We Kansans are humble people, and sometimes it's hard for us to toot our own horn. But on Kansas Day, it's time to shout our love for our beautiful state from the rooftops! We would love to have you celebrate with us on social media, but if you're also itching to get out of the house, there are great parties for our beloved Kansas happening all over the state!
Ladybird BrewingBack to Top of List
- Special Kansas Day Beer Release
- Kansas Appreciation Bike Ride organized by Walnut Valley Outpost. The ride will depart from the brewery at 12:30 pm
- Register here to get updates on that: https://www.bikereg.com/kansas-day-ride#Register
- Kansas/Winfield Made products shared by Werner Creek Farm
- AND Kansas-y foods: featuring Chili, Cinnamon Rolls, and Pickles
Weather permitting, Ladybird Brewing will try to keep the majority of these festivities outside in that sweet Kansas air on the patio.
Dole InstituteBack to Top of List
Celebrate Kansas Day all week long at the Dole Institute! Join us during Museum hours Wednesday, January 26 through Wednesday, February 2 – with special emphasis on Saturday, January 29 – to explore Kansas-themed items at Discover with Dole!
Make your own special Kansas postcard using historical examples from the Dole Archives and explore the state seal. On January, 29 come visit our “Field of Sunflowers” installation and observe Kansas items with a behind-the-scenes look at the Dole Archives.
Kauffman MuseumBack to Top of List
The Kauffman Museum will be abuzz on Saturday, January 29th.
Food in the Museum Parking Lot, 11:30-4:30
Hot chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon rolls
• Ken N Barbie'z Rollin Diner
In the Museum auditorium
- 1:00 Gordon Parks: Renaissance Man, Kirk Sharp, Director, Gordon Parks Museum
- 2:00 Meet Blackbear Bosin: The Man Behind the Keeper, Erin Raux, Director Mid-American All-Indian Center
- 3:00 William Allen White: A Kansas Wonder, Bev Buller, Author and Librarian retired USD 373
Indoor Activities and Crafts
- Craft a Car like Chrysler | Takeoff with Amelia | Laura's Rag Doll | Famous Kansans Cozy Book Corner | Parks Fashion Photos | Find the Famous Kansans
- Book Signing
- Roxie Yonkey, 100 Things To Do in Kansas Before You Die
- Bev Buller, From Emporia: William Allen White
- Gretchen Eick, They Met at Wounded Knee, Finding Duncan, Dissent in Wichita
- Chuck Regier, No Recipe, No Problem
- Warren Ashworth and Susan Kand, We, the House
- Black Bear Bosin book (signed copies)
Outdoor Activities, Crafts and Demonstrations
- Buffalo Chip Tic Tac Toe
- Prairie Dog Corn Hole
- Native American Teepee
- Blacksmith Bill Moffet
- Rope Making
- Corn Grinding
- Popcorn Popping
- Vintage Washing Machines
- Hay Rack Rides
- Old-fashioned Schoolyard Games
- Nothing but Naismith
- Farmhouse open and heated
- George's Peanut Butter
- Bird Feeders
SenecaBack to Top of List
To celebrate Kansas Day, the Seneca Area Chamber is putting out a Bingo Card full of activities and trivia questions. But that's not all... If you complete the card it will be entered into drawings for great prizes! The Bingo Cards are available online and for pick up in local stores Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, completed cards must be turned into the Chamber Office or a participating store by Monday, January 31!
Onaga Historical SocietyBack to Top of List
Are you a crafter? If so, you'll love the Onaga Historical Society event, "Quilt Turning: A Kansas Day Heritage Celebration." The event will be on January 29, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:30 with doors opening at 1:00 at the Onaga Community Center.
Smoky Hill MuseumBack to Top of List
The Smoky Hill Museum plans to offer a FREE public celebration with fun for the whole family. You can enjoy learning how to make butter or shell corn. Plus, there will be make and take crafts, delicious refreshments, and more! Entrance to the Museum will by reservation only during this time.
Please sign up for your reservation now. Admission is free, but for health and safety reasons, we are spreading out the admission for this very popular event. The Museum Store will remain open to all visitors and no ticket will be required to visit just the Store.
Burlingame Schuyler MuseumBack to Top of List
The Burlingame Schuyler Museum will be hosting the local K-5 students on January 28, 2022, public, home school groups are also invited to attend. The museum personnel will be dressed in period dress doing old-timey activities for any and all to participate in. Times are 9 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3 pm.
Watkins MuseumBack to Top of List
Kiddos rejoice! The Watkins Museum in Lawrence will be hosting scavenger hunts to help young ones explore the museum and learn more about Kansas. When you've solved all of the clues, you can wind down with Kansas Day coloring sheets to help you leave a mark on our Sunflower State.
Exploration PlaceBack to Top of List
Exploration Place is launching a new Kickstarter campaign to fund, "Kansas: An Immersive Flyover of America's Heartland," a documentary that will be a love letter to the natural wonder of our state. The film, shot entirely from a drone, is on track to debut in Summer 2022 and will be available in their Dome theater (the largest movie screen in Kansas).
Johnson County MuseumBack to Top of List
Head to the Johnson County Museum for the education, stay for the discounts! On January 29th, the Museum Store is offering 10% all products, and an even bigger 20% for Museum Members.
Acorns ResortBack to Top of List
Get fed and rest your head at the Acorns Resort this Saturday! The Cove restaurant on the property will be offering an appetizer & sandwich deal for $18.61. Be sure to make a reservation at the resort, as well, for a discount of 18.61%!
Fort ScottBack to Top of List
Multiple shops in Fort Scott's downtown shopping district are offering a 10% discount for wearing Kansas or sunflower-themed apparel and are offering special items for a well-themed $18.61.
Holy-Field Vineyard and WineryBack to Top of List
Our great state turns 161 years old. Join us for Birthday Cake and live music from Doc Hoc All In One Band. Doc is a one-man band performing bass drum with his right foot, snare drum with his left along with guitar and vocals! And he has promised a "Home on the Range" singalong. Free Event. All ages welcomed. Seating is first come first serve.