Spring Music Festival @ Manhattan Town Center
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – May 14 @ 2:30 pm
St. Xavier Alumni Game presented by The Pampered Pet @ St. Xavier Catholic School
Dec 17 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
The Pampered Pet presents the St. Xavier High School Alumni Game!
December 20, 2014 7:00 PM

Help them to raise $50,000 by March 1st to keep the school open!

  • Chili Feed at 6:00 PM
  • Former coaches, priests, & players will be there
  • Auction and raffles during the game
  • Game starts at 7:30 PM
Flint Hills Bridal Show @ Four Points By Sheraton
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Flint Hills Bridal Show is August 23rd from 12-4pm at the Four Points By Sheraton in Manhattan!
Admission is free! Save time by pre-registering at
Come meet with wedding professionals, enjoy taste testing, specials and prizes!


From the Land of Kansas Tailgate Contest @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Sep 5 all-day

Kansas’ agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, invites tailgaters to participate in the second annual From the Land of Kansas Tailgate Contest.  The contest presented by Manhattan HyVee, will be held on Saturday, September 5th, prior to the Kansas State University vs. South Dakota football game.  Tailgate contest participants are challenged to create dishes featuring Kansas ingredients.  Winners will not only be named champion, but will also receive From the Land of Kansas memorabilia and a gift card from Manhattan HyVee.  For more information, visit

Control Tower Tour @ Tuttle Creek Lake
Sep 5 @ 1:30 pm

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend a Control Tower Tour on Saturday, September 5th, at 1:30 pm.  The tour is open to U S Citizens and attendees must sign up at the Corps of Engineers Project office before the day of the tour.  There are only 20 spots available, so sign up today.  Steve Prockish and Jordan McGuinn, Park Rangers at Tuttle Creek Lake, will conduct the program.  Attendees will learn about the history of the dam and how the tower operates.  Please be advised that backpacks and purses are not allowed on the tower.  Photographs are not permitted in the tower, so please leave cameras and cell phones in vehicles.  Tour parking will be in the lot on the west end of the dam.  For further information on this program, please contact the Corps of Engineers Office, at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd or call 785-539-8511.

Grandparents; & Enrichment Day @ Sunset Zoo
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Grandparents’ & Enrichment Day will be held at the Zoo on Sunday, September 6th from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Grandparents admitted free this day with a paid child’s admission.  Plus, tour the animal exhibits to see firsthand how keepers use enrichment to ensure our animal collection stays active and healthy.

Konza Reptile Expo @ Four Seasons by Sheraton
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Eight Annual Konza Reptile Breeders Expo will be held on Sunday, September 6th, in the Regency Ballroom of the Four Seasons by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  On display will be an assortment of live geckos, lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, tarantulas, scorpions and more.  The Expo offers a day of education and entertainment for the whole family.  For more information, visit, or call Karnowski at 785-317-3533.

Wonder Workshop Early Release @ Wonder Workshop
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wonder Workshop presents: Discovery Day for Early Release at the museum for students who are currently in 1st to 6th grades from 1:30 – 5:30 pm.  They will pick up from the area schools.  Fun in the afternoon will include creating art, hiking and exploring the exhibits.  To sign up for this Early Release, school day of learning & fun contact them at 785-776-1234 or or

Coffee and Conversation @ Methodist Church
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

There will be a Coffee and Conversation with Local Elected Officials on Saturday, September 12th from 9:30 (coffee) to 11:30 am at the College Avenue United Methodist Church New Community Room.  This will be an opportunity to talk to our local school board members, mayor, city commissioners and county commissioners….the individuals who guide our community.  The format will be a round-robin.  The meeting is free and open to the public.

Color Run @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Sep 12 @ 9:00 pm

The Color Run Manhattan takes place at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, September 12th, with runners being released on the course in waves between 9:00 am and 9:45 am.  Each participant gets a 2-15 Shine participant kit, including a designer T-shirt, shimmer tri-color headband, finisher medal, Shine and color packs, and gold foil tattoo.  Additional ticketing fees apply upon registraion.