April 10, 17, 24 Tulip Festival, Botanica, Wichita,

April 18 Salina Symphony Spring Outdoor Chamber Concert, 4 and 7 p.m., Hilton Outdoor Courtyard, 785-823-8309.

April 23-25 Wichita Women’s Fair, Century II,

April 24 Party for the Planet, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

April 24 Lindsborg in Bloom, groovy 1960s celebration, Lindsborg,

April 30 Apple Blossom Festival, Newton,


May 1 Eisenhower Marathon, Abilene, 

May 1 Hutchinson Regional Airport Fly In,

May 1 Concordia 150 Celebration & Victory Day at POW Camp Concordia with “Prisoners of Plenty” documentary viewing, exhibits and tours, free,

May 1 SculptureTour Salina Unwrap Celebration, Salina, 

May 1 Chisholm Trail Bike Ride, Newton,

May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7 Safari Breakfast in featured animal exhibit, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

May 1-July 31 Big Bugs Exhibit, animatronic insects installed throughout Botanica, Wichita,

May 3-8 150th anniversary celebration and cattle drive, Caldwell, 

May 6-9 Big Kansas Road Trip to Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties,

May 14 All Schools Day events, McPherson, 

May 14-15  Santa Fe Trail Blue Grass Festival, Council Grove, 

May 15 Lost Trail Days, historic tours with soda production and flight of Lost Trail Soda, Louisburg Cider Mill; call 913-837-5202 to schedule. 

May 15-Aug. 29  PAW Patrol Traveling Exhibit, Exploration Place, Wichita,

May 16, 20 Spring Outdoor Chamber Concert, Salina Symphony, 7 p.m., 785-823-8309.

May 29-Sept. 6 Monsterfish Traveling Exhibit,Exploration Place, Wichita,


June 3-5 National Orphan Train Celebration, Concordia, debut of “The Orphan Train Story” documentary by Pippa White,

June 4-5 Good Ol’ Days Festival, Fort Scott,

June 5 Launch of year-long celebration of artist Blackbear Bosin on his 100th birthday, entire Mid-America All-Indian Museum will be devoted to his artwork, Wichita,

June 4-6 Wichita Riverfest, 

June 4-6 Highway 24 Garage Sales, check Facebook page for details.  

June 4-6 June Jaunt Festival, Great Bend,

June 5 Pop in and Shop, Kechi,

June 5 Main Street Festival, Dodge City, 

June 10-13 Prairiesta celebrates 150th anniversary of Russell,

June 12 Annual Territorial Day celebration, Lecompton, parade, turtle races, pancake feed, street vendors, food, music, entertainment,

June 12 Symphony in the Flint Hills on the Santa Fe Trail, 

June 12  Midsummer’s Festival  Swedish national holiday celebrated with food, music, dancing, art, games, Kubb tournament and the raising of the Midsommarstång (Midsummer Pole), Lindsborg,

June 12 Michael Martin Murphey Concert, Council Grove, 

June 19  Zoo Cruise Car Show, cruise through Salina with evening car show at zoo with barbecue and music, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina,

June 19 Lost Trail Days, historic tours with soda production and flight of Lost Trail Soda, Louisburg Cider Mill; call 913-837-5202 to schedule. 

June 22-26 Kansas Shrine Bowl, Hutchinson,

June 25-July 9 Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit, Independence Historical Museum and Art Center,  

June 26 Pony Express Re-Ride, Pony Express Station & Museum, downtown Marysville, 

June 26 Studio Art Tour, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,