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Holidays and Special Events



ALL TREATS DAY

Come out for the annual Halloween All Treats Day. The Junction City High School Marching Band will lead the parade at 5:15 p.m. with eager children in their costumes following behind. Local merchants and businesses will hand out candy to the children as they march down Washington Street. Then, it's off to the 12th Street Community Center for games, treats, and more. We can't wait for this 'spooktacular' night!

Ages/Grades: Kids of all ages
Time(s): 


Day(s):  Thursday
Place:  Washington Street between 6th & 10th Streets and 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): October 25
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce and Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


ART PARTIES

Schedule a fun painting party for your next gathering! Contact the Junction City Arts Council for more information.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s)/Day(s)/Date(s): By appointment only
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


CARHARTT BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES BRACKET CHAMPIONSHIP

The top eight anglers will compete in the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Bracket Championship at Milford Lake. The event will be live streamed on Bassmaster.com, something that has never been done before at the college series, and will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. While the tournament is going on, we will be holding an expo at the Milford Lake Conference Center where the live stream will be shown and outdoor-related activities featured. One college angler will qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, known as the Super Bowl of Bass fishing!

Carhartt Bassmaster

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): Time details to be determined
Day(s):  Tuesday - Thursday
Place: Milford Lake, 5203 North K-57 Highway
Cost: None
Date(s): August 14 - 16
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops


CHRISTMAS MARKET

Shop, snack and enjoy a mug of gluhwein at this annual event to kick off the holiday season.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): Noon – 7:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Friday
Place:  Junction City Municipal Building
Cost: None
Date(s): November 23
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


C.L. HOOVER OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS!

Join us this fall for three great shows! Visit our web site at jcoperahouse.org for ticket and other important information.

Opera House



FLOAT YOUR BOAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACES

Are you ready to "Rock the Boat?" Build a boat out of only cardboard and duct tape that is capable of holding at least two people, which can be launched and paddled on a set course and you could win! Anyone can build a boat, we just hope it floats! No entry fee. Just show up with your team and your boat!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. all boats on site. Races begin at 1:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: The Gathering Pond, Milford Lake (below the Milford Lake Dam)
Cost: No entry or admission fee
Date(s):  August 11
Registration deadline: None. All boats must be on site by 12:00 p.m. on race day.
Sponsored by: Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau


FORT RILEY FALL APPLE DAYS

Fort Riley Apple Days is a community event that celebrates Fort Riley history. Enjoy modern and historical military displays and cultural activities. This year's event will also feature a special display on the history of the First Infantry Division in World War I. Please note: members of the local community must stop at the Fort Riley visitor's center to obtain a guest pass to come onto post. All guests must have a valid photo ID.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: Artillery Parade Field, Main Post, Fort Riley
Cost: None
Date(s): September 22
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Fort Riley Historical Society


JUNCTION CITY ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY WALK

Stroll through the downtown area and enjoy the works of area artists.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Friday
Place: 7th and Washington Streets
Cost:None
Date(s): October 19
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


JUNCTION CITY HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Multiple agencies and businesses in the downtown area will join together for the second annual hometown holiday celebration. Stay tuned for more details about this family favorite.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): To be announced
Day(s): Friday
Place: 7th and Washington Streets and surrounding area
Cost:None
Date(s): December 7
Registration deadline:  None
Sponsored by: Hometown Christmas Committee


JUNCTION CITY LITTLE THEATER

Join us at the C.L. Hoover Opera House for our 2018-2019 season productions!


LUKE'S BABY SHOWER

If you are an expectant mom, join us for this special event! Luke's Baby Shower is a biannual event that offers pregnant moms the opportunities to learn safe sleep techniques for baby and to discover the community resources available to babies and their families. First arrivals the morning of the shower win free Pack 'n Plays. Additional door prizes are also awarded. Moms are welcome to bring a support person. Childcare is provided.

Ages/Grades:All Geary County pregnant moms
Time(s): 10:00 a.m.
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Junction City Church of the Nazarene, 1025 S. Washington
Cost:None
Date(s): November 3
Registration deadline:  None
Sponsored by: Delivering Change: Healthy Families - Healthy Communities


MOVIE IN THE PARK: BATMAN: THE LEGO MOVIE

The Junction City Police Department Community Involvement Unit presents the last free movie in the park of the season! Batman: The Lego Movie will start at dusk and free popcorn and water will be handed out while supplies last. (This movie is part of the annual block party sponsored by the Junction City Police Department Community Involvement Unit.)

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s): 8:50 p.m.
Day(s): Friday
Place:  Heritage Park, 6th & Washington Streets
Cost: None
Date(s): August 10
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Police Department


POOCH PLUNGE

Can Fido, Bowser, or Rover swim? Is your dog a social butterfly while around other canine species? If you answered "Yes" to the previous questions then join the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department for its annual Pooch Plunge.

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s): 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Municipal Pool
Cost:None
Date(s): August 12
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction Parks and Recreation Department


TRIVIA NIGHT

Challenge yourself and test your knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and light snacks will be served. Trivia questions are all presented in a multiple choice format. Come and join the fun!

Ages/Grades:High school age and adults
Time(s):6:30 p.m.
Day(s):Fridays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):September 28 and November 9
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library