Calendar

February

Feb.1-March 18 Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Feb. 1-March 20 Lloyd Foltz: Prairie Print Maker exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Feb. 1-May 8 Putting on the Glitz: Art Deco Fashion, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Feb 4-26 “12 SQuared,” Small Works Invitational, and 3D works by Nancy Bole, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

Feb. 11-27 “Over the River and Through the Woods,” Salina Community Theatre, salinatheatre.com.

Feb. 12-May 29 American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Feb. 19-April 8 Best of Newton Photography, Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Susan Koehn Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Feb. 26-Aug. 7 The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now: A Centennial Celebration of Block Prints in Wichita, 1922–2022, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

March

March 1 International Pancake Day, famous race against Olney, England, plus pancake breakfast, eating and flipping contests, Liberal, visitliberal.com.

March 1-31 Parade of Quilts, dozens of hand-stitched creations displayed at merchants throughout the Amish community of Yoder, YoderKansas.com.

March 3-5 “Crimes of the Heart,” William Inge Theater, Independence, indycc.edu. 

March 5-6 Harvey County Home and Garden Show, Dyck Arboretum, Hesston, dyckarboretum.org.

March 4-26 Janet Butler exhibit, “Portals,” and 3D works by Gary Lincoln, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

March 5 Shop Kansas Farms Extravaganza, vendors showcase of Kansas products, Celebration Centre, Lyons, shopkansasfarms.com.  

March 12-20 Spring Break: Go Wild!,  special daily keeper talks and animal meetings, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

March 12-27 Ida Stover Eisenhower Annual Quilt Show, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

March 13 Luck of the Miner 5K Underground, Strataca, Hutchinson, underkansas.org.

March 15-18 Artcation, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Leavenworth, visitleavenworthks.com.

March 18-20 Equifest of Kansas, Salina, visitsalinaks.org. 

March 24 Fox Live Show “Judy Collins,” Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, hutchinsonfox.com.

March 25 Fox Live Show “Cross that River,” Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, hutchinsonfox.com.

March 25-26 “Cabaret & Cocktails: An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein,” Salina Community Theatre, Salina, salinathreatre.com.

March 26 Våffeldagen, celebration of all things waffle, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

March 26 Family ArtVenture: Deco Dance!, create accessories for annual dance party for kids and families, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

March 26 Spring Fling Vendor Show, Celebration Centre, Lyons, ricecounty.us.

March 26-May 20 Kayann Ausherman exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

March 27-May 29 124th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition, Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, sandzen.org.

April

April 1 Little House on the Prairie Opening Day, Independence, littlehouseontheprairiemuseum.com.

April 1-30 Diane Curtis exhibit, “EarthH20,” and 3D works by Robert Schmidt, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

April 2 El Dorado Half Marathon, ExperienceElDo.com.

April 2, 9, 16  Tulip Festival, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

April 8-9 Mennonite Relief Sale, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, kansas.mccsale.org.

April 8-17 Messiah Festival of the Arts, art, music and theater events, including “Godspell” on April 9-10. The festival culminates with performances of Bach’s “The Passion According to St. Matthew” on April 15 and Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, Lindsborg, messiahfestival.org. 

April 9 Egg Hunt, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

April 9 ZOOrific EGGstravaganza, half-price admission for children 12 and younger plus hunt for Easter eggs at the Bunny Patch, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

April 9 Riverside Park & Ralph Mitchell Zoo Opening Day, Independence, indkschamber.org.

April 13-15 Kansas Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt, El Dorado, ExperienceElDo.com.

April 13-June 11 Art by Raymond and Patrice Olais, Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Susan Koehn Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

April 15-17  56th Annual Fort Hays State University NIRA Rodeo, Hays, VisitHays.com.

April 21-23  39th William Inge Theater Festival, ingecenter.org.

April 22-23 Kansas Storytelling Festival, Downs, kansasstorytellingfestival.com.

April 23 Barnyard Babies Family Festival, celebrate spring on the farm with animals, pony and train rides, Bonner Springs, aghalloffame.com/events

April 23-24 Spring Celebration, Home on the Range, Smith County, homeontherangecabin.com. 

April 24 Historic Homes Tour, Fort Leavenworth, visit leavenworthks.com.

April 29 Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Duke Ellington Birthday Party, Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre, hutchinsonfox.com.

April 30 Kegs ‘n Eggs, adult Egg Hunt and Craft Beer Festival, Bonner Springs, kcrenfest.com/kegs-n-eggs.

April 30 Hays Arts Council Spring Art Walk, Hays, VisitHays.com.

April 30 Lindsborg in Bloom, a groovy 1960s celebration in Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

April 30 Eisenhower Marathon, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

April 30 Open Range Gravel Race, Gypsum Hills, kawsports.com.

May

May 5-8  Big Kansas Road Trip to Bourbon, Cherokee and Crawford counties, bigkansasroadtrip.com.  

May 6 Downtown Art & Wine Walk, Great Bend, exploregreatbend.com.

May 6-7 22nd Annual Car Show, McPherson College, McPherson, visitmcpherson.com. 

May 6-28 Bob Neace exhibit and 3D works by Kirk Brown, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

May 7 60th Anniversary Hutchinson Art Fair, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, hutchinsonartcenter.net.

May 7 Brews on the Bricks Craft Beer Festival, Downtown Hays, VisitHays.com.

May 7 Millfest, Lindsborg’s historic Smoky Valley Roller Mills, will be in operation, Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

May 7 Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market opening day, every Saturday through Oct. 29, bonnerfarmersmarket.org

May 7 SculpureTour Salina UNwrap Party, Salina, visitsalinaks.org. 

May 7 Cinco de Mayo Festival, Great Bend, exploregreatbend.com.

May 7 Barber County Wildflower Tour, barbercountyconservationdistrict.com.

May 7 Downtown Car Show, Newton, ToNewton.com.

May 7 Victory Day at POW Camp Concordia with WWII re-enactors, exhibits, tours, free, cloudcountytourism.com

May 7 Pots N Pedals, Main Street Sterling, ricecounty.us.

May 7 Flatland Big Band Clinic and Concert, Scott City, VisitScottCity.com.

May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 Safari Breakfasts, guests ride the tram to the featured habitat where they have breakfast, watch the animals wake up and hear a special keeper talk, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

May 8 Mother’s Day at Botanica, moms get in free, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

May 8 Wild About Moms, moms receive free admission, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

May 13 All Schools Day, parade, food booths, games; King Midas dance in evening, McPherson, visitmcpherson.com. 

May 13 Symphony in the Garden, Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

May 13-14 Junk and Gems Vintage & Flea Market, Independence, indkschamber.org.

May 14-Oct. 23  Washed Ashore, exhibit at Botanica, Wichita, botanica.org. 

May 14 Abilene Antique Fest, Meadowlark Swap Meet and Car Show, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

May 18-22 “Jersey Boys,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Capitol Federal Amphitheater, MTWichita.org.

May 22 Run for the Wall, memorial service at Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, rftw.us. 

May 28 McPherson 150th Anniversary Celebration, time capsule reveal, free cake, McPherson, visitmcpherson.com. 

May 28 Outdoor Music Fest, Brown Grand Theatre, Concordia, Browngrand.org.

May 28-July 15 Wichita Women Artists exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

May 30 Memorial Day at El Dorado State Park, ExperienceElDo.com.

June

June 2-4 National Orphan Train Celebration, Concordia, orphantraindepot.org.

June 3-5 Highway 24 Garage Sale, hwy24.org.

June 3-5 June Jaunt, find treasurers along Highway 96 from Tribune to Ellinwood; special activities in several cities, including Great Bend and Scott City, exploregreatbend.com, visitscottcity.com.

June 3-11 50th annual Wichita Riverfest, concerts, food court, family activities, RiverRun, car show, performances, wichitariverfesto.com.

June 3-12 “Footloose,” Great Plains Theatre, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

June 3-25 Lyda Andrews exhibit, Gallery 12, Wichita, wichitagallery12.com.

June 4 Symphony at Sunset, Eisenhower Museum, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

June 4 Main Street Festival, Dodge City, VisitDodgeCity.org.

June 4 Sesquicentennial celebration, Newton, GoNewton.com.

June 9-12 Sunflower Cluster Dog Show, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, hutchinsonkennelclub.com.

June 9-12 Smoky Hill River Festival, fine art, crafts, music, food, kids’ activities, Oakdale Park, Salina, riverfestival.com.

June 10-11 Territorial Days, annual celebration with street fair, parade, games, vendors and food, Lecompton, lecomptonkansas.com.

June 10-12 Paradise Creek Festival & Rodeo, Plainville, paradisecreekfest.com.

June 11 Symphony in the Flint Hills, Chase County, symphonyintheflinthills.org.

June 11 Midsummer’s Festival, traditional Swedish summer celebration with folk dancers, music, games, food, Lindsborg, midsummersfestival.com.

June 11-12 Historic Fort Hays Days, Where History Lives!, Hays, VisitHays.com.

June 15-19 “42nd Street,” Music Theatre of Wichita, Century II Concert Hall, MTWichita.org.

June 16-18 Washunga Days Festival, councilgrove.com.

June 16-30 Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit, Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, independencehistoricalmuseum.org.

June 17-19 Founders Weekend, Dodge City, VisitDodgeCity.org.

June 18-19 Smallville Con, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, smallvillecomiccon.com.

June 18, 25  “Memories of the Prairie,” Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

June 18-Aug. 12 Mennonite Heritage exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Susan Koehn Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

June 19 Father’s Day Car Show, begin with a cruise through Salina and then parade through the zoo; fathers get in free, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Rollinghillszoo.org.

June 24-July 3 “Matilda,” Great Plains Theatre, Abilene, AbileneKansas.org.

June 30 Wild West Festival, includes nightly concerts, Main Street parade, fireworks, Hays, VisitHays.com. 

June 30 Bonner Blast City Band and Fireworks Show, Bonner Springs, bonnersprings.org/blast

June 30-July 5 Sundown Salute, live music, carnival, car show, vendors, parade, fireworks, Junction City, sundownsalutejc.org.