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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. Rhythm and Brews

    August 2, All Day @ City Park , Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Make your plans now to join the fun in City Park on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd for the first Rhythm and Brews. Bringing together three events, Brew 2 Shoe, UPC’s Little Apple Music Festival, and the newest event, Hail the Ale, a home-brewing competition.

    Brew 2 Shoe road race will begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday.

    The Home Brew Competition and Sampling will be from 1:00-4:00 PM. ($25)

    Beer Garden with meal ($35) and the Little Apple Music Festival featuring the Steel Wheels will take place from 5:00-10:30 PM.

    Proceeds benefit Arts in the Park!

    Please visit the website for more detailed information or call us! We hope to see you all there!

  3. Free Real Estate Education Event - Developed by Scott Yancey star of A&E's Flipping Vegas

    August 6, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan

    Come learn how expert real estate investors make successful investments in the real estate industry. This live preview event developed by TV star Scott Yancey, from the hit show Flipping Vegas on A&E, can help you discover how to: · Get started as an investor · Learn how to chose the right area of real estate · Discover how the experts generate monthly cash flow and big investment returns Real estate instructors with real life knowledge and experience will share how to start investing and how they get big returns in the world of real estate. Developed by, Scott Yancey, a real estate expert who has made millions in the real estate market. Him and his wife, Amie, teach others how to become successful on their hit television show Flipping Vegas where they buy, fix, and flip houses in Las Vegas, NV.

  4. Learn How to Bar Tend

    August 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Columbian Theatre

    Learn how to be a bartender at The Columbian Theatre. You will learn the techniques, tools, and recipes of a great bartender. Free event

  5. 24th Annual Mercy Golf Classic

    August 11, 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    24th Annual Mercy Golf Classic, a benefit golf tournament supporting community health initiatives at Mercy Regional Health Center. Men's, Women's and Senior Divisions available. Golfing and Non-Golfing sponsorships also available

  6. Brew at the Zoo, hosted by Friends of Sunset Zoo

    August 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
    2333 Oak Street
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Enjoy hand-crafted samples at this annual fundraiser benefitting Sunset Zoo and its wildlife conservation efforts. Relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo while enjoying samples of cold brews, yummy appetizers, great entertainment, live encounters with Sunset Zoo's animal ambassadors and more! Tickets go on sale in early summer. Photo by Autumn Shoemaker.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!