There are plenty of festivals in Kansas to enjoy. One might think that Kansas is a fly-over state, but let’s discover the Kansas festivals together. Give TravelKatz a call when you want to experience these wonderful place and events 352-277-7300!
Tumbleweed Music Festival: America’s Real Country Music & Camping Festival. The best country music experience in this Great Nation!! 3 nights & 2 days of country perfection ~ Tumbleweed has earned accolades from critics and more importantly, love from fans nationwide for delivering a unique music festival experience unlike any other available in the United States today. Tumbleweed isn’t your standard music festival. Tumbleweed mixes incredibly fun country activities with a weekend of camping and phenomenal country music. You’ll leave Tumbleweed with some of your favorite life memories – and friends that last a lifetime. BEYOND the amazing country music on two convenient stages…. join us for these crazy fun experiences: Pool Party, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Horse drawn Carriage rides, Camping, fishing, helicopter rides, canoe trips, cable Wakeboarding, Zip Line and Rock Wall, Lakeside Bon fires, Archery and live Music. May 30 – June 1 in Lacygne, KS
Lavender Fest II: Farm, Music, games, demonstrations, food, lavender products, tours, & an opportunity to pick your own Lavender! It’s a family event! We are a lavender agritourism farm, surrounded by wildflowers and prairie. We grow lavender and make and sell products using natural lavender oil and buds. We also host related events on our farm. Saturday, June 15, 9am-3:30pm. Admission $5.
India Fest: Celebrate with artifacts, food, jewelry, clothes, sales, dances, and a gala fashion parade! India Association of Kansas City (IAKC) is a non-profit volunteer organization that represents the people of Indian heritage in and around the greater Kansas City area – It works closely with various other organizations in the area representing different regions and cultures of India. It thrives to provide a common platform to enhance and foster the Indian heritage and build a sense of unity between Indian community and other Asian and American communities. Overland Park, August 25, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kansas Chocolate Festival: This event showcases products like chocolate cooking demonstrations, food trucks and many other chocolate-themed activities and bake-offs, cupcakes, brownies and nonalcoholic drinks and much more etc. Sat, Jun 15, Topeka, KS.
Spinach Festival: Lenexa was hailed as the Spinach Capital of the World during the 1930s. We celebrate that part of our history with the annual festival; a fun, family-oriented event that draws thousands of visitors from all over the area. It’s a day of food, music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors. Experience the World’s Largest Spinach Salad, learn about our history, let your kids enjoy a variety of children’s activities or submit your favorite dish to our recipe contest – there’s plenty to do for everyone! Call for date & time. Lenexa, KS
119th Annual Kansas Wheat Festival: This Festival will be held July 9-13, in Wellington, Kansas. Wheat Fest will include great activities like a parade, arts & crafts show and sale, an ag show and sale, classic car show, food court, quilt show, kids’ activities, and more family fun!
57th Annual Valley Center Fall Festival: Please join us and the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce for our Fall Festival on September 21st & 22nd. Carnival Rides & Games from Ottaway Amusement, Indoor & Outdoor Craft Vendors, Food Trucks, Bands, Live Music & Much More! Sep 21 – 22. Valley Center, KS.
35th Annual Haysville Fall Festival: A great event for the whole family. We have a Carnival, Car show, Craft and Civic booths, a Parade, Entertainment on our stage, a food court, and a great kids’ area. Oct 18 – 20; Riggs Park, Haysville, KS.
PLACE OF INTEREST
Wichita is a city in south-central Kansas. Exploration Place features hands-on science exhibits and Kansas in Miniature, a display of animated models depicting 1950s Kansas. Old Cowtown Museum recreates 19th-century life with old buildings and costumed guides. Themed gardens at Botanica Wichita include a wildflower meadow and a Chinese garden. The Museum of World Treasures has Egyptian mummies and a T. rex skeleton.
The Keeper of the Plains: this statue stands at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers with hands raised in supplication to the Great Spirit. Renowned Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin donated the Keeper of the Plains to the citizens of Wichita on May 18, 1974.Since the sculpture’s installation to commemorate the United States Bicentennial, it has become a symbol for the city of Wichita and a tribute to the local American Indian tribes. in 1974. A complete renovation of the sculpture and installation of the Keeper of the Plains Plaza now brings people out each evening to see the Keeper and the “Ring of Fire.” The 44-foot Cor-Ten Steel Keeper of the Plains statue is now 30 feet higher than before with its new pedestal, surrounded by a plaza which describes the Plains Indian way of life. The Keeper also serves as the focal point of an eight-year, $20 million restoration and river beautification project completed in May 2007. Pedestrians can access the area via two bow-and-arrow-inspired cable-stay bridges which span the Little and Big Arkansas rivers. Fire drums on boulders at the foot of the Keeper dramatically light the night. Plantings of sage, bottlebrush, medicinal herbs, prairie grasses, yuccas and cactus add to the sense of place and time. The area is free and open to the public year-round.
Old Cowtown Museum: This is a great way to step back into history and learn the past of Wichita. Reenactments, live gun fights, and a working saloon. Kids love this place. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes. The best time to go is in the spring or fall. Winter is too cold, and summer is way too hot. It’s an outdoor/indoor exhibit. Some of the indoor exhibits have air conditioning, but most don’t. From a dirt main street to a working farm, a saloon to newspaper to a school to a church, it has what a small town was like.
Great Plains Transportation Museum: This is a fun visit for anyone who loves trains. Located across the street from the old union station it made a good first destination to explore the train tracks and then into OLD TOWN. Highly recommend if you love trains and transportation with some local history.
Great Plains Nature Center: About Great Plains Nature Center; A Kansas wildlife habitat in the city. Bird watching. Paved hiking trails. Discovery programs. Indoor wildlife observatory. Connecting people with nature. The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the City of Wichita Parks and Recreation Department. Together with the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center, provides nature experiences to the community. Visit us to check out the Koch Habitat Hall exhibits with your grandchildren. Stop in for quiet reflection in the Bob Gress Wildlife Observatory. Or, pick up a Kansas critter memento in the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop.
Museum of World Treasures: Discover the treasures . . . around the world and through the ages. Where can you explore the crusty bones of long-lost creatures, marvel at Egyptian mummies, uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations, travel to the land of Conquistadors. and enter the battlefields of World Wars? The Museum of World Treasures, with more than 3,000 artifacts on three floors. Discover your inner explorer! This museum has a little bit of everything, including the mummy! There is something for everyone here no matter what your age. It’s in a revitalized area called Old Town. You can walk to go get something to eat and look in specialty shops.
Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum: This is one of the best museums for a city/county this size in the country. The building alone is worth the trip. The exhibits are so well done. And this museum does a great job of telling the history of this city, which has a very interesting story. Amazing conglomeration of aviation history much of which has a close connection to Wichita. It would be difficult to take it all in over less than 3 hours. The airplanes outside would be a great place for children to romp around. Serious aviation explorers could spend limitless time with all the available material. It has a nice variety of exhibits, including 1950s furniture, old toys, a re-created mechanic’s shop,
Exploration Place: Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and teach about science, and that’s only inside the main building. Outside there’s a park where visitors can observe Kansas wildlife in a wetlands habitat and dig for archeological treasures inside a giant sandbox. this place has a lot to offer! We spent the morning exploring the exhibits, everything is very hands on and the employees were all very passionate about their jobs and really engaged with the kids. This place is Cool for kids! Some of the favorites are Rescue exhibit, the ball pit, and the main castle area. The 3D presentation Super Volcanoes and is a “must to do”.
Travelkatz will be glad to make your family vacation to Wichita a very special one. Just give us a call at 352-277-7300.