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.

  • March: IrishFest and St. Patrick's Day Parade (the Saturday before or after March 17)
  • June: GermanFest (First weekend of June, Saturday and Sunday)
  • July: Fiesta Mexicana (Second week of July, Tuesday through Saturday)
  • August: India Fest
  • October: Oktoberfest, Dia de los Muertos, Rome Sweet Home


Performing Arts

Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy 

Topeka Performing Arts Center 

Jayhawk Theater

Music & more

Music + Food Truck Series

  • Country & Food Trucks
  • Rock & Food Trucks
  • Jazz & Food Trucks

Sunflower Music Festival: June

Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival: July 4, every year