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, October 1, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Municipal Auditorium
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present David Burnham showcasing his roles from Broadway musicals including Wicked, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Opening morning of Low Plains Early Zone Duck Season. Stop in after your morning in the marsh for a free breakfast offered to hunters sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital. Displays on waterfowl identification and hunting, and Cheyenne Bottoms Duck Unlimited raffles and silent auction.
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.
Friday, October 21, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the KWEC for a night under the stars. Telescopes and expertise pointing out astronomical features will be provided along with light refreshments. No registration required. FREE event.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
Trick or Treating fun
Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown
Trick or treating downtown
Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Annual Fire Dept. feed
Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:30 PM to Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Community Theatre
Great Bend Community Theatres production, Mom's Gift, a comedy by Phil Olson.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown
Get in the holiday spirit with the Mayors Tree Lighting
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