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Special Events

  1. Flint Hills FORCES II: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University 1917-1963

    September 27, 2014 - February 1, 2015 @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Flint Hills FORCES II explores the period between 1917 and 1963 when Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University intertwined to become one community encountering numerous opportunities for change in the 20th century.

    Visitors can immerse themselves in human experiences and events including: a soldier training for trench warfare during WWI, opulence of the Roaring Twenties at the Wareham Hotel, trying times of the Great Depression, a WWII forward observer's jeep and supplies and family life around the television in a 1950's Manhattan living room.

    This project is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit culture organization promoting the understanding of the history, traditions and ideas that shape our lives and build community.

  2. Holiday Music Festival

    November 30 - December 20 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays during the Holiday Music Festival November 30-December 21, in the Picnic Place. Performance schedule is available at Customer Service.

  3. New Year's Eve at Colbert Hills!

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015, 1:00 AM @ Colbert's Restaurant

    Ring in the New Year in the Flint Hills with us at Colbert's Restaurant at Colbert Hills! Chef has a special menu for the evening to choose from and wine pairing to match each cuisine. Grab your friends for a memorable evening of great food, party favors, and music! Call for details and reservations 784-776-6475 ext 2!

  4. The Great MACsby: New Years Eve Party

    December 31, 8:00 PM, 2014 - January 1, 2015, 1:00 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ring in the new year at MAC! Travel back to the glamorous, roaring 1920s and ring in the New Year with your friends at MAC. The Grosh Performance Hall will be transformed into a speakeasy complete with the jazzy tones of the day. DJ Dave Lewis will be providing the musical backdrop for the evening. The party starts at 8pm and will continue into the new year (1am). Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening and a champagne toast is provided at midnight. Please make your reservations by 2pm December 24, 2014. Reservations can be made by phone: 785-537-4420 or on-line: www.manhattanarts.org. Generously sponsored by: The Library Discount Liquor, The Trust Company, and Jan & Steve Galitzer.

  5. Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 10:30 PM, 2014 - January 1, 2015, 12:15 AM @ Corner of Manhattan Ave and Moro St. (renamed Broadway for the day to mirror the ball drop in NYC)

    Ring in 2015 with friends and family down in Aggieville! The celebration will include performances by The Mikey Needleman Band and DJ Dan Michaels and a firework show immediately after the ball drop at midnight! There will be a family-friendly zone in front of Varsity Donuts complete with coloring pages and crafts.