|26||Muttfest 2012 - In honor of national train your pet month, join us at Pottorf Hall in Cico Park from 11am to 4pm for Muttfest 2012. There will be demonstrations in obedience, rally, agility, canine freestyle, and more. Learn about nutrition, alternative canine medicine and vendors for your shopping pleasure. There will be special sessions to teach children how and when to interact with dogs. All dogs and their families are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.|
|31||Regional Career Fair - A Regional Career Fair will feature 20+ employers in the region which are looking for quality job candidates to fill quality job openings. The event also includes an Employment Preparation Workshop to be presented at 4 pm by Kansas State University Human Resources Department. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the local Workforce Centers. Employer tables are still available. Job candidates are encouraged to attend with resumes in-hand and dressed in interview attire. For more information, please e-mail: email@example.com or call 785-539-1574.
The career fair will be held from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters - Training Center, 2000 Denison (intersection of Kimball & Denison, vicinity of K-State football stadium).
Address: c/o KS Dept of Commerce, 205 S. 4th St. , Manhattan, Kansas
|15 - 17||KSU 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 , Manhattan, Kansas
|25||Tallgrass Dinner - Join us for a 4-course dinner with beer pairings from Manhattan's own Tallgrass Brewing Co! Dinner will be served at 6 pm on Monday, March 2nd. Tickets are $50 including tax and gratuity. For more information or to browse the menu please log on to www.dellavoce.com.|
|16||Annual 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!|
|6||Flint Hills Bus Tour - . . . a charter bus tour of the beautiful Flint Hills from . . . the artist's point of view.
. . . a day trip through the Flint Hills. Ride in the comfort of a chartered bus and see spring appearing in the Flint Hills. We will be looking at the scenery through the eyes of painters so captured by the beauty there. Louis Copt and Kim Casebeer will travel with us and we will hear of their inspirations and favorite places. We will stop at the famous Emma Chase Café in Cottonwood Falls for a delightful lunch. Judy Mackey's studio will be open to us for a behind-the-scenes visit. At the end of the day we will be back at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery for a wine and cheese reception.
The bus will depart at 8:30 and return about 4:30 from the Downtown Manhattan Mall parking lot at 3rd and Leavenworth.
Send checks to Dan Funk, 301 W. 6th St., Blue Rapids, KS 66411, or email for further information.
|14||Tuttle 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.
|17 - 19||K-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.
Address: K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Alumni Center , Manhattan, Kansas
|19 - 20||MCC Alumni Reunion (70s) - Manhattan Christian College invites the students who attended 1975-79 to reunite with the campus and get re-acquainted with each other at an alumni reunion. It will be a few days of relaxation filled with laughter and reminiscing.|
|21||Earth 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
|2 - 4||Crafty Seniors Craft Show - Arts and crafts on display and for sale by local crafters. 10am-9pm.|
|5||Iris 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. 12-4 p.m.
Address: K-State Botanical Gardens, 1500 Denison , Manhattan, Kansas
|11||Yard Art Classic Car Club Car Show - Classic Car Show, 1991 and older except by pre-approval by YACCC, held in conjunction with a KCBS sanctioned barbeque cook-off. Goody bag with entry and door prizes. Best of show, top 25, all entries will receive award.
Registration 8:00 AM to Noon, awards at 2:30 PM. Contact Fred Caldwell (785) 532-0145 or Doug Meloan (785) 539-2189. PDF Flyer available.
Address: Tuttle Creek State Park , Manhattan, Kansas
|12||Mother'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
|27||ZOObilation - 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
|27||Veterans of War Ceremony - History is best learned from those who made it. Come listen to true veterans of various military branches as they tell their real life stories of war experiences. Call for more information. 6-8 p.m.
Address: Bob Fleming Shelter, Tuttle Creek State Park , Manhattan, Kansas
|31 - 22||Arts In The Park Concert Series - June - Aug., Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule TBA. Call the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department for more information. 8-10 p.m.|
|14 - 15||Juneteenth 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.
|16||Father'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
|20 - 23||Country Stampede Music and Camping Festival - The Midwest's largest 4-day country music and camping festival in the heartland, 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.
It's not too late to purchase your tickets! Three-day tickets for general admission are $65 until April 30 at which time the price goes up to $80. Three-day tickets may be purchased at the gate the day of the show for $90. One day tickets are $40 until April 30, $45 from May 1 through June 25, and $50 at the gate. Attendees are welcome to camp at the festival and Early Bird campsites are available before April 30 for $100, from May 1 through June 25 for $125 and on the day of the event, $150. VIP tickets are also available and weekend car passes may be purchased for $15.00.
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
|21 - 23||Sports 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.|
|25||Manhattan Day - Celebration of the anniversary of Manhattan's founding. Held in neighborhood gatherings throughout town, organized by the indivdual neighborhoods.
Address: City-wide locations , Manhattan, Kansas
|28 - 27||Arts In The Park Concert Series - June -Aug., Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule TBA. 8-10 p.m.
|18 - 22||Kaw 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: CiCo Park , Manhattan, Kansas
|2 - 24||Arts In The Park Concert Series - June - Aug., Fridays and Saturdays - Free summer concert series featuring national, regional and local musical groups/performers. Specific schedule TBA. 8-10 p.m.
|29 - 30||Purple 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
|1||Laborfest - 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Gibson, Chair
Geri Simon, Coordinator
Address: City Park Pavilion (northeast corner of Park at 11th and Poyntz), Manhattan KS , Manhattan, Kansas
|8||Grandparents 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
|20 - 21||AggieFest - 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
|27 - 28||Annual 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
|29||Monthly Indoor Flea Market - Manhattan Indoor Flea Market! Purple Wave at 825 Levee Dr. Manhattan. Sept. 30th 9am to 2pm Admission is $1. This will is a monthly event with 4 dates set in stone until the end of the year. Sept. 30th, Oct.28, Nov.18th and Dec. 30, 2012. We are looking for new vendors of everything from good quality antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, antique toys, advertising items, primitives, and furniture items and everything in between. Come and join in the fun!|
|28 - 18||Haunted Manhattan Ghost Tour - Manhattan Ghost Tour,July 30th, October 1st and October 21st 8PM,
Manhattan, Kansas, home of the campus ghosts! What would you do if a beautiful young ghostly gal climbed your bunk and stared directly into your eyes? What about the Job Youth Corp, a former nursing home and orphanage with a chute for the deceased patients and a cemetery in the back yard? Burning flesh, ghostly children, scary voices on the tape recorder, these are all some of the stories that will curl your toes! Hear all the updated stories of the frat house, a former hospital where a patient was abandoned and died a long death after he was missed in the move to the new hospital and wedged against the wall! Any truth to Nick the ghost? Find out and get your tickets for 2011 now! Tickets are 17.00 per person all year except October which are 20.00 per person. Tours depart Applebee's parking lot, Manhattan, KS 8PM.
Address: Depart Applebee's parking lot, 100 N 5th St , Manhattan, Kansas
|2||Annual 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.
Address: Check in begins at the Manhattan Town Center and proceeds down Poyntz Avenue. , Manhattan, Kansas
|26 - 27||Spooktacular 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|
|28||Boo 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.|
|8||Manhattan 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
|9||Annual 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
|9||Flint 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, KS 66502 , Manhattan, Kansas
|10||Annual 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
|23||Homemade 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
|31||Annual 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.|
|31||KIDS' 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.|
|29||Mayor'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
|7||Annual 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