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Special Events

  1. Ice Age Imperials

    June 14 - September 14 @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Stay tuned for the Flint Hills Discovery Centers next traveling exhibit: Ice Age Imperials

  2. OK Kids Day

    August 23, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Family Oriented Outdoor Fun! Come and join the fun! NO VEHICLE PERMITS REQUIRED at Tuttle Creek State Park Aug 23rd 2014!! Wounded Warrior Picnic, Little Apple Train rides and giant inflatables to play on! Set your sights on Archery, tomahawk and hatchet throwing – OH MY! Sunset Zoo will have a fun presentation, find out about wild animals up close. Climb the ROCK WALL! Kids can get a passport and have it stamped at events to be eligible for prizes at the end of the day. Sign up at the Speedy PD 5K run and walk early in the morning.

  3. VFW Annual Wounded Warrior (WTB Ft Riley) Picnic

    August 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park River Pond area.

    The OK Kids will probably have train rides, paddle boating, archery, things to jump in, probably prizes for them to win and a bunch of other things. We VFW will be at the Fleming shelter across from the restrooms and showers. We expect our wounded warriors, any ID card military, and any veteran to enjoy BBQ and drinks from 10am-2pm with us. We assume leadership from Fort Riley will attend. We also assume elected representatives from house or senate and state and federal for Kansas may attend and mingle. The VFW serving our community as well as soldiers and veterans.

  4. Master Class: Liz Callaway - My Life, So Far

    August 23, 2:00 PM @ C.L. Hoover Opera House

    Liz Callaway will share her experiences as a Broadway star during small group vocal training for theater and cabaret performance. Liz Callaway is a Tony Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, and Beauty and the Beast. Join us for this rare opportunity to see Liz and her famous New York cabaret act on tour!

  5. Art Happens

    August 23, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This annual fundraiser for the Manhattan Arts Center features visual artists demonstrating their creative process, performing artists giving short performances, a silent art auction, and the evening ends with a live art auction. Heavy hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants will be served. Put on your pARTy clothes and join us for a fantastic evening.

  6. Cattle Baron's Ball

    August 23, 7:00 PM @ Copeland Ranch

    Indulge your inner cowboy – or cowgirl – at the 5th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Get out your sequins and spurs and enjoy an evening under the stars featuring great food, live entertainment by Travis Marvin, and the best auction this side of the Mississippi. VIP and general admission tickets are available now by calling 785-438-5607 or visiting www.cattlebaronsballmanhattan.org.

  7. Flint Hills Bridal Expo

    August 24, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheridan

    Wedding Professional from the area showcasing their services to people that are planning a wedding or special event.

  8. Purple Power Play in the Park

    August 28 - August 29 @ City Park

    In 2013, due to construction in Downtown, the event moved to City Park. After much deliberation, the board of directors are excited to announce that Purple Power Play will return to City Park Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29! Purple Power Play has enjoyed a great history in Downtown and we look forward to establishing new memories in City Park. The event will continue to offer an atmosphere of family fun with live entertainment, inflatables, vendors and much more. A complete schedule of festivities will be announced later this summer. Stay tuned!