Lansing DAZE Festival / BBQ

Lansing DAZE Festival

May 4 and 5, 2018

The 16th Annual Lansing DAZE Festival and Brew, Blues, & Bar-B-Q Cook-Off opens on Friday, May 4 and runs through Saturday, May 5. This year’s event will feature live music (until 11 p.m.) and a special southern rock-themed fireworks display featuring Molly Hatchet, the Allman Brothers, Kid Rock and Lynrd Skynrd (Fri. at approximately 9:30 p.m.). Beer, food and beverage vendors are available both days.

Kids' rides and inflatables will be open both days, with affordable options to come back and play the second day. A People's Choice BBQ tasting (open to the public) is scheduled for Saturday. Don't forget to come by the Petting Zoo and see Lil' Milton!
New this year! Rides will be open until 10:30 p.m. on Friday night! Beer, beverages and food will be sold until 11 pm. On Friday night we are having a Lawrence invasion. Truckstop Honeymoon and Sky Smeed will be performing, and (tentative) there will be a total tap takeover by Lawrence's Free State Brewery. No more foamy 3.2 beer! Free State Brewery is one of the granddaddies of the local brewing renaissance!

Also, brand new for Saturday- We are expecting the Big Idaho Potato Truck and the first ever Lansing DAZE/A Ride For The Wounded Cycle Show!  

Keep an eye out for more details as the event gets closer at Lansing, Kansas Happenings on Facebook! There will be teasers, music videos, links and stories from some of the partners and vendors.

Lansing DAZE
The event will also feature a variety of family-friendly activities on Saturday. New this year: a motorcycle show sponsored by A Ride for the Wounded and the Big Idaho Potato Truck. While the KCBS barbeque tournament is going on, there will be a craft show, rides and live music. There will also be a Quilt Show at the Lansing Activity Center, 108 S. 2nd St.

The children’s inflatable rides are available both Friday evening and Saturday. Rides: $1 per ticket, $15 for a wristband, $25 for two wristbands (wristbands only good for day of purchase). General admission both days is free. The event will take place at Kenneth W. Bernard Park 15650 Gilman Rd., Lansing, KS 66043 (located north of 4-H Road about 2.5 miles west of Main Street / K-7.)
Friday, May 4 
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Children’s Inflatables, Games, & Rides
(Tickets or Wristbands Available: $1 per ticket, $15 per wristband or $25 for two for Friday only)
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Beer, Food & Beverages
6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Band- Sky Smeed (Lansing's favorite Midwestern troubadour- out of Lawrence)
8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Band- Truckstop Honeymoon (a Johnny & June Cash styled rockabilly duo- out of Lawrence)
Approximately 9:30 p.m.
A Special Southern Rock-themed Fireworks Show!
Saturday, May 5
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A Ride for the Wounded Motorcycle Show (NEW!)
Petting Zoo (Keep an eye out for Lil' Milton!)
Children’s Inflatables, Games, & Rides
(Tickets or Wristbands Available: $1 per ticket, $15 per wristband or $25 for two for Saturday only)
Craft, Commercial & Non-Profit Booths  
Sunflower Piecemakers Quilt Show
(Lansing Activity Center 108 S. 2nd)
11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beer, Food & Beverages
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Band- Split Decision (a local Classic Country band, featuring William Duncan)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
People’s Choice Competition (For $5 sample great barbeque & cast your vote!) 
3:30 p.m. – KCBS Barbeque Competition Awards Ceremony

For more information: Lansing, KS Happenings on Facebook, (913) 727-5488 or