October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum
Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).
March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.
April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery
K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.
April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!
June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.
June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World”.
June 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery
Exhibit organized by National Archives and Records Administration; traveled by National Archives Traveling Exhibits; presented in part by Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Kansas Masons. Featured images a small fraction of those taken by thousands of military photographers who were stationed in Vietnam and covered every aspect of the conflict.
May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.
June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile on the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.
July 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Special July 4 performance by Manhattan Municipal Band. Under the lead of K-State director of bands Frank Tracz, summer concerts held weekly in City Park.
July 4, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music get toddlers moving and learning (suggested 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.
July 4, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
July 4, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
July 4, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Hosted by the K-State Chess Club. An evening of chess for all ages.
July 4, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Heritage Park
Celebrate freedom in Junction City, where the Freedom Run has been staged for 40 years! 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and 1-mile fun run. Medals for all 10K/5K finishers.
June 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - July 4, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park
Largest free Independence Day festival in the state with crafters, carnival, car show, food vendors, fireworks extravaganza and parade. Music plays a big role in the celebration, as more than 15 bands will play two stages in Heritage Park. Quiet Riot is the feature attraction at 9 p.m. July 1. 1st Infantry Band performance will accompany the fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 from the main stage.
July 4, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Wamego Recreation Complex
Biggest and best fireworks show in Kansas staged in Wamego! Events start mid-day with car show, carnival, antique engine, truck and tractor show, ice cream social and live music. Full weekend affair in Wamego.