29th Annual Kansas Bluegrass Association Winter Bluegrass Festival *February 16th – 17th 2018

The 29th Annual Kansas Bluegrass Association Winter Bluegrass Festival

February 16th – 17th 2018

Marriott Hotel ~ 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, Ks  67207

Bands include national touring groups Audie Blaylock and Redline, Sister Sadie, Monroe Crossing, and local bands Driven, KBA Treblemakers, Pop & the Boys, and Pastense. Other activities include vocal & instrument workshops, vendors, youth showcase, jamming all over the hotel (including a beginner slow jam on Friday afternoon!)

The Graphic below shows more information including Ticket Prices, Show Times and more!

Come for the day, afternoon, evening or the whole weekend! Go to www.kansasbluegrass.org and easily book your room online. A link is provided on the main and events pages. Bluegrass rate is $99 a night (2/15-2/17). Or call the Marriott directly at 316-651-0333. Be sure to request the bluegrass rate.

This is a family friendly event!

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 For more information, visit the Kansas Bluegrass Association website 


Taste of Newton and Bethel College Fall Festival *Oct. 8th – Oct. 11th Newton, Ks

Taste of Newton serves as a kick-off event for the 45th annual Bethel College Fall Festival weekend!   Thursday, October 8th 6 pm – 9 pm   Churches, clubs and organizations will host food booths covering three city blocks on Main Street in downtown Newton.  This event will also feature Local musicians and Performers on two stages.

Admission to this event is free, but bring cash to try all the different types of food that will be available!

Downtown Newton | 600 North Main Street, Newton, KS 67114

Taste of Newton Newton Ks

Mark your Calendars for these upcoming Events in Newton:

Bethel College Fall Festival ~ Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th

Warkentin House Museum Outdoor Concert & Meal ~ featuring The Flannelbacks, a Bluegrass/folk band, Sunday, October 18th

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Whole Foods Market Wichita Fall Festival *Saturday, September 26th 11 am – 2 pm

Join Whole Foods Market Wichita for their 1st Fall Festival!

Whole Foods Market Wichita | Saturday, September 26th from 11 am – 2 pm | 1423 N Webb Rd, Suite 101 Wichita, KS 67206

Whole Foods Market Wichita Ks

There will be lots of fall-themed events for the kids, a Petting Zoo, Live Music and samples throughout the store.

Donations are welcome at this event to help raise money for the Whole Kids Foundation. This foundation is an organization devoted to improving children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.

Wichita Area Events Fall Festival Whole Foods Market

Fall Festival Whole Foods Market

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Youthville Chalk Art Festival – August 1st 10 am – 2 pm


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2015 Youthville Chalk Art Festival

Saturday, August 1st 10 am – 2 pm

Old Town Square | East 2nd St N & N Mead St, Wichita, KS 67202

Free and Open to the Public!

The Youthville Chalk Art Festival is a annual event held to raise support and awareness for Emberhope.  This is a fun festival for all ages to experience Art and Community in an outdoor setting while also supporting local and regional artists.

Watch local artists create wonderful Chalk Art and design your own masterpiece at this Chalk Art Festival!  There will also be Live music at this free event!


And, while in Old Town don’t forget to visit the

Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farm & Art Market Square | E. 1st St N & N. Mosley St, Wichita


Wichita Riverfest *May 29th – June 6th 2015

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Wichita Riverfest ~ May 29th – June 6th

Opening day activities on Friday, May 29th, include the Sundown Parade, Twilight Pops Concert and Opening Nights Fireworks!

The Schedule of Events includes something for everyone!

Your Riverfest button is your admission ticket to 9 days of fun:

Adult button ~ $10  |  Child’s button ~ $3  |  Purchase at Dillions, QuikTrip, and other retail locations

Many Wichita museums & attractions, including Botanica, Exploration Place, and the Wichita Art Museum are offering discounts on admission (with your Riverfest button) between May 29th – June 6th.

Follow Wichita Riverfest on Twitter and Facebook

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Spring into the Arts Festival in Newton, Ks * April 23rd – 26th

Spring into the Arts Festival Newton, Ks April 23rd - 26th 2015

The annual Spring into the Arts Festival returns to Harvey County April 23rd – 26th with a four-day celebration of visual and performing arts.

Art and Music in the Heart of Newton will fill Main Street with artists and performers to kick off the festival from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Event-goers can watch demonstrations and enjoy special performances by a variety of groups, including the Song of the Heartland chorus. The Carriage Factory Art Gallery will display “Creative Youth,” a student art show with music by Dave Schimming during the event. Many downtown businesses also will extend their hours for the evening, which is sponsored by the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission to Art and Music in the Heart of Newton is free.

In addition to the outdoor events, the Fox Theatre will open its doors to the community on April 23 for a 7:30 p.m. showing of “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets will be $5.

Bethel College in North Newton will also host two Thursday events, a reception for the annual student art exhibition from 6-8 p.m. in the Luyken Fine Arts Center and the spring drama, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Krehbiel Auditorium.

Festival fun continues from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, with the Newton Presbyterian Manor’s Apple Blossom Festival. This annual event is a favorite for all ages and features musical, dance and theater performances in addition to crafters, local vendors, antique cars, carriage rides, KidFest attractions for children and a barbecue dinner. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children.

On Saturday, April 25, festival patrons will find a day full of fun in both Hesston and Newton. The Prairiestock Local Music Festival and FloraKansas Plant Sale will be offered at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. This all-day music festival features artists performing a variety of genres, including acoustic guitar, Celtic, folk, Indie rock and bluegrass. Performances are scheduled hourly from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children are admitted free. FloraKansas offers garden tours, plant sales and educational programs.

In Newton on Saturday, Carriage Factory Art Gallery will offer its first barn quilt painting class, “Barn Quilt 101” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $50 and includes all supplies. Two-foot square boards will be supplied; other sizes are also available for purchase. Instructor Sandy Heyman will bring a book of patterns. There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Class size is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 284-2749 or email director@carriagefactoryartgallery.com.  Also on Saturday, chamber musicians will perform from 2-4 p.m. inside the historic Warkentin House offering “Fusion: Music & History,” a preview of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra’s 25th anniversary summer concert. The home will be open for free tours during the performances, which are sponsored by the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Spring into the Arts Festival wraps up on Sunday, April 26, with Sunday Afternoon at the Museum, an Earth Day celebration at Kauffman Museum at 2 p.m. and a pair of concerts. The Newton Community Children’s Choir will perform its spring concert at 4 p.m. at Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, and the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. at Bethel College Memorial Hall in North Newton. All activities on Sunday are free.

2015 Spring into the Arts Festival at a glance:

Thursday, April 23

  • Art and Music in the Heart of Newton ♦ 6 pm-8 pm ♦ Downtown ♦ Free
  • “Creative Youth” student art show ♦ 6 pm-8 pm ♦ Carriage Factory Gallery ♦ Free
  • Reception for student art exhibit ♦ 6 pm-8 pm ♦ Luyken Fine Art Center, Bethel College, North Newton ♦ Free
  • “The Wizard of Oz” movie screening ♦ 7:30 pm ♦ Fox Theatre ♦ $5
  • Spring drama ♦  7:30 p.m ♦ Krehbiel Auditorium ♦  Bethel College, North Newton

Friday, April 24

  • Apple Blossom Festival ♦ 5 pm-8 pm ♦ Presbyterian Manor campus ♦ free

Saturday, April 25

  • Barn Quilt 101 ♦ 10 am to 5 pm ♦ Carriage Factory Art Gallery ♦ $50
  • Prairiestock Music Festival & FloraKansas Plant Sale ♦ 10 am to 7 pm ♦ Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston
  • Fusion: Music & History, chamber music ♦ 2 pm-4 pm ♦ Warkentin House ♦ Free

Sunday, April 26

  • Sunday Afternoon at the Museum: Earth Day Celebration ♦  2 pm ♦  Kauffman Museum ♦ Free
  • Newton Community Children’s Choir Spring Concert ♦ 4 pm ♦  Shalom Mennonite Church ♦ Free
  • Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus ♦ 7 pm ♦ Bethel College Memorial Hall ♦ Free

The Spring into the Arts Festival is sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council

For more information visit Spring into the Arts Festival  and follow the Newton Area Arts Council on Facebook, or call the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642