August is the month of sun and leisure, the Sunday of summer. All the more reason to get out and try as many different and fun events as possible! Check out these exciting happenings taking place in the capital city in August.

August Highlights

8/4 I Love the 90s Tour at Kansas Expocentre

I love the 90s tour

8/11 Cruisin' the Capitol Car Show in Downtown Topeka

Copy of cruisin capitol car show

8/25 India Fest 2018 at Gage Park

India Fest



8/3 First Friday ART Walk

8/3 Grape Escape: Wine, Bourbon & Beer Festival at Topeka Performing Arts Center

8/11 She - The Kansas  Women's Expo at Kansas Expocentre

8/11 Kansas Taco Festival at The Vinewood

8/16 Capitol City Classic Dog Show at Kansas Expocentre

8/17 - 8/18 The Big 94.5 Country Topeka Rodeo

US Team Roping Midwest Regional Finals


Theatre & Music

7/20 -  8/5 CLUE The Musical at Helen Hocker Theater

7/13 - 8/12 Disney's: Newsies at Topeka Civic Theatre

7/27 - 8/11 Disney's Mulan Jr. at Topeka Civic Theatre

8/3 Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar

8/4 Black Water Mountain at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar

8/10 The KC Aces at Uncle Bo's Blues Bar

8/11 "The Skirts" in Concert at Jayhawk Theatre

8/11 Second Saturday Concert Series featuring Cleveland Blue and Nucklehead Jones

8/15 Summertime Blues in the Park hosted by Topeka Blues Society at Gage Park

8/17 - 8/18 Laugh Lines Comedy Improv at Topeka Civic Theatre

8/18 WTCT Radio Players at Topeka Civic Theatre


Museum & Attractions

8/7, 8/17 Twilight Tours at the Topeka Zoo

8/10 Museum After Hours: The German Homefront Experience at Kansas Museum of History

8/13 Howard Hughes' Secret Life at Combat Air Museum

8/15 Brown v Board Mural Project: Legacy & Vision

7/26 - 9/18 Chisholm Trail Exhibit at Kansas Museum of History



5/25 - 8/19 Sounds Like Art! Exhibit in the Alice C Sabatini Gallery

8/18 Topeka Classic Strength Festival at Lake Shawnee

8/18 Movie Nites in NOTO at the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District


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