Seasonal Events

There are definitely four seasons in Kansas, and Great Bend celebrates each of them with special events and community traditions.


There is always something going on in Great Bend, no matter the time of year. During this beautiful season you can enjoy Shafer's beautiful gallery, get crafty with the KWEC, get spooky at the zoo boo, and so much more. Enjoy the magic of the autumn, pre-holiday season in Great Bend. 

 Crossing the Line - Art Exhibit
 September 29 - October 29 (Reception: October 5, 1-3pm)
 Shafer Art Gallery
 Marvel in the wondrous works of noted local artists, Robert Joy and Michael  Whelan. Call 620- 786-1165 for additional information.

 Jungle Jack Hanna
 October 16, 4-9pm
 Barton Community College
 The zoological society will host the well-known director of the Columbus  Zoo. Join Jack Hanna for presentations, questions, and more.
 Call 620-793-4226 for additional information.

 Colors of Nature
 October 19, 2-4pm
 Kansas Wetlands Education Center
 Spinners, quilters, knitters - if you love fiber, this is the workshop for you!
 All participants will  take home their own creations. For questions and  registration, call 877-243-9268.

 Zoo Boo and Halloween Parade

 October 25, 6-8pm
 Brit Spaugh Zoo and Raptor Center
 Indulge in some early trick or treating down Main Street and through the  zoo. For more information call 620-793-4226.