Calendar of Events

From sporting events to live plays, art exhibits to nature experiences, there is always something to see and do here! Mark your calendars with all the fun happening in Great Bend!

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Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00 PM to Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 PM
Location: SRCA Dragstrip
Rocky Mountain Race Week ends
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
Celebrate Independence Day with the fireworks display. Viewers can watch the show from their vehicles or stretch out a blanket or lawn chair. Show will begin between 9:45-10 pm. For more info visit us on our Facebook page at Explore Great Bend or call 620-793-4111.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
ATV Races, Commercial Booths, Carnival, Antique Tractor Pull, Kids Day at the Fair, Musical Entertainment, 4-H and Open Exhibits and so much more. Check out the Schedule of Events for a full listing at www.bartoncountyfair.com.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Jack Kilby Square
Showing "Zootopia." Bring your blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and a drink provided by the City of Great Bend and Waters True Value.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Stores will be SLASHING prices to get rid of Summer Stock, so get out and Explore Great Bend to get the most Sizzling Deals. Shop Local and Save Store hours may vary. For more information or a list of participating stores visit our Facebook page at Explore Great Bend.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
Cycling, Craft Beer, and Charitable giving, a first of its kind event for Central Kansas Bike Brew Q is a Cycling Event, Brew Expo, and Barbeque Truck amalgamation. Where else can you Cycle 62 miles, recover with BBQ and wash it down with the best craft brew around? Only at Bike Brew Q.
Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Jack Kilby Square
Showing "Toy Story." Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and a drink provided by the City of Great Bend and Waters True Value.
Friday, August 3, 2018 7:00 PM to Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:00 PM
Location: SRCA Dragstrip
3rd Test and Tune 4th NHRA Summit Points Race 6
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Stores want to pay your tax sales for your back to school shopping. Store hours may vary. For more information or a list of participating stores visit our Facebook page at Explore Great Bend.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Veteran's Memorial Park
The last big party before school starts. Come to Vets Park and share it with your family and friends. Events include Obstacle Mud Run, WetDry Parade, Mud Volleyball, Inflatable Fun Zone, Car Show, Dog Park Fun, Concert, Fireworks over the lake and so much more. For more info visit us on Facebook at Explore Great Bend.
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