Events

Annual Gala Uncorked


Feb. 29, 2020
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 19, 2020
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 2020 
1 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 2020

  • Registration begins in April. Sign up at Derby Recreation Center, Derby Informer, Derby Public Library, and the Welcome Center. 
  • Cost: $10 
  • Sponsored by the Derby Rotary Club
  • Contact: Email derbyksrotary@gmail.com

The Rotary Club of Derby organizes the Derby Citywide Garage Sale. Proceeds go towards the Feed a Hungry Child program.

Kite Festival


May 2020
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.


Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest

June 11, 12, & 13, 2020 
High Park, 2801 E. James 
DerbyBBQ.com
This event includes a carnival, live music, KCBS and Backyard BBQ Cook-off, People's Choice Contest, Kid's activities, food trucks, beer garden and much more. 



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, 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 4, 2020
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

14th Annual City Tree Lighting


  • Nov. 21, 2019 at 6 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park
  • Enjoy an evening of kids activities and crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, and photos with Santa! 
  • Free refreshments include kettle corn, cookies, and hot chocolate. Food available for purchase from Brown Box Bakery, Fried Pies, Espresso Self, LumpiaPalooza, B.S. Sandwich Press, Thai Riffic and Noble House Hawaiian Restaurant.  
  • Free and open to the public.

Christmas Tree Gala & Bake Sale


  • Dec. 6 , 5-8 p.m.
  • Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Derby Welcome Center - Austin Room, 611 Mulberry Rd.
  • Join the Derby Historical Museum for a fun holiday event that includes a tree raffle and bake sale.
  • Trees decorated by local residents and organizations will be on display. You may purchase raffle tickets to “vote” for your favorite tree. The drawing for the trees will be at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. 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. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Swaney Elementary School, 501 E. English
  • $1 donation at the door supports programs and activities at Swaney Elementary
  • Vendor contact: Amy Bringhurst, bringhurst@cox.net, 641-1561
 

Winterfest Arts & Crafts Bazaar


  • Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn
  • Vendor contact: 316-788-1705 (event full)

Holiday Extravaganza
  • Dec. 7, 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. 7, 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

Shops at the Park
  • Dec. 7, 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. 

Cookie Extravaganza

  • Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. & Dec. 8. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until cookies sell out) 
  • Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Mary Parish, 2300 E. Meadowlark Blvd.(use east drive)
  • Fill a Christmas tin with delicious holiday and homemade cookies.
  • Benefits the Guadalupe Clinic for those in need.
Christmas Parade

  • Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
  • Join the Derby Chamber of Commerce and Derby VFW for the annual lighted 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.
  • Registration begins Nov. 1 at DerbyChamber.com.
  • Event Flier
  • Parade Registration Form
Christmas in the Park
  • Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • Shuttle service from the Derby Middle School stadium parking lot will run from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
This new family-friendly event combines three fantastic events into one big day of fun and celebration. The events include Breakfast with Santa by the Derby Recreation Commission, Santa’s Village by the Derby Public Library and horse drawn carriage rides by Julie Olmsted Insurance Agency.

  • Breakfast and pictures with Santa, 8 to 10:30 am
  • Holiday-themed inflatables, 10 am to 7 pm
  • Christmas crafts & stories, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Toy train displays, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Petting zoo, 10 am to 1 pm & 5 to 7 pm
  • Carolers, 10:30 to 11:30 am (Derby Middle School and Derby North Middle School orchestra), 12 to 1 pm (Treblemakers - Sixth Grade Honor Choir) and 2-3 pm (Cooper Elementary)
  • Escape room, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Gingerbread house decorating contest, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Food trucks, 11:30 am to 2 pm & 4 to 7 pm
  • Reindeer, 2 to 6 pm
  • Clydesdale-drawn carriage rides, 5 to 7 pm
Thank you to our sponsors: Don Hattan Derby, Decarsky Foundation, Derby Community Foundation, BRG, Security 1st Title of Derby, El Paso Animal Hospital, Stress Busters Therapeutic Massage, Clellesha Martin, Drury Lane Bakery & Cafe and Jon Downing