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Skipping down the Yellow Brick Road
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Mighty Samson of the Cimarron
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Pancake Day Talent Show
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That Liberal Band
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International Pancake Day Race
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Mid-America Air Museum Parade Float
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Adventure Bay Family Water Park
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Train on Mighty Samson
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Nature abounds at Arkalon Park
1 Yellow Brick Road
Liberal, KS 67901

M-F 8AM - 5PM SAT 10AM-4PM

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International Pancake Day Festival

Always on Shrove or Fat Tuesday, International Pancake Day is Liberal’s first big celebration of the year.

The four-day festival starts on Saturday with cooking, eating and flipping contests. A new Miss Liberal is crowned on Sunday and often there is a concert of Christian music. Monday evening features talent from all over the area competing for money and trophies at Liberal High School.

International Pancake Day itself starts with, of course, a pancake breakfast followed by races, a Shriving Service, live web chat with the folks from Olney, England and a parade.

Satuday through Shrove Tuesday

French Market & Night of Lights

In November, the Baker Arts Center holds two special fundraising events.

French Market, the first weekend of the month, includes a reservations only luncheon with multiple seatings on Saturday and a luncheon buffet on Sunday. Christmas shops featuring unique and handmade gifts and decorations, a silent auction and a dessert shop featuring homemade cakes, pies and candy are open both days.

Night of Lights, the third Saturday evening, includes food, drinks, a live and silent auction with decorated Christmas items and fine arts. Live entertainment is also sometimes included.

624 N. Pershing

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is when Liberal’s diverse population comes together to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday with music, food, a parade and contests. The festival is held on the Sunday closest to May 5 each year at the Seward County Fairgrounds. Want to try your hand at salsa making? How about seeing if you can eat the most hot peppers? There’s nothing like watching the colorful dancers perform to traditional Latino rhythms.

Sunday Closest to May 5

Kansas Sampler Festival

Liberal will again host the Kansas Sampler Festival May 4 & 5, 2013 in Light Park. This event is like a living brochure of Kansas! It was designed to bring communities and attractions from all over the state together to make it easy for the public to discover possibilities. In other words, the primary purpose of the festival is to provide the public a sample of what there is to see and do in Kansas. Whether you are looking for hiking trails, historic sites, natural landmarks, unique restaurants, off-the-beaten track eateries, architectural gems, hole-in-the-wall performing centers, artists-at-work, specialty shops, unique Kansas products or have-to-be-there Kansas events, this festival is for you!

May  4 & 5, 2013
Light Park, 11th and Kansas

Other Yearly Events

Seward County Five-State Fair County Fair and Carnival
Early August

Little World’s Fair, Kismet
Old-Fashioned Street Fair
Labor Day Weekend

Folk Art Festival
Arts and Crafts Show
First Weekend in December