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, July 23, 2016 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Downtown
Stores around town are slashing their prices, don't miss out on the sizzling hot deals
Saturday, July 30, 2016 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 This event is in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Friday, August 12, 2016 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Educations Center
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting its fourth annual viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Friday, August 12th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stargazing.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park
Fun for all ages.
The Annual Party in the Park is back, with the Tuff Enuff Obstacle Race, OozeFest Mud Volleyball, Fun in the Dog Park, Kids Zone, Vendors, Twinkies (not Oreos this year) Eating Contest, Car Show, Concert & Fireworks!!!!
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.
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