Spectator Sports

K-State Women's BasketballThere's always something going on around Manhattan, with sporting events prevalent year-round. Manhattan plays host to 2A state basketball tournament for just short of 30 years, and K-State sports provide a 9-month supply of excitement with football, basketball, volleyball, track and soccer. Cheer on your favorite athlete or team!

K-State Athletics

K-State sports seize much of the attention and bring nationwide audiences to the doorstep of The Little Apple®. Manhattan has thrived from the Wildcats' gridiron success and attention garnered by legendary coach Bill Snyder.
K-State athletics


Team roping at the rodeo

The last week of July means the Kaw Valley Rodeo and Riley County Fair annual ride into town. Each year, nationally-ranked bull riders and broncbusters compete in the PRCA-sanctioned rodeo at CiCo Park Fairgrounds. K-State rodeo ropers are in action the last weekend in February.

Kaw Valley Rodeo
K-State Rodeo

Amateur Events 

Youth playing soccer

Great contests endure nearly year-round at multiple facilities in Manhattan. Soccer, softball, baseball, swimming and more happen with great frequency in The Little Apple®. Check the Visit Manhattan calendar for dates, times and locations.