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January

1 - 23 The "Un-Juried" Art Show - Baldwin City - The Lumberyard Arts Center will present the "Un-Juried" Art Exhibit, opening Friday, January 6 from 6 to 8pm and continuing during regular Gallery hou ... The "Un-Juried" Art Show

15Kansas Belle Dinner Train with Murder Mystery Option - Baldwin City - Kansas Belle Dinner Train-Call Today To Make Your Reservations Saturday, January 26-Fine Dining with Murder Mystery Option Boarding is From: 6:00-6: ... Kansas Belle Dinner Train with Murder Mystery Option

25Kansas Day at the Museum - Topeka - This celebration of Kansas statehood includes activities, performances, and exhibits that highlight the pioneer spirit of Kansas. Pre-registration for ... Kansas Day at the Museum

25Kansas Day at the Capitol - Topeka - The Governor cordially invites Kansas students to celebrate Kansas Day at the Capitol. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge ... Kansas Day at the Capitol

February

22 - 12 Kansas Belle Dinner Train - Baldwin City - Kansas Belle Dinner Train-Call Today To Make Your Reservations Every Saturday-Fine Dining (ask about our entertainment options available) Boarding i ... Kansas Belle Dinner Train

28 - 30 Topeka Boat, RV, and Outdoor Sport Show - Topeka - Get tips from top pros at sessions held daily throughout the show; topics include bass, catfish, walleye and crappie fishing. Don't miss the areas la ... Topeka Boat, RV, and Outdoor Sport Show

30Chocolate Auction - Baldwin City - The annual Chocolate Auction takes place every February featuring hundreds of chocolate delicacies, including cookies, pies, tortes and cream puffs, a ... Chocolate Auction

March

4 - 6 Topeka Home Show - Topeka - Showcasing the creativity of homebuilding and remodeling in Topeka. Friday, Noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ... Topeka Home Show

5 - 6 KOFO Home & Garden Show - Ottawa - The KOFO Home & Garden Show features over 50 local vendors showcasing the latest and greatest for your home and garden. ... KOFO Home & Garden Show

12St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration - Topeka - Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patty's day, as Downtown Topeka kicks off the celebration with one of the largest parades of the year. Activities co ... St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

13KU Jazz Festival - Lawrence - This annual event features noted jazz artists. Times: 7:30 p.m. ... KU Jazz Festival

15St. Patrick's Day Parade - Lawrence - Annual parade featuring a wide array of floats and the St. Patrick's Day Queen and her court. 1 pm. ... St. Patrick's Day Parade

19Psychic Fun and Feast, Eldridge Hotel - Lawrence - Guests will sit down to a scrumptious meal and enjoy interesting conversation with Ghost Tours of Kansas Staff and well known psychic Jo Flowers. Ente ... Psychic Fun and Feast, Eldridge Hotel

26 - 2 Midland Railway's Easter Egg Hunt Trains - Baldwin City - See the Easter Bunny on the Train, take an 11 mile round trip train ride and let your little ones hunt for over 1000+ Easter Eggs in the Park at Norwo ... Midland Railway's Easter Egg Hunt Trains

April

26 - 2 Overbrook Annual Shop Hop - Overbrook - Overbrook Quilt Connection participates with 10 other shops along the shop hop. Hoppers pick up their quilt block along the way. Hours 9 to 8 F ... Overbrook Annual Shop Hop

27Annual Museum Day - Lawrence - You are invited to a very special event to celebrate the annual campus-wide Museum Day. Everyone in the family will have fun and enjoy special activit ... Annual Museum Day

2Earth Day Parade & Celebration - Lawrence - Annual Earth Day parade with celebration afterward. Celebration includes live music, games, environmental information and so much more! Parade begi ... Earth Day Parade & Celebration

2Baldwin Easter Egg Hunt - Baldwin City - Come join the fun for this year’s Baldwin Easter Egg Hunt at the Ball Field Complex at Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center! There will be ... Baldwin Easter Egg Hunt

2Annual Pancake Feed & Easter Egg Hunt - Perry - Perry Pride's Annual Pancake Feed & the City of Perry Easter Egg Hunt. (rain date, next Saturday) Feed 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. ... Annual Pancake Feed & Easter Egg Hunt

6 - 9 Annual Kansas Relays - Lawrence - Annual Track and Field events for regional college and high school students. During the three-day meet, over 620 teams and 5,300 high school, college ... Annual Kansas Relays

9Lawrence Civic Choir Spring Concert - Lawrence - Annual spring concert by 100-voice community choir. Tickets available at the door. Time: 8pm. ... Lawrence Civic Choir Spring Concert

9Traditional Tae Kwon Do Invitational Championship - Topeka - This event has been held since 1980. It will have competitors from across the nation. A few have also competed in the Jr. Olympics and National Events ... Traditional Tae Kwon Do Invitational Championship

9Community Wellness Festival - Baldwin City - Baker University and Baldwin City Recreation Commission present the annual Community Wellness Festival this year that will run from 9am-noon. The even ... Community Wellness Festival

9 - 10 Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show - Lawrence - Our 2012 Show - Heart to Hands - will feature over 200 quilts from guild members as well as an in depth showing of the work of our featured quilter - ... Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show

9Annual Ottawa, Kansas Corvette ShowAnnual Ottawa, Kansas Corvette Show - Ottawa - FREE TO SPECTATORS The Annual Ottawa, Kansas Corvette show is open to Corvettes of any year and condition. Registration is $10 at the show only. Pr ... Annual Ottawa, Kansas Corvette Show

16Overbrook City Wide Garage Sale - Overbrook - The Overbrook City Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by Overbrook PRIDE, is usually held the 4th weekend in April. ... Overbrook City Wide Garage Sale

16Winefest - Baldwin City - The Chamber’s Annual WineFest is a festival where wine lovers will have the opportunity to sample hand crafted wines of 6 local Kansas wineries ... Winefest

16National Mustang Day Car ShowNational Mustang Day Car Show - Topeka - Laird Noller Ford • 6TH Annual • National Mustang Day • Celebration 21ST ST. & TOPEKA BLVD • TOPEKA, KS • SOUTHWEST CORNER Saturday, April ... National Mustang Day Car Show

May

16Arab Shrine Parade - Topeka - 11:30 a.m. Spring Ceremonial of the Nobles and Ladies of the Arab Shrine. ... Arab Shrine Parade

22 - 23 Annual SERTOMA 48 BBQ - Lawrence - Annual SERTOMA BBQ competition featuring 48 participants in 48 categories. ... Annual SERTOMA 48 BBQ

23Black Jack Battlefield Opening Day - Baldwin City - Visit the historic location of the Battle of Black Jack as tour season begins the first Saturday in May at 1pm! There will be a guided tour by John Br ... Black Jack Battlefield Opening Day

28 - 1 Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet - Lawrence - Trade or sell antique autos or antique parts. Sponsored by the Lawrence Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Kansas' largest swap meet, automoti ... Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet

29 - 2 Gold Rush Days - Lyndon - Bluegrass music, clog and square dancing, flea market, sidewalk sale, quilt show, and the outstanding Lyndon Horse Show. ... Gold Rush Days

29Bleeding Kansas Play Reenactment - Lecompton - During the “BLEEDING KANSAS” play reenactment by the Lecompton Reenactors, you will travel back in time to meet some of the territorial characters ... Bleeding Kansas Play Reenactment

29 - 30 Overbrook Flea Market - Overbrook - Annual Overbrook Flea Market located on the 4H fair grounds right on highway 56. If you have some stuff that you just want to get rid of or if you lik ... Overbrook Flea Market

29 - 1 Lawrence AACA -- Antique Auto Swap Meet - Lawrence - Automotive-related items only. The swap meet is always held the first full weekend in May. It provides buyers the opportunity to seek those hard-t ... Lawrence AACA -- Antique Auto Swap Meet

30Washburn Rural High School Car Show - Topeka - The WRHS Car Club hosts a car show each year. We will award trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in student class and adult class. Time: 11:00 am ... Washburn Rural High School Car Show

6Washburn Tech Car ShowWashburn Tech Car Show - Topeka - Washburn Tech will host its annual Car Show from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Vehicle entries will be divided into five classes: custom/low rider ... Washburn Tech Car Show

13 - 15 NHRA O'Reilly Summer NationalsNHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals - Topeka - Heartland Park Topeka, one of the fastest tracks in the world, hosts more than 700 of the fastest cars in the country on its quarter-mile strip. Four ... NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals

14Art Tougeau - Lawrence - A wheeled art extravaganza. The eighth annual Art Car Parade continues the tradition of being larger and weirder than the year before. One-wheel, two- ... Art Tougeau

15Annual Run for the Kids - Lawrence - The Nash Dash is a fundraiser for the WRAP Program, which places mental health professionals from the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in scho ... Annual Run for the Kids

19 - 22 Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival - Lawrence - The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is a 4-day foot-stomping party in the heart of the Midwest. Born in 2004, Wakarusa burst onto the scene with a ... Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival

20 - 29 A Day Out With Thomas - Baldwin City - Classic Storybook Engine Chugs Into A Station Near You! An amazing ride with Thomas the Tank Engine! Plus tons of other activities Thomas departs at 9 ... A Day Out With Thomas

21 - 23 Cottonwood 200 Bicycle Tour - Topeka - Check website for COVID updates. The Cottonwood 200 is a three-day bicycle tour on paved roads through the Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. The ride ... Cottonwood 200 Bicycle Tour

June

24Black Jack Battlefield: Shadows of Civil War - Baldwin City - Come explore the events and history of the Battle of Black Jack on the 156th anniversary! The all-day event will begin at 5am with the Dawn at Black J ... Black Jack Battlefield: Shadows of Civil War

24John Brown's Battle of Black Jack Celebration - Baldwin City - John Brown's Battle of Black Jack Anniversary Celebration. 1-8:30 PM. 4:30, 5:30, & 6:45 Battlefield Tours, Blackjack Cabin Tours by the Santa Fe T ... John Brown's Battle of Black Jack Celebration

25 - 15 Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts - Lawrence - JUNE & JULY - Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the Lawrence City Band for a free concert in the park. Time: 8pm ... Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts

28City Wide Garage Sale - Baldwin City - Our Annual Friends of the Library Citywide Garage Sales begin at 8am. Directories that list the sales and a map will be available at the library at 7t ... City Wide Garage Sale

28 - 29 Lawrence Bridal Show - Lawrence - Annual show featuring a fashion show and displays by local wedding vendors. Beauty/cosmetics, calligraphy, candles, catering, confections, DJ entertai ... Lawrence Bridal Show

2 - 23 Brown Bag Concerts - Lawrence - Bring your lunch and enjoy a different performance each Thursday. Rain site is Watkins Museum, 11th & Massachusetts. Time: 12 noon ... Brown Bag Concerts

3 - 5 Perry Citywide Garage Sales - Perry - (All over town!) Also the same dates for a citywide cleanup. Dumpsters will be at the City Shop, 507 E Front St. First Weekend in June. ... Perry Citywide Garage Sales

4Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Fair - Topeka - Washburn University is home to this annual art fair, featuring over 90 artists from around the country. Join the festivities with food, children's act ... Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Fair

5Melvern Walleye Tournament - Lyndon - The KWA welcomes anglers of all ages. It is tournament fishing for fun. Many of our teams consist of men and women, parent and child, grandparent and ... Melvern Walleye Tournament

5Perry Antique Tractor Drive - Perry - A start time of 10:15 a.m. Route will take us south through Historic Lecompton with a stop at the United Methodist Church in Stull, then on to Clinton ... Perry Antique Tractor Drive

10 - 11 Annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta - Lawrence - Authentic Mexican food, live entertainment, games and so much more. Time: 6-11pm. ... Annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta

10 - 11 Territorial Days - Lecompton - Annual, two-day Lecompton community-wide historic celebration of Lecompton's rich, nationally famous Pre-Civil War and Bleeding Kansas History. Parade ... Territorial Days

10Annual TYP Charity Golf Tournament - Topeka - Topeka Youth Project Engages, Empowers, and Employs youth (14-25). The Charity Golf Tournament supports our Jobs for Young Adults program and Shawnee ... Annual TYP Charity Golf Tournament

10 - 9 Baldwin City Art Walks - Baldwin City - See the artwork of local artists in Baldwin City every 3rd Friday of the month from June through September! ... Baldwin City Art Walks

11Annual Topeka Tinman Triathlon - Topeka - Event features short course, long course and duathlon. 7 a.m. See website or email for the most direct response. ... Annual Topeka Tinman Triathlon

11“Pedal to the Metal” a benefit for Meals on Wheels - Topeka - An adults only, summer evening of drag racing, live music, food and refreshments. Anyone with a steering wheel or handle bars, including motorcycles, ... “Pedal to the Metal” a benefit for Meals on Wheels

11Piston N Pinups Car Show - Baldwin City - Rusty Metal Productions Presents ... Pistons N Pinups Car Show.. Hot rods, Rat Rods, Muscle cars, motorcycles, Vendors, Food, beer garden, music, cowg ... Piston N Pinups Car Show

17 - 25 Sunflower Music Festival - Topeka - Sunflower Music Festival is an annual series of orchestra concerts, chamber music evenings, educational projects and other artistic events of the high ... Sunflower Music Festival

17 - 19 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 ... Juneteenth - Back Home - Celebration

25 - 26 Annual Topeka Pond Tour - Topeka - The tour consists of about 10 water gardens in the Topeka area. You will receive booklet of ponds and gardens to tour on your own. 9am-3pm. ... Annual Topeka Pond Tour

July

3July 4th Celebration - Overbrook - Overbrook 4thof July events: — Grace Community Church annual Community Picnic & Fireworks 10am —Kid's Bike Parade through downtown, Hot D ... July 4th Celebration

4Independence Day Celebration - Ottawa - Watch an amazing fireworks display at Forest Park at dusk! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. The Ottawa City Band will entertain the crowd ... Independence Day Celebration

4Spirit of Kansas Celebration - Topeka - The Topeka Spirit of Kansas Festival is an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration held at Lake Shawnee from l0:00 am to dark with arts and craft vendor ... Spirit of Kansas Celebration

4Fourth of July Celebration - Lawrence - Join the July 4th fun. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music as you watch the fireworks extravaganza. Restroom facilities, Accessible parking/accommod ... Fourth of July Celebration

4Spirit of Kansas Arts and Crafts Show - Topeka - 4th of July Arts and Craft show held at Lake Shawnee Tinman circle in conjunction with car show and blues festival and free entertainment. Many event ... Spirit of Kansas Arts and Crafts Show

4Spirit of Kansas Car Show - Topeka - Spirit of Kansas features a car show with dash plaques for first 100. Car - Top 20 awards and Motorcycles - Top 5 awards. Rain or shine. 8am - 4pm. P ... Spirit of Kansas Car Show

22 - 20 Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts - Lawrence - Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the Lawrence City Band for a free concert in the park. Time: 8pm ... Wednesday Night Summer Band Concerts

30 - 28 Brown Bag Concerts - Lawrence - Bring your lunch and enjoy a different performance each Thursday. Rain site is Watkins Museum, 11th & Massachusetts. Time: 12 noon ... Brown Bag Concerts

5 - 9 Topeka Fiesta MexicanaTopeka 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 ... Topeka Fiesta Mexicana

7 - 9 Annual Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food - Lawrence - Salute! begins with the Mass Street Mosey. Mosey through more than a dozen downtown businesses sipping wine and sampling delicious local food. Thursda ... Annual Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food

7Annual Sidewalk Sale - Lawrence - Come early and shop the bargains galore as merchants slash prices on their inventory. Time: Dawn to Dusk ... Annual Sidewalk Sale

9Sunflower State Games- Spring Fever Golf Scramble - Topeka - 4-MAN SCRAMBLE at Lake Shawnee Golf Course, all proceeds from the event help us keep athlete entry fees to the Sunflower State Game at a minimum. ... Sunflower State Games- Spring Fever Golf Scramble

13 - 16 Franklin County Fair & Rodeo - Ottawa - The county's largest and one of the longest running fairs in Kansas. Livestock and 4-H judging, and youth rodeo begins on Wednesday. Thursday night is ... Franklin County Fair & Rodeo

16Maple Leaf City Triathlon - Baldwin City - Come participate in the Maple Leaf Triathlon in picturesque Baldwin City! The event will start with a 200 yard swim at the Baldwin City pool at 7am, f ... Maple Leaf City Triathlon

21 - 24 Shawnee County Fair - Topeka - The annual County Fair features wonderful horse shows, livestock competitions, exhibits, arts, crafts and more. Continual daily activities provide som ... Shawnee County Fair

26 - 30 Douglas County Fair - Lawrence - Experience the excitement of the annual county fair. Events include: Barrel Racing, Concerts, Antique Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Carnival, Pony R ... Douglas County Fair

26 - 28 Lead Horse LLC Lead Horse Open II - Lawrence - A Three-Day Native American Dance Competition featuring 40 individual Men's Grass and Women's Jingle Dress Dancers... ... Lead Horse LLC Lead Horse Open II

28Douglas County Fair Antique Tractor Pull - Lawrence - Watch as a wide array of tractors participate in this Antique Tractor Pull. Time: 6pm ... Douglas County Fair Antique Tractor Pull

29Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby - Lawrence - A crash, bang car demolition derby featuring a compact car class. Time: 7:30 p.m. ... Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby

August

24Baldwin Open - Baldwin City - Baldwin City Golf Tournament held annually on the first Sunday of August. A unique experience on sand greens. ... Baldwin Open

29 - 30 Grape Escape - Topeka - Food and wine festival with wines from around the world, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. This annual wine and food festival benefits TPAC while ... Grape Escape

30 - 10 Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier - Lawrence - Lawrence commemorates its early history each August around the anniversary of Quantrill's Raid. It's a living history event that focuses on historic L ... Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier

3 - 7 Overbrook-Osage County Fair - Overbrook - The biggest public event each year is the Overbrook-Osage County Fair. The fair is primarily an agricultural exhibition featuring livestock, crops, a ... Overbrook-Osage County Fair

6Annual Topeka Railroad Festival - Topeka - Festival fun for everyone! The Annual Topeka Railroad Festival celebrates Topeka's rich railroad heritage with telegraph demonstrations, handcar rides ... Annual Topeka Railroad Festival

12 - 13 Big 94 Topeka Rodeo - Topeka - Dust off your boots and get ready for a barrel racin', bull ridin' good time for two nights only! The Big 94.5 Country Topeka Rodeo is held each Au ... Big 94 Topeka Rodeo

13Cruisin' the Capitol Car Show - Topeka - This car show is "One of A Kind" featuring a BURN OUT lane right in front of the Capitol!!! Open to ALL makes, models, years and styles. Come show ... Cruisin' the Capitol Car Show

20 - 21 Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships - Lawrence - The Annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship will include competitions in fiddle, featuring a separate youth division, flatpick guitar, ... Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships

26 - 28 Inter-Tribal Pow Wow - Topeka - Celebrate Native American culture and customs while savoring authentic food, arts and crafts, demonstrations and dancing at Lake Shawnee. 3:00 PM - ... Inter-Tribal Pow Wow

September

Bald Eagle Rendevous - Lecompton - Cancelled for 2017 (hope for new plans in the future) -- 18-19th Century fur trade reenactors and camps. Includes demonstrations of skills by fur trad ... Bald Eagle Rendevous

Santa Fe Trail Days - Overbrook - Opening ceremony High Noon, Saturday. Children's games 12:30p.m. - stick horse race, sack race, pancake flipping and much more. Fun Show - Registratio ... Santa Fe Trail Days

20 - 22 Midland Railway RailfestMidland Railway Railfest - Baldwin City - The Midland Railway of Baldwin City, KS will feature its classic railroading equipment during the annual Railfest weekend. The restored ex-M-K-T RS-3M ... Midland Railway Railfest

27University of Kansas Open House - Lawrence - Tour campus-visit museums. Meet students and professors-learn about their projects and watch demonstrations. Attend admissions' presentations. Meet th ... University of Kansas Open House

3Wellsville Days - Wellsville - Third Weekend - Enjoy a great small town festival in Wellsville. There will be food vendors, crafters, live entertainment, and more. ... Wellsville Days

3St. Matthew Annual Dinner Auction - Topeka - St. Matthew Church will host its annual parish dinner auction with cocktails starting at 6:15 P.M., Dinner at 7P.M., and the live auction at 8:00 P.M. ... St. Matthew Annual Dinner Auction

4Annual Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Festival - Lawrence - Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, a festival presenting handmade crafts and original artwork by over 150 artists and craftsmen. The Fall Arts and Crafts ... Annual Lawrence Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

5 - 11 Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show - Lawrence - Juried Competition featuring two and three dimensional art work by contemporary American Indian artists from across the United States. Works include p ... Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show

9 - 11 Power of Past Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show - Ottawa - The annual show promises to be the largest ever. Approximately 500 tractors are expected on display for three full days. This show is much more than a ... Power of Past Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show

9 - 11 Huff 'n Puff Balloon Rally - Topeka - The rally kicks off with a spectacular night illumination followed by two days full of various balloon flights and breathtaking races which take place ... Huff 'n Puff Balloon Rally

10Perry Fall Festival - Perry - The annual Perry Fall Festival is jam packed with excitement and fun family events including: Annual 5K & Kids Fun Run (to benefit local foundation - ... Perry Fall Festival

10Annual Sertoma Great Topeka Duck Race - Topeka - No less than 10,000 “adopted” rubber ducks will be dropped into Lake Shawnee in the cove South of the swim beach, for a race to the finish line. L ... Annual Sertoma Great Topeka Duck Race

10 - 11 Haskell Indian Art Market - Lawrence - The Haskell Indian Art Market is an annual event held during the 2nd weekend in September each year. Originally part of the Lawrence Indian Art Show, ... Haskell Indian Art Market

10 - 11 Mother Teresa Holy Smokin Jamboree Car Show - Topeka - Annual car show with family fun, food, drinks, games, crafts, kid games and live music! Show cars parking from 8-930. Free to the public. Always the ... Mother Teresa Holy Smokin Jamboree Car Show

15Psychic Fun and Feast - Eldridge Hotel - Lawrence - Join Ghost Tours of Kansas and the Midwest's most noted psychic Lena Townsend for an evening of fun and intrigue. Sit down to a scrumptious meal and i ... Psychic Fun and Feast - Eldridge Hotel

17 - 18 Ol'Marais River Run & Back to the 60's Cruise Night - Ottawa - One of the premier car shows in the Midwest, the Old Marais River Run gets bigger every year. The event begins on Friday evening with an open crui ... Ol'Marais River Run & Back to the 60's Cruise Night

17 - 18 Cider Days Fall FestivalCider Days Fall Festival - Topeka - A celebration of life long ago when things seemed simpler. Featuring arts and crafts exhibits, plus living history demonstrations. Cider Days rekindle ... Cider Days Fall Festival

17 - 18 Annual Art in the Park - Lawrence - Sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild, this annual festival features over 150 artists, musical performances and children's activities. Time: 10am - 5pm ... Annual Art in the Park

17 - 18 Stitching Stories, KCQG Quilt Show - Topeka - Over 160+ quilts displayed, and vendors, silent auction to benefit Women's Safety and Empowerment, boutique, raffle quilt, appraiser. ... Stitching Stories, KCQG Quilt Show

18Festival 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 ... Festival of Cultures

October

24Fall Fest - Lyndon - Craft fair, swap meet, full day of events and activities. 9am-4pm. Osage County Courthouse . ... Fall Fest

1Annual 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. ... Annual German-American Club of Topeka Oktoberfest

1 - 22 Ghost Tours of Kansas - Lawrence Haunts - Lawrence - Lawrence Ghost Tour has been a top seller for many years now! History of Quantrails Raid adds to the historical element of this tour along with the fu ... Ghost Tours of Kansas - Lawrence Haunts

2Annual Apple Festival - Topeka - Historic Ward-Meade Park is the setting for this celebration of pioneer life in Kansas. Demonstrations of pioneer skills, blacksmiths, quilters, music ... Annual Apple Festival

7 - 22 Night Trains of TerrorsNight Trains of Terrors - Baldwin City - Spooks, goblins, and all kinds of surprises are aboard the Midland Railway each October. Our cast of spooks and goblins will provide this special trea ... Night Trains of Terrors

8 - 9 Maple Leaf FestivalMaple Leaf Festival - Baldwin City - Held the third full weekend in October, the annual Maple Leaf Festival is perhaps Baldwin City's largest community-wide activity. The idea for the fes ... Maple Leaf Festival

8 - 9 Annual Topeka Gem & Mineral ShowAnnual Topeka Gem & Mineral Show - Topeka - "Featuring the Moon Rock & the Kansas Meteorites" Special Exhibits: Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Demonstrations, Dealers. Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, ... Annual Topeka Gem & Mineral Show

8 - 9 Black Jack Battlefield Maple Leaf Festival Tours - Baldwin City - This is the last guided tour weekend for the season and will be held during Maple Leaf Festival held in Baldwin City. You may still visit us 365 days ... Black Jack Battlefield Maple Leaf Festival Tours

8 - 9 Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show - Baldwin City - The annual Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show will be in a new location just west of town at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center. Saturday, ... Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show

8 - 9 Maple Leaf Trains/Train Robbery - Baldwin City - Maple Leaf Trains/Train Robbery. Take a trip back in time to the days of the cowgirls, cowboys and a train robbery! Thats right! A TRAIN ROBBERY! Hold ... Maple Leaf Trains/Train Robbery

15 - 16 Lawrence Artwalk - Lawrence - Downtown Friday Gallery Walk is a celebration of the Arts in Lawrence. On selected Fridays from 7-9 pm, several participating galleries, The Lawrence ... Lawrence Artwalk

15WOW Run 5K - Lawrence - WOW RUN 2011 Women Opening Doors For Women Body Boutique is pleased to celebrate its sixth annual WOW Run, a USTAF-certified 5K course that takes part ... WOW Run 5K

22 - 29 Boo at the Zoo - Topeka - Trick or treat around the zoo in a safe and spooktacular environment. Two Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ... Boo at the Zoo

November

22Annual Membership Fair at the Great Overland Station - Topeka - Join our "Friends" at the Station for the First Mile Marker Celebration! Saturday, 10a.m.-1p.m. at the Great Overland Station. Admission is FREE for t ... Annual Membership Fair at the Great Overland Station

26 - 24 Christmas in Lecompton - Lecompton - Territorial Capital Museum decked out with Christmas decorations including a 15 foot native Kansas Christmas tree with many handmade decorations. Thre ... Christmas in Lecompton

28Sumptuous Evening Gala - a benefit for Meals on WheelsSumptuous Evening Gala - a benefit for Meals on Wheels - Topeka - Plan to join us for this semi-formal event that will include sumptuous bites from area chefs, caterers, and restaurants as well as wine and spirits. L ... Sumptuous Evening Gala - a benefit for Meals on Wheels

29 - 30 Holiday Food & Gift Mart - Topeka - Shop hundreds of merchants with handcrafted goods, home décor, gourmet foods, and a little something for everyone! The festival will provide shoppers ... Holiday Food & Gift Mart

29Annual Made from the Heart Holiday Craft Fair - Topeka - Handcrafted gifts from a variety of vendors. Give Original Hand Crafted Gifts for the Holidays! Concessions available. Sunrise Optimist Activity Cente ... Annual Made from the Heart Holiday Craft Fair

5Lawrence Holiday Gift Bazaar - Lawrence - You’re Invited!! Holiday Shopping, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Stop by the Santa Station for free coloring pages and a picture with Santa!!!!! (There will ... Lawrence Holiday Gift Bazaar

6Annual Holiday Bazaar - Lawrence - Kick off the holiday shopping season and discover creative hand made gifts, crafts, and baked goods. Time: 10am-5pm ... Annual Holiday Bazaar

10Ottawa Veterans Day Celebration - Ottawa - Come celebrate the history of our nation by honoring veterans from all of the 20th century. Annually, the Veterans Day parade is one of the largest in ... Ottawa Veterans Day Celebration

12Annual Homemade Holidays Craft Show - Ottawa - Each year this sold out show brings the brightest and best crafters together under one roof. Shop 125 booths of quality handmade crafts such as quilt ... Annual Homemade Holidays Craft Show

12 - 18 Day Trip Guided Bus Tours - Baldwin City - Day Trip Guided Bus Tours-Every Saturday at 1pm $12 Adults, $6 Kids (Ages 6-11), Maximum of 12 for tours Sponsored by Baldwin City Tourism Bureau an ... Day Trip Guided Bus Tours

18Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival - Lawrence - Join us in Downtown Lawrence where the holiday comes alive with our Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The evening begins with singing by local choral ... Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival

19 - 20 Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Annual Show - Topeka - Wood sculptures by some of the finest artists in the midwest. Show and sale. Weekend before Thanksgiving. ... Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Annual Show

20 - 28 TARC's Winter Wonderland - Topeka - Drive through 2 miles of light displays at Lake Shawnee's Campground. Topeka tradition with all proceeds benefting those with developmental disabiliti ... TARC's Winter Wonderland

25 - 3 Old Time Holiday Happenings - Topeka - Join the festive crowd experiencing the charm of the beautifully decorated Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site Mansion at holiday time. A Can ... Old Time Holiday Happenings

26Ottawa Mayor Tree Lighting - Ottawa - Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the mayor’s tree. 8 PM. ... Ottawa Mayor Tree Lighting

26Miracle on Kansas Avenue ParadeMiracle on Kansas Avenue Parade - Topeka - Recaptures the nostalgia of Christmas Past in Downtown Topeka, including horse-drawn carriage rides. Event starts at 5 p.m. with carolling, and tree l ... Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

December

12Holidays in Wellsville - Wellsville - Christmas Drawing Arts & Crafts Christmas Lighting ... Holidays in Wellsville

19Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar - Lawrence - Annual event with handmade arts and crafts for the holidays. Time: 9am-5pm ... Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar

19Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market Holiday Market - Lawrence - Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade artisan crafts and delicious, homemade baked goods and preserves for the holidays? More than 40 Downtown Law ... Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market Holiday Market

20KU's Annual Holiday Vespers - Lawrence - Lawrence holiday tradition features the the KU Symphonic Choir and the KU Symphony Orchestra. Performances at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm. ... KU's Annual Holiday Vespers

25Christmas in Lecompton - Lecompton - Territorial Capital Museum decked out with Christmas decorations including a 15 foot native Kansas Christmas tree with many handmade decorations. Thre ... Christmas in Lecompton

26Winterfest - Lyndon - All sorts of goings-on! 7am - 4 pm. ... Winterfest

26Festival of Lights Parade - Baldwin City - Turn out for the annual Festival of Lights Parade and tree lighting ceremony the first Saturday in December. Enjoy carolers, dancers and a light parad ... Festival of Lights Parade

26Christmas Vespers - Lecompton - Old-fashioned Christmas Vespers with choirs, individual performances, special performance on 1856 melodeon. 2:00 p.m. ... Christmas Vespers

26Candlelight Vespers - Baldwin City - Come attend the annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers performed by students of Baker University. It will be held at First United Methodist Church on Ei ... Candlelight Vespers

26Christmas Unlimited, Memories in the Making - Topeka - The holidays are upon us and it's time to mark your calander for this amazing event! Set in the beautiful Grace Cathedral Church, this will be a day f ... Christmas Unlimited, Memories in the Making

27Santa Arrives by Union Pacific Train! - Topeka - Santa arrives by Union Pacific train! Children's Activities, Games, Crafts, Refreshments, and Photos with Santa from 1-3p.m. at the Great Overland Sta ... Santa Arrives by Union Pacific Train!

29TARC's Winter Wonderland - Topeka - Drive through 2 miles of light displays at Lake Shawnee's Campground. Topeka tradition with all proceeds benefting those with developmental disabiliti ... TARC's Winter Wonderland

2 - 4 Holiday Art Sale - Baldwin City - Come see the artwork of local artists at the Lumberyard Arts Center Holiday Art Sale! This event will also be held during the Festival of Lights Parad ... Holiday Art Sale

3Ottawa Christmas Parade & Celebration - Ottawa - Celebrate the holidays in style in Franklin County by attending the annual Christmas parade, Holiday parade of homes, Holidays in Wellsville, Ottawa U ... Ottawa Christmas Parade & Celebration

3 - 25 Festival of Nativities - Lawrence - Over 150 Nativity sets will be displayed with creative use of lights, poinsettias, decorated trees and music. The sets represent many countries and cu ... Festival of Nativities