Great Bend, Kansas


Upcoming Events in Great Bend Kansas


March

22 - 23KS0202005e002 - Great BendCentral Kansas Spring Expo - Over 200 Booths with exciting products and services!! The Great Bend Spring Expo is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to showcase the services they provide and to offer promotions to a market which may never, otherwise, come in contact with that business' area of expertise. Home Remodeling & Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Home & Personal Fashions, Foods, Finance, Electronics, Healthcare & Recreation!

Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm.

Address: Great Bend Expo Complex, Expo I & II , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-792-6044 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: centralkansasexpo.com/Central_Kansas_Expo/H
Fee: $1.00 per adult. Free for children with an adult.

June

31Annual Quivira Fishing Clinic - Annual Quivira Fishing Clinic, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Registration from 8:30 - 9 a.m., Kids age 14 and younger go through stations on casting, fish identification, knot tying, and water safety, followed by fishing, lunch, and prize drawings. Fishing poles, bait, and help provided. This is a Free Event. First Saturday in June.

Advance Registration encouraged, (620) 486-2393

Ph: 620-486-2393 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.friendsofquivira.org
Fee: Free

68K-96 June Jaunt - The K-96 June Jaunt, complete with arts, antiques, crafts, cuisine, music and more! Look for city wide garage sales and sidewalk sales from Tribune to Ellinwood.

Movie in the Park, Summer Street Stroll Fair, Kids Zone, Model Train Display, 11th Annual Fire Dept "Run Because You Can", Baseball Tournament, Community BBQ Competition, Kite Flying, Open Jam

Ph: 620-793-4111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: information@visitgreatbend.com
Web: www.k96junejaunt.com/

28 - 29Great Bend Renaissance Fair - Come to the Great Bend Renaissance Faire, Where History Meets Fantasy! Four stages with 3 acts per stage repeating throughout the day, as well, as several roaming performers and historical weapon demonstrations. 40 Craft and Artisan Booths, 10 Food Booths.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Address: Expo Complex l & ll , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-617-1357 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.greatbendrenaissancefair.net
Fee: $5.00 General Admission

July

4Fourth of July Celebration - Day-long fun, activities, entertainment, food, fantastic night fireworks display.

Address: Expo Complex-3 miles west on 10th , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-792-2401 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitgreatbend.com/

9 - 13Barton County Fair - Experience and enjoy the fruits of rural Kansas exhibits, demonstrations, carnival, entertainment, and concerts,

Address: Expo Grounds -3 miles west on 10th , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-797-3247 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bartoncountyfair.com
Fee: There is no gate admission or parking fees to get into the fair.

September

18WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey - Thursday the B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journeys will land at the Great Bend Airport at noon and will be on display until Sunday. The display times will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey will depart Monday in the morning.

Address: Great Bend, KS Airport , Great Bend, Kansas
Web: flygreatbend.com

19 - 21Air Festival and Fly-In - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily. Three days of Family Fun, Rides and Tours include: B-17, C-45, and C-47. On display will be: Phenom 100 Charter Jet; Remote Control Jet Shows; Cessna Skycatcher; Vintage Aircraft; 1946 Fairchild 24; and Stearman. Also included at the event will be: Learn-To-Fly Promotions; An Experimental Aircraft Fly-In; Raffles for Free Flights; and Remote Control Shows Daily. Refreshments will include: Snow-Cones; Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs, and Hamburgers Daily. Event Schedule online.

Address: Great Bend Municipal Airport , Great Bend, Kansas
Email: greatbendairport@ruraltel.net
Web: www.flygreatbend.com
Fee: Free Admission,

20Annual Big Bend Bike Rally - Thousands Amazing Entertainment, Riders from all over the Midwest will ride into town for this one-day event. Racing, Live Music, an All-Day Beer Garden, Cash Giveaways, and Much More! 8:00 a.m. to Midnight.

Address: Great Bend Expo Complex , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-792-2401 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@bigbendbikerally.com
Web: www.bigbendbikerally.com
Fee: $15 Per Person

October

4Annual Rosewood Rodeo - Rosewood's Riding Classes in a fine display of equine skill! The Magnificent Commanding General's Color Guard of Ft. Riley, KS will present a fine display of historical action and posting of the colors! 10 AM—4:30 pm. 5 PM BBQ Dinner!

*Tickets for the "Famous Hammond Brothers Barbeque" are just $5 each. Yummy concessions will be available all day, including funnel cakes and snow cones!

Fun for the whole family with face painting, the hilarious "Randy the Clown," staff races, Ropin' Area, Tack Shop, Live Music, and much, much more! See you there, buckaroos!

Time - 10 a.m. - Grand Entry & Posting of the Colors
4 p.m. - Award Ceremony
5 p.m. - Barbecue Dinner

Address: Expo Complex - Indoor Arena, Hwy 56 , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-793-5888 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: greatbend.org/
Fee: Free

25Zoo Boo - The Great Bend Zoo & Raptor Center would like to invite the general public to attend Zoo Boo inside Brit Spaugh Park on Saturday. Fifty booths will be set up by local businesses and organizations to pass out candy free of charge to costumed trick-or-treaters. 6-8 p.m.

Local companies and organizations can sign up to pass out candy to the 1500+ children who visit the event by contacting Great Bend Zoo Director Scott Gregory, 620-786-5420 or scott@greatbendzoo.com, no later than October 1st.

Address: Brit Spaugh Zoo & Park, N. Main , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-793-4160 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitgreatbend.com

November

8KS0202005e015 - Great BendDominican Sisters' Annual Mission Bazaar - The Dominican Sisters of Great Bend host their Annual Mission Bazaar on Saturday, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. With coffee and rolls in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, our famous raffle, unique gift theme baskets, and a new silent auction, there is something for everyone. Come spend the day and enjoy the aroma and magic of this festive autumn, pre-holiday excursion! Call for more information.

Address: 3600 Broadway , Great Bend, Kansas
Ph: 620-792-1232 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 620-792-1746
Email: communications@ksdom.org
Web: www.ksdom.org
Fee: Free

22 - 29KS0202005e013 - Great BendHoliday Trail of Lights - Every year visitors from all over the Midwest hit the trail to Great Bend. Our holiday light displays are among the best in the nation. In fact, the trail is a recipient of the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America for the year 2000. The Trail wanders through a vibrant community that takes the holidays seriously.

Visitors spend their day in Great Bend shopping in quaint and unique stores, including one of the largest craft malls in Kansas; stopping for lunch at one of the best Mexican restaurants in the state; visiting an art gallery; enjoying a planetarium show dining in a restored Victorian cottage; and then enjoying the Trail of Lights with its animated displays and holiday wonder before checking into a comfortable (and specially priced for the holidays) hotel room.

The Trail starts on North Main at Brit Spaugh Park's Wild Lights with its animated dolphins, lions, deer, ducks and sea dragons. Next is the enchanting Lights on the Lake in Veteran's Park, where Santa and his elves live and a lighted nativity inspires the season. Then it's back to Main Street and Lafayette Lights in Downtown Great Bend (don't miss Toyland at 10th Street and K-96 on the way). The Courthouse Square glows with snowflakes and elegant lighted entry arches. There is plenty of free parking in Great Bend's downtown area and shops and restaurants are open late during the holidays.

Admission is free to all city displays, but donations are welcome.

For information about holiday activities, itineraries, packages and private light displays, call the Great Bend Convention & Visitor's Bureau at (620)792-2750.

Ph: 620-793-4111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: information@visitgreatbend.com
Web: www.visitgreatbend.com

December

30 - 29KS0202005e014 - Great BendHoliday Trail of Lights - Every year visitors from all over the Midwest hit the trail to Great Bend. Our holiday light displays are among the best in the nation. In fact, the trail is a recipient of the American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America for the year 2000. The Trail wanders through a vibrant community that takes the holidays seriously.

Visitors spend their day in Great Bend shopping in quaint and unique stores, including one of the largest craft malls in Kansas; stopping for lunch at one of the best Mexican restaurants in the state; visiting an art gallery; enjoying a planetarium show dining in a restored Victorian cottage; and then enjoying the Trail of Lights with its animated displays and holiday wonder before checking into a comfortable (and specially priced for the holidays) hotel room.

The Trail starts on North Main at Brit Spaugh Park's Wild Lights with its animated dolphins, lions, deer, ducks and sea dragons. Next is the enchanting Lights on the Lake in Veteran's Park, where Santa and his elves live and a lighted nativity inspires the season. Then it's back to Main Street and Lafayette Lights in Downtown Great Bend (don't miss Toyland at 10th Street and K-96 on the way). The Courthouse Square glows with snowflakes and elegant lighted entry arches. There is plenty of free parking in Great Bend's downtown area and shops and restaurants are open late during the holidays.

Admission is free to all city displays, but donations are welcome.

For information about holiday activities, itineraries, packages and private light displays, call the Great Bend Convention & Visitor's Bureau at (620)792-2750.

Ph: 620-793-4111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: information@visitgreatbend.com
Web: www.visitgreatbend.com


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