Oh Manhattan! Stampede among events aplenty

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Manhappenin' the place for big celebrations


Manhattan is home to huge celebrations that stir passions of the community and attract nationwide visitors. While here, visitors should take advantage of amazing dining options unique to our Gateway to the Flint Hills, and array of exciting city-wide attractions.

In its third decade, Kicker Country Stampede music festival has entertained millions of fans at Tuttle Creek State Park. The names? Music legends: 

  • Tim McGraw
  • Alan Jackson
  • Reba McEntire
  • Clint Black
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Keith Urban
  • Dierks Bentley
  • LeAnn Rimes
Plus, much more. Sunset Zoo annual Wine in the Wild and Brew at the Zoo fundraisers have become annual favorites. Flint Hills Discovery Center hosts Flint Hills Festival each spring to celebrate the region's dynamic geographic offerings.

Manhattan Festival of Lights draws thousands to Blue Earth Plaza for the night-after-Thanksgiving tree lighting, and Little Apple New Year festivities draw thousands more to Aggieville Entertainment District, Also, Purple Power Play gets Wildcat followers fired up for the upcoming school year.

No matter the season, there is something exciting happenin' in Manhappenin'. We look forward to seeing you in The Little Apple® on your next visit!