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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Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Educations Center
Its easy to miss the fascinating things going on right under our feet so come on out to the KWEC and enjoy a fun morning of taking a closer look at these small worlds. We promise, there will be no singing From the busy world under the KWEC pollinator garden, to the tiny interactions on our nature trail, enjoy refreshments while you learn about the smallest residents of Cheyenne Bottoms.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
Wine in the Wild
Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
From making milkweed seed bombs to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during this free event. In addition to old favorites monarch tagging, insect zoo, crafts and door prizes kids and adults can try their hand at silk spinning, using actual silk moth cocoons, a process that is thousands of years old.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
Motocross action
Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Educations Center
If you love fiber, have we got a workshop for you Knitters, crocheters, spinners, quilters, anyone who works with yarn or fabric will go home with a new appreciation for natures resources. Learn what plants in our area have hidden secrets, the process of going from plant to dye, and techniques to make sure your hand dyed creations last. No previous dyeing experience necessary
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
Step back in time.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
For the fourth year, hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center after their hunt from 8 to 11am for free breakfast, coffee, and juice. Biscuits and gravy will be served
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
Auction: Classics, Muscle Cars, Antiques, HOt Rods, Motorcycles, and AutomobiliaPetroliana Collectibles
Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Veteran's Memorial Park
The Barton County Young Professionals group would like to invite the public to participate in the 2nd Annual YP5K and Half Marathon (YP5Kon social media) taking place Saturday, October 15th in Great Bend. The races will start and finish in the northeast corner of Veterans Memorial Park, and both will utilize a professionally chipped timing system provided by Oz Endurance. Participants can elect to run or walk the 5k course or take on the more challenging half marathon course.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
Trick or Treating fun
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