Flint Hills Festival

Saturday, May 20, 10am-5pm
Our 5 Year Anniversary on April 14 kicks off five weeks of celebrations leading up to Flint Hills Festival! As a thank you for the last five years, each of these weeks will focus on celebrating a different part of the community. Then on May 20, come feel the Flint Hills at Flint Hills Festival from 10am-5pm with live music, beer and wine, food trucks and tons of children's activities!

Adults (18-64): $9 | Military, Student, Educator or Senior (65+): $7 Youth (2-16): $4 | Members: Free
Flint Hills Discovery Center Members get in free and avoid the lines! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

Click here to view a map of the Festival area, view parking options and learn everything else you need to know about the day of Flint Hills Festival.
Don't like waiting in lines? Neither do we! Click the button below to pre-purchase your tickets and avoid the lines. You can also pre-purchase tickets at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
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  1. Feel the Earth
  2. Feel the Unity
  3. Feel the Freedom
  4. Feel the Future
  5. Feel the Flint Hills

Week 1: April 17-23


The Flint Hills is the last remaining 4% of the Tallgrass Prairie. This week, we're celebrating Earth Day and the gift of our breathtaking ecoregion through outdoor excursions, wildflower seed giveaways and specials programs.
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  1. Fun
  2. Food Trucks
  3. Live Music
  4. Beer & Wine

Activities Everywhere!

We're inviting you to come feel the Flint Hills with tons of hands-on activities for all ages!

  • Archery
  • Access to FHDC Exhibits
  • Life-Size Building Blocks and Contest by McCown Gordon Construction
  • Chainsaw Folk Art
  • Zorb Balls
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Tours of Historic Downtown Manhattan
  • Indescribubble
  • Flint Hills Weavers and Spinners
  • Flint Hills Woodturners
  • and much more!

Fest Contest


Each of the five weeks leading up to Flint Hills Festival, we're asking how you feel about the Flint Hills. Check our Facebook page for the weekly contest question and write your answer on the palm of your hand. Then post a photo of it with #FestFive for a chance to win some awesome prizes including tickets to Country Stampede, $100 Little Apple Dollars and so much more.

Weekly contests last from Monday to Sunday starting April 17. Winners will be announced at Flint Hills Festival where they can collect their prize.
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