Summer Activities In and Around Manhattan

In Manhattan

Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department activities. This includes activities for children as well as information regarding the local public pools.http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/Index.aspx?NID=21

Arts in the Park – a concert series held throughout the summer.  For a listing of the Summer 2012 schedule, visit http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=11210

For a listing of things to do in Manhattan, visit the web site for the Chamber of Commerce at http://www.manhattancvb.org/.  This includes among other things, information on Tuttle Creek State Park, outdoor activities and the Sunset Zoo.  Also published by the Chamber of Commerce is “150 Things to Do” at http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/common/modules/documentcenter2/documentview.aspx?DID=476&DL=1

For information on Sunset Zoo, including special summer events, go to http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/index.aspx?NID=22.  This includes information for children.

For summer activities at the Manhattan Public Library, go to http://www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/general/index.shtml.  This includes activities for children.

Celebrate the Fourth of July (Independence Day) here in Manhattan with fireworks and activities for the whole family.  For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ThunderOverManhattan

The Little Apple Jazz Festival is in City Park in July.  For more information, go to http://www.k-state.edu/upc/Jazz_Festival.html.          

The Riley County Fair is in late July in CiCo Park.  For more information, go to http://www.rileycountyfair.com/

Farmers Market - This is held Wednesday evenings at CICO Park and Saturday mornings in the Riley County Courthouse Plaza from April until October.  For more information, find them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manhattans-Downtown-Farmers-Market/115321431812597.             

Community Theater and arts at the Manhattan Arts Center. Visit the web site at www.manhattanarts.org.

Fun classes at University for Man (UFM) go to http://www.k-state.edu/ufm/ for their brochure.

Hiking Manhattan - for information on walking and biking trails, go to http://www.manhattancvb.org/index.aspx?nid=60

 

Around Manhattan

Visit the Konza Prairie.  For information regarding the hiking trails, go to http://kpbs.konza.ksu.edu/konzatrails.html

For information on Milford State Park, go to  http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/State-Parks/Locations/Milford.  The web sites for Milford and Tuttle include links to other Kansas State Parks.

Visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.  For more information, go to http://www.nps.gov/tapr/

For information on Tuttle Creek State Park, go to http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/State-Parks/Locations/Tuttle-Creek

Country Stampede – 4-days of country music in Tuttle Creek State Park in late June.  For more information, go to http://www.countrystampede.com/

 

In Kansas

For a Calendar of Events in Lawrence, go to http://www.visitlawrence.com/visitor/events/

For a Calendar of Events in Topeka, go to http://topeka365.com/

To find things to do in Salina, KS go to http://www.salinakansas.org/visit/index.asp.       

For things to do in Kansas City, Missouri, go to http://www.visitkc.com/things-to-do/index.aspx.            

For things to do throughout Kansas, including festivals and county fairs, go to http://www.travelks.com/s/index.cfm?event