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Festivals & Parades

  1. Flint Hills Day Lily Festival

    July 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center Court

    Members of the Flint Hills Daylily Society will share knowledge on the beauty of the daylily and answer questions plus provide membership information.

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  2. Riley County Fair Parade

    July 21, 6:00 PM @ Starts at Manhattan Town Center, ends in City Park

    Local organizations, businesses, groups and politicians invited to join the parade. Parade entry open to all interested parties; check in with orange-vested parade marshals by 5:30 p.m. to reserve space in the parade.

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  3. National Day of the Cowboy

    July 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate the American Cowboy at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Meet rodeo queens, get your face painted, try your hand at horse shoes, barrel racing and so much more!

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Special Events

  1. Harry's Uncorked: Grand Tasting Event

    July 20, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    One night. Two locations. Sixty wines, whiskeys and beers, paired with food from Harry's top-notch culinary team. Enjoy this exciting evening: top-tier wines, unique beer offerings at Harry's. Then, whisk your way to Bourbon & Baker and be whisked around the globe with an international flavor of sample whiskeys.

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  2. Downtown Sidewalk Sale

    July 21 - July 23 @ Poyntz Avenue

    Three days of super sales at all of your favorite stores along Poyntz Avenue and Manhattan Town Center.

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  3. Riley County Fair and Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 21 - July 25 @ CiCo Park

    Riley County Fair-goers celebrate with pedal tractor pull, carnival rides and multiple activities or indulge in great fair food. Kick back and enjoy great entertainment at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, staged over three nights. There's something for everyone at the 2016 Riley County Fair!

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  4. Harry's Uncorked: Sommeliers Winemaker Dinner

    July 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    5-course dinner with two special guests: Kelli White, author of "Napa Valley Then & Now" and Drew Hendricks, Master Sommelier.

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  5. Annual Iris Sale

    July 30, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ K-State Gardens

    Hundreds of locally grown iris varieties (many award winners) to choose from. Rhizomes range in cost ($2-$7). Proceeds benefit KSU Gardens; sale sponsored by Flint Hills Iris Society.

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