Garden City, KS Area Community Calendar

Magic: The Gathering @ Finney County Public Library
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A card game where each game represents a battle between wizards known as “Planeswalkers”, who employ spells, artifacts, and creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents.

Summer Reading Kickoff @ Finney County Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am

Storyteller Priscilla Howe is back. Along with help — or hindrance — from her ridiculous hand puppets, she’ll share her favorite stories, songs and story-songs for all ages.

Priscilla has been a full-time storyteller since 1993, after five years as a storytelling librarian. She travels the world (14 countries and counting) with a head full of stories and a bag full of puppets. Priscilla makes her home in Lawrence. She’s also searching for the best restaurant pie on earth.

This free event kicks off the summer reading program at Finney County Public Library.

Beef Empire Days Kickoff Concert @ Samy's Spirits and Steakhouse
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm

Beef Empire Days Kickoff Concert

6:30 p.m. June 1

Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Featuring William Michael Morgan, opening with Hunter Hutchinson.

General Admission tickets are $10 prior to May 25; $15 the week of the show. Tickets are available at Baker Boot; Colleen’s Trophies, Awards & Gifts; Clarion Inn; Beef Empire Days Office, 206 E. Fulton; or online at

Downtown Historic Walking Tour @ Downtown Garden City
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Downtown Historic Walking Tour

6:30 p.m. June 1

Downtown Garden City, 120 E. Laurel St.

Join tour guide Johnetta Hebrlee for a quick trip into the past during the Downtown Historic Walking Tour.

June’s walk will cover the 100 Block of Main Street and the Train Depot area.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Garden City Downtown Vision office, 120 E. Laurel. Tickets are limited.

Two tour times are available to choose from: 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

Part of Downtown Garden City First Fridays. Proceeds benefit the Finney County Historical Museum.

Garden City Municipal Band @ Stevens Park
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Garden City Municipal Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Stevens Park

Fifth Annual Real Men Real Leaders Golf Tournament @ Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Fifth Annual Real Men Real Leaders Golf Tournament to benefit the organization is June 2 at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.

The 4-person scramble costs $60 per person. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Pay the day of the event, includes 18 hole green fees, cart, lunch and payout.

Call Buffalo Dunes Golf Course at (620) 276-1210 to enter your team.
For more information call Jonas Cruz at (620) 521-1693,
Chris Mesa at (620) 277-5635, or Susan Escareno at (620) 640-4914.

Scholarship Poker Run @ Clarion Inn
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Beef Empire Days scholarship Poker Run will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. at the Clarion Inn. The event will begin with a free breakfast for all participants and then heading out at 10:00 a.m. to Scott Lake.

Scott Lake will be the focal point of the run with 5 different themed punch card stations and an outdoor lunch provided. All vehicles welcome to join. Great Prizes.

All proceeds go to Beef Empire Days Scholarship fund. (Must be 18 to participate or with parents).

For more information contact Trevor Funk at 620-521-2916 or the Beef Empire Days office.

Magic’s HOPE Cattle Olympics @ Finney County Fairgrounds
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Magic’s HOPE Therapeutic Horsemanship presents the inaugural Cowboy Olympics.

This will be a 4 to 6 person team event that consists of 4 rounds. The rounds include an obstacle course, calf scramble, clean the pen/wheel barrel race with one team being named overall champion.

Teams can represent community organizations, businesses or groups. The number of teams is limited. Entry fee will be $200 per team and will include team shirts. Prizes and swag bags will be given to participants.

For questions or event registration contact Jennifer Standley at 620-260-5397 or

Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo @ Finney County Fairgrounds
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Want to know how the traditional cowboy works the herd? The Ranch Rodeo is an event where traditional working cowboys gather to compete and demonstrate skills that are used every day in cattle ranching operations.

Although there are some similarities to rodeos that people are normally accustomed to seeing, ranch rodeo events typically use combinations of roping, horsemanship, and ground work skills to create a more genuine presentation of real-life ranch work.

This is considered to be a team event where everyone works together to get the job done. Teams consist of 3 members with up to 25 teams.

Events are doctoring, mugging and penning. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Finney County Fairground Arena.

Entry forms are available at

Feedlot & Sponsors Roping, Riding and Barrel Racing @ Finney County Fairgrounds
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Area feedyard employees and “townies” that enjoy barrel racing and team roping are invited to attend this annual favorite at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls compete in events that are open to any current Beef Empire Days sponsor.