Upcoming Events in Russell Kansas
- Prairiesta is a celebration of Russell County history, heritage, and culture. This celebration has been held every ten years, since 1941. The 2011 Prairiesta celebrated Russell County's 140th Anniversary and the State of Kansas' 150th Anniversary!
EVERY TEN YEARS in June (next one will be 2021)
* Cattle Drive down Main Street
* Parade with the Kansas Buffalo Soldiers
* Historic Pageant
* Static Airplane Display & Remote Control Aircraft Show
* Carnival Rides
* Concert & Live Bands
* Art Exhibit at Deines Center
* Old Settlers Events with Period Costumes
* Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
* Quilt Show
* Art on the Square
* Buffalo Soldier Encampment
* Food Vendors
* Vintage Base Ball
Come, participate, support this tradition and enjoy our celebration!
Freedom Fest and Russell Oil Days CelebrationsFireworks
- Old-fashioned fun with entertainment and after dark aerial fireworks display.
Adopt a duck for the duck races held in the afternoon at the Duke Johnson Memorial Water Park. Cake walk and bingo inside. Oilfield Olympics, parade, and the Oilfield Quilt Show and Auction. Stay for the hamburger fry at the VFW. Then live entertainment honoring our country's fight for freedom. Funnel cakes, homemade ice cream and other goodies available. Then the fireworks begin about 9:30.
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Russell County Free Fair
- Exhibits and displays for the young and old alike.
* Wagner's Carnival - Wristband $10
* Free Entertainment Stage
* Mutton Bustin by Russell County Sheriff Dept. Drug Fund
* Children's Tractor Pull by Russell County Sheriff Dept. Drug Fund
* Wolf's Petting Zoo by Russell County Attorney Drug Fund
* Blaine Younger Band
* Ten Day Wish Band
* Flying Debris
* 4-H Livestock Auction
Annual Flatland Car Show
- Annual Flatland Car Show on Main Street Russell Kansas. Saturday Registration 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Awards at 3:00pm. Chili Cookoff and BBQ after the show at Auto Artistry 435 S Fossil Russell Kansas.
Cruise in at A&W Russell Kansas Friday at 6:00 pm. Entry fee $20.00. All proceeds go to Russell Rotary Club youth activities. Goody bags and dash plaques for first 100 entries. Food and entertainment at show. City wide garage sale during event.
Address: Memorial Park, (North of golf course) , Russell, Kansas
- Unique nighttime parade with lighted floats at 7:15 pm from 9th & Main Streets south to 4th Street and around the Russell County Courthouse. Saturday night after Thanksgiving.
- Enjoy an evening filled with entertainment and food in downtown Russell during the Christmas Season.