Events

Annual Gala Uncorked


Feb. 23, 2019
7 to 10 p.m.
The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.

Proceeds benefit the Derby Community Foundation's Community Enrichment Grant Program. Guests will enjoy wine and beer tasting, find foods prepared by local caterers, fine chocolate, and a live and silent art auction. Attire is cocktail dress.

Spring Into Art


April 28, 2019
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park

Spring Into Art will include live music and performances by school groups and local artists, interactive art demonstrations, art
for sale, farmers market, food trucks and more. We are looking for art vendors/exhibitors who would like to participate. We have
space for 25 booths on the Event Lawn. Inclement weather will move activities inside. Event held rain or shine.

Learn more and register at www.derbyks.com/springintoart. If you have questions, call Janae' Springer at
788-1519 ext. 1232 or email janaespringer@derbyweb.com.

Police/Fire Youth Open House


May 2018 
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Derby Police Department, 229 N. Baltimore

Enjoy a fun afternoon with police and fire activities and tours of the facilities. Meet the police and fire mascots, take photos, and
check out the public safety equipment.



Citywide Garage Sale


May 2019
The annual CrimeStoppers of Derby citywide garage sale serves as the organization’s main fundraiser. Register at most financial institutions in Derby. For $10 you get a yard sign and a listing on the garage sale map printed and distributed by The Derby Informer. For more information contact Linsey Cutsinger at 351-9900.

Kite Festival


May 18, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.
High Park

Kite clubs will showcase their skills and introduce you to the world of kite flying. Bring out your own kite and join in the fun with your family. The event also feature mega kites, kite demos, kite making, face painting, a balloon artist, candy drop, DJ, concessions, booths and vendors.

Derby BBQ & Music Festival

June 7 & 8, 2019 
High Park, 2801 E. James 

www.derbybbq.com

Independence Day Parade


July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW and American Legion

The parade begins at Panther Stadium, proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market, east on Market to Woodlawn, and ends at Panther Stadium.

Independence Day Celebration


July 4 at 7 p.m.
High Park, 2801 E. James

The City of Derby hosts an Independence Day Celebration at High Park. The event include music, ice cream social, kid's activities, and a fantastic fireworks display. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

National Night Out


August 6, 2019
6 to 9 p.m.
Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James

Enjoy a free night of swimming and fun at Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park. The police and fire/rescue departments have educational displays and there is free ice cream and a bike rodeo.


Holiday Events

13th Annual City Tree Lighting


  • Nov. 15, 2018 at 6 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park
  • Enjoy an evening of kids activities and crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, special dinosaur visit and of course, Santa! 
  • Free and open to the public.

Christmas Tree Gala & Bazaar


  • Nov. 30 (5-8 p.m.) & Dec. 1 (9 a.m. -4 p.m.)
  • Hubbard Arts Center (north side of Historical Museum), Woodlawn & Market
  • The Bazaar items include handmade Christmas wreaths and gifts.
  • Trees decorated by local residents and organizations will be on display and will be given away on Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. through raffle drawings. Enter the raffle drawing to win your favorite tree. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward operation of the Derby Historical Museum.
  • For more information, call Susan Swaney at 788-7851 or Jane Polk at 788-1797.
Mistletoe Market
  • Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Swaney Elementary School, 501 E. English
  • Vendor contact: Amy Bringhurst, bringhurst@cox.net, 641-1561
 

Winterfest Arts & Crafts Bazaar


  • Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn
  • Vendor contact: 316-788-1705

Holiday Extravaganza
  • Dec. 1, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Faith Lutheran School, 208 S. Derby
  • Proceeds benefits programs and activities at Faith Lutheran School
Winter Farmers Market

  • Dec. 1, 2018, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Derby Welcome Center - Austin Room, 611 Mulberry Rd.
  • Enjoy a variety of vendors with the Kansas Grown Farmers Market, Troubles the Clown (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and food truck offerings from LumpiaPalooza. 

 Cookie Walk

  • Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Dec. 2. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Mary Parish, 2300 E. Meadowlark Blvd.
  • Fill a Christmas tin with delicious homemade Christmas cookies (price range $4 to $18).
  • Benefits the Guadalupe Clinic for those in need.
Christmas Parade: Polar Express

  • Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
  • Join the Derby VFW and American Legion for the annual Christmas Parade. The parade begins at Derby Middle School, proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south to Market and east on Market back to Woodlawn.
  • Learn more and register for the parade on the Derby VFW website.
Santa’s Village
  • Dec. 2, 1-5 p.m.
  • Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
  • This free, fun family event features pictures with Santa Claus, train displays, crafts, refreshments and more

Shops at the Park
  • Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • A one stop place for all your holiday shopping needs.

Carriage Rides in the Park
  • Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m.
  • High Park, 2801 E. James
  • Visit with Santa, stop by the petting zoo, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and ride in a carriage pulled by Clydesdale horses and reindeer! 
  • Sponsored by Farmers Insurance – Julie Olmsted Agency