May 25, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
KC band returns to Mae's basement with select brand of bluesy roots rock.
May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Colbert Hills
Colbert Hills introduces a summer music mix for Friday nights, continuing with Chappie and Dr. Wayne Goins! Full lineup of musicians upcoming. Don't forget lawn chairs!
June 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 11, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Young woman decides she wants her father to walk her down the aisle; except she doesn't know who the father is! All three potential fathers invited to the wedding without knowledge of her mother. Worlds collide on tiny Greek island in musical extravaganza!
June 2, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Folk-inspired lyricism brought to life by master vocalist. Jessica Paige draws on stories of old souls with her own unique brand of songwriting. Paige has appeared at MHK venues Auntie Mae's and Aggie Central Station in recent years.
June 2, 2017, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraw's
From the tradition of great singer-songwriters who inspired him, Jon Wolfe brings fiery energy to the American heartland.
June 6, 2017, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue & Urban Garden
Live music in Aggieville features Adam Capps Band. Select Tuesdays throughout summer, play lawn games, enjoy cold beer or your favorite mixed drink and listen to live music from selection of local performers. Each event will include cash bar. Grab your family, friends and fido for relaxing evening in the Ville.
June 9, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Contestants vie for state championship to receive the Saddlejack Bradrick Award, coveted Governor’s Buckle, discounts and gift certificates from leading western wear stores, plus two tickets to Symphony in the Flint Hills. State winners will be invited to compete in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo (paid entry fees).Two divisions, serious and humorous. Top three winners in each category (each regional contest) advance to the finals in Manhattan at Flint Hills Discovery Center.
June 9, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 11, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre
Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills. Join us Opening Night for delicious dinner catered by Friendship House!
June 9, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Limitless, inspired energy for a night filled with great music in City Park. High energy rock performance from Billy McGuigan.
June 9, 2017, 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat
Texas country band composed of Josh Abbott, Austin Davis, Preston Wait, Edward Villanueva, James Hertless, Caleb Keeter and David Fralin. JAB has released four studio albums including latest, Front Row Seat.
June 10, 2017, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Deer Horn Ranch (Geary County)
2017 Signature Event theme “Chisholm Trail” celebrates 150th anniversary of famous trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in years following Civil War. As in years past, Kansas City Symphony will perform sunset concert. Limited number of Patron Packages available to financially support the organization and have premium concert vantage point.Wide ranging sponsorship opportunities also available (620-273-8955). Tickets for 2017 Symphony available now.
June 13, 2017, 8:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
Magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine brings his first-ever North American tour to McCain Auditorium!
June 16, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 18, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre
Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills.
June 16, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
High-energy bluegrass, five-person Americana band from Boulder, Colo. Bluegrass instrumentation uninhibited by tradition. Mindie Lind, Hearth Music, writes of the 'Splitters: "music for the open road, the open dance floor, and open ears; music of the American West, made for all."
June 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - June 24, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park
22nd Country Stampede has another tremendous lineup headlined by Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion. Performers include Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Maddie and Tae and more. Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan plays host to the biggest 3-day music festival in the Midwest. One hundred-thousand attendance; non-stop entertainment.
June 22, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Coco Bolos
Live music by regional acts from Bolos patio with reduced-price beer specials.
June 23, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 25, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre
June 23, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
"Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now" is the latest album release from Not A Planet. The Deli website magazine music review suggests this KC trio "brings one hundred and ten percent of their energy to every show they play."
June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile of the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.
June 30, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Chesapeake-based, alt-folk/indie band, five brothers and twin sisters ranging in age from 16 to 24 who have played music together almost their entire lives.
July 13, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Coco Bolos
Live music by regional acts from Bolos patio with reduced-price beer specials. Local reggae group Muzzizi is Manhattan favorite.
August 3, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Coco Bolos
September 8, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 10, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Saint Mary's College
Festival consists of sprawling "village" and outdoor performance of one of the Bard's plays. Browse 50 vendor booths before the play begins; bring your own chair or picnic blanket (also rented in seating area) and enjoy some of the greatest theatrical works performed by all-volunteer cast and crew. Tickets may be purchased online or at gate.
September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 17, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Saint Mary's College
May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Design Zone takes visitors behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to accomplish amazing things.
May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM @ CiCo Park
Great Cajun-Creole culture convenes on CiCo Park. Live crawfish boil, alligator-on-stick, gourmet chef demos, Zydeco-gospel-country music, kids zone with inflatable bounce, magic show, storytelling, arts/crafts, games, local vendors and more. Gator man Gabe Giffon and his alligator friends provide information on gator life and Louisiana endangered species. An adventure, you don't want to miss! Portion of ticket sales and event proceeds donated to Salvation Army and The Temple of Peace Church. Three stages for consistent family entertainment: Bayou, Bourbon Street and Lagniappe Stage performances.
June 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Mountain Deer Revival plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase. Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
June 1, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
Cristina expertly instructs how to blind taste Syrah and its Australian twin cousin, Shiraz. Two wines and how they are both the same, yet different. There's more to the story than just names.
June 2, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens
Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres at annual K-State Gardens fundraiser, features music from '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s as attendees are invited to wear vintage attire. Silent auction; valet parking provided.
June 3, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo
An evening to benefit Sunset Zoo, as patrons get to stroll zoo trails and sample varieties of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy live music and even the zoo's usual residents. This popular community fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo.
June 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ K-State Challenge CourseOne block north Claflin Road intersection with N. Manhattan Ave.
K-State Challenge Course turns 10 this summer with open house celebration event. Come and go, participate in any high/low course elements (free). Prize drawing to win free group outing (up to 10 people). Cake/ice cream and Willie Wildcat! 17-and-under need parent/legal guardian-signed release form.
June 6, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan
Fourth annual Taste of Downtown event, Manhattan's community culinary experience that focuses on downtown dining. Offerings from 10 restaurants, one price; spend evening to sample all the best that downtown has to offer. Sponsored by Little Apple Optimist Club and Downtown Manhattan Inc.
June 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan
Create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads group to paint "Summer Lilacs," with goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques, original painting and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice and any appetizers.
June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017, All Day @ Blue Earth Plaza
The Little Apple hosts the fifth Kandango K2r for an all new, four-day, hub-and-spoke ride in the scenic Flint Hills.
June 8, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Tim Strathman Band plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
June 10, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Aggieville
Roam the streets of Manhattan's nighttime entertainment district and enjoy tasty morsels from Aggie eateries. Purchase tickets at Sheer Dynamics Salon and Spa, 1125 Laramie Street. The 'Ville!
June 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Gardens
Visit six residential gardens as well as the Gardens at Kansas State University. Tickets may be purchased from Riley County Extension office or local garden center for 29th annual Garden Tour.
June 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bourbon & Baker
Wine collaboration dinner; B&B culinary team headed by Cadell Bynum, Zach Filbert and Kirsten Spear, team with Andre Hueston Mack of Mouton Noir Wines (Oregon). Wine dinner like none other in Manhattan! Family-style, B&B creations paired with Mouton Noir wines ... fun, relaxed approach to wine dinner.Mack started Mouton Noir wines in 2007 after he'd built successful career as one of country's top Sommeliers; regularly featured in publications such as Food and Wine, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to name a few.
June 17, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center
National amateur baking contest emphasizes role bread plays in healthy and active lifestyle. Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast (Home Baking Association and other contributors) recognize wheat farmers, millers and ingredient companies; NFOB honors amateur bakers during traditional wheat harvests.Barbecue demonstrations and music concerts at Blue Earth Plaza lawn, just outside conference center.
June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
Annual celebration includes new activities and events to appeal to families, all ages and walks of life. This event commemorates the end of slavery in 1865. This marks the second Juneteenth Community Unity Walk to celebrate the life of former committee Chair Donnie Slater.
June 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ River Creek Farms
Feast of the Fields highlights farm fresh foods in the natural setting of a cornfield. This event offers cuisine prepared by accomplished chefs Kelly Loub and Russ Loub from Little Apple Brewery to be served in the middle of a growing cornfield. Feast of the Fields promises great food, fantastic camaraderie, wonderful wine and nature at its ripest. Proceeds from Feast of the Fields are reinvested into educational agritourism programs and to assist local culinary students.
June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Brian Nelson plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan
Evening to paint and drink your favorite beverage and create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Rustic Flag," with goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques, original painting and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice and any appetizers.
June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
Native Portuguese grape varieties are unique, and Harry's experts explain the often confusing terminology (Port dessert wines).
July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as The Wildwoods play in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Red State Blues Band plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
July 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan
Evening to paint and sip favorite beverage as you create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads group to paint "Evening Vino," with goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. You leave with knowledge of art techniques, original painting and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice and any appetizers.
July 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - July 29, 2017 @ Wells Arena, Riley County Fairgrounds
Barrel riding, bull riding, calf roping and whole slew of events at Riley County Fairgrounds.
July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Thirteenth annual observance to celebrate the cowboy as symbol of the American West.Join the celebration of cowboy heritage, love of the land and in particular the Flint Hills region: barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, leather stamping, face painting, buckboard rides and cattle calling. Rodeo queens and rodeo clowns also interact with guests, and mayor's proclamation of Day of the Cowboy at Flint Hills Discovery Center.
August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017, All Day @ Manhattan Town Center
Large display of small trains fills Center Court of the mall for this wonderful, visually stimulating display! A big hit with the kids!
August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Marshall Army Air Field
Day-long music celebration honors First Infantry Division’s 100th anniversary. Full-day schedule features four nationally-known bands: Lit, The Charlie Daniels Band, The All-American Rejects and Eli Young Band.
August 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - September 1, 2017, 9:00 PM @ City Park
The school year and K-State sports seasons start with family and heavy doses of Purple Pride, K-State band, food and loads of family fun right in City Park. Appearances by coaches and players during community-wide pep rally before season-opening football game against Central Arkansas Bears.
September 10, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Family day fun when you gather at the Flint Hills Discovery Center for day-long events.
September 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 24, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Aggieville
Aggiefest celebrates live art and music in Manhattan; local, national and international musicians.
September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
Largest Christian music festival in north-central Kansas with 10-12 music acts.
October 14, 2017, All Day @ K-State campus
Make plans to attend 89th annual K-State Family Day, a very special campus tradition. 2017 marks 89 years to welcome families for activities designed around family, togetherness and pride ... history, tradition and special connection between K-State, students and families. Plus, the Wildcats take on Texas Christian at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
November 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza
Celebrate the season in Manhattan, as the lighting ceremony brings to life the Blue Earth Plaza park area and Downtown Manhattan in festival lighting, with an appearance by the man himself, Santa Claus!
December 31, 2017, 9:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Aggieville
Ring in the New Year in grand style, as Aggieville cuts loose in celebration along Moro Street in Manhattan. Thousands turn out to watch the Apple drop atop Rally House, as it'll be the best place to be to start 2018!