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It's gonna be May!

But, real talk, May is the last full month of spring and is ushering in a whole lot of summer fun. Here are the things to do in Topeka, Kansas in the month of May. 



Brown V Board of Education 65th Anniversary 10-Day Celebration

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May 17 marks the 65th anniversary of the groundbreaking ruling of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. And in recognition of this landmark anniversary, Topeka will host a 10-day celebration honoring the legacy of the this momentous case and reflecting on the history of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Check out this break down of each day of the celebration


concert series

We'll kick off this year's CoreFirst Bank & Trust Concert Series with Country and Food Trucks! Head downtown to get your fill of one-of-a-kind food truck options and authentic country music. Bring your lawn chair!


reo speedwagon

70s and 80s music icons REO Speedwagon are coming to Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) to rock your socks off! So take it on the run, and purchase your tickets now!

beach boys

The Beach Boys are coming to TPAC! Experience the legends in person - purchase your tickets now!

explorers club

"London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink?" Check out this bold new comedy by Nell Benjamin!


Family Fun

tulip time family

Apr. 10 - June 1   Travel Adventure featuring LEGO® Bricks at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

May 4 - Kansas KidsFest - Exhibition Hall

May 20 - 31 - Evans United Shows Carnival at Kansas Expocentre


Art & Leisure

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May 2 - All Female Twelfth Night at Jayhawk Theatre

May 4 - What Is My Fate? with the Topeka Symphony 

May 10 - The Rick Barron Band Live at Jayhawk Theatre

May 14 - Gallery Talk: Unanimous at the Mulvane Art Museum

May 18 - International Museum Day at the Kansas History Museum

May 18 - "Escaping Pavement" in Concert, Hope Street to open at the Jayhawk Gallery

May 24 - Galilean Nights at Kansas Museum of History


Sports & Recreation


May 3 - 5 Washburn University Baseball VS Northeastern State University at Falley Field

May 3 - 5 Arabian Horse Show - Domer Livestock Arena

May 24-26  Kansas Buckskin Association at Domer Livestock Arena

May 25 - Kansas Kapitals VS Louisiana Red Sticks at the Kansas Expocentre

May 28 - Topeka Golden Giants VS Centennial Stars 

May 29  Topeka Golden Giants VS Jefferson City, MO

May 30 - 31 Topeka Golden Giants VS Liberty Monarchs



jams at farmers market

Apr. - Nov. Downtown Topeka Farmers Market 

May 3 - Escape Room: Haunted High at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

May 11 - Laugh Lines Improv Comedy at Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy


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