Things to Do in Topeka Kansas

Longer days, fireflies, swim weather, movies on the lawn – oh, yes, there’s no better season than summertime.

The summer weather isn’t the only thing heating up in the capital city. Whether you’re looking for something exciting to do during your next family outing or looking to spice up the next date night, look no further than these summer festivals, shows and sporting events taking place this June in Topeka.

June Highlights

nhra nationals 2019

Get your motor running for the Menards NHRA Hearland Nationals

Mulvane Art Fair

Spend the day looking at one-of-a-kind art at the Mulvane Art Fair on Washburn campus. Students get in for free!

movie on the lawn

Rekindle your childhood with a Movie on the Lawn! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and join us for The Neverending Story, a classic that's sure to give you the feels. 

Kansas Chocolate Fest

Are you a chocolate fiend? Put your waist band to work and come out to sample some of the world class chocolates featured at the Kansas Chocolate Fest!


Attractions & Special Events

June 1 - Brew at the Zoo at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center

June 1-2 - Germanfest 2019 at Sacred Heart- St. Joseph Parish

June 8 - Second Saturday Concert Series at The Celtic Fox

June 29 - Pig N' Pour at the Kansas Expocentre


Family Fun

May 25 - August 18 - Across the Universe: Art Exhibit for Children at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

June 2 - Serious Fun Mud Run at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

June 6 - Zoo Animals Live at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library

June 13 - Readapalooza at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library

June 14 - Discovery Space: Launch Day at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

June 16 - Father's Day Celebration at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Theatre & Music

May 30 - July 15 - The Explorers Club at Topeka Civic Theatre

June 14-June 30 - First Date at Topeka Civic Theatre

June 15 - Last Minute Folk Presents Ben Bedford, Kirk Drager to open at Jayhawk Theatre

June 21 - Sizzling Summer Swing at Jayhawk Theatre

Sport & Recreation

June 7-9 - Kansas Buckskin Association at the Kansas Expocentre

June 13-16 - Hunter and Jumper Association Show at the Kansas Expocentre


June 8 - Project Forward Downtown Festival in Downtown Topeka

June 8 - Ladies Day Out at the Kansas Expocentre

June 8 - Heartland Military Day at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard

June 15 - Juneteenth Celebration at the Hillcrest Community Center

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