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Upcoming Events in Shawnee Kansas


June

6 - 9 Old Shawnee Days - Celebrate at the kick-off of the summer season that has been a tradition for five generations in this region at Old Shawnee Days. The event includes a carnival for all ages, a parade, live entertainment and more. A popular band will entertain at the free concert in the evening of Saturday.

Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com

28 PARKED! Music, Food Trucks & Fireworks - Get ready for an evening filled with music, fun, food trucks and fireworks. Bring your friends and family to this exciting event from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Stump Park, 4751 Woodland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218. 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Address: Stump Park, 4751 Woodland Drive , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cityofshawnee.org

July

2 - 9 Flags 4 Freedom - Honor those who protect and preserve our freedom with this magnificent event. The City of Shawnee and the City of Merriam sponsor the Flags for Freedom, a patriotic display celebrating our freedom and honoring veterans. More than 2,000 American flags will be displayed in downtown Shawnee and downtown Merriam.

Address: Johnson Drive , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com

August

25 Tour de Shawnee - Get in the action with this annual bicycle tour. Choose from a 12-mile or 24-mile route. The tour will begin and end at Power Play Family Entertainment Center at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Pflumm. The event benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Address: PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center, 13110 W 62nd Terrace , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com

September

8 Wheels & Dreams Car, Truck & Bike Show - Over 250 vehicles will be lined up along Johnson Drive and Nieman Road 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., so move fast the first 300 entries will receive a free goody bag. Pre-registration for the car show is $20, and registration on the day of the event is $25. The day will also include door prizes, trophies and a grand prize of $500 cash. Downtown food vendors will be out selling food and drinks for all automotive fans who come to browse the vehicles on display. Pre-registration forms can be found at Hartman Hardware, 11018 Johnson Drive, and Encore, 11006 Johnson Drive.

Address: Johnson Drive & Nieman Rd. , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-7592 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com
Fee: Pre-Registration $20.00 or $25.00 on event day

14 Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair - Meander around 120 vendors showcasing their handmade, homemade and re-purposed items. There will also be several food vendors on site to meet the needs of your taste buds! Did we mention FREE kids' activities? That's right, several areas for the kids to learn and play for FREE! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Live music will be heard from the Gazebo throughout the day from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. There's literally something for everyone! Admission is just $1 per person collected at the gates. For more information on being a vendor or a sponsor of this event, please contact Royal Krueger at 913-248-2360 or rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org.

Address: Downtown , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-248-2360 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com
Fee: $1.00

27 Shawnee Oktoberfest - Crank up the accordions and head on over to Shawnee's annual Oktoberfest. Hosted by the Shawnee German-American Club, this year's celebration is FREE for the whole family. This fun and festive event will feature authentic German food and beverages, along with live music from bands and dance groups. Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games and activities. All in attendance will also have the opportunity to win prizes by buying raffle tickets that benefit a local charity. German or not, this event is wunderbar! 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm.

Address: Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com
Fee: Free

27 - 28 Shawnee Great Grillers' Blues and BBQ Contest - Shawnee Town never smelled so good. Or maybe it has, once a year, every year, for over 20 years. Because for over 20 years now, Blues and Barbecue, the Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship has graced the lawns and parking lot of Shawnee Town 1929. And every year the intoxicating smell of smoked meats and barbecue delights continues to draw the crowds and the cooks. 114 teams will compete for prize money and bragging rights. It's a very family oriented atmosphere here and that's why people keep coming back.

Both Friday and Saturday, families filter through the parking lot and Shawnee Town, visiting the pits and food vendors. Friday night, visitors packed the grounds for a concert on the Bandstand which put the "Blues" in "Blues & BBQ.

On Saturday, guests could pay $5 to be the judges in the people's choice pulled pork competition.

Address: Shawnee Town 1929 , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.shawneegreatgrillers.com/
Fee: Free

October

19KS0503015e003 - Shawnee Annual Cars in the Park Car Show - Mark your calendar and please join us for our Annual Cars in the Park Car Show to Benefit Special Olympics! 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Food vendors, music, vendors, raffles, 50/50 pot, silent auctions of sports collectibles, 15 Award Categories and much more.

$20 pre-registration until 9/23; $25 registration fee 9/24 to day of show

Additional entry fee discounts for Car, Motorcycle and Truck Clubs/Groups who pre-register 15 or more vehicles! Just $15 per vehicle if pre-registered and paid for at the same time. (You MUST contact number or email on the flyer!)

Also find us on Facebook - JCPRD Rangers Special Olympics
And JCPRD Website: http://jcprd.com/special_events/carsinthepark.cfm
Check out our flyers for more information!

Address: Shawnee Mission Park , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-826-3027 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Lindsey.minnick@jocogov.org
Web: jcprd.com/165/Special-Events
Fee: FREE to the PUBLIC

26 Holiday Treasures Craft Festival - Beat the crowds this holiday season and pick up some unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts while you are at it! Join us for the annual Holiday Treasures Craft Festival on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and it's a great time to start your holiday shopping. For information, contact the Shawnee Parks & Recreation Department at 913.631.5200. We hope to see you there! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Address: Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com
Fee: Free

26 Historical Hauntings - Bring the whole family to Shawnee Town for an evening of hayrides, trick-or-treating, costume contests and lots more. Entrance and activities are free. The Optimists will be selling snacks at the Ghoul Cafe. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Address: Shawnee Town 1929 , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com
Fee: Free

November

11 Veterans Day Celebration - Celebrate Veterans Day at the Shawnee Civic Centre, Johnson Drive and Pflumm at 4:00 p.m. The City of Shawnee, along with VFW Post 10552, American Legion #327, Civil Air Patrol - Kansas City Composite Squadron #034 and the Sons of the American Revolution - Monticello Chapter invite you to join them in honoring all men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. For more information, call 913-631.5200.

Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com

December

7 Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Get into the holiday spirit at Shawnee’s annual community Christmas celebration – in downtown Shawnee. Highlights include: Christmas tree lighting, Santa, entertainment and hot chocolate. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Address: City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive , Shawnee, Kansas
Ph: 913-631-5200 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitshawneeks.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Theatre in the Park

The Theatre in the Park is the largest outdoor community theatre in the country with Broadway style musicals and a variety of special events. The outdoor amphitheatre is tucked into 10 beautiful acres in Shawnee Mission Park with its own entrance. Located just north of I-435 Highway and 87

Shawnee, KS Theatres

Shawnee Town 1929

Shawnee Town 1929 is a living history museum that tells the story of life in a small farm town that was Shawnee in the 1920s. From March through October visitors can stroll through buildings and grounds featuring a farmstead, barber shop, typewriter repair shop, grocery store and funeral home &

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Wonderscope Children's Museum

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