Arts and Culture Events

Topeka’s arts scene takes center stage every First Friday. Cultural festivals celebrate Topeka’s diversity. Outstanding community theatre, ballet, symphony and regional venues that host touring acts will give you myriad chances to enjoy what you love right here in Top City.

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Ethnic Festivals

Topeka loves to celebrate. History and heritage have been part of the city’s story since before its charter in 1854. No matter if your ancestors traveled miles or oceans to get here, you’re welcome in Topeka. Celebrate with your friends and neighbors and experience Top City.

Friday, Aug. 31 to Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018: Intertribal Powwow

Sept. 15, 2018: Kansas Mariachi Festival 

August 2018 (Date TBA): India Fest

October: Oktoberfest, Dia de los Muertos, Rome Sweet Home

March 17, 2018: Irish Fest (Saturday before March 17 annually, unless March 17 is a Saturday.)

June 2 & 3, 2018: GermanFest

July 10-14, 2018: Fiesta Mexicana 

Performing Arts

Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy 

Topeka Performing Arts Center 

Music & more

October 6, 2018: Jazz & Food Truck Festival

June 22-30, 2018: Sunflower Music Festival

July 4, every year: Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival