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May 26, 2018, 11:30 AM - August 11, 2018, 7:00 PM
• Doc's Plunge (Boomerango slide) • Cowboy Creek Lazy River
• Wrangler Rapids Wave Pool • The Gunslinger (tube slide)
• Fort Splash Play Area • Water Basketball
• Chuck Wagon Concessions • And Much More!
• Group Discount for any Group of 15 or more $4 per person
• All Season passes $ 70 per person — Purchase Passes at www.lblagoon.com
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018 @ Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit places where history was made on an hour-long narrated historic site tour. Four tours daily Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. The trolley shows historic sites in Dodge City's downtown area, goes to Fort Dodge and back through the beef packing industry. Admission Charged
July 2, 2018 - July 23, 2018
Dodge City Voted USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice for Best Rodeo.
The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is being included in a USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest category of Best Rodeo! Their expert panel selected Dodge City as a contender for Best Rodeo. The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-rodeo/dodge-city-roundup-rodeo-dodge-city-kansas/. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.
Voting occurs daily through the link found on the 10Best website, the Dodge City Convention and Visitors website, or directly on the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Facebook page.
The Editors of USA TODAY say that prior competitions have been hotly contested, and they look forward to seeing how we rock the vote in our community!
July 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - July 23, 2018 @ Ford County Fair Grounds
The 2018 Ford County Fair provides fun, food, entertainment and the opportunity for Ford County residents to showcase their talents in the Open Class and 4-H Youth Development Divisions.
July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 22, 2018 @ Mariah Hills Golf Course
Get your teams together and join us for a weekend of golf and fraternity at the annual Knight of Columbus State Golf Tournament on July 21st and 22nd, 2018, Hosted by Council 2970 in Dodge City.
July 22, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Legends Park
July 24, 2018 - August 5, 2018
The Dodge City Daily Globe once again presents the long awaited and anticipated Medallion Hunt. The hunt begins when the first clue appears on dodgeglobe.com on July 24th, then daily in the Dodge City Daily Globe. Interpret the clues, find the medallion, and turn it in for a $500.00 cash reward. Back again this year: present your Dodge City Days Lapel Pin at the Dodge City Daily Globe office and receive an extra clue to the Medallion’s location! For more information, contact the Dodge City Daily Globe at (620) 225-4151.
July 24, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Legends Park
July 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wright Park Bandshell
The 2018 summer season for the Dodge City Cowboy Band opens on June 5th. This season will include concerts in the park every Tuesday night through June & July and a special Fourth of July concert at Boot Hill Museum with the Long Branch Variety Show. On July 9th, the Cowboy Band will be joined by the 35th Infantry Division Band for a combine concert in the park. The season will conclude on July 31 with the annual "Salute the Troops" concert as part of Dodge City Days. We look forward to seeing you at the band shell in Wright Park! Don't miss it!
July 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dodge City Public Library
Wear clothes to get wet in!
July 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Boot Hill Casino & Resort
Drawings every hour from 5 PM to 10 PM on Wednesdays. Winner receives free play based on Players Club card tier.
•Deputy = $50
•Sheriff = $100
•Marshal = $200
•Governor = $300
•Legend = $400
July 26, 2018 - August 5, 2018 @ Dodge City Area
Join us for a week full of festivities!
July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM
Gather your friends and get the party started at the Dodge City Days “Official Kick-Off Reception,” sponsored by Rebein Brothers, Sunflower Bank and Max Jantz Excavating. Come help us say thank you to all of the sponsors that make this great festival possible. Enjoy music and heavy hors d’oeuvres for $12.00 and the Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Cash bar available. Must be 21 to attend. Additionally, Rebein Brothers will present the annual Bronco Buster Award to the 2018 recipient. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 227-3119 or email email@example.com
July 27, 2018, 11:30 AM - August 5, 2018
Bring your 2018 Dodge City Days Lapel Pin to the Long Branch Lagoon and swim for just $4.00 per person! There is no better way to spend these hot summer days than splashing around at the Long Branch Lagoon. Season Passholders will be entered into a drawing each time they attend and show their 2018 Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Offer only valid during Dodge City Days 2018 (Friday, July 27 – Sunday, August 5). For more information, contact the Long Branch Lagoon at (620) 225-8156
July 27, 2018, 3:00 PM
Come see our littlest barbeque enthusiasts show off their culinary skills at the Dodge City Days Little Smokies Kids-Q Competition! Thanks to our event sponsors, First Dental and Western Beverage, these Little Smokies will compete for bragging rights, CASH, and fabulous prizes! For more information or to enter the competition (ages 6-15), contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 227-3119, visit dodgecitydays.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The final Friday of every month, Dodge City's performing and visual arts take over downtown for an evening of fun, art, spirits, and fellowship! Check their Facebook page for more information.
July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Carnegie Center for the Arts
Cash prizes awarded in two categories:
o Animals: Animals that represent or are important to our southwest Kansas heritage. May be portrait or landscape.
o Plants: Plants that influence or have influenced the growth of southwest Kansas. May be portrait or landscape.
o Artwork must be ready to hang.
o Artwork may be drawing, painting, mixed media, and three-dimensional. Design must be original. Please no copyrighted images.
o Please include a short written explanation of the relationship of the subject to the theme.
All entries will be displayed.
Judges will be selected by the Dodge City Area Arts Council Board.
Winners will be revealed during Final Friday, 5-7 pm on July 27.
For more information, email email@example.com.
July 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kick off Dodge City Days by rounding up your friends and family and head to the Roundup Rodeo Arena for the 2nd Annual Dodge City Christian Revival! Everyone is invited to come listen to life-changing messages from Dodge City area pastors, along with powerful and heart-moving songs of worship from local musicians. This free event includes drawings and prizes. For more information and updates, contact Laura at Dodgecityrevival@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook @dodgecityrevival, or visit dcrevival.com.
July 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join your friends at the 17th Annual Bull Fry & Bash at Boot Hill Museum. Pepsi, Q-97, Z-98 and JR Hutton Construction will help Boot Hill kick off Dodge City Days with a great meal of calf fries, Sally’s potatoes’n’onions, baked beans, and coleslaw. Pepsi and iced tea are included. Alcohol is sold separately. Tickets are $15.00 with the Dodge City Days Lapel Pin and $17.50 without. Children 10 and under are $9.00 with the Dodge City Days Lapel Pin and $10.00 without. Event shirts will be available for purchase in the gift shop. For more information, contact Boot Hill Museum at (620) 227-8188 or visit www.boothill.org.
July 27, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Dodge City Raceway Park
DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks (Races start at 7:30 p.m.)
July 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
First Night Swim of the season June 1st.
Every Friday from 8pm to 11pm
July 27, 2018, 9:30 PM - July 28, 2018, 1:30 AM
Think you have what it takes to be a Doctor’s Office Bull Rider? Come on down and show us who can last the longest on our mechanical bull! Must be 21 or older. For more information call (620) 801-5001.
July 27, 2018, 9:30 PM - July 28, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Central Station Bar & Grill
The first stop for Central Station’s Dodge City Days entertainment is FIREHOUSE! This American glam metal band reached stardom in the 1990s with hits song like “Reach For The Sky” and “Love of a Lifetime”. With special guest, Thief! For advance ticket information call (620) 225-1176.
July 27, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Boot Hill Casino & Resort
Head to Boot Hill Casino & Resort for your chance to win a brand-new Ram Truck from Lopp Motors! Earn a free entry every day with your Players Club card. Be sure to check out their website below for more information!
July 28, 2018, All Day @ Dodge City
National Day of the Cowboy
The National Day of the Cowboy is a day set aside by the US Senate to pay homage to our Cowboy and Western heritage, as well as to honor working Cowboys and Cowgirls, rodeo athletes, Western musicians, Cowboy poets, Western artists, ranchers, and all others who continue to contribute to the Cowboy and Western culture in America today.
Locally, this coincides with Dodge City Days and the time when we are already honoring our western heritage and all that this community was founded upon.
Dodge City has been the recipient of the National Day of the Cowboy “Cowboy Keeper Award”. Awarded to individuals, organizations, and projects that have contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy.
Ford County and City of Dodge City Commissioners passed a Proclamation to observe this day in Dodge City on July 28th.
July 28, 2018, 6:30 AM
Come participate in a 5K and 1-mile run/walk before the Dodge City Days Western Parade. Entry fee received by July 25th is $20.00 (entry fee covers both races). After July 25th the entry fee will be $25.00. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., the 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. and the mile race begins at 9:00 a.m. For entry forms call (620) 253-9776, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download from Facebook @DCDaysrunning.
July 28, 2018, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Dodge
Produce & Homemade Goods
Early Saturday mornings during the growing season, downtown Dodge City comes alive with fresh produce and homemade products. It's a great way to get fresh, healthy, seasonal produce, grown locally. It's place to meet neighbors and chat while getting needed groceries and enjoying an outdoor walk in historic downtown Dodge City!
The parking lot facing Wyatt Earp Boulevard between Third and First Avenue fills up with area producers offering their products for sale. Some homemade baked items and arts and crafts are also available at times.
July 28, 2018, 7:30 AM - July 29, 2018
This is a two-man tournament hosted by Lewis Automotive Group. The format is nine-hole best ball and nine
-hole scramble. To register your team, please contact Mariah Hills Pro Shop at (620) 225-8182.
July 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
Presented by the DODGE CITY CHAPTER OF AMBUCS
We present to you the 58th Dodge City Days Western Parade. Our theme this year is The Wild Side of the State and promises to make for great floats sponsored by local businesses and clubs. To participate in the parade, contact the Dodge City Chapter of Ambucs at (620) 339-0194. Entry fee required. Awards will be posted on the dodgecitydays.org website and prizes will be available to pick up at the Chamber Office on Monday, August 6th
The 2018 National Beef Smokin’ Saddles Barbeque Contest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and Rocky Mountain Barbeque Association. This official cook-off is entering its 28th year as the best BBQ contest in Southwest Kansas! Come see some of the best chefs in the West compete for over $15,000 awarded in cash and prizes! There will be food vendors in the park as well as live music provided by Rad the Ghost! BRAND NEW this year, the BBQ competition has been selected as a tour stop for the Great American Cookout! Stop by for grilling tips from BBQ experts, samples, giveaway and more! Event Media Sponsors include Q-97, Z-98 and La Ke Buena. For more information or to sign up to compete, contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 227-3119, email@example.com or visit dodgecitydays.org. Entry into the park is the Dodge City Days Lapel Pin.
July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM
Cool off at the Bud Light Tailgate Experience during the BBQ in the park! Ice-cold Budweiser products, brought to you by Western Beverage, will be sold out of an amazing mobile bar equipped with music, TVs, and plenty of seating. Bring your friends and come hang out at the coolest tailgate in town! Use your Dodge City Days Lapel Pin for entry into the park to enjoy vendors and live music surrounding the tailgate!
The Centera Bank Backyard Barbeque Contest gives backyard cooks the opportunity to show off their culinary skills. Follow the delicious aroma of BBQ into the park and stay to see which team takes home the win. Participants will prepare food for judges only. Event Media Sponsors include Q-97, Z-98 and La Ke Buena. Please leave your pets at home. For more information or to sign up to compete, contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce by calling (620) 227-3119, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting dodgecitydays.org. Use your Dodge City Days Lapel Pin for entry into the park and enjoy food vendors and live music!
July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
The Cowboy Hoop 3-on-3 co-ed basketball tournament will consist of teams (ages 18+) with a registration fee of $10.00 per person. All games will be refereed and a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin is required for all participants and spectators entering the park. Games are played to 14 points (win by two), first team to 18 points, or whichever team is ahead after 15 minutes of play. At least one female must be on the court at all times. The first-place team will receive a cash prize. Registration closes July 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Contact Dodge City Sports, LLC at (620) 253-1785 or email at email@example.com for registration or for more information.
July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - July 29, 2018
Come out and see some exciting saddle bronc and bareback riding while these youngsters attempt to qualify for a trip to Las Vegas in December. For ticket information, please visit www.dodgecityroundup.org, or call the Roundup office at (620) 225-2244.
July 28, 2018, 7:30 PM @ United Wireless Arena
Get your tickets starting Friday, March 9th!
July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM
We welcome back Karaoke Kabaret for a fourth year! Join us for a fresh take on the classic karaoke setup with performances by local performers bringing you classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Audience participation is encouraged! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for happy hour with a curtain time of 8 p.m. Please call (620) 225-1001 for reservations. Admission is $10.00 without a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin or $8.00 with a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Cash bar and selection of hors d’oeuvres for an extra charge will be available
July 28, 2018, 9:30 PM - July 29, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Central Station Bar & Grill
Central Station is pleased to present longtime regular Jared Daniels Band, singing hits like “My Home Town,” “All I Need,” and “Foot on the Dashboard.” Special guest is Blind Dog Alley. While you’re rocking to the great band outside, don’t forget to come in and check out our deejay spinning all the top hits of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. For advance ticket information call (620) 225-1176. Free shuttle from the rodeo grounds and group pickup available!
July 28, 2018, 9:30 PM - July 29, 2018, 1:30 AM @ The Doctor’s Office –
See Friday’s (July 27) description for details. For more information, call (620) 801-5001.
July 29, 2018, 9:00 AM
Be a part of the Dodge City Days Gauntlet Challenge hosted by United Wireless Communications! The 2-Mile course will be filled with fun and challenging obstacles! Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. and the first wave of participants will start at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $30.00 per person and $40.00 the day of the event. Think you’re tough enough to take on this Dodge City Days Gauntlet Challenge? Visit dodgecitydays.org for more information or call (620) 227-3119. Event Sponsors include Q-97, Z-98, La Ke Buena and Koch Industries.
July 29, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Boot Hill Museum
Come join us for movies and fun!
July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 3, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Landmark National Bank
Landmark National Bank invites the public to attend the 26th Annual Landmark Art Show. This year’s art show exhibits the work of Charlie and Pat Norton along with their son, Carson. Charlie specializes in bronze sculptures and paintings depicting the Old West. As a member of the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Charlie’s work accurately portrays historical events in order to educate younger generations about the past. His work can be found throughout the State of Kansas, including the Buffalo Bill sculpture– one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas - located in Oakley. Pat Norton specializes in painting while son Carson, like his father, also creates sculptures and paintings. Admission is free. For further information, call (620) 227-8111.
July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 2, 2018
Free admission to all slack events. For more information on all Dodge City Roundup PRCA Rodeo events, call (620) 225-2244.
July 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
The Arasmith Family will be performing at the 20th Annual Southern Gospel Christian Concert. This event is held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (3231 N. 14th St.) with admission being a Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Free will offerings will be accepted. This event is a benefit performance for Manor of the Plains, Good Samaritan charitable care fund, which assists residents that have outlived their financial resources. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kurt Lampe at (620) 338-0240 or visit manoroftheplains.org.
July 30, 2018, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
The ever-popular Dodge City Days Teen Dance will be held back at the Hoover Pavilion in Wright Park this year! Come hang out with friends and enjoy FREE pizza, pop, and music provided by our media sponsors Z-98 and La Ke Buena. The Dodge City Days Teen Dance is brought to you by Dodge City Community College, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, and The Alley and is for kids 12-18 years old. Admission is $5.00 plus your Dodge City Days Lapel Pin. Security is provided. For more information, contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 227-3119, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit dodgecitydays.org.
July 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Santa Fe Depot Dining Room
The Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau returns for a little afternoon entertainment during Dodge City Days
Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Presenter - Anne Hawkins
Admission is FREE
July 31, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Dodge City Roundup Arena
For more information on all Dodge City Roundup PRCA Rodeo events, call (620) 225-2244.
July 31, 2018, 6:00 PM
Come share in a night dedicated to those that serve in the armed forces of this great country! This evening will be filled with patriotism in honor of the red, white, and blue. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will be hosting the annual hamburger feed in the park. The first 1000 people get a steakburger or hotdog and a Pepsi courtesy of Freddy’s and Pepsi. The Dodge City Municipal Cowboy Band will entertain you with patriotic music beginning at 6:30 p.m. A Dodge City Days Lapel Pin is required to attend. Event sponsors include Q-97, Z-98, Victory Electric, and The Dodge City Area Young Professionals. For more information, contact the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 227-3119, email@example.com, or visit dodgecitydays.org.
July 31, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
July 31, 2018, 7:45 PM @ Dodge City Roundup Arena
The PRCA Xtreme Bulls tour showcases the top PRCA bull riders as they test themselves against some of the best bucking bulls in the country! This exciting event will feature 50 riders, competing for prize money and the championship buckle. Stick around for more action as some of the men from Bullfighters Only compete against fighting bulls for their own prize money and championship buckle! No animals are harmed during this competition. Tickets bought in advance are $25.00 for general admission, $30.00 for reserved. All tickets are $3.00 more on the day of the event. For ticket information, call 1-866-DCRODEO or (620) 225-2244, or visit dodgecityroundup.org.
July 31, 2018, 9:30 PM - August 1, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Central Station Bar & Grill (INDOOR)
Feel like kicking up your heels after the PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding Competition? Well bring those boots over to Central Station for “NO cover charge” night! Central Station’s deejay will play a little bit of country and more all night long! Look for the free shuttle from the rodeo grounds! For more information, call (620) 225-1176.