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Council Grove Lake, KS Events

January

23StateHood Ball - Cottonwood Falls - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual STATEHOOD BALL honoring Kansas' admission to the Union. Period dress (circa 1861)is encouraged, but not ... StateHood Ball

April

2 - 3 "Fire in the Flint Hills" - Cottonwood Falls - A week long celebration of the historic burning of the Kansas tall grass prairie held the Second Week in April, We'll enjoy a seminar each evening Mon ... "Fire in the Flint Hills"

3Easter Egg Hunt - Alma - Saturday before Easter - This Alma Chamber of Commerce event is held at the Wabaunsee County Courthouse lawn. Children up to age 8 are divided into ag ... Easter Egg Hunt

3Easter Egg Hunt - Council Grove - The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children up through fifth grade students. The event this year will be on the Soccer Field at the Sports Complex at ... Easter Egg Hunt

3Easter Egg Hunt - Herington - Young children are invited to search for prize eggs and candy in Father Padilla Park the Saturday before Easter. ... Easter Egg Hunt

3Flames in the Flint Hills Outdoor Adventure - Cottonwood Falls - Once a year, the Kansas Flint Hills are alight with fire - an annual rite of Spring. Range land is burned to fertilize the soil and promote new growth ... Flames in the Flint Hills Outdoor Adventure

17Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show & Cruise - Alta Vista - Parade of Power and Tractor Show. Rain or Shine. The Public is welcome to join the parade for free. Gates Open 8:00 a.m. Please come to register betwe ... Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show & Cruise

17SPRING BALL - Cottonwood Falls - Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual SPRING BALL. Period dress (circa 1870's) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welcome you in your fi ... SPRING BALL

May

1 - 25 City-Wide Garage Sales Days and German Meal - Alma - The event started in 1990 and each year there have been at least 50 garage sales. The Chamber holds a German meal, which features bierocks, bratwurts ... City-Wide Garage Sales Days and German Meal

8 - 9 Annual Rotary Cutting Horse Contest - Council Grove - Competition involving National, Professional, and Novice Cutting Horse riders and their professionally trained horses; Flint Hills cattle are used. Sa ... Annual Rotary Cutting Horse Contest

15Area Wide Garage Sale - Herington - Clean out those closets and garages and make some $$$! Maps are available, sign up to be listed on the map. 8:00 am ... Area Wide Garage Sale

24Native Stone Festival,Spring Muligan & 5K Run/Walk - Alma - This event is sponsored by the Alma Chamber of Commerce. A Muligan, which is similar to a vegetable stew, is a tradition unique to this area. Old time ... Native Stone Festival,Spring Muligan & 5K Run/Walk

June

27 - 29 Flint Hills Rodeo - Strong City - A truly Kansas Tradition, the Flint Hills Rodeo is the oldest consecutive, PRCA-sanctioned rodeo in Kansas. Three performances, Friday 8:00 PM, Saturd ... Flint Hills Rodeo

27 - 29 Annual Flint Hills Rodeo Parade - Cottonwood Falls - Don't miss the Flint Hills Rodeo parade held on June 3rd. in conjunction with the rodeo in Strong City the first weekend in June. The parade start ... Annual Flint Hills Rodeo Parade

29Annual Rodeo Parade - Strong City - Don't miss the Flint Hills Rodeo parade held on Saturday afternoon at 2:00p.m., in conjunction with the rodeo held the first weekend in June. The para ... Annual Rodeo Parade

4River Suite - A summer evening dinner and concert - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a concert and dinner on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge in Cottonwood Falls. Fine dining ... River Suite - A summer evening dinner and concert

5 - 6 Flint Hills FolkLife Festival - Cottonwood Falls - The Annual Flint Hills FolkLife Festival on the SECOND WEEKEND of June on the lawn of the historic Chase County CourtHouse. Historic Presenters in pe ... Flint Hills FolkLife Festival

12Symphony in the Flint Hills - Council Grove - Each spring there is a gathering, a coming together of art, nature and the kindred souls who appreciate them both. For one evening, the meadowlark's s ... Symphony in the Flint Hills

18 - 19 Kaw Inter-Tribal Pow Wow - Council Grove - Kaw Nation and the Friends of Kaw Heritage hosts annual Pow Wow showcasing dancers from regions, food, arts & crafts, and educational programs. Fri. a ... Kaw Inter-Tribal Pow Wow

19 - 20 Wah-Shun-Gah DaysWah-Shun-Gah Days - Council Grove - The Annual Wah-Shun-Gah Days honors members of the Kaw Nation, whose reservation in and around Council Grove was taken from them when they were moved ... Wah-Shun-Gah Days

19Wah-Shun-Gah Days Car Show - Council Grove - Awards presented for best of show, best original, best modified, club participation and others. Morning parade. Registration 8am. Show 11:30am to 4pm. ... Wah-Shun-Gah Days Car Show

19Antique Tractor Show - Council Grove - Annual antique tractor show. Open entry. Antique Power Tractor Club. Sat 9am-4pm. ... Antique Tractor Show

19 - 20 O-TE-TI-ANI Club Craft Show - Council Grove - Annual craft fair featuring original and hand-crafted work. Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm. ... O-TE-TI-ANI Club Craft Show

July

3Independence Day Celebration - Cottonwood Falls - Enjoy an Independence Day BIG BAND SWING CONCERT on the lawn of the historic Chase County, Kansas on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A 17 piece orchestra perfo ... Independence Day Celebration

4Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration - Alma - Features an old-timers baseball game in the early evening, visiting, meal, free homemade ice cream social, and beautiful fireworks at dark. There is a ... Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

4Celebration of Independence Day - Council Grove - 9 am- 6 pm- Sand Volleyball tournament; 12- 6 pm- Free Swim sponsored by the Farmers and Drovers Bank; 5 pm- Hot Dog Eating Contest for children and a ... Celebration of Independence Day

44th of July Fireworks - Herington - Starts at dark at the city lake. Chamber Resource Committee and the VFW are selling fireworks this year!! Fireworks stand located on Highway 77 ... 4th of July Fireworks

8 - 10 Tri-County Free Fair - Herington - 4-H, FFA exhibits and judging, Open Class, Fair Queen contest, Carnival, Commercial exhibits in Community Building, Parade (5:30 Thurs), Brisket BBQ ( ... Tri-County Free Fair

20 - 26 Morris County Fair - Council Grove - The annual Morris County Fair features a livestock show and sale, 4-H projects, and open class events. More information is available by contacting the ... Morris County Fair

23 - 27 Wabaunsee County 4-H Fair - Alma - The fair is a day of fun and excitement for the entire family. Start with the rides and move on to the entertainment and the agricultural exhibits and ... Wabaunsee County 4-H Fair

31Flint Hills Get Down Classic and Custom Car and Motorcycle ShowFlint Hills Get Down Classic and Custom Car and Motorcycle Show - Council Grove - (Always call and confirm events.) Judging from 2 - 5 pm Cruise Night Follows @ 6 pm in Downtown Council Grove. Ms. Get Down Pin-Up Contest ... Flint Hills Get Down Classic and Custom Car and Motorcycle Show

August

17Quilts on the Prairie - Council Grove - Annual outdoors quilt show, featuring quilts displayed in a natural setting and demonstrations. 9:30am-3pm. ... Quilts on the Prairie

21Hot Alma NightsHot Alma Nights - Alma - Come out and enjoy an old-fashioned Saturday night in the Flint Hills. Saturdays were the "social" event of the small towns years ago. You can experi ... Hot Alma Nights

September

High School and Junior Rodeos - Cottonwood Falls - The Junior Rodeo, consisting of kids 17 and under, is probably how professionals got their start in the Rodeo business. The High School Rodeo is an ... High School and Junior Rodeos

28Annual Lake Wabaunsee Fall Market - Alma - Join the Lady Lakers in a fundraising event for Wabaunsee Pines Golf Course. Surely you'll want to buy some of these things at the Market. Crocheted R ... Annual Lake Wabaunsee Fall Market

11Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo - Cottonwood Falls - Come out and experience the Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo September16th at the Strong City Rodeo Grounds. Spectators can witness first-hand the skills an ... Flint Hills Ranch Rodeo

11Mother K 5KMother K 5K - Council Grove - The Mother K 5K is a walk/run event in memory of Katie Buchanan Gant, originally from Council Grove, KS. Proceeds from this event will go to the Katie ... Mother K 5K

17 - 18 Voices of the Wind People Pageant - Council Grove - A Clash of Two Cultures “This expansive and splendid pageant, in a natural amphitheater near the Neosho River, portrays the rich and diverse herit ... Voices of the Wind People Pageant

18Old Settler's Day - Alta Vista - Step back in time at this family fun event. Enjoy activities such as a tractor parade, Blue Grass music, quilt show,possible 5K Walk/Run, Corn Picking ... Old Settler's Day

22BroomWeed BlueGrass Festival - Cottonwood Falls - Beginning Friday evening with a special edition of K-177 BlueGrass Pickin', we'll make music until the wee small hours. Then, on Saturday, throughout ... BroomWeed BlueGrass Festival

October

26Native Stone Festival - Alma - The Native Stone Festival will be held on Sunday with a 2 mile Fun Run/Walk at 1:00. Get your registration in early to be guaranteed a fabulous shirt! ... Native Stone Festival

2Masquerade Ball - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society's annual MASQUERADE BALL. Costume is encouraged, but not required. We'll dance to Live Music with a Live Ca ... Masquerade Ball

2 - 3 Herington Gun Show - Herington - The Herington Gun & Knife Show is held at Herington Community Building and hosted by Herington Gun Show. All federal, state and local firearm ordinanc ... Herington Gun Show

28Halloween Parade - Herington - Costumed children and pets parade through downtown Herington at 5:30 p.m. Register at 4:30 p.m. at corner of First and Main for drawings for stuffed ... Halloween Parade

31Annual Halloween Parade - Council Grove

November

5 - 7 Gathering in the Grove Fine Arts Show and Sale - Council Grove - Talented artists and craftsmen will gather to exhibit and sell their works of art in this quaint town along the Santa Fe Trail. Oil and acrylic paint ... Gathering in the Grove Fine Arts Show and Sale

8A Veteran's Day Salute - Herington - Annual Veteran's Day Soup Supper Sponsored by Tri-County Chamber of Commerce 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ham and Bean Soup - Chili - Pie Any Veteran ... A Veteran's Day Salute

20 - 21 Holiday Open House - Council Grove - Experience the enjoyment of shopping in these Trail Town stores housed in buildings that are nearly 150 years old. ... Holiday Open House

20Chase County Country Christmas - Cottonwood Falls - Held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Chase County Country Christmas is an all-day event with family activities, Santa Claus, Holi ... Chase County Country Christmas

20Victorian CHRISTMAS BALL - Cottonwood Falls - The Chase County Victorian Dance Society presents its' annual CHRISTMAS BALL. Period dress (circa 1870) is encouraged, but not required. We'll welco ... Victorian CHRISTMAS BALL

30Candlelight Charm - Council Grove - Stroll among our fine shops blanketed in the warm glow of candlelight. Carriage rides & refreshments. 7-9 p.m. ... Candlelight Charm

December

4Santa Comes to Town - Alma - This Chamber sponsored event is a must for the whole family. Activities begin in the afternoon, with local businesses being open for Christmas shoppin ... Santa Comes to Town

4 - 18 Visit with Santa - Council Grove - Saturdays before Christmas, 1-3 pm. ... Visit with Santa

4A Kaw Mission Christmas - Council Grove - Nostalgic Victorian Christmas celebration in the Kaw Mission. Period decorations, carolers, live music, and refreshment. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ... A Kaw Mission Christmas

4Annual Holiday Parade - Herington - Santa arrives at Santa Land at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Children can visit Santa and receive a bag of candy. Stores open until 9:00 p.m. for Late Night ... Annual Holiday Parade