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January

26Kansas 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

26Kansas 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

29 - 31 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

March

25St. David's Day Tea - Lebo - A part of the Welsh influence on the community, this free tea is a nice time to nibble Welsh cakes, sip a hot drink and celebrate a rich heritage. ... St. David's Day Tea

5 - 7 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

13St. 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

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

April

27 - 3 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

2Garage Sale Gym'boree - Burlington - Be a part of the "madness" at the springtime Gym'Boree! Participants bring their treasures(furniture, clothing etc.) during the day or after work on F ... Garage Sale Gym'boree

3Easter Egg Hunt - Burlington - The Easter Bunny will be at Kelley Park early to greet kids and give them a special treat. There will be divisions for ages 0-11 ... Easter Egg Hunt

3Easter Egg Hunt - New Strawn - This annual event is sponsored by the New Strawn Community Improvement Organization (NSCIO) and held the Saturday before Easter at 10:00 a.m. in Jones ... Easter Egg Hunt

10Traditional 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

10City Wide Garage Sale - New Strawn - The city holds an annual city-wide garage sale in late April. ... City Wide Garage Sale

10Cruis'n & Cook'n Auto Show - Osage City - The Twin Lakes Cruisers’ annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show is held in conjunction with the Smoke in the Spring event. The popular yearly show ... Cruis'n & Cook'n Auto Show

10Annual 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

16 - 17 City Wide Garage Sale - Osage City - Over 40 sales. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Follow the Chamber on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Osage-City-Chamber-of-Commerce/136005343076480 ... City Wide Garage Sale

17Overbrook 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

17National 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

17Arab Shrine Parade - Topeka - 11:30 a.m. Spring Ceremonial of the Nobles and Ladies of the Arab Shrine. ... Arab Shrine Parade

30 - 3 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

30 - 1 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

1Washburn 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

7Washburn 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

14 - 16 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

15Emporia Flatland Cruiser Car Show - Emporia - Car Show in downtown Emporia, KS in front of the restored Granada Theater from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration is 8am till Noon. Open to all cars, trucks a ... Emporia Flatland Cruiser Car Show

22 - 24 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

National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Emporia - Five of the nations top career teachers are honored at events in Emporia and Washington DC. ... National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

29City-Wide Garage Sale - Lebo - Get ready to find some goodies! ... City-Wide Garage Sale

5Mulvane 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

5City Wide Garage Sale - New Strawn - City Wide Garage Sale held in the morning in conjunction with Strawnfest. ... City Wide Garage Sale

6Melvern 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

11Annual 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

12Annual 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

12“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

18 - 26 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

18 - 20 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

19Strawnfest - New Strawn - Golf tournament, garage sales in the morning, children catch and release at city lake, children's games and street dance. Everyone's welcome to come a ... Strawnfest

26 - 27 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

4 - 6 Stars and Stripes Extravaganza!! - Burlington - Fireworks and much much more! Follow link below - scroll down just a little and you will find schedule. Fun Run - Pancake Feed - Farmers Marke ... Stars and Stripes Extravaganza!!

29Stars and Stripes Extravaganza!! - Lebo - Fireworks and much much more! Fun Run - Pancake Feed - Farmers Market - Car Show - Bob Ellis Memorial Tractor Show - Horse Shoes - Hay Bale Toss - ... Stars and Stripes Extravaganza!!

30Bob Ellis Memorial Antique Tractor Pull - Lebo - All day, Antique Tractor & Truck and Tractor Pull downtown Lebo, KS. Bring your antique tractors, super street, hot rod tractors, showroom stock, stre ... Bob Ellis Memorial Antique Tractor Pull

4July 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

4Transportation Show and Bob Ellis Memorial Tractor Show - Lebo - These annual events occur the Saturday of the Fourth of July. "Transportation Show" is open to any vehicle with wheels with awards for different class ... Transportation Show and Bob Ellis Memorial Tractor Show

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

4Independence Day Celebration - Emporia - Parade Downtown and fireworks at Lyon County Fairgrounds and Annual Firecracker Fun Run & Walk. ... Independence Day Celebration

44th of July Celebration - New Strawn - New Strawn boasts the finest fireworks display in Coffey County, choreographed to music, centered around the city park. ... 4th 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

6 - 10 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 - 10 Osage County Fair - Osage City - The Osage County Fair comes to Osage City during mid-July of each year. The fair is full of enjoyable activities and attractions. To kick off the th ... Osage County Fair

9 - 10 WildBlue BBQ & Expo - Burlington - KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition, community BBQ, craft fair, live entertainment, kids petal tractor pull competition and much more ... WildBlue BBQ & Expo

10Sunflower 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

14 - 17 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

14 - 18 Coffey County FairCoffey County Fair - Burlington - Coffey County Fair is the oldest consecutively held fair in the state - 135 years in 2015! The fair features a carnival, 4-H and open class competitio ... Coffey County Fair

17Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game - Emporia - The Kansas Shrine Bowl game will feature the state's best graduated high school football players, and will also feature many of the top high school ba ... Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game

22 - 25 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

August

29 - 7 Lyon County Free Fair - Emporia - Carnival rides, livestock shows, Grandstand events. ... Lyon County Free Fair

30 - 31 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

4 - 8 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

5Flint Hills Antique Power Assoc. Antique Tractor PullFlint Hills Antique Power Assoc. Antique Tractor Pull - Emporia - Antique Tractor Pull at the Lyon County Fair Grounds starting at 1:00 p.m. Hook Fee $8.00. ... Flint Hills Antique Power Assoc. Antique Tractor Pull

7Cruisin' 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

7Annual 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

13 - 15 Flint Hills Beef Fest - Emporia - Celebrate the cattle industry with BBQ contest, rodeo, steak dinner, and nationally known entertainment. ... Flint Hills Beef Fest

13 - 14 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

14Going Retro at Pomona State Park - Vassar - Annual Going Retro Car Show and Vintage Camping Trailer Adventure. Register 8-10. Lunch available. 1:30 award Peoples' Choice and Rangers' Choice a ... Going Retro at Pomona State Park

27 - 29 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

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

27 - 29 OKKIDS - Outdoor Kansas for Kids-Coffey CountyOKKIDS - Outdoor Kansas for Kids-Coffey County - New Strawn - OK Kids is an annual, free event with a chance for participants to experience numerous outdoor games and events. A part of the Outdoor Kansas for Kids ... OKKIDS - Outdoor Kansas for Kids-Coffey County

4St. 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

10 - 12 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

10 - 12 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

11Annual 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

11 - 12 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

18 - 19 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

18 - 19 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

18 - 19 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

October

Halloween Happenings - Burlington

Fireman's Carnival - Burlington

25Fall Fest - Lyndon - Craft fair, swap meet, full day of events and activities. 9am-4pm. Osage County Courthouse . ... Fall Fest

2Annual 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

3Annual 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

9 - 10 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

21Halloween Party - New Strawn - This annual event is organized by the New Strawn Community Improvement Organization (NSCIO) and held on Halloween night. The event is organized to ap ... Halloween Party

23 - 30 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

23Annual 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

29Sumptuous 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

30 - 31 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

30Annual 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

11Ottawa 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

13Christmas Craft Fair - Burlington - Over 150 exhibitors with crafts for all craft lovers. 9am-4pm. ... Christmas Craft Fair

13Annual 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

20Christmas Parade - Emporia - Enjoy the Annual Christmas Parade in Emporia, KS. Evening includes Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, carols being sung, and the lighted Christmas Para ... Christmas Parade

20 - 21 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

21 - 29 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

26 - 4 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

27Ottawa Mayor Tree Lighting - Ottawa - Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the mayor’s tree. 8 PM. ... Ottawa Mayor Tree Lighting

27Miracle 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

Annual Tour of Homes - Burlington

Getting to Know Santa - Burlington

24 - 25 Seasonal Celebration - Emporia - Spectacular performances highlight the holiday around the world with instrumental music, songs, narrative, and more. 7:30 PM. ... Seasonal Celebration

27Winterfest - Lyndon - All sorts of goings-on! 7am - 4 pm. ... Winterfest

27Christmas 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

28Santa 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!

30TARC'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

4Ottawa 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