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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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00 PM to Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Two day birding festival with guided fieldtrips, workshops, presentations, and meals. Most events held at BestWestern Angus Inn, Great Bend. $150 registration. Schedule of events and registration available at
Friday, April 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Events Center
Catholic Charities presents the 16th Annual Wine Tasting Event-- Wine Tasting, hors d' oeuvres, live entertainment, and live and silent auction will keep you entertained. Admission is $50 per person, or $350 for a table of eight
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Veteran's Memorial Park
The Relay for Life teams from Heartland Cancer Center and Great Bend Regional Hospital are working together to organize a 5K RunWalk to benefit Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Jack Kilby Square
Begin with the parade at 11am and continue the fun at Jack Kilby Square for Queen crowning, Golden Belt Community Foundation Scholarships, food vendors, dancing, singing, raffle prizes, piatas and so much more
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 PM to Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:00 PM
Location: Jack Kilby Square
Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market is a downtown open-air evening market in Jack Kilby Square around the Barton County Courthouse on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Participating Retail Stores
Art Walk and Wine with local creatives. No tickets are needed for this event. Each business will feature the works of an area artist. Shoppers are invited to visit each business, view the art, and try the free wine and food samples Silent auction for the event will close at 7pm.
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00 PM to Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00 PM
Location: SRCA Dragstrip
Friday 12th Test and Tune Time: Saturday 13th NHRA Summit Points Race 2
Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Memorial Stadium
Class of 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Brit Spaugh Park
The 2017 Make a Movement will take place Saturday at Brit Spaugh Park. It is a fundraiser for the Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children, a program of the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Program conducted in partnership with Central Kansas Photography Club. Seminartopic will be Fine Art Landscape Photography. Registration is $49. Lunch is provided. Registration form at
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