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Art Exhibits

  1. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  2. Rural / Urban Invitational

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - February 3, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Five rural and five urban artists exhibit their work. Feb. 3 closing reception, with 2 p.m. artist conversation.

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  3. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. First Day Hike at Tuttle Creek State Park

    January 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Hike on the first day of the new year from Tuttle Creek State Park office. Dress for cold weather conditions as the hike stays within the River Pond area.

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  2. New Year's Day Fun Run

    January 1, 2019, 10:30 AM @ Body First Wellness and Recreation Center

    Join the 14th Annual New Year's Day free run and celebrate the New Year by exercising your mind and body with fun runs of 1, 2 and 3 miles. Pasta feed and open gym to follow. RSVP or call Bruce Ramundo 785-776-1423 by Dec 31. Ice, snow and cold are only minor inconveniences. No cancelation.

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Special Events

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 1, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the best time of year; Blue Earth Plaza and all of Downtown Manhattan remain awash in holiday splendor during the monthlong Festival of Lights! Snap family pics then head over to Manhattan Town Center for your Santa visit. Grab dinner at any of our collection of outstanding restaurants in downtown, Aggieville and Westloop area. We hope to see you multiple times around MHK during the holiday season!

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  2. New Year's 2019: Welcome New Year at MAC

    December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Gather your crew, embark on holiday cruise and bid “Bon Voyage” to 2018! Boarding begins at 8 with libations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dance the night away, welcome in new destinations of 2019 with surprises and champagne toast! Cruise Director: Evan Tuttle! The Library Discount Liquor and The Trust Company are Platinum Sponsors for Welcome New Year at MAC.

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  3. New Year's Eve Party at The Wareham

    December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 1:30 AM @ Wareham Opera House

    Mikey Needleman Band will blow you away with song selection, execution and electricity! Cash bar available and midnight champagne toast included.

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  4. New Year's 2019: Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2018, 10:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Aggieville Entertainment District

    Region's biggest and finest celebration to welcome 2019 will be in Aggieville USA! Join your friends in restaurants around the district for early-evening dining, then flood the streets with thousands of revelers to watch the apple drop and count down final moments of 2018. Make this new year's very special as the Gateway to the Flint Hills marvels with sparkling festivities and fireworks to introduce the first minutes of '19 in Manhappiness!

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  5. Bison: The Great American Icon

    January 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at Flint Hills Discovery Center. North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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