Jan. 1-27 Mary Binford Miller, guest artist; Robin Lies, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita,

Jan. 1-July 29 Sarah Alsaied|The Flint Hills: A Tapestry of Color and Form, art installation inspired by the Flint Hills, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,

Jan. 21-April 21 126th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition, Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, 

Jan. 25-June 15 Fully Dimensional: Artists of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection, kick-off of Ulrich’s 50th anniversary, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,

Jan. 25-July 13 Urban Canvas | Exploring Muralism in Wichita, celebration of Wichita’s murals, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,

Jan. 26-May 5 Bricktopia, three exhibits in one: Million Brick Madness, a LEGO epic playground; Brick Dinos, built by official LEGOs master artist Warren Elsmore; and Adrift: Lost at Sea tells the story of what happened after 5 million LEGO bricks spilled into the ocean from a container ship in 1997, Exploration Place, Wichita,


Feb. 1-March 31 Classic Cars of McPherson College Exhibit, McPherson Museum; see the restored 300S Mercedes that placed second at the Pebble Beach Concourse D’Elegance,

Feb. 2-24 12 Squared Open Exhibition; Diel Gray, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita,

Feb. 3 Elk Days, tram tour and meal, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge,

Feb. 4 Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley Concert, Bethany Lutheran Church, 4:30 p.m., 

Feb. 10 Annual Pancake Chase 5K Fun Run, Liberal, 

Feb. 13 75th Diamond Anniversary International Pancake Day Race, Liberal,


March 1-30 Parade of Quilts in Yoder, hand-stitched quilts on display throughout the Amish community; pick up route at Yoder Furniture Co., closed Sundays, 

March 1-30 Charles Gaynor, featured artist; Alexandra Palmer, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita,

March 1-31 Lindsborg Collects, Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center, works from Lindsborg residents’ personal collections,

March 2 Cirque de la Symphonie, Stiefel Theatre, Salina,

March 5 Opening day of 2024 tour season for the Brown Mansion, Coffeyville,

March 14-17 Equifest of Kansas, Salina, Tony’s Pizza Event Center,

March 20-June 14 NASA exhibit, Coffeyville Aviation Heritage Museum, free admission,

March 22 Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series, Jazz Walk, Lindsborg,

March 23 Våffeldagen, celebrate all things waffle in Swedish style, Lindsborg,

March 23 ZOOrific EGGstravaganza, half-price admission for children plus a trip to the Bunny Patch to hunt for eggs, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

March 24-30 NJCAA Men’s DI Basketball Championship, Hutchinson Sports Arena, 

March 24-31 143rd Messiah Festival of the Arts, art and music events, including Bethany Oratorio Society’s performance of Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, a tradition since 1882, Lindsborg, 

March 25 Boot Hill and trolley tours open for season, Dodge City,


April 1 Little House on the Prairie Museum Opening Day, Independence,

April 4-6 Kansas Ag Expo, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, 

April 4-7 “The Wizard of Oz,” presented by Stagedoor 43 Productions at the McPherson Opera House,

April 5-27 Gwen Rose, featured artist; Eugene Stucky, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita, 

April 12-13 Mennonite Relief Sale, quilt auction, food, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, 

April 13 Riverside Park & Ralph Mitchell Zoo Opening Day, Independence,

April 18-20 41st Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, Independence,

April 18-20 57th Annual Fort Hays State University N.I.R.A. Rodeo, Hays,

April 18-21 “The Revolutionist” by Lauren Gunderson, William Inge Theatre, Independence, 

April 20 Party for the Planet, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,  

April 22-26 National Greyhound Association Spring Meet, Abilene,

April 27 Hays Arts Council Spring Art Walk, Hays,

April 27 Lindsborg in Bloom, return to the 1960s for a day of peace, love and fun,

April 27 Eisenhower Marathon, Abilene,

April 27 Barnyard Babies, Agricultural Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs,


May 3 Cinco de Mayo celebration and mural unveiling, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,

May 3-June 1 Doug Billings, featured artist; Nancy Bole, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita, 

May 4 McPherson College C.A.R.S. Show at McPherson College,

May 4 Cinco De Mayo Festival, Great Bend,

May 4 Millfest, Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum, 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mills will be operating,

May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 Safari Breakfasts, eat breakfast and watch animals start their day, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

May 4 Victory Day at POW Camp Concordia, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., WWII re-enactors, exhibits and tours. In the evening the 1st Infantry Division Band from Fort Riley will perform at Brown Grand Theatre,

May 4 Flint Hills Festival, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan,

May 4, 11, 18 Baby Bison Spectacular, tram tours to see the new “Red Dogs” at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Maxwell Wildlife Refuge,, reserve by email at

May 10 All Schools Day Parade, carnival, food booths, street dance, McPherson,

May 11 6th Annual Antique Fest, Abilene,

May 11 Hutchinson Art Fair, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 

May 11-12 Yellow Brick Road Car Show, Liberal,

May 12 Wild About Moms, moms get in free, plus receive a free professional family photo with her family, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

May 14 Fox Live Series, Texas Tenors with the Hutchinson Symphony, 

May 17-18 Abbyville Rodeo, Abbyville Rodeo Grounds,

May 18 4th Annual Coronado Heights Kite Fly In, Lindsborg,

May 18 Lost Trail Days, Louisburg Cider Mill Louisburg,

May 18-Sept. 8 Amazing Butterflies, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan,

May 22-26 “Gypsy,” Music Theatre Wichita,

May 24-Sept. 22 Discover Your Superpowers, interactive exhibition; learn the importance of teamwork at the Hall of Justice by working together to solve problems and catch Super-Villains in a fast-pace challenges,  Exploration Place, Wichita, 

May 25 Bison Babies and Wildflowers Photo Tour, 8 a.m., $35, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge,, reserve by email at

May 31 Fridays on Forest and June Jaunt Parade, Great Bend,

May 31-June 2 Little House on the Prairie Museum celebrates 50 years of the TV series based on the Laura Ingalls Wilder books with guest appearances by cast members from the show. The Ingalls family lived on this site from 1869-1871 and it is where Carrie was born, 2507 County Road 3000, Independence,

May 31-June 2 June Jaunt Festival, Great Bend,

May 31-June 8 Riverfest, nine days of concerts, a parade, fireworks, food court, riverfront activities, Wichita,


June 1 Symphony at Sunset, Eisenhower Presidential Library with the Salina Symphony, Abilene,

June 1 Spring Wildflower Tour, led by Kansas Native Plant Society members, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge,, reserve by email at

June 1-2 Kansas Airstrip Attack, Independence Municipal Airport,

June 1-2, 28-30 Hap Dumont Baseball Tournament, Great Bend,

June 6-8 21st Annual National Orphan Train Celebration, Concordia, featuring Paul Clarke, archivist for the Children’s Aid Society, and Andrea Warren, author of We Rode the Orphan Trains,

June 6-9 Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 

June 7-29 Janet Butler, featured artist; Ernie Kind, consignment artist, Gallery 12, Wichita,

June 8 19th annual Symphony in the Flint Hills, Red Ranch in Greenwood County,

June 12-16 “9 to 5,” Music Theatre Wichita, mtwichita,org.

June 13-16 Smoky Hill River Festival, fine art, crafts, music food vendors, kids art activities, Oakdale Park, Salina,

June 15 Midsummer’s Festival, Lindsborg, traditional Swedish summer festival, 

June 15 Lost Trail Days, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg,

June 15   Brews on the Bricks Craft Beer Festival, Hays,

June 16 Father’s Day Car Show & Cruise, dads receive free admission, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

June 27-29 Country Stampede, Azura Amphitheater, Bonner Springs,