Calendar of Events

Regardless of the time of year, there is always something going on in Great Bend! Visitors will enjoy a calendar full of festivals, fairs, and community celebrations. You will be delighted with the plethora of family-fun events Great Bend has to offer.

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 PM to Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 PM
Location: SRCA Dragstrip
26th - Test & Tune 27th - NHRA Summit Points Race 10
Saturday, October 27, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
Bring the whole family for some safe trick-or-treating fun. No admittance fee.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
See new fall or holiday products and services. Take this opportunity to see what features and products our stores have this holiday season for you and your gifting needs. Store hours may vary.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Join the retail fun of finding excellent gifts and Growing Great Bend.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Find the hidden turkeys in participating businesses and get a special discount. This is a great activity for the whole family.
Friday, November 23, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Doorbuster deals, great specials, wonderful bargains. Shop early, later or all day but be sure to get some of the best savings of the year form local businesses. Store hours may vary.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Taste each participating business' cookie and vote for your favorite one and register to win great prizes.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Main Street & Jack Kilby Square
The parade begins at 5:30pm followed by living nativity portraits. See Santas Around the World, visit Santa, enjoy Free Ice Skating, horse wagon rides, train rides, free hot dogs and funnel cakes.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:30 PM to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:00 PM
Location: All throughout Town
The animated lights wind through the community starting at Brit Spaugh Park then to Veterans Memorial Park for the Twelve Days of Christmas. See the Christmas Nativity at K-96 & 10th Street, head South to the Historical Village Lights Display and back to Jack Kilby Square to see downtown, the beautiful Mayor's Tree and the North Side display on the Square set to lights. Display available Nov. 24th - Jan. 1st. For more info or to pick up a Holiday Guide with a map, call 620-793-4111.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Shop Local, Spend Local, Grow Great Bend. Don't forget to reward yourself as you shop local this month. We want to give you some money back for supporting. Be sure to take part in the fun. Store hours may vary.