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!


Saturday, November 28, 2015 5:00 PM to Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:00 PM
Location: Jack Kilby Courthouse Square
Free synthetic ice skating on the square Fun for all ages
Saturday, November 28, 2015 5:00 PM to Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:00 PM
Location: City-Wide
The holiday Trail of Lights winds through Great Bend's streets, parks, courthouse square, and residential neighborhoods.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown
Annual holiday parade and activities to follow
Monday, November 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: City Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer, festive crafts, food, music and more at the City Auditorium. A free family event for all ages, Santa will make an appearance, GBHS student organizations are busy planning Santas Workshop partnering with the Great Bend Recreation Commission and local businesses for an evening of fun
Sunday, December 6, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Shafer Gallery - 245 NE 30 Road
All ages can get a dose of the holiday spirit at the holiday reception.Features a free puppet show from Kansas Citys Clement McCrae Puppet Shows, Christmas trees, quilts, and more
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Winter is one of the best times to spot birds of prey hundreds of hawks, falcons, and eagles descend on Cheyenne Bottoms every year. Learn what makes these birds special, how to identify them, and get up close and personal with the KWECs educational birds
Friday, December 11, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: A440 Music
Join in the Fun with a BBQ that features not only the joy of Christmas but also a Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Well take everyday recyclables and turn them into fantastic jewelry components. From beads to pendants, youll learn all kinds of great ways to turn trash into treasures Call 877-243-9268 to register for this FREE workshop
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: City Auditorium
Join your friends for this youth focused day which includes crafts, games, snacks, and other fun organized activities. Pizza and fruit for lunch then off to the Up N Rolling Skate Center Sign up with the Great Bend Rec by Dec. 17th
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Municipal Auditorium
For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit or contact Linda Jerke at 620-793-2748.