492. 

Oct. 7-29 Pam Hayes exhibit and 3D works by Dan Gegen, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

Oct. 8 Pumpkin PaZOOla, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

Oct. 8 Zooloween, Ralph Mitchell Zoo, Independence, indkschamber.org.

Oct. 21-22 Fort Leavenworth Haunted Houses Walking Tour, visitleavenworthks.com.

Oct. 21-29 Neewollah Festival, Independence, neewollah.com.

Oct. 22 Trick or Treat on the Farm & Boooo Barn, Bonner Springs, aghalloffame.com. 

Oct. 22 50th anniversary celebration of Black Squirrel Day, Marysville, visitmarysvilleks.org.

Oct. 22-Dec. 17  12×12 Holiday Showcase, Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Susan Koehn Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

October 23 Zombie 5K & Haunted Tours, Strataca, Hutchinson, underkansas.org.

November

Nov. 1-Dec. 31 Territorial Capital Museum’s display of 200+ Christmas trees decorated with Victorian, antique and themed ornaments, Lecompton, lecomptonkansas.com.

Nov. 12 Holiday Open House, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Nov. 12 Candlelight Charm, Council Grove, councilgrove.com.

Nov. 17-Dec. 31 Illuminations, holiday light extravaganza, evenings, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

Nov. 25 Parade of Lights, Council Grove, councilgrove.com.

Nov. 25 Festival of Lights, Manhattan, VisitManhattanks.org.  

Nov. 26 Home for the Holidays Festival and Parade with Fire & Ice performance and opening of Santa’s Around the World and Trail of Lights, Great Bend, exploregreatbend.com.

Nov. 28 Old-Fashioned Christmas, Sterling, ricecounty.us.

Nov. 28 Parade of Lights and Chili Cook-Off, Dodge City, VisitDodgeCity.org.

December

Dec. 1-30 Free ice skating, Great Bend, exploregreatbend.com.

Dec. 3 Snowflake Parade and Artists’ Studio Christmas Open House, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Dec. 3 Christmas Celebration, parade, tree lighting, Santa, downtown Wellington, wellingtonkschamber.com

Dec. 3-4 Heritage Homes Association’s 45th Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Dec. 3-4 Old-Fashioned Christmas at Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Dec. 4 10th Annual Christkindlmarket, Ellinwood, ellinwoodchamber.com.

Dec. 10 St. Lucia Festival, a favorite Swedish holiday tradition with live music and St. Lucia processional; in the evening is Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Aggieville , Manhattan, Visitmanhattanks.org.