Tulips bloom in City Park in Wamego in 2017. The city’s annual Tulip Festival will happen this weekend.

Celebrate spring this weekend with the annual Wamego Tulip Festival.

Each spring, the city of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors, vibrant colors of tulips and more than 150 craft vendors, along with amazing food and refreshment vendors.

The vivacious colors of the tulips from Holland are the backdrop for the April art and craft fair in Wamego City Park.

There is no admission fee, but some of the events have a small fee. Besides the vendors and booths, there will be inflatables for all ages, a petting zoo, face painting, virtual reality rides, carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m., live entertainment and more.

Cub Scout Pack No. 92 is hosting a pancake feed from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday only. There’s also a horseshoe tournament on Saturday and the Kaw Valley Quilters Show.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete schedule of events and information about this annual festival, visit visitwamego.com.

Here’s a look at other area events.


K-State Theatre presents “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogal, adapted by David Mackay, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also May 2-5.

For tickets, visit ksu.universitytickets.com.

Chapman Theatre, Nichols Hall.

Sixth annual ATID Showcase of Excellence, 6-9 p.m.

Featuring a fashion show and mounted exhibit, this high energy event will reveal the excellent creativity and intellectual work of middle school, high school and K-State students.

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com. Search ATID Showcase. (No tickets sold at the door.)

K-State Alumni Center.

Columbian Theatre presents Wedding Murder Mystery, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also May 2-4.

For information and tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com.

Columbian Theatre.

K-State Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Student Recital: Spencer McIntire, bass-baritone, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Field Day Jitters with Headlight Rivals, 9 p.m.

Cost: $5.

Auntie Mae’s.


Zoofari Tails Storytime, 10 a.m. Friday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit mhklibrary.org.

Manhattan Public Library.

International Coffee Hour: Slovakia, 4 p.m.

International Student Center.

Student Recital: Samantha Wedel, soprano, 5:45 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Canvas & Cork: Spring Swing, 6 p.m.

Kid’s Pottery Workshop: Star Power Bowl, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

UPC Film: “Glass,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The 7 p.m. Saturday will be closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults, $1 off for military ID and children under 12.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

“Life is Like a Double Cheeseburger” by Flip Kobler and Finn Kobler, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets: $5 adults, $3 students, $15 families.

For tickets and information, call 785-776-2223.

Flint Hills Christian School.

K-State Theatre presents Barrier Free ’19, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

For tickets, visit ksu.universitytickets.com.

Purple Masque Theatre.


Party for the Plant: Earth Day Celebration, noon-4:30 p.m.

Sunset Zoo.

15th Annual Enid Stover Poetry Recitation, 2-4 p.m.

Share your favorite poem from memory — or reading — and listen to others recite theirs. Also enjoy light refreshments and gift drawings.

Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.

Keats Lions Club’s annual spaghetti supper, 5-7 p.m.

This freewill donation fundraiser helps support club projects in the community.

Keats Center.

Film: “Strangers in Town,” 6 p.m.

Free screening and discussion with director Steve Lerner and KSU professor Matthew Sanderson.

The film tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. It brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Immature, 7 p.m.

A live comedy album taping with Jeremy Ricci.

Cost: $10.

Auntie Mae’s.

Women’s Choir, Collegium Musicum, and University Chorus featuring Texas Youth Chorale, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Student Recital: Nicole Buehler, euphonium, 1 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “Klick Zero Swiss Kiss” by Jed Dunham, K-State writer and historian, 2 p.m.

His presentation is about the 1918 influenza pandemic that was rumored to start in Kansas before spreading across the globe.

Manhattan Public Library.