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Find Family Fun at Wichita’s Riverfest!

River festival offers nine days of Kansas entertainmentFor more than 40 years, Wichita’s Riverfest has kept crowds coming back for an annual event featuring live music, fireworks, food, games and many other family-friendly activities  

Posted on June 6, 2011 9:16AM by Becky Blake

Join Kansas’ “Faces & Places Tour!”

This summer we’re kicking off the great Kansas “Faces & Places” tour – your chance to help promote Kansas tourism through social media and learn more about our state’s events and attractions.

Posted on May 23, 2011 5:07PM by Becky Blake

Celebrate Beef in Garden City!

Photo credit: Beef Empire P.R.C.A. Rodeo Breakfast, lunch and dinner. What to eat? If you have beef in mind at mealtime, Garden City’s Beef Empire Days in June will be a bonanza for you. There, you’ll find plenty of banquets, beef-tasting bouts and all-you-can-eat steak cookouts. Hold onto your cowboy hat as the food-centered celebration hosts everything from cattle-health competitions and carnival rides to rodeos and roundups.

Posted on May 2, 2011 4:30PM by Becky Blake

Prairie Fire Festival Honors Dramatic Flint Hills Tradition

The Prairie Fire Festival in Cottonwood Falls celebrates the annual range-management practice of burning the tallgrass prairie to promote new growth. Indigenous Native Americans noticed that bison liked to graze on the freshly burned grasses and shared the concept with European settlers, who went on to develop exceptional cattle-grazing territory.The festival marks this Flint Hills tradition with a weeklong schedule of talks on everything from “The Kaw Dwellings in Morris County, Kan.” to “Mammals of the Tallgrass Prairie” and performances by historians and bluegrass groups.

Posted on April 4, 2011 10:25AM by Becky Blake

Kansas Events: Aggieville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate all things Irish at the 33rd Annual Aggieville St. Patrick’s Parade and Road Races in Manhattan. This year’s “ShamROCK!” event starts with a special breakfast, followed by a 2-mile fun run/walk, 10K road race and afternoon parade. Also enjoy door prizes, noon-time barbecue in Triangle Park, and dinner and drinks in Aggieville’s restaurants and pubs.

Posted on February 28, 2011 4:13PM by Becky Blake


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