Garden City, KS Area Community Calendar

HorseThief Reservoir Turkey Trot @ HorseThief Reservoir
Nov 18 @ 1:15 pm

Turkey Trot

Sunday, Nov. 18

HorseThief Reservoir

1:45 p.m.

Bring your pet and run or walk a 5K. Pets deserve to run a race and have fun at the lake too. Your pet doesn’t have to run, but bring them anyway. *It is not required to have a pet to participate, but if you have a pet that loves to run and play with other animals, we welcome them to come play.

This will be a second part of a 3 race series. The last race to come to HTR is: Jingle Jog (Saturday December 15th, 4:00pm start)

If you participate in ALL 3 EVENTS, your name will be put into the drawing to win some awesome prizes.

One Overall series winner gets 2 nights in the MODERN YURT ($220 value).

A second Overall series winner gets ONE night in the MODERN YURT ($110 value).

A third Overall series winner gets a 2019 annual vehicle pass ($50 value)!!

There will be prizes after the run. The prizes will be given away as a random drawing to participants!

$20 Registration for 13 years and up.
Ages 12 and under Free
Registration begins at 1:15 p.m.
Race will begin at 2:00 pm sharp

Race brought to you by Wild Within You Fitness Adventures, LLC

For more information or to pre-register, please call the office at 620-253-8464 or email

Runners/walkers pay the day of the event

Elks Thanksgiving Dinner @ Garden City Elks Lodge
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Elks Thanksgiving Dinner

1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22

Garden City Elks Lodge, 905 E. Kansas Plaza

Garden City Elks invites the public to join them for a Thanksgiving Day feast as a thank you for those serving the country and community.

All veterans and first responders plus one guest eat free of charge

All others will be asked for an $8 donation

RSVP by Nov. 17 to, or call or text 620-277-3315 and leave your name and the number attending

Downtown Holiday Open House @ Downtown Garden City
Nov 24 all-day

Downtown Holiday Open House

Nov. 24

Join downtown retailers for special offers all day long. Find what you need at:
Coleen’s Trophies
The Corner on Main
Elements, a Boutique
Klaus Wood Pellets
Tumbleweed Thrift Boutique
Roots Juice Co.
Regan Jewelry
Sagehouse Soaps

Garden City Arts Holiday Open House @ Garden City Arts
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden City Arts Holiday Open House

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 24

Stop by anytime between 10 AM – 5 PM on Shop Small Business Saturday to find unique gifts from local artisans.

We have a mixture of pottery, fine art, jewelry and gift items that will sure to please everyone on your Christmas list.

Several Garden City Arts artists will have tables set up with an extended selection of their products. Select artists will also be offering discounts on their merchandise or will be giving away free gifts to those who purchase items from their table (while supplies last)! Find all of the great deals listed below:


* Free Shop Small Business Saturday tote bags to the first 20 customers who make a purchase! Special handmade items created by our artists have been place randomly inside of select bags!

*15% off all of John Buckner’s items.

*10% off Paper & Brambles by Katy Guthrie inventory.

Bad Boys of Wrestling @ Finney County Fairgrounds
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm

Bad Boys of Wrestling

Nov. 24

2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Finney County Fairgrounds

This is a family event for all.
There are famous Luchador Wrestlers from Mexico, top name wrestlers from the US both men and women’s matches. There is humor, exciting and daring moves, and we have a message for veterans as well as ANTI – BULLYING.
Our wrestlers are available for local public appearances and speaking engagements also.
We are very Christian and Family event but someone in the Ring is going to get beat up for sure.

Affordable ticket prices for every event we want huge crowds and we want repeat customers.


Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Stevens Park Tree Lighting @ Stevens Park
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stevens Park Tree Lighting

Nov. 24

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Come see the Christmas Lights light up Stevens Park and Downtown Garden City. Meet and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.
First 100 attendees will receive a free Magic Bell to assist with the lighting ceremony!

Photos with Santa 5-7 p.m.
Tree Lighting at 6 p.m.

Southwest Kansas Photography Club Meeting
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meetings will be held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 105 East Chestnut Street in Garden City.

Garden City Telegram Holiday Expo @ American Legion Hall
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Garden City Telegram Holiday Expo

Thursday, Nov. 29

5-8 p.m.

405 S. Main St.

The 2018 HoHo Holiday Expo, presented by The Garden City Telegram, is located at the American Legion Hall, located at 405 S. Main Street.

The Telegram will provide a Santa for photo opportunities, sponsoring food drives, etc. within this event. Part of this expo will be an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest between our vendors as contestants.

Guests will register their votes and vendors will win prizes from The Garden City Telegram. We will also draw door prize winners from the guest registry list. Join us for shopping, food, prizes and fun! FREE entry.

GCCC Football National Championship Game @ Pittsburg State University
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Kickoff for this year’s NJCAA national championship game between No. 1 East Mississippi Community College Lions and No. 2 Garden City Community College Broncbusters is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 at Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.
The game will also be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.

Board Game Jam @ GCCC John Collins Annex
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Great Plains MakerSpace Board Game Jam

9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dec. 1

GCCC John Collins Annex

Teams of 1-3 spend a day creating their own unique board games!

If you’re a board game fan, an aspiring designer, or just want to have a fun time, put together a team and get registered!

Details at