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Upcoming Events in Dodge City Kansas


March

3 - 5 AMBUCS Home & Leisure Show - Come enjoy displays from vendors showcasing products for improving your leisure time. This annual event gets you prepared for the upcoming spring and summer weather and gives you ideas from improving your quality of life. Come enjoy the booths and support all the good work the hosting organization, the AMBUCS, do.

Fri - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat - 9:00pm - 8:00pm
Sun - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Address: Western State Bank Expo Center, 11333 US HWY. 283 , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-339-0194 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: dodgecityambucs.org
Fee: Can good Donation

May

7 Cinco de Mayo - Vendors of both food and services on location as well as live entertainment including Two bands - Los Únicos del Norte and the musical group Reunidos Musical . A parade will go from the Civic Center beginning at 1:00 to Wright Park to kick off the festivities. 2:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: Wright Park , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-225-8186 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org/
Fee: Free

19 - 20KS1005004e005 - 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.

26 - 28 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.dodgecityroundup.org
Fee: Admission

27 - 29 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

3 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

20 - 24 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: fo@ksu.edu
Web: www.ford.ksu.edu

28 - 8KS1005004e011 - 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.dodgecitydays.com/
Fee: The Dodge City Days Button is a great value at $3.50 per button.

28 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 $14.00 with a Lapel Pin and $16.50 without. Children 10 and under are $8.00 with a Lapel Pin and $9.00 without. Event shirts will be available. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

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

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 - 8KS1005004e012 - 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.dodgecitydays.com/
Fee: The Dodge City Days Button is a great value at $3.50 per button.

3 - 6KS1005004e013 - 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

4 - 6 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.dodgecitydays.com/

5KS1005004e023 - 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.dodgecitydays.com/
Fee: A Dodge City Days Lapel Pin ($4)

5 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

23 Dodgetober Fest - 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 - 9:00 PM.

Address: Wright Park , Dodge City, Kansas
Ph: 620-225-1421 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cvb@dodgecity.org
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org

November

19 - 24 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 Cook-off (Nov. 30), Front Street decorations.

Ph: 800-653-9378 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitdodgecity.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"El Capitan"

A bronze statue by Jasper D'Ambrosi commemorates the 1875 - 1885 Texas cattle drives to Dodge City. The sculpture represents longhorns who emerged as leaders and led many drives up the dusty trail from Texas. Coronado'

Dodge City, KS Monuments

Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge was established April 10, 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, 11th Kansas Cavalry, by order of Major General Grenville M. Dodge, commanding the department. Although there is some doubt, the post was probably named for Colonel Henry Dodge, 1st U. S. Dragoons.

Dodge City, KS Forts

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

Gunfighters Wax Museum

Visit the Gunfighters Wax museum and see the life-size wax figurines of famous western personalities like Wyatt Earp, Bat Matserson, Doc Holliday, Belle Starr, Davey Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Frank and Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc, Miss Kitty, Festus and many, many more!

Dodge City, KS Museums

Santa FeTrail Tracks

Tracks of the original wagon trail used by pioneers from 1821 to 1872 are located nine miles west of town. This site, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, contains the largest continuous stretch of clearly defined tracks along the entire route of the trail.

Dodge City, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Dodge City, KS

The Battle of Coon Creek

Indian attacks along the Santa Fe trail were frequent from the 1820's to the 1870's. Near here, where the trail followed the...