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Kansas Cultural Festivals

    February

  • Feb 11 2017
    St. Catherine Church German Mardi Gras - Hays
    German style celebration right before Lent gets started. A German style Mardi Gras that serves as a fundraiser for the church. This unique celebration ... more »

  • April

  • Apr 23 2017
    Fidelisfest - Hays
    Fidelisfest in Victoria, Kansas, is a community celebration at the St. Fidelis Church fundraiser! The morning begins with visits to the local cemeteri ... more »

  • Apr 23 2017
    Sunflower Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Spring Meeting - Hays
    Find out about your Volga German heritage in songs, foods and genealogy. The chapter library is open during the meeting. Meeting begins at 1 pm wit ... more »

  • May

  • Apr 29 2017
    Cinco de Mayo - Syracuse
    1ST WEEKEND - For information call the Chamber of Commerce office.
  • Apr 29 2017
    Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Liberal
    Everyone is invited to participate in Cinco de Mayo events. Parade at 1 pm Downtown. Events begin at Seward County Event Center immediately after para ... more »

  • May 4 2017
    Cinco de Mayo - Ulysses
    Annual celebration of Hispanic culture and traditions featuring dancing, queen crowning, meal, and more. 5-8pm.
  • May 5 2017
    Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Kansas City
    Display of artifacts. Live!!! Demonstration of authentic tortilla, chili, and nopales making/preparation process! Eat and taste like our ancestors! 1 ... more »

  • May 6 2017
    Polski Day - Kansas City
    The traditional Polski Day Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at 18th & Central and heads down Central Avenue to Vermont and ends at the church. Enjoy Polish ... more »

  • May 7 2017
    Cinco de Mayo - Dodge City
    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 ... more »

  • June

  • Jun 9 - 10 2017
    Midsommardag - Midsummer's Day Festival - Lindsborg
    The celebration of the Summer solstice was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for ... more »

  • Jun 9 - 11 2017
    KC Scottish Highland Games - Kansas City
    When you hear bagpipes you can only think Scotland. Add a little Highland Dance to world-class bag piping and you have the Kansas City Scottish Highl ... more »

  • Jun 9 - 11 2017
    Juneteenth - Back Home - Celebration - Topeka
    Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. We will celebrate with gospel concerts, fashion ... more »

  • Jun 9 - 10 2017
    Midsummer's Festival - Lindsborg
    The celebration of the Summer solstice was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for ... more »

  • Jun 10 - 17 2017
    Juneteenth Parade and Celebration - Kansas City
    Juneteenth is an African-American event celebrating the freeing of the slaves, it is an opportunity for all people to get together and form bonds of u ... more »

  • Jun 16 - 17 2017
    Juneteenth Festival - Manhattan
    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 yo ... more »

  • July

  • Jul 11 - 15 2017
    Topeka Fiesta Mexicana - Topeka
    This 5 day Fiesta is one of the largest in the Midwest with over 60,000 anticipated visitors. Carnival, authentic Mexican foods, art show, beer, bing ... more »

  • Jul 28 - 29 2017
    After Harvest Czech Festival - Wilson
    The Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival is one of the largest festivals in Ellsworth County Kansas. Hosted by the small rural community of Wilson, tot ... more »

  • Jul 28 - 30 2017
    Nicodemus Homecoming - Nicodemus
    Annual Nicodemus Homecoming Emancipation Celebration originally held to mark the emancipation of slaves from the West Indies has been celebrated conti ... more »

  • August

  • St. Ignatius Fiesta - Kanopolis
    Date yet to be confirmed -------- Link to ((( 2015 Flyer)) www.stbsti.com/activities/st-ignatius/fiesta
  • Aug 19 2017
    St. John the Babtist Croatian Festival - Kansas City
    Enjoy Croatian food, entertainment & prizes. Fun for all ages.
  • September

  • Sep 8 - 9 2017
    Annual Community Mexican Fiesta - Garden City
    The Mexican heritage that helps shape Garden City’s unique culture draws a special notice during the annual community event "Fiesta". Celebrating ov ... more »

  • Sep 10 2017
    German Feast - Hays
    Enjoy a traditional Ellis County style German meal while you listen to old time German music including polkas and waltzes. German buffet includes gr ... more »

  • Sep 15 - 16 2017
    Annual Chanute Mexican Fiesta - Chanute
    Join us in this historic celebration of Mexican heritage at the Annual Chanute Mexican Fiesta. Experience the amenities of this annual festival that ... more »

  • Sep 23 - 24 2017
    McPherson Scottish Festival - McPherson
    Two full days of family entertainment in a shady, attractive park. Fun for everyone, whether Scottish or not. Crafts and games for children. Unique Hi ... more »

  • Sep 23 2017
    Festa Italiana/Frontenac Homecoming - Frontenac
    The Festa Italiana is a fund-raiser hosted by the Frontenac Education Foundation. The funds are used to provide scholarships for every graduate of Fro ... more »

  • Sep 24 2017
    Festival of Cultures - Lawrence
    This is a community event that celebrates a wide variety of cultures in Lawrence. The festival features music, dance, activities, food, games, and cra ... more »

  • Sep 29 2017
    Octoberfest - Fort Leavenworth
    Bring the whole family for Oktoberfest fun! Enjoy live Polka music, hay rides, food, and more! A memorial lantern launch will begin at dusk to honor ... more »

  • Sep 29 2017
    Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee
    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 ... more »

  • Sep 29 2017
    Fort Leavenworth Oktoberfest - Leavenworth
    Bring the whole family for Oktoberfest fun! Enjoy live Polka music, hay rides, food, and more! A memorial lantern launch will begin at dusk to honor ... more »

  • October

  • Sep 29 - 30 2017
    Svensk Hyllningsfest - Lindsborg
    Lindsborg's Svensk Hyllningsfest is a biennial tribute to the Swedish pioneers occurring in October of odd numbered years. The festival features art, ... more »

  • Sep 29 2017
    Oktoberfest & FHSU Homecoming Weekend - Hays
    The Volga German Society Oktoberfest is an annual celebration of the Germans from Russia heritage of Ellis County. It is held at Frontier Park on the ... more »

  • Sep 30 2017
    Mini-Sappa Festival - Oberlin
    1st Saturday - Relives the area's heritage and is highlighted by the Mini-Sappa Antique Car, Thresher, and Engine Show and commemorates the Last India ... more »

  • Sep 30 2017
    Germanfest - Independence
    Celebrating our German heritage with German music, German food, Kids area and hayrack rides. 4 - 11 P.M. Great family atmosphere.
  • Sep 30 2017
    Nordic Heritage Festival - Lawrence
    Experience a Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) celebration featuring ... presentations, demonstrations, booths, traditional Scandinav ... more »

  • Sep 30 2017
    Annual German-American Club of Topeka Oktoberfest - Topeka
    German food, live music and dancers, and the Blind Tiger Beer Garden make this a special public annual event. Petland will sponsor a wiener dog race. ... more »

  • Oct 7 2017
    Festa Italiana - Pittsburg
    The Festa Italiana is a fund-raiser hosted by the Frontenac Education Foundation. The funds are used to provide scholarships for every graduate of Fro ... more »

  • November

  • Oct 29 2017
    Our Lady Help of Christians Fall Feast - Hays
    Old fashioned German roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Home baked cakes, pies, rolls and cookies are served and are also available through th ... more »

  • Nov 4 2017
    Annual British Faire - Lenexa
    Join the Daughters of the British Empire for their annual fundraiser. Shop for a variety of British goods, foods & cheese, tea, Celtic & Scottish jew ... more »

  • Nov 4 2017
    Lanternfest - Hays
    The festival of lanterns is a German tradition that takes place in the evening on or around the Feast Day of St. Martin where parents, families and ne ... more »

  • Nov 12 2017
    Annual German Mennonite Meal & Intern'l Craft & Bake Sale - Manhattan
    This event will feature a German Mennonite meal featuring borscht (chicken & vegetable soup-no beets), homemade bread, whole hog sausage and New Years ... more »

  • December

  • Dec 2 2017
    Lucia Festival - Lindsborg
    Second Saturday - Lucia Fest ushers in Christmas season according to 18th century Swedish tradition, live Christmas music, folk dancing, and crowning ... more »

  • Dec 3 2017
    Ellinwood Annual Christkindlmarket - Ellinwood
    Ellinwood will transform into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the Annual Christkindlmarket. The ... more »