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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    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).

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  2. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  3. Eisenhower and the Great War

    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.

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  4. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017, All Day @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  5. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    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.

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  6. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    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!

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Community Events

  1. Downtown Farmer's Market

    May 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot

    Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.

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  2. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit

    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.

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  3. Canvas & Cork: Colorful Floral

    May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic artist.

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  4. Silent Book Club

    May 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Suggested for adults 18-up; instead of reading an assigned book, the creator of this national book club decided everyone should bring their own current favorite to hang out together. Manhattan is the first town in the Midwest to participate! Join friends from Manhattan Public Library for night of laughs.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds

    May 25, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    KC band returns to Mae's basement with select brand of bluesy roots rock.

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  2. Off the Green Outdoor Music Series

    May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Colbert Hills

    Colbert Hills introduces a summer music mix for Friday nights, continuing with Chappie and Dr. Wayne Goins! Full lineup of musicians upcoming. Don't forget lawn chairs!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 3A Kansas baseball/softball tournaments

    May 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium (baseball)
    Twin Oaks Softball Complex

    Kansas State High School Activities Association hosts 2017 Class 3A state softball (Anneberg/Twin Oaks) and baseball (Tointon Family Stadium) tournaments.

    Thursday first-round softball: Field A, Central Heights vs. Riverton, 5 p.m.; Field B, Thomas More-Marian vs. Rossville, 5 p.m.; Field A, Perry-Lecompton vs. SE Saline, 7 p.m., Field B, Marysville vs. Cheney, 7 p.m.
    Thursday first-round baseball: Thomas More-Marian vs. Marion/Lost Springs-Centre, 11 a.m.; Cherokee Southeast vs. Eskridge-Mission Valley, 1:15 p.m.; Galena vs. Wichita Independent, 3:30 p.m.; Oskaloosa vs. Silver Lake, 5:45 p.m.

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Special Events

  1. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit Opening

    May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Design Zone takes visitors behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to accomplish amazing things.

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  2. Bayou GatorCraw Fest 2017

    May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM @ CiCo Park

    Great Cajun-Creole culture convenes on CiCo Park. Live crawfish boil, alligator-on-stick, gourmet chef demos, Zydeco-gospel-country music, kids zone with inflatable bounce, magic show, storytelling, arts/crafts, games, local vendors and more. Gator man Gabe Giffon and his alligator friends provide information on gator life and Louisiana endangered species. An adventure, you don't want to miss!

    Portion of ticket sales and event proceeds donated to Salvation Army and The Temple of Peace Church. Three stages for consistent family entertainment: Bayou, Bourbon Street and Lagniappe Stage performances.

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