Manhattan, Kansas


Upcoming Events in Manhattan Kansas


February

20 - 22KSU Annual Rodeo - Collegiate rodeo featuring mens and womens events including roping, bullriding, barrel racing and more. Teams from colleges in Kansas and Oklahoma will compete for prizes and money. 7 pm.

Address: Weber Hall, K-State campus , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-537-0966 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.k-state.edu
Fee: $10/$15 for adults, $8/$10 children

March

14Annual Aggieville St. Patrick's Parade and Road Races - Celebrate St. Patrick's expulsion of snakes from Ireland with a parade and green beer. The 2 mile fun run and walk begins at 10am, and at 12:45, the 10K road race starts. The parade begins at 2pm. After the Parade, Stick around for the Blarniness! Dinner & Drinks abound with the highest concentration of fabulous local restaurants & pubs in the state of Kansas!

Address: Aggieville , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-8050 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: aggieville@aggieville.org
Web: www.aggieville.org

April

12Tuttle Creek Crappie Classic - There's some big crappie lurking in the depths of Tuttle Creek Lake, just waiting to be caught. Teams of anglers will go in pursuit of those monster crappies during the Tuttle Creek Crappie Classic.

The first 10 entries to the Crappie Classic tournament will receive a pair of tickets to the K-State spring football game, courtesy of the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau, scheduled for Saturday evening at 6 p.m. preceding the Sunday tournament.

The Crappie Classic will also have a larger pot than usual for the big-fish competition, thanks to a sponsorship by Derick's Bait-n-Tackle of Manhattan. The tournament is also being sponsored locally by Bottger's Marine of Manhattan.

Crappie Busters held a smaller version of the Tuttle Creek Crappie Classic a year ago at the reservoir, with participation from several two-man teams from the area. This year, Crappie Busters wants to enlarge the scope of the tournament to attract a much larger number of participants from throughout the region.

Teams will be competing not only for cash prizes for the top spots, but also for qualification in Crappie Busters' championship tournament, to be held in October. The size of the cash prizes for the top finishers will be based on the number of entries.

To enter the tournament, or for more information, contact Crappie Busters by phone or email, or see details on Crappie Busters web page.

Entry fee for the tournament is $70 per two-man team. Late entries will be charged an additional $10 at the ramp. To enter the optional big-fish competition, teams must pay $15 per boat.

Address: Tuttle Creek Lake , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-234-8426 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mike@crappiebusters.com
Web: www.crappiebusters.com

18Earth Day at Sunset Zoo - Celebrate Mother Earth and our animal friends and learn what you can do to help keep the Earth and its inhabitants healthy and happy for the future. 9:30-5:00 pm

Address: Sunset Zoo , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-APES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com
Fee: $4/Adult, $2 Children 3-12

22 - 24K-State Alumni Reunions - Each April the K-State Alumni Association sponsors reunions for those who graduated 50 years ago. Members of the Golden K Club, a group of graduates more than 50 years ago also are invited back to participate. To see who is attending this year go to the website and click on guest list. If you would like a brochure please contact us.

http://www.k-state.com/s/1173/start.aspx?sid=1173&gid=1&pgid=61&cid=160

Address: K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Alumni Center , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 800-600-2586 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tredding@k-state.com
Fee: $100 per person

May

9KS0113022e041 - ManhattanManhattan Car Show - Antiques, Classics, Collectibles and Modern Vehicles. Dash plaques for first 100 entries. goodie bags, door prizes, 50/50 pot, Food Vendors and DJ style music. Registration 9 am to noon. Registration fee 15.00 Peoples Choice, Best under age 21 car and truck, Top 20
1989 & older, Best of show, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Other, Best Original, Best street Rod, Best 1990 & newer will be awarded top 10 of their class.

Contact Dave Adams 785-539-4078
Don Robertson 785-770-8305

Address: 1101 Fremont (City Park) , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-0478 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rick7680@gmail.com
Web: clubs.hemmings.com/yaccc
Fee: Free to Specators; Registration fee, $15.00

10Iris Day - The iris collection of more than 300 varieties will be in bloom, a spectacular display of color. Visitors can vote on the irises they think are the best selections.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address: K-State Botanical Gardens, 1500 Denison , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-532-3271 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: fhis2014.wix.com/iris

10Mother's Day at the Zoo - All mothers receive FREE admission with a child's admission. The first 50 mothers receive a carnation. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Address: Sunset Zoo. , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-APES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com
Fee: $4/Adults, $2/Kids 2-12

25ZOObilation - Celebrate Memorial Weekend at Sunset Zoo. Check out the arts, crafts and folklife vendors and satisfy your tastebuds at the food vendor booths. There's sure to be something for everyone! 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Address: Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak Street , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2737 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com
Fee: $4/Adults, $2/Kids 2-12

June

5 - 19Arts In The Park Concert Series - June - Aug., Various Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule online. Call the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department for more information. 8-10 p.m.

Address: Larry Norvell Band Shell - City Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2757 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swan@ci.manhattan.ks.us
Web: www.mhkprd.com/2459/Arts-in-the-Park
Fee: Free

19 - 20Juneteenth Festival - Gospel Festival Friday night 7-9 pm at the City Park Pavillion; Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a parade, and then Saturday afternoon and evening you can enjoy children's games, food, crafts, educational programs and 3-on-3 basketball.
Friday 7:00-9:00 pm
Sat. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Parade at 10:00 am Sat.

Address: City Park, 1101 Poyntz Ave , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 78-776-0244 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: slaterdon@hotmail.com
Web: www.manhattancvb.org
Fee: Free

19 - 21Sports Cards, Comics and Collectibles Show - Collectors will find sports cards and memorabilia from the NFL, NHL, NBA, NASCAR, NCAA, and MLB. There will also be coins, comics, and other collectibles to buy, sell, and trade. Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun 12-6 p.m.

Address: Manhattan Town Center. , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-3500 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vanalles@urbanretail.com
Web: www.manhattancvb.org

21Father's Day at the Zoo - Celebrate Father's Day at Sunset Zoo. All fathers receive FREE admission with a paying child. The first 50 fathers receive a coupon for the concession stand. 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Address: Sunset Zoo. , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-APES (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com
Fee: $4/Adults, $2/Kids 3-12

25 - 28KS0113022e009 - ManhattanKicker Country Stampede Music and Camping Festival - The Midwest's largest 4-day country music and camping festival in the heartland, Kicker Country Stampede brings in over 20 artists and a first-class lineup of today's top national entertainers while more than 100,000 fans embark on Manhattan for the event. The Travel and Tourism Development Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing recently awarded Country Stampede with a $12,000 grant to be used to market activities to promote the annual event.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Stampede office. Tickets will also be available over the Internet.

Address: River Pond State Park, Tuttle Creek Reservoir , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 800-795-8091 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.countrystampede.com

July

4 - 31Arts In The Park Concert Series - June -Aug., Various Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule online. 8-10 p.m.

Address: Larry Norvell Band Shell - City Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2757 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swan@ci.manhattan.ks.us
Web: www.mhkprd.com/2459/Arts-in-the-Park
Fee: Free

23 - 27Kaw Valley Rodeo and Riley County Fair - 4-H and open class exhibits, parade, livestock, children's tractor pull, carnival, turtle races, PRCA Rodeo (Thurs.-Sat.)

Address: Riley County Fairgrounds, CiCo Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-537-6350 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.rileycountyfair.com

August

17Arts In The Park Concert Series - June - Aug., Various Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule online. 8-10 p.m.

Address: Larry Norvell Band Shell - City Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2757 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swan@ci.manhattan.ks.us
Web: www.mhkprd.com/2459/Arts-in-the-Park
Fee: Free

September

27 - 28Purple Power Play on Poyntz - Festival including a free inflatable carnival, live music, multiple K-State pep rallies, great food and a spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show Friday night.

Address: Poyntz Street, Downtown , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-8829 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.manhattancvb.org

7Laborfest - A Labor Day celebration honoring all workers.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Open to all.

Free food, beverages, music, speakers.

Come join us as we highlight our mission to ensure that all jobs pay a fair, living wage, to reduce poverty,and to have a community in which there are no working poor.

We want a Manhattan City ordinance requiring that economic development funds--tax dollars--only go to businesses that have all jobs paying $12 an hour or more.

To get on our mailing list, or for more info about the Coalition or Laborfest, contact us at: manhattanlivingwagecoalition@yahoo.com

Jane Gibson, Chair
Geri Simon, Coordinator

Address: City Park Pavilion (northeast corner of Park at 11th and Poyntz), Manhattan KS , Manhattan, Kansas
Email: manhattanlivingwagecoalition@yahoo.com
Fee: Free

13Grandparents Day at Sunset Zoo - Grandparents receive FREE admission when they bring their little wild ones to the Zoo. The first 50 grandparents receive a coupon for the Safari Outpost gift shop.

Address: Sunset Zoo , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2737 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com/
Fee: Adults $4 (Grandparents FREE with paying child) Children (3-12) $2

18 - 19AggieFest - Annual Multi-Genre Live Music AND Visual Arts Festival. Venues, Music, Art Shows and food!
6pm & 2am Friday, and 4pm & 2am Saturday.

Address: Aggieville , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-8050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.aggieville.org

25 - 26Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Craft Show - Sponsored by the Mercy Regional Health Center Auxiliary, an arts and crafts festival featuring 150 vendors from six different states. Everything is handmade or homegrown in complete form. Call for more information. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Last Weekend in September.

Address: Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-0222 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kedekat23@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/409759712536169/

October

8Annual Promenade on Poyntz - Downtown business serve as "Stops" along the Promenade path as participants stroll around sampling a variety of wine and food. Each business will feature both a red and white wine selection paired with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Only 250 tickets will be sold and all proceeds go to benefit the Homecare & Hospice Foundation.

The Promenade on Poyntz is part of the Flint Hills Festival of Wines, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Standard Beverage Corporation to benefit the Homecare & Hospice Foundation.
5:30-8:30 pm

Address: Check in begins at the Manhattan Town Center and proceeds down Poyntz Avenue. , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-537-0688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: business@homecareandhospice.org
Web: www.homecareandhospice.org
Fee: $30/person

24 - 25KS0113022e017 - ManhattanSpooktacular at Sunset Zoo - SPOOKtacular is an annual two-day event featuring a Half-Way Haunted Trail, daily Rock Band On-Stage Jam for guests, live music, drum circle, KSU-Tap ensemble, Daily Red Carpet Walk (no contest this year), 5 candy trails and more! Noon-5 each day. 9:30-5:00 pm

Address: Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak Street , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-587-2737 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: SunsetZoo@ci.manhattan.ks.us
Web: www.sunsetzoo.com
Fee: $5 per trick-or-treating child, 2 adults free w/ each paid child.

26Boo Party - Children may enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores, play fun games, have their faces painted and see balloon animals by Pixie the Clown. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Address: Manhattan Town Center , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-3500 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vanalles@urbanretail.com
Web: www.manhattantowncenter.com

November

7Manhattan Veterans Day Parade - Come support our Veterans on their special day. This year we will have elements of the Big Red One marching in the parade along with area students and float entries.
7:00 am breakfast at the VFW on 4th Street
9:30 am parade heading west away from the mall
11:00 am ceremony & luncheon at Manhattan City Hall

Address: Poyntz Ave , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-8829 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.manhattancvb.org
Fee: Free

14Annual Buttons & Bows Arts & Crafts Show - An Arts and Crafts Fair with vendors from several states selling their original hand crafted work. Items available are: wood, pottery, jewelry, fabric, crocheted, basket weaving, and many, many more. Be sure to visit the Bake Sale Tables and Concession Stand for our well known Buttons 'n Bows Sloppy Joes. The $2 admission makes you eligible for the handmade quilt drawing. Second Saturday in November.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Address: Seven Dolors Catholic Church, 306 S. Juliette , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-565-5050 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: MCSButtons.N.Bows@gmail.com
Web: www.manhattancatholicschools.org
Fee: $2 Admission makes you eligible for the quilt drawing.

14Flint Hills Sheek Boutique Shop and Crop - The Flint Hills Sheek Boutique is a unique bi-annual Holiday shopping event that brings various local and not so local businesses together in one place. The Sheek Boutique gives businesses the unique opportunity to showcase their very best arts, crafts, home decor, gift items, and homemade foods to make a very unique, one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the surrounding communities that cannot be found anywhere else. Second Saturday of November.

The first 100 shoppers will receive goodie bags filled with samples and unique gift items created just for this event. Shoppers can register for many door prizes and raffle prizes to be given throughout the day just for attending. After the shopping floor closes, the floor will re-open for a unique crop sponsored by local scrapbook and stamping artists. There are many unique cropper packages to choose from when you register.

Address: Clarion Hotel, 530 Richards Drive , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-3189 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 785-537-6085
Email: amymuse@me.com
Fee: Free

15Annual German Mennonite Meal & Intern'l Craft & Bake Sale - This event will feature a German Mennonite meal featuring borscht (chicken & vegetable soup-no beets), homemade bread, whole hog sausage and New Years cookies. The meal will also be combined with an international craft sale featuring hand crafted items from the Mennonite Central Committee's Ten Thousand Villages such as baskets, nativity sets, jewelry and holiday decorations. There will also be a bake sale of homemade breads, cookies, peppernuts and cinnamon rolls. Proceeds are used for the operation of Manhattan Mennonite Church including social outreach projects both locally and world wide. 12-6 p.m.

Address: Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-4079 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: manhattanmenno@kans.com
Web: www.manhattanmennonitechurch.org
Fee: $8;50/Adult, $4.50/Child (under 12)

21Homemade for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Show - Large craft show with 55 plus crafts in a large facility with plenty of free parking available. All items will be handcrafted with a strong emphasis on the Holiday theme. Lunch provided by the 4-H Club. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Address: Pottorf Hall, Cico Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-8829 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admission.

December

5Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade - Annual Lighted Parade starts at Manhattan Town Center, proceeds through Historic Downtown and culminates in Aggieville's Triangle Park for the Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting! Food Drive for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. (Tree lighting: approximately 6:45pm with special guests: The Kansas State University Concert Choir!) Aaaaaaaand....SANTA! 6:00 pm.

Address: Manhattan Town Center, Downtown and Aggieville , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-537-0730 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.manhattancvb.org
Fee: Food Donation to the Breadbasket

5Annual Kiwanis Pancake Feed - The Annual Kiwanis Pancake Feed is the ORIGINAL pancake feed in Manhattan. Pancakes, KSU Call Hall sausage, orange juice and coffe are served for the entry fee; eggs are available for 50 cents each. Proceeds from the Pancake Feed help sponsor the many service projects the Manhattan Kiwanis Club is involved in, including: Youth baseball and softball, Boys and Girls Club, Emergency Shelter, Home Delivered Meals, Breadbasket, Habitat for Humanity and many more.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Address: Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-776-0235 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5.00/Adult, $2.50 children 12 and under

31Annual Little Apple Ball Drop - Enjoy New Year's Eve day and evening with fun, food, and a party atmosphere at Manhattan establishments. Then, join us for fireworks, laserworks, a Tribute to the Troops, and a midnight Ball Drop from atop Varney's Book Store. 11:30 p.m.

Address: Aggieville , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: 785-539-0511 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: katewatson@cox.net
Web: www.littleapplenewyears.com

31KIDS' NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY - jumpin' beans is having a Kid's New Year's Eve Party!! This is a chance for the kids to have a ball & for you to get out for some fun of your own!! Our ages are 3-8 years & must be potty trained. The party is from 6-9 pm & cost $60. There will be games, movies, activities, arts & crafts & more! Register now, space in limited.

Address: 1650 Hayes Drive , Manhattan, Kansas
Ph: (785) 564-0113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@FITjumpinbeans.com
Web: www.FITjumpinbeans.com
Fee: $60


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