Calendar

July

July 16-17 Gunfight on the Santa Fe Trail, Council Grove, coucilgrove.com. 

July 16-17, 23-24 Broadway RFD, the state’s longest-running outdoor theater, presents “Mamma Mia,” Swensson Park bandshell, Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

July 17-18 Storm the Castle (gravel ride to Coronado Heights) and Mowbray Metric Ride, cycling celebration, McPherson County, mowbraymetric.com. 

July 21-24 Pretty Prairie Rodeo, pprodeo.com.

July 22-25 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular Car Show, Salina, VisitSalina.org. 

July 24 Santa Fe Trail events in Canton area, library display, Jones Cemetery with living history speaker; French Frank’s Ranch tours of Santa Fe Trail ruts, McPherson County Fair Parade. 

July 31 The Beach Boys Live at Alcove Spring, Blue Rapids, mcactickets.com. 

August

Aug. 4-7 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Aug. 7 Smoky Valley Classic Car Show, Lindsborg, VisitLindsborg.com.

Aug. 7 Carrie Ingalls’ Birthday, Little House on the Prairie, Independence, littlehouseontheprairiemuseum.com.  

Aug. 14 Concordia  at 150 Celebration, City Park with time capsule, corn hole, horseshoes, pickleball tournaments, free swim, BBQ and festivities, concordiaks.org.

Aug. 20-21 Cawker City, Friday evening Twine-A-Thon at Largest Ball of Twine, Saturday picnic, games and food, cawkercitykansas.com. 

Aug. 27-29 Military on the Santa Fe Trail, Council Grove, coucilgrove.com. 

September 

Sept. 2-5 Smoky Hill River Festival, performances, art and craft fair, food vendors, kids’ art activities, Salina, riverfestival.com.

Sept. 4-5 Chisholm Trail Days, National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

Sept. 4-Oct. 17 Kansas City Renaissance Festival, weekends, Bonner Springs, weekends, kcrenfest.com. 

Sept. 10-19 Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, kansasstatefair.com.

Sept. 10-11 14th Annual KAN-OKLA 100-Mile Highway Sale, Independence, indkschamber.org. 

Sept. 15-19 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield fairgrounds, acoustic music on four stages, food, crafts, international competitions, wvfest.com.

Sept. 16-19 Rendezvous at Council Grove, coucilgrove.com. 

Sept. 16-19 Highway 36 Treasure Hunt, 400 Miles of antiques and garage sales Marysville, ushwy36.com. 

Sept. 17-18 Kansas Storytelling Festival, professional storytellers, Tall Tale Contest, workshops, four stages of entertainment, kansasstorytelling.com. 

Sept. 17-18 Fall in Love with Kechi and Kite Festival (Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Kechi, kechiks.gov.

Sept. 17-19 AirFest, aerobatic and aerial entertainment, Great Bend, visitgreatbend.com.

Sept. 17-Oct. 31 Family Farm at Louisburg Cider Mill, 10-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, louisburgcidermill.com. 

Sept. 18 Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair, hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org.

Sept. 18-19 Marion Art in the Park, marionparksandrec.com.

Sept. 19-24   U.S. National Aerobatic Championships, Salina, VisitSalina.org. 

Sept. 24-26 Peace Treaty Pageant and Festival, Medicine Lodge, Peacetreaty.org. 

Sept. 25 Street Fair, Smoky Hill Museum, Salina, smokyhillmuseum.org. 

Sept. 25  Concordia Fall Fest and Concordia 150 Celebration, 5K run, parade, games, entertainment, vendors, 785-243-4290.

Sept. 25 Art Festival, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com. 

Sept. 25-26, Oct. 2-3 43rd Annual Ciderfest, live music, food  vendors, crafts, vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com. 

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Riverfest, Wichita, parade, fireworks, events, wichitariverfest.com.