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 in 2016

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.

March 11, 2017: Irish Fest

June 3-4: Germanfest

July 11-15: Fiesta Mexicana 

Sept. 2-4: Intertribal Powwow

Sept. 16: Kansas Mariachi Festival 

September: India Fest

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

Performing Arts

Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy 

Topeka Performing Arts Center 

Music & more

June 9-17: Sunflower Music Festival

July 4: Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival

October: Jazz & Food Truck Festival