Kansas Outdoor Events


01/21/2019

Perry State Park Office

Location: Perry State Park OFFICE

Type: OFFICE CLOSED

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785.246.3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Martin Luther King , Jr Day Holiday Observance

Most license and permits can be purchased on line at www.ksoutdoors.com or other vendors across the state.  Please check the website for these vendors.  Daily vehicle permits and daily camping permits can be obtained at a self pay station.  Please check Kiosk for pricing.  Advance reservations for the 2019 camping season cam be made online at:

www.kshuntfishcamp.com or www.reserveamerica.com


01/22/2019

Perry Seasonal Camping Site Applications DUE

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Seasonal Camping Sites 2019 Camping Season

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785 246 3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Seasonal Site Applications for the 2019 Camping Lottery Draw are DUE.  Deadline for the completed applications to be returned is Monday, January 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM. (Postmarked, hand delivered, or emailed no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 22, 2019). The drawing will be held Monday Jan 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The drawing is open to public. For questions regarding the summer seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information. 785.246.3449


01/28/2019

PERRY SEASONAL LOTTERY DRAW 2019

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Perry Lottery Draw for Seasonal Camping 2019

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785 246 3449

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

The lottery drawing is open to public and will be held at the office. 

The drawing will be held Friday Jan 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Seasonal Site Camping Applications for the 2019 Season were DUE  at the Perry State Park Office on January 22 2019 by 4:00 pm.   For questions regarding the seasonal camping program, please call the park office for more information.


12/14/2018

KS Christmas Bird Counts

Location: Statewide

Type: Nature Watching

Dates: 12/14/18 - 01/31/19

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For information on KS State Christmas Bird Counts please look at ksbirds.org.


KS Christmas Bird Counts

Location: Statewide

Type: Nature Watching

Dates: 12/14/18 - 01/31/19

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

For information on KS State Christmas Bird Counts please look at ksbirds.org.


02/04/2019

Perry Office WILL BE CLOSED

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Office closed

Dates: 02/04/19 - 02/08/19

Contact: Perry State Park

Phone No: 785-246-3449

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Most license and permits can be purchased online at www.ksoutdoors.com or vendors across the state.  Park daily vehicle and camping permits can be obtained at the self-pay station north of the office. Reservations can be made online at:

 reserveamerica.com 

 kshuntfishcamp.com


02/09/2019

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 09, 2019

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open December 1, 2018

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


Clark Co. - Ashland

Location: Ashland Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 09, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


Cowley Co. - Arkansas City

Location: Central Christian Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/09/19 - 02/10/19

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration is available online at safehunters.com.

Class is scheduled for Feb 9 from 8-5 and Feb 10 from 1-5. No lunch will be provided.


02/10/2019

South Fork Archers

Location: Byron Walker - Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


02/16/2019

Reno Co. - Hutchinson

Location: Central Kansas Gun Club

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


02/15/2019

Neosho Co. - Chanute

Location: Elks Lake

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/15/19 - 02/16/19

Contact: Jonathan Rather

Phone No: 620-212-0183

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Other Information:

Questions can be directed to Jonathan at 620-212-0183.

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


02/13/2019

Leavenworth Co. - Basehor

Location: Basehor Library

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/13/19 - 02/16/19

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


02/21/2019

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 02/21/19 - 02/23/19

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration for this class opens January 22, 2019 at 12am online at safehunters.com. Additional information can also be found on that website.


02/23/2019

Hamilton Co. - Syracuse

Location: Tamarisk Golf Course

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Contact: Mike Lewis

Phone No: 620-373-2106

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration can be done by calling Mike at 620-373-2106. 

Please note that the Field Day class times are 8-4MT.


03/02/2019

Johnson Co. - Shawnee

Location: Shawnee Civic Center

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 02, 2019

Contact: Shawnee Civic Center

Phone No: 913-631-5200

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration will open December 1, 2018.

Another source of information: www.recreateshawnee.org 


awnee Co. - Larned

Location: The Place

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 02, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Other Information:

Lunch provided. Dress for weather, outdoor, hands-on portion taught after lunch.

For registration and more information visit safehunters.com.


03/03/2019

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Geary County Fish and Game Assoc

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Sunday, March 03, 2019

Contact: Christopher Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Contact Chris to register.


03/10/2019

SouthForth Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


03/13/2019

Leavenworth Co. - Basehor

Location: Basehor Library

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/13/19 - 03/16/19

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


03/21/2019

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/21/19 - 03/23/19

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration opens February 19, 2019 at 12am online at safehunters.com. Additional information can also be found on the same website. 


03/23/2019

Nemaha Co. - Corning

Location: Corning Community Building

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Contact: Ted VanDonge

Phone No: 785-364-7149

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Any questions can be directed to Ted at tvandonge@embarqumail.com or 785-364-7149.

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.

Course and luncheon sponsored by Roger and Judy Adams.


Butler Co. - Augusta

Location: FTAC Academy, LLC

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/23/19 - 03/24/19

Contact: Shannon Selstedt

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.

For questions about the class, email Shannon at shannon@ftacacademy.com.


03/30/2019

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Geary County Fish and Game Assoc

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Contact: Christopher Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Contact Chris to register.


Prairie Spirit Trail - 100 Miler, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K - Timer Guys

Location: Celebration Hall in Ottawa, KS

Type: Ultra Running

Dates: 03/30/19 - 03/31/19

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Like a challenge.  Enjoy part or all of the Prairie Spirit Trail while getting your exercise on.  Go to https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57031 for more.


03/26/2019

Riley Co. - Tuttle Creek

Location: Tuttle Creek State Park at River Pond

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 03/26/19 - 04/02/19

Contact: Tuttle Creek State Park office

Other Information:

Pre-registration required at Tuttle Creek State Park Office at River Pond area (8am-4pm). Students receive class syllabus, locations, home work assignments, and manual at registration. The class is free to all students 11 years old or older.


04/05/2019

Linn Co. - LaCygne

Location: LaCygne Christian Church

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/05/19 - 04/06/19

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.


04/06/2019

Barton Co. - Great Bend

Location: City of Great Bend Police Range

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, April 06, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com. 


04/11/2019

Johnson Co. - Olathe

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/11/19 - 04/12/19

Contact: Frank Audano Jr

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Class is held April 11 from 6-9pm and April 12 from 10-5. 

Questions can be directed to  Frank at frank@franksrealty.com.

Registration available online at safehunters.com.


04/14/2019

SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-632-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


04/18/2019

Earth Day/OK Kids Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park - Toronto Point

Type: Area School Event

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Earth day event held especially for area schools. The students will enjoy Kansas Wildlife, Archery, Shelter Building, and more. Event sponsored by the OK Kids program presented by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation.


04/19/2019

Ellis Co. - Hays

Location: Hays Rec Commission

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 04/19/19 - 04/20/19

Contact: Hays Rec Commission

Phone No: 785-623-2650. They do require a $20 deposit that will be refunded when class is attended.

Other Information:

A $20 deposit is required that will be refunded when class is attended.


05/05/2019

EAST KANSAS BASSMASTERS

Location: Perry State Park

Type: Tournament

Date: Sunday, May 05, 2019

Contact: Brian Keeney

Phone No: 913 424 8285

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Bass Tournament Lake View Boat Ramp


05/12/2019

SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


05/18/2019

Kids to Parks Day - Archery Clinic and Amphibian&Reptile Program

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Youth Archery Clinic and Amphibian & Reptile Interpretive Program

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: 785.753.4971

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Youth Archery Clinic will be from 9am to 12 noon.  Amphibian & Reptile Interpretive Program will be at 2pm.  Location for events will be announced.  Free Park Entrance Day - No vehicle permit required. 


06/01/2019

National Trails Day

Location: Fall River State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or mountain biking one of seven trails at Fall River. Check out the new Badger Creek Trail just recently completed by the Kansas Trails Council.  Insect repellent, water, and sunscreen are recommended. 


National Trails Day

Location: Cross Timbers State Park

Type: Trail Hike/Bike

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Other Information:

Celebrating National Trails Day! Cross Timbers has six trails for you to enjoy nearly 15 miles total.


District 17 AA

Location: Meade Shelter House

Type: Reserved

Date: Saturday, June 01, 2019

Contact: Eddie Day

Time: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


06/09/2019

Kids Fishing Clinic

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Kids Fishing Clinic

Date: Sunday, June 09, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

Kids Fishing Clinic. Ages 7-15. Pre-Registration at the State Park Office no later than Thursday, June 6th. Participants will learn fishing techniques and fish identification, with an adult mentor.  Registration is limited.


SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, June 09, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


06/16/2019

"Whatever Floats Your Boat"

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Family/Team or Individual Cardboard Boat Building Contest

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Participants must design and build a cardboard boat (specifications will be available in early June), and bring it to the Southwinds Beach for the contest to see who’s boat can float through the designated course without sinking! The boat’s “captain” must be aboard to qualify.


06/22/2019

Kansas Walleye Association Tournament

Location: Glen Elder State Park

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 06/22/19 - 06/23/19

Time: 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Annual KS Walleye Assoc Tournament at Waconda Lake


07/06/2019

Lovewell Lake Association Fireworks Display

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Fireworks Display

Date: Saturday, July 06, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring, Park Manager

Phone No: 785-753-4971

Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

Independence Day Fireworks Display will be presented from the Walleye Point area of Lovewell State Park, beginning at dusk on Saturday, June 30th. State Park Vehicle Permit is required.  Event is tentative, pending private fundraising for fireworks purchase.


07/05/2019

Toronto Days

Location: Toronto Point & City of Toronto

Type: Fireworks, Food, Contests, etc.

Dates: 07/05/19 - 07/07/19

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Other Information:

Toronto Days will be held July 5 - July 7, 2019. Area wide event, most events held in the City of Toronto will include: street dance, baby contest, talent contest, mud run, raffle, mud volleyball tourney, and food vendors.  FIREWORKS will be July 6, 2019 after sunset in Toronto Point.


08/03/2019

Lovewell Fun Day

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Outdoor Games and Recreation

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Kayak Kruse; Co-Ed Mud Volleyball, $20 per team; Sandpile Treasure Hunt; Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest Pre-Registration required for Mud Volleyball, no later than August 1st.


17th Annual Fall River Star Party

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area - Casner Creek Campground

Type: Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 03, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Enjoy a night with the Kansas Astronomical Observers, they will present an educational program, we'll enjoy refreshments, and then look into the night sky as it gets dark to see planets, moons, stars, constellations, nebulas, and other fun wonders of our skies! Event is in Casner Creek Campground, lawn chairs, and insect repellant are recommended to fully enjoy this great event!


08/10/2019

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Geary County Fish and Game Assoc

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field day and testing session

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Contact: Christopher Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Contact Chris to register.


08/11/2019

SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-632-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


08/14/2019

SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-632-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


08/15/2019

Ellis Co. - Hays

Location: Hays Rec Commission

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/15/19 - 08/17/19

Contact: Hays Rec Commission

Phone No: 785-623-2650

Other Information:

A $20 deposit is required that will be refunded when class is attended.


08/17/2019

Campground Christmas

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: Christmas Lighting Contest

Dates: 08/17/19 - 08/18/19

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Campers decorate their campsites and camping cabins in yuletide themes. The public is encouraged to view the decorations. Entries must register at the State Park Office by 5 pm on Saturday. Decorations are judged Saturday evening, Prizes awarded Sunday morning at 11am.


08/24/2019

Butler Co. - Augusta

Location: FTAC Academy, LLC

Type: Hunter Ed Course

Dates: 08/24/19 - 08/25/19

Contact: Shannon Selstedt

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Information:

Registration and additional information is available online at safehunters.com.

For questions about the class, email Shannon at shannon@ftacacademy.com.


09/08/2019

3D Archery Shoot and Free Park Entrance

Location: Lovewell State Park

Type: 3D Archery Tournament; Free park vehicle entrance.

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2019

Contact: Thane Loring

Phone No: (785) 753-4971

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

3D Archery Shoot begins at 9 am - Individuals compete on 14 station 3D archery range. Divisions for Men, Women, Youth. Steel Deer Target Contest at 12 noon. Prizes awarded at 1 pm. Free Park Entrance Day, no vehicle permits required.


SouthFork Archers

Location: Byron Walker- Archery Range

Type: 3-D Archery

Date: Sunday, September 08, 2019

Contact: Joe Robinson

Phone No: 620-532-4159

Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


09/14/2019

East KS BassMasters

Location: Wilson State Park-Hell Creek Boat Ramp

Type: Fishing Tournament

Dates: 09/14/19 - 09/15/19

Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm


09/28/2019

17th Annual Fall River Rendezvous

Location: Fall River State Park - Fredonia Bay Area

Type: Historical Reenactment of the Mountain Man Era 1800-1840

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Contact: Kimberly Jones

Phone No: 620-637-2213

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Other Information:

Step back to 1819, a time with the mountain man and the American Indians walked the recently purchased Louisiana Purchase. A time when Lewis and Clark had finished their exploration, and others were wanting to follow in their footsteps. The event interprets 1800-1840 with a traditional rendezvous when Mountain Men and American Indians camped together to trade for needed supplies from the fur companies. Activities will include Indian and Mountain Men Encampments, Historical Traders, Blackpowder Shoot, Tomahawk Throw, Skillet Throw for the Ladies, and a Kids Gold Rush. Come out to Fall River State Park and step back to 1819.


10/12/2019

Geary Co. - Junction City

Location: Geary County Fish and Game Assoc

Type: Hunter Ed Internet assisted field and testing session

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Contact: Christopher Blodgett

Phone No: 785-375-2714

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Other Information:

Contact Chris to register.


10/26/2019

Kansas Rails-To-Trails Extravaganza

Location: Celebration Hall, Ottawa, KS

Type: Long Distance Running

Dates: 10/26/19 - 10/27/19

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

Pick your pleasure.  Enjoy the beautiful fall colors on the Prairie Spirit Trail while running one of 6 distances.  Go to https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=63764 for more information.