Paint & Sip: Sunset Sailing, 4 p.m.

Uncorked Inspiration.

Wamego Fourth of July Carnival, 6-10 p.m. through Wednesday.


1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Tech Drop-In, 10 a.m.

Baby Rhyme Time, 11 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Yack & Yarn, 1:30 p.m. Also 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Pre-K Storytime Stars, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Teens’ Free Movie, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Chess Club/Game Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Closed Thursday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


Horrible Movie Night with Paul Busetti: “Birdmic: Shock and Terror,” 8 p.m.

Trivia Smackdown: America’s Birthday Edition, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Auntie Mae’s.


Downtown Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in the Via Christi parking lot.

Also 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dillard’s parking lot.

Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.

Ottaway Amusement Co. Carnival, 5-11 p.m.

Junction City.

Canvas & Cork: America the Beautiful, 6 p.m.

Kids’ Canvas: Hello Panda, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Annual Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Fourth of July Pancake Feed, 7:30-11 a.m.

Featuring pancakes, sausage links, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Scrambled eggs and extra sausage available for purchase.

Cost: $6 adults, $3 youth. Proceeds assist local charities.

Pottorh Hall, CiCo Park.

Wamego Fourth of July, all day.

Featuring an antique tractor and car show from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., food vendors, Hot Wheels Races at 1:30 p.m., screenings of “Boomtown 2-Behind the Fence” at 1 and 2 p.m., parade at 6 p.m. and more.

Carnival from 3-10 p.m.

Fireworks and post-show concert featuring Departure at 10 p.m.

For a complete list of events, visit

Sundown Salute, all day.

Featuring a 7 a.m. Freedom Run, parade at 10 a.m. and Veterans Ceremony at noon. Also featuring a petting zoo, live music, vendors and Ottaway Amusement Co. Carnival from noon-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon-close Sunday.

Fireworks: A Tribute to America, 10 p.m.

For information and a complete schedule, visit


First Saturday Cars and Coffee, 9-11 a.m.

Midwest Dream Car Collection.

Stranger Drinks – 80s Theme Party, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Friends of the Sunset Zoo: Kids Free Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunset Zoo.

Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1-8 p.m.

No pets. Campfire at 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage Barn.

Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Also learn about the 200 acres that will be placed into a conservation easement during the Non-Groundbreaking Celebration at 5:45 p.m.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Junction City Community Band, 7 p.m.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.


Manhattan Municipal Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


Sundown Salute Live Music: through Sunday.

Featuring Old #5 at 6 p.m. Also Almost Kiss at 7:25 p.m. and KC/DC at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Also Change of Heart at 5:45 p.m., The Zeppelin Project at 7 p.m. and Guns for Roses at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Also the Fort Riley Rock Band at 5:45 p.m., Antry at 7:15 p.m. and Hairball at 9 p.m. Friday.

Also Just Us Band at 6:45 p.m., Platinum Express at 8 p.m. and Earth To Mars: A Bruno Mars Tribute at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also Kaylee Keller at 6:30 p.m. and Josh Wilson at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Heritage Park, Junction City.


Arts in the Park: Tonic Sol-fa, 8 p.m.

A cappella quartet. Minneapolis.

Larry Norvell Band Shell.


Push and Pull, now open.

Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 4th Street.

The Land and the People, The Settlement of Riley County.

Riley County Historical Museum, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

MAC Community Studios & Actor Artists, through July 6. See works in painting, drawing, and clay from members of our community studios and see another side of some of our on-stage stars.

Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dream with Da Vinci, through September 8. Celebrate the accomplishments of Da Vinci during this temporary exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through December 21, 2019. Part of the yearlong program: Silk Road through Kansas.

Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

An Endless Line.

Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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