Sunflower Summer

Sunflower Summer is a program of Kansas Tourism for Kansas residents May 25 - August 11, 2024.

This is a great way to explore our state with free admission to various museums, zoos, historical attractions, and nature centers. Have even more fun by participating in the Manhattan Passport for prizes!

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Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is a magical display of lights in the Blue Earth Plaza that is on display from the Friday after Thanksgiving through the New Year. The Blue Earth Plaza is turned into a magical holiday lights display, with a tree in the middle. Watch as the holiday lights dance to the holiday jingles played throughout the plaza. Check the calendar for holiday events happening at the Festival of Lights. 

The Festival of Lights is brought to you by Whoville, Inc. a group of local Manhattan business owners and community leaders who love to give back.