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Festivals & Parades

  1. Kansas State University Homecoming Parade

    October 16, 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    The parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center, continues west on Poyntz Avenue, north on 11th Street into Aggieville onto Moro Street, then south on N. Manhattan Ave. 2015 grand marshal is Russell Hardin, 1945 K-State football team captain. The parade concludes in City Park and pep rally at Larry Norvell Band Shell. The KSU Pep Band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie will get the crowd excited for the homecoming football game versus Oklahoma.

Special Events

  1. K-State UPC Presents: Minions

    October 9, 7:00 PM - 8:31 PM @ K-State Student Union, Ground Floor, Forum Hall

    Rated PG. 91 minutes. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

  2. Star Wars Reads Day

    October 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    You're invited to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an intergalactic party at the library. Activities for all ages begin at 11:00 with crafts and trivia. At 12:30 enter the Yoda impersonation contest, then stay for a movie screening and popcorn starting at 1:00. The force is strong at Manhattan Public Library!

  3. K-State UPC Presents: Minions

    October 11, 2:00 PM - 3:31 PM @ K-State Student Union, Ground Floor, Forum Hall

    Rated PG. 91 minutes. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

  4. Educator Open House

    October 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    • Sample science & history teaching strategies that will connect your curriculum with the Flint Hills • Attend two on-site example education programs • Tour our permanent exhibits and view the Flint Hills Masters art exhibition • View our film Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time in the Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater • Meet & mingle with staff educators and other regional educators • Enjoy light refreshments • Enter a raffle for a chance to win some fabulous door prizes!

  5. International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Walk to Remember - Irwin Army Community Hospital

    October 15, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Riley's Conference Center, Fort Riley, Kansas

    Irwin Army Community Hospital invites the local community to celebrate International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day with a Walk to Remember held 4:30pm, October 15 on the grounds of Riley's Conference Center. The event is an opportunity for families who have experienced perinatal loss to gather and actively commemorate the lives of their children and provide resources for support. During the walk, families will be invited to write a name or message on a Remembrance Quilt which will be kept in the IACH Chapel. The walk is open to the public. Visitors without a DOD ID card are reminded to obtain a temporary pass to access the installation prior to the event. For more information on access, call 785-239-2982.

  6. Dogtoberfest 2015

    October 18, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Holiday Inn at the Campus

    Family fun for dogs and their people. Pet costume contest, pet adoptions, several free activities for kids and adults, fundraising booths for Riley County Humane Society. Photo booth, face painting, bounce house, search and rescue, frisbee, agility dog demos, nutritional seminars, festive foods, several local pet related companies and organizations NEW: BEER GARDEN for people and dogs!

  7. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 24, 12:00 PM - October 25, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals at Sunset Zoo's SPOOKtacular on October 24 & 25, Noon to 4:30pm each day. Wear your costume and visit five candy trails sponsored by local business and not-for-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest featuring live animal encounters and a pumpkin-themed Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest. For more information, visit SunsetZoo.com.

  8. 2nd annual HOGtoberfest

    October 29, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Eat tasty barbecue prepared by the cookin' Cox brothers, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Meadowlark Hills Foundation's Good Samaritan Fund. Dine In, Drive Thru or Carry-Out by calling 785-539-0770. $2 pork sliders and a sausage sampler platter available all day. Hog roast buffet at 6 p.m. Win prizes, enjoy live music and a beer garden. A Hog & Kisses Contest features representatives from five local businesses or not-for-profit organizations; the person collecting the most votes/donations will kiss a (young) hog just after 6 p.m. Vote/donate through Oct. 28 on your candidate's behalf at http://www.meadowlark.org/donors/hog-kisses-contest