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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Monday, July 4, 2016 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
The show will begin as soon as it is dark enough (around 9:30 or 10 p.m.). Spectators are asked to park at the Expo Grounds to watch the display. Volunteers will be on site to direct spectators to the appropriate parking areas. Viewers can watch their show from their vehicles or stretch out on a blanket or in lawn chairs.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 AM to Saturday, July 9, 2016 11:00 PM
Location: Great Bend Expo Complex
The Barton County Fair offers visitors the chance to experience 4-H & Open Exhibits from local contestants, a family Carnival, tasty treats, food vendors, musical entertainment, car show, ATV races and much more.
Friday, July 22, 2016 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Retail
Stores around town are slashing their prices, don't miss the sizzling hot deals
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
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 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
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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