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Aug 24

7 Fun Things to Do In Manhattan During Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 24, 2020 at 1:33 PM by Tarra Rotstein

Labor Day weekend is around the corner. Take a weekend and get-away to Manhattan. There are plenty of activities to do all weekend long! Find fun events, exciting attractions and more in Manhattan. 

1. 6th Annual Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon  

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Get your running shoes ready and stretch those legs for the 6th Annual Bill Snyder Highway Half Marathon & 5K. On Monday, September 7 the race will start on Coach Bill Snyder Highway and loop through downtown Manhattan to finish at 3rd & Poyntz. The 5K race will start and finish in the downtown Manhattan area learn more. 

2. Casey Donahew at Britts's Farm
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Don't miss Casey Donahew presented by The Hat at Britt's Farm Friday, September 5. This seated bring your own lawn chair show will be for those 18 . Have a fun time with your friends singing Country Song, Casey's #1 song. Get your tickets online at

3. Bike the Linear Trail
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Go for an 8.5 mile bike ride through Manhattan on the scenic Linear Trail. The trail surfaces range from crushed limestone to concrete sidewalks and crosses a couple of roads. Be sure to bring water for your adventure. Find more information on the trail here. 

4. Head out to Tuttle Creek Lake
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Find classic Labor Day fun at Tuttle Creek Lake such as; fishing, boating, hiking, paddling and other water activities. Tuttle River Pond offers beachside swimming. Tuttle Creek Lake is less than 20 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Learn more about Tuttle Creek Lake here.

5. Flint Hills Discovery Center
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This is your last chance to visit the American Adventure Exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. At this exhibit you will be transported to 1607 when settlers landed on the shores of America. Enjoy the first floor exhibit and learn all about the Tallgrass Prairies. Find their hours online.

6. Liquid Art Winery
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Sit back and relax as you sip wine on the patio of Liquid Art Winery as the sun sets. This vineyard lets you take in the beautiful Flint Hills while you drink their delicious variety of wines. Don't miss out on their craft ciders, artisans pizzas and smoked cheese Charcuterie boards. Find their menu online. 

7. Evening in Downtown Manhattan 
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Enjoy a family evening in Downtown Manhattan. Find flavorful dining options like Tallgrass Taphouse, find your next bike at MHK Pathfinder or even explore the arts at SNW Gallery & Custom Frames. Experience the art along 3rd Street. There are a total of 9 sculptures. Don't miss the Storywalk beginning at the Public Library with the story of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean begins. 

Engage in a fun Labor Day weekend away in Manhattan. Find fun activities like biking the Linear Trail or spend a day on the water at Tuttle Creek Lake. What is your favorite way to spend Labor Day Weekend?


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