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Upcoming Events in Dodge City Kansas


May

18 - 19KS1005004e005 - Dodge City Cowboy Heritage Festival - The Old West comes alive Memorial Day weekend in Dodge City during the annual Cowboy Heritage Festival at Boot Hill Museum.

Friday evening, enjoy a concert.

Early Saturday morning, the old west will come to life with a western parade ending on the Boot Hill Museum Complex. Chuckwagon breakfasts and hot coffee will be entwined with many stories of the cattle trail. Guests can attend the cowboy poet gathering, watch the living history demonstrations, ride a stage coach and see a gunfight re-enactment.

After a cowboy chuckwagon lunch, visitors can shop with the vendors and listen to the historians and balladeers to see just what started and what ended the famous cattle drives to Kansas.

Saturday evening, dance under the stars at our 1880's Cowboy Ball.

All of the great festivities continue on Sunday with the addition of a non-denominational church service.

When you add it all up, the Cowboy Heritage Festival is a weekend jam packed with cowboys, story telling, poets, musical entertainment, great food and a chance to win a 1880's replica saddle - a $4,000 value.

Address: Boot Hill Museum, Front Street , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 800-OLD-WEST (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org
Fee: Buttons purchased in advance are $4. Gate admission purchased during the festival weekend will be $7.

25 - 27 Little Britches Rodeo - Home to one of the nation's oldest and longest running Little Britches rodeo.

Friday 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - Cowboy Church at 9:00 a.m. followed by events to 2:00 p.m. then 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Address: Roundup Arena, Market & 14th , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-225-2244 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dcri@rurallink.net
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org
Fee: Free

26 - 28 Old West Fun Fest - Boot Hill's season kick off. Summer season kick off with children's activities, watermelon seed spitting contest, cowboy on stilts, hamburger feed ,and many other family friendly activities.

Address: Front Street , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620--227-8188 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: frontst@pld.com
Web: www.boothill.org
Fee: Admission

June

Life on Front Street - During the summer months, the following events are held daily:

Interpreter demonstrations
Can-Can Lessons
Gunfights, performed by the residents of Old Dodge City, throughout the day and at 7:00 p.m.
Stagecoach Rides
Western Chuckwagon Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Long Branch Variety Show each evening at 7:30 p.m. featuring
Miss Kitty and her Can-Can Dancers and variety acts from the 19th century Dodge City stage.
Reservations recommended for dinner & show. 620-227-8188

Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org

2 Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet - The Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame is the first one of its kind in the United States. It is dedicated to the early and present day teachers who have devoted their lives to this fine profession. It's easy to visit, but not easy to get into: nominees have to have been Kansas teachers for at least 25 years, pass 18 induction criteria, and have made "a major contribution" to kids or their profession.

Aside from the Hall of Fame Gallery, with its pictures and information about the inductees, the Hall of Fame has a room devoted to classroom artifacts, including old books and a phalanx of uncomfortable wood desks with tiny hinged tables.

Address: 603 Fifth Ave. , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-225-7311 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.teachershallfamedodgecityks.org/
Fee: Free Admission

July

Life On Front Street - During the summer months, the following events are held daily:

Interpreter demonstrations
Can-Can Lessons
Gunfights, performed by the residents of Old Dodge City, throughout the day and at 7:00 p.m.
Stagecoach Rides
Western Chuckwagon Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Long Branch Variety Show each evening at 7:30 p.m. featuring
Miss Kitty and her Can-Can Dancers and variety acts from the 19th century Dodge City stage.
Reservations recommended for dinner & show. 620-227-8188

Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org

4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Display - Bring the kids and enjoy old-fashioned games, a parade around the Boot Hill complex, and watermelon! That night enjoy music from the Dodge City Cowboy Band with Miss Kitty and the Can-Can Girls! Then mosey up to Memorial Stadium or the Civic Center for the biggest Fireworks display in Kansas at 10:00 p.m.
2:00 PM at the Museum; Fireworks at 10:00 PM

Address: Front Street & 3rd & Comanche , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-225-8186 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org

19 - 23 Ford County Fair - Annual 4-H exhibits, livestock show, ice cream social, watermellon feed, barnyard olympics and much more. Open class exhibits, special contest.

Address: Ford County Fair Grounds, 100 Gunsmoke , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-227-4542 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fordcountyfairassn@gmail.com
Web: www.fordcountyfairassn.org

26 - 5KS1005004e011 - Dodge City Dodge City Days - Dodge City's heritage comes to life and walks the streets annually during Dodge City Days!

The 10 day celebration hosts more than 50 events including:

- A kick-off concert
- The top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo
- KidFest
- A 2-day Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area
- KidFest
- Professional Barbecue Contest
- Western Parade
- The crowning of Miss Rodeo Kansas and Miss Rodeo Kansas Princess
- Dozens of other exciting activities!

Our complete Festival Guide is now available online!

Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org
Fee: The Dodge City Days Button is a great value at $3.50 per button.

27 Boot Hill Annual Bull Fry and Bash - A Dodge City Days Tradition! Every Year we fire up the fryers and go NUTS on Front Street! Boot Hill kicks off Dodge City Days with a great meal of calf fries, potatoes & onions, baked beans and coleslaw. Pepsi and iced tea are included. Alcohol is sold separately. Tickets are $15.00 with a Lapel Pin and $17.50 without. Children 10 and under are $9.00 with a Lapel Pin and $10.00 without. Event shirts will be available. 6:30 p.m.- 9:30p.m.

Ph: 620-225-8188 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org/

31 - 5KS1005004e013 - Dodge City Dodge City Roundup PRCA Rodeo - First Week of August - The name conjures up images of the old west. From saloons and lawlessness to cattle drives and cowboys, Dodge City is rich with western heritage. It is from the same heritage the sport of rodeo has evolved in this southwest Kansas town. Rodeo, in various forms, has been a Dodge City tradition for more than 40 years.

Address: Roundup Arena , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 866-327-6336 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dodgecityroundup.org/
Fee: Range from $10 - $20

August

Life On Front Street - During the summer months, the following events are held daily:

Interpreter demonstrations
Can-Can Lessons
Gunfights, performed by the residents of Old Dodge City, throughout the day and at 7:00 p.m.
Stagecoach Rides
Western Chuckwagon Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Long Branch Variety Show each evening at 7:30 p.m. featuring
Miss Kitty and her Can-Can Dancers and variety acts from the 19th century Dodge City stage.
Reservations recommended for dinner & show. 620-227-8188

Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org

1 - 5 Dodge City Days Arts, Crafts and Things Show - Beat the heat and bring your family to the Village Square Mall and enjoy strolling through all the booths filled with unique arts, crafts and things! There will be vendors from all over the United States showing off their exceptional goods. NEW THIS YEAR – the show will run for three great days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, contact Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at (620) 227-7077.

Address: Village Square Mall , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-227-7077 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org

1 - 5KS1005004e012 - Dodge City Dodge City Days - Dodge City's heritage comes to life and walks the streets annually during Dodge City Days!

The 10 day celebration (Last of July into August)hosts more than 50 events including:

- A kick-off concert
- The top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo
- KidFest
- A 2-day Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area
- KidFest
- Professional Barbecue Contest
- Western Parade
- The crowning of Miss Rodeo Kansas and Miss Rodeo Kansas Princess
- Dozens of other exciting activities!

Our complete Festival Guide is now available online!

Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org
Fee: The Dodge City Days Button is a great value at $3.50 per button.

4KS1005004e023 - Dodge City Dodge City Days Classic Car Show - The Annual Dodge City Days Festival invites you to our Classic Car Show in Wright Park, Dodge City. Sponsored by Lewis Automotive Group & Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill, this event is a blast! This year will include Creative Sports Skate Park Team as entertainment with a trick bike riding show!

Open to Vehicles of ALL types: Antiques, Street Rods, Customs, Classics, Motorcycles, Rat Rods, Special Interest & Cars & Trucks...

7:30am Gates open to participants, 10:00am Gates open to the public, 3:00pm Voting Closes, 4:00pm Award presentation

Address: Wright Park, Dodge City, Ks , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-227-3119 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 620-227-2957
Email: dcdays@dodgechamber.com
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org
Fee: A Dodge City Days Lapel Pin ($4)

4 High Noon "Big" Gunfight - For over 20 years the Boot Hill Gunfighters have been producing the annual “Big” Gunfight. So named because it includes over 50 entertainers and spreads action down the ENTIRE Front Street block! See fights, stunts, robberies, a little humor, and maybe even a hanging! Even Miss Kitty’s Can Can dancers get in on the fight! Admission is free. This is a Show you DON’T want to miss.

Ph: 620-225-8188 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: boothill.org/
Fee: Free

September

22 - 23 Octoberfest - Fall celebration with German food and entertainment. Polka band, buffalo chili cookoff, beer garden, root beer garden games for kids and much more. 11:00 AM - Midnight.

Address: Knights of Columbus, 800 W. Frontview St. , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-255-5834 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cvb@dodgecity.org
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org

November

26 Christmas in Old Dodge City - City -Wide Festival - Home tours, bazaars, Lighting of City Christmas lights, trolley city Christmas light tours, Parade of Lights, Chili Feed, Front Street decorations.

Address: Boot Hill Museum , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-227-9501 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dodge City Country Club

This demanding private course is excellent for all skill levels of golfer. The small greens are fast. The course's signature hole is #17, a 148-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot to a green framed by large trees. Donald Sechrest designed the back nine, which was added in 1982.

Dodge City, KS Golf Courses

Dodge City Raceway Park

The Dodge City Raceway is a 3/8 mile asphalt racetrack which features IMCA Modifieds, American Race Trucks, Stock cars, Legends, Go-karts, and Mini-type Sprint cars.

Dodge City, KS Car Races

Wright Park Free Zoo

Come to Wright Park Free Zoo for a relaxing, laid back day with your family and friends. Wright Park, the city's oldest park (1889), offers playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas and plenty of beautiful space.

Dodge City, KS Zoos

Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

The Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame is the first one of it'

Dodge City, KS Halls of Fame

Longhorn Park

A small herd of longhorn cattle graze on prairie grass in a 40 acre park located at the Dodge City Municipal Airport entrance. Dedicated to the millions of wild Texas longhorns driven to dodge City during the 1870s and 1880

Dodge City, KS Zoos

Things to do near Dodge City, KS

Lake Coldwater Camping

Utilized by people from a large area of Kansas and Oklahoma, the lake provides ample facilities and opportunities for boating...

Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection

Beautiful Gallery displaying Jerry's artwork and historic collections....