Annual Events

Annual Gala Uncorked

February 2022 (virtual)
Proceeds benefit the Derby Community Foundation's Community Enrichment Grant Program.

Spring Into Art

Sunday, April 24, 2022
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.

Spring Into Art includes 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. Event held rain or shine. If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at 788-1519 ext. 1267 or jenaywallace@derbyweb.com.

Citywide Garage Sale
 2022 dates TBA

The Rotary Club of Derby is in its third year of organizing the Derby Citywide Garage Sale after Crime Stoppers of Derby held the sale for 28 years.

  • Cost: $10
  • Where to sign up: Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market and Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove - cash, check, and debit/credit cards accepted
  • Sponsored by the Derby Rotary Club

Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest

June 9, 10 & 11, 2022
High Park, 2801 E. James St. / Live music, food trucks and BBQ competition
Carnival location TBA
Plan to join us for the 11th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest June 9, 10 & 11, 2022.
This free, fun and family-friendly event is Derby's largest gathering. Visit DerbyBBQ.com for all the event details.

Independence Day Parade

July 3 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253.
Contact: Dale Webster, 316-789-8244, www.vfw7253.org
Parade Route Map

Fireworks in the Park

July 4 at 6 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approx. 9:30 p.m.)

  • Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a fun evening in Derby at High Park with food trucks and fireworks.
  • ADA parking will be available at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter parking lot.
  • No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Questions? Call Public Works at 788-0301 or email info@derbyweb.com

National Night Out

August 2, 2022, 6 to 9 p.m.
Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James St.
National Night Out is a time to get together with neighbors and friends and celebrate our community with a free evening swim and activities. The Derby Police Department and Derby Fire & Rescue will have trucks and vehicles for kids to explore, a bike rodeo and Safety Town. Target and Walmart will provide food.

Chamber Chili Cook-off

October 9, 2021, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
Join the Derby Chamber of Commerce for is annual Chamber Chili Cook-off. Participation as a contestant is only open to Chamber members and there is no charge to compete. Chili tasting and voting is open to the public for $5 per person.

Holiday Events


16th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
November 30, 2021
Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
Enjoy the lighting of the tree, kettle corn, and food trucks. Santa will not be attending the event this year. 

Holiday Lights Contest

December 4-25, 2021. Sign up today!

Kansas Grown Farmers Market Winter Market

Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
The Pavilion at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
Enjoy a variety of vendors with the Kansas Grown Farmers Market

Shops at the Park

Dec. 4, 2021, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
A one stop place for all your holiday shopping needs.