Johnny Kaw Day celebration


May 10 b-day party in City Park to help drive fundraising for statue renovation

Our city treasure turns 52 years old this year, and for the first time to our knowledge has never been recognized with a birthday party. We'll mark the occasion with a 1-mile fun run around City Park, and have Johnny-themed birthday cake. Save stomach space for a hot dog-eating contest to spice up the flavor of this fundraising event.

Get your Johnny Kaw bobblehead and grab membership in his fan club ($15). May 10 is the date, City Park the place. The entire event is driven by efforts to revitalize the statue and spruce up Johnny's home with landscaping, lighting and interactive story markers to detail his fascinating life and tall tales.

Follow Visit Manhattan on Facebook and Twitter for more details on the event. We'll see you in City Park for one big birthday party in honor of the Great Kansas Wheat Grower, Johnny Kaw.

Johnny Kaw Mile & birthday party in City Park, May 10