Lansing hosts several celebrations and events throughout each year.
Lansing DAZE / Brew, Blues and Bar-B-Q
The first Friday in May marks the arrival of the Bar-B-Q contestants, with the main competition held on Saturday. The Lansing DAZE Festival runs Friday evening and Saturday with family activities, entertainment, displays, crafts, music, beer and great food. A Ride for the Wounded Cycle Show is held on Saturday. Admission to both events 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.)
Lansing City Limits Music Series
Lansing’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
Another large community activity is Lansing’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. As the sun sets, the fireworks display begins as the community celebrates on the Friday before the 4th of July. The evening event at Kenneth W. Bernard Park, located in western Lansing (see Lansing DAZE), maintains a safe family atmosphere for any age to enjoy.
Lansing’s Fall Festival
The Lansing Fall Festival is held the second Saturday in October. The event takes place along Angel Falls Trail, with parking available near St. Francis de Sales Church at Ida St. and Desoto Rd. The Festival gives local organizations an opportunity to raise funds and share information about their group. Vendors are asked to keep a fall theme with their products. Local artists display their works and some provide demonstrations. Food and music all day - bring out the family to enjoy this autumn tradition in Lansing.
Lansing Historical Museum
Lansing also provides the Lansing Historical Museum for residents and visitors alike to educate themselves about Lansing’s history. With an address of 115 East Kansas Avenue, the Lansing Historical Museum has been located on Lansing Correctional Facility property since 1992. The museum is the only public/commercial building, other than a small turn of the century bank, which remains downtown.
Outside of Lansing, residents and visitors may find an abundant amount of activities to fill the day. Only minutes away, visitors to the Lansing area may attend a NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway. The Truman Sports complex is located less than 30 minutes from Lansing. Visitors can take in a Kansas City Royals’ baseball game or a Kansas City Chiefs’ football game.