Jan 16, 2020 8:25 PM

The City of Great Bend 2020 Events Calendar

Posted Jan 16, 2020 8:25 PM

July

3 – City Fireworks Display

Time: Dusk

Location: Great Bend Expo Complex

Details: Great Bend celebrates Independence Day on July 3rd – bring your lawn chair and tune into 100.7 FM for musical addition to the fireworks.

8-11 – Barton County Fair

Time: July 8th-July 20th

Location: Great Bend Expo Complex

Details: Our annual fair which includes 4-H/FFA shows and exhibits, livestock shows, stage entertainment, carnival rides and more. For more information, visit http://www.bartoncountyfair.com/.

16 – Summer Street Stroll W/ Food Trucks

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Jack Kilby Square (Kansas Ave)

Details: In addition to the weekly market, local food trucks join in for outdoor delicious foods.

16 – Summer Sidewalk Sale

Location: Participating Stores

Details: Get the Summer’s hottest deals at the Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale.

17-18 – SRCA Points Race #6

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

17th – Test and Tune

18th – Summit Points Race #6 – King of the Track race

18 – City Wide Garage Sale

Location: Participating Homes – Get the Map on Explore GB

24-31 – Christmas in July

Time: Various Times

Location: Downtown Great Bend, Participating Stores

Details: Great Bend is a Christmas town, even in the summer! Stop by all of our shops for special deals on a sunny day and vote for your favorite tree!

25 – Bike Brew Q

Location: Great Bend Expo Complex

Details: Bike Brew Q includes: a cycling event, craft brew expo, and several barbecue food trucks. 100% of the proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

31 – Vet Leader Conference

Details: Attend this Leadership Conference for all professional and life learning skills. Hosted by AMC Dr. Nels Lindberg.

31 – SRCA Points Race #7

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

31 – Test and Tune

August

1 – SRCA Points Race #7

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

1 – Summit Points Race

8 – Party In The Park

Time: All Day

Location: Veterans Memorial Park

Details: Our end of summer bash at Veterans Memorial Park full of activities for all ages! This annual event includes Obstacle Mud Run, Mud Volleyball, Wet-Dry Parade, Paint in the Park, Car Show, Kites, Concert, and Fireworks!

13 – Free Outdoor Movie

Details: Enjoy a free outdoor movie provided by the City of Great Bend and Waters Hardware.

14-15 – SRCA Points Race #8

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

14th – Test and Tune

15th – NHRA Summit Points Race #8

28-29 – SRCA Points Race #9

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

28 – Test and Tune: Gamblers Race

29th – Summit Points Race #9, NHRA All Access Challenge Wally Race, JR Dragster Challenge Wally Race

September

5 – Hahn Supercross Shootout

Location: Great Bend Motocross Track

Details: Motocross riders from all over the country will converge to compete for huge cash prizes. More information to be posted as the date approaches. For more information visit Hahn Brothers Supercross on Facebook.

11-12 – SRCA Points Race #10

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

11th – Test and Tune

12th – Summit Points Race #10

17 – Summer Street Stroll W/ Food Trucks

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Jack Kilby Square (Kansas Ave)

Details: In addition to the weekly market, local food trucks join in for outdoor delicious foods.

17 – Ladies Night Out #3

Location: Participating Businesses

Details: Each store is unique as to what they offer, however we know that ladies love drinks, snacks, and pampering, so go experience a shopping night for the girls!

18-19 – Pontiac Uprising Race and Car Show

Time: Various

Location: SRCA Dragstrip

Details: 31st Pontiac Race, Indoor Car Show, Free parking, Best of Show and Tech Sessions!

22 – GB Tribune Women’s Expo

Time: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St.

Details: The Great Bend Tribune’s Women’s Expo is a chance to see the latest and greatest in fashion and beauty, health and fitness, personal and work life. This expo includes several exhibits and even giveaways! Be sure to register to be eligible for all the great prizes!

26 – Long Pumpkin Patch Opens (weekends through October)

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sundays

Location: 163 NE 30 Rd

Details: The Long Pumpkin Patch is a favorite during the fall season. Admission is free and this is a must to explore, from the pumpkin patch to a corn maze. Located at Hwy 281 & NE 30 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530. Hours of operation are 10 AM - 6 PM Saturdays, 1 PM - 5 PM Sundays. 620-792-3503.

24-27 – Lucas Oil Drag Races

Time: TBA

Location: SRCA Dragstrip

Details: Proud host of the National NHRA Lucas Oil Races.

For more information, visit https://www.srcadragstrip.com/

24th – Test and Tune

25th-27th Lucas Oil Drag Races

October

2-3 – F&E Auto Auction

Location: Great Bend Expo

Details: Classics, Muscle Cars, Antiques, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, Automobilia/Petroliana Collectibles.

Admission $5.

3 – Rosewood Rodeo

Location: Great Bend Expo Complex

Details: The Rosewood Ranch is a facility nationally renowned for helping people with developmental disabilities meet their goals in life. Every first Saturday of October, the ranch hosts a rodeo which allows visitors a glimpse at the horse therapy program Rosewood is famous for. Free hot dogs, chips, sundaes, and drinks attract many, along with horses.

4-10 – Restaurant Week

Time: TBD

Location: Various restaurants

Details: Eat in Great Bend and vote for your favorite!

9-10 – SRCA Points Race #11

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

9th – Test and Tune

10th – NHRA Summit Points Race #11

16-17 – Rock-N-Q on the Planes

Location: Great Bend Expo Complex

Details: Two days of music and barbeque west of Great Bend. For more information, visit https://www.rocknq.com/

23 – SRCA Points Race #12

Location: SRCA Drag Strip

Details: Enjoy watching the cars speed down the historical SRCA dragstrip!

23rd – Test and Tune

24th – NHRA Summit Points Race #12

24 – Downtown Halloween Parade

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Main Street/Jack Kilby Square

Details: Start trick or treating with local businesses.

24 – Zoo Boo

Location: Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo

Details: Zoo Boo is Great Bend’s favorite pre-Halloween extravaganza held out our local zoo. For anyone wanting a safe and fun alternative to trick or treating, this is not the event to miss.

November

28 – Home for the Holidays Festival & Parade

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: Main Street and Jack Kilby Square

Details: The Home for the Holidays festival starts in the stores with the annual cookie contest, Small Business Saturday and shopping! The day ends with a lighted parade, the lighting of the Mayors Tree, horse drawn rides, free hot dogs, funnel cakes and hot coco, ice skating and a family drive through our Trail of Lights.

December

1 – Hometown Rewards Starts

Time: Various Times

Location: Downtown Great Bend, Participating Stores

Details: Shop Great Bend! Every December, shoppers are encouraged to check out local shops in town and earn rewards. For each $20 spent, they will receive a sticker (up to 5 per visit, which they can turn in to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards.