Special Events

Special Events
Special Events

Current Information

Fireworks Show
We'll kick-off Tongie Days with a fireworks display on the Friday before Tongie Days! This year's festivities will include the band TrainWreck Allie, activities and Elle's Mobile Eats and Sweets.  
When: Friday, September 15, 2023
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM  (Fireworks at approximately 9:30PM following THS football game)
Where: TRC Sports Complex by LV Co. Fairgrounds 

Downtown Spooktacular
This annual event is coordinated by the Tonganoxie Business Association in downtown Tonganoxie. Many local businesses, organizations and groups will set up downtown for a family friendly night of tricks and treats. Get your costumes ready and enjoy! The event is typically the last Friday prior to Halloween. 
When: Friday, Oct. 27th
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time: 6-8PM
Get Involved: Contact the Tonganoxie Business Association at tonganoxiebusinessassociation@gmail.com

Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
The event will kick-off with a parade downtown on 4th street culminating at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
When: TBD 2023
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time: 5PM

Letters to Santa
Drop off your letter to Santa at Santa's Mailbox located in the office at the Tonganoxie Post Office. Be sure to write your name and return address on the letter clearly so Santa can write a return letter before Christmas. 
Letters must be received by December 9th to receive a return note before Christmas.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
The community hosts a parade on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day. Wear your green, join the parade or just take in the festivities.
When: Saturday before St. Patrick's Day.
When: 2024 TBD
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time: 11AM

Easter Egg Hunt
Tonganoxie Rec Commission hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 1st. Bring your basket to collect eggs and your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Games, crafts, and facepainting stations included! Hunting ages for children 10 & under.
When: 2024 TBD
Where: Chieftain Park & VFW Park
Time: 3PM - 4PM
Ages 0 - 3: hunt @ 3:05
Ages 4 - 6: hunt @ 3:25
Ages 7 - 10: hunt @ 3:45

Summer Kickoff Party
Our annual Summer Kickoff Party is Saturday June 24th, 5 - 7 PM. We celebrate with refreshments and activities for the whole community.
This year's Kickoff Party will feature free hot dogs, The Kahuna Ice Shave Co Truck & Dole-licious Truck will be on hand serving up free cool treats. There will also be a water slide, bounce castle, airbrush tattoos, dunk tank, and fire & bubble artists.
When:  June TBD '24
Where: Chieftain Park
Time: 5-7PM

Float-Fest *rescheduled*
Enjoy an evening at the Tonganoxie Water Park with cool treats and a DJ! Swim and dance the evening away, have some fun, and enjoy the pool after the sun goes down!
When:TBD '24
Where: Tonganoxie Water Park | 221 S Main St.
Time: 8 - 10 PM

Ice Cream Social
Kick back with family and friends and enjoy a delicious dish of ice cream on TRC. This event is usually held on the last Sunday evening of August at Chieftain Park.
When:  Sunday TBD '24
Time: 7PM

The Museum at Tonganoxie
Explore local history in the Fairchild-Knox Dairy Barns - a hay barn and attached milking parlor built in 1932. Learn about the main economic drivers of the town of Tonganoxie, platted in 1866. The museum site includes Honey Valley School, a one room schoolhouse, the Reno Methodist Church, a 1918 structure, and a fully restored 1936 fire pumper truck.
Spend some time with us this summer. Admission is free.
Where:  201 W. Washington
When:  Tuesdays 9am-4pm; Wednesdays 9am-noon, Sundays 1pm-4pm (other days & times available upoon request)
Contact:  913-845-2960
Website:  TonganoxieHistoricalSociety.org