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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  2. Summer Idyll: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    June 12, 2018 - August 4, 2018 @ Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the recent acquisition of A Place for Eagles to Fly by Jean Van Harlingen, this exhibition features abstract landscapes from the permanent collection, displayed to encourage travel to idyllic places through the imagination.

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  3. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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Community Events

  1. Riley County Fair

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - July 30, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds, CiCo Park

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 26 in CiCo Park. The 43rd anniversary of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 26-28, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items at Riley County Fair.

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  2. Tallgrass Firkin Friday

    July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Time for another one-of-a-kind beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co., as Mae's taps into a new firkin of Tallgrass brew every month. Just $3/pint, $2/shorty until keg runs out!

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  3. Annual Iris Sale

    July 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens

    Hundreds of locally grown varieties (many award winners) of beautiful iris to choose from. The sale is sponsored by the Flint Hills Iris Society.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Juvenile Officers Assn. Annual Conference

    July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Attendees hear from John More, Brian Murphy and Larry Thompson on topics to include response law, resiliency and responsibility.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music Series featuring Duo Du Jour Band

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Duo Du Jour plays Classic Rock music. Wine Wednesday drink specials.

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  2. Concert on the patio with The Wildwoods

    July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Acoustic music group from Lincoln, Neb., has special touch when it comes to entertaining Manhattan music lovers. The Wildwoods' music is rich in love, happiness and passion. Inspiration for the soul in the special setting of Liquid Art Winery in the lovely Flint Hills of northeast Kansas. Entertainment hosted outdoors with limited patio seating; lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

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  3. Landshark Music Series: Dr. Goins & the Bolos All-Stars

    July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music and watch Manhattan's rollicking blues standard Dr. Wayne Goins and the Bolos All-Stars. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  4. Live Music Series featuring Betty the Astronaut

    July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Betty is back and ready for fun. Come by to see this local band! Tallgrass Brewery drink specials available.

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  5. Santiago Brothers w/ Tyler Gregory

    July 26, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Area's best roots and blues band returns to the basement of Auntie Mae's Parlor. And this time they're bringing very special guest Tyler Gregory along to open the show.

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  6. Arts in the Park concert: James Hill and Anne Janelle

    July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Award-winning, “utterly world-class” singer-songwriter-ukulele-cello duo who first united a decade ago. Arts in the Park is part of the weekly summer concert series. Live music every Friday throughout summer in City Park, with variety of musical genres including country, folk, Americana, rock, alt rock, soul and funk.

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  7. Jon Wolfe in concert

    July 27, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Country musician Jon Wolfe in concert with Blacktop Road.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Riley County Fair Parade

    July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center (start)

    Riley County Fair parade initiates five days of activities at the county fairgrounds at CiCo Park in Manhattan. The traditional parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center and proceeds down Poyntz Avenue into City Park. Enjoy the 2018 fair!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Colbert Hills Summer Sizzler

    July 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    4-person scramble at one of the best-designed courses in all of the Midwest. Play your next round at Colbert Hills

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. National Wine and Cheese Day

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    On National Wine and Cheese Day, Harry’s celebrates the ultimate pairing: wine and cheese (this class may be cheesy, but it'll make you feel grate). The pairing of wines and cheeses has a long tradition of regionalization. Across wine producing cultures, each will have traditional approaches to pairing their local wines and cheeses. Join the discussion of these pairings from across the globe.

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  3. Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - July 28, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Wells Arena, CiCo Park

    Opening-night picnic part of the observation and salute to the military. Bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding are just part of the competitions during this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event. Enjoy the competition of pro rodeo cowboys in an open-air arena at the Riley County Fair.

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  4. National Day of the Cowboy

    July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Indoor and outdoor activities embrace the Wild West as visitors get chance to brush up on "cowboy" skills. Live entertainers plus reenactors; ticket holders also receive admission to Be The Dinosaur. Wagon rides, calf roping, cow chip toss and cattle herding among the day's activities.

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  5. Liquid Art Winery Birthday Bash

    July 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery

    To celebrate Liquid Art Winery's second year open in the grand Flint Hills, the Estate throws a birthday bash! This all-day event continues until 10 p.m.

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  6. Expedition: Gin

    July 31, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ 324 Speakeasy

    Taste different styles of gin with a lineup that includes Genever, Old Tom, London Dry, International and American style gin. A gin cocktail will conclude the evening. Adam Clary, craft spirits expert from Standard Beverage, will direct the history and tasting.

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