Special Events

Special Events
Special Events

Current Information

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: 2025 TBA
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time: 11 AM

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: 2025 TBA
Where: Chieftain Park & VFW Park
Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Ages 0 - 3: hunt @ 3:05
Ages 4 - 6: hunt @ 3:15
Ages 7 - 10: hunt @ 3:25

9 Square in the Air @ Chieftain Park 2024
Bring the whole family out to Chieftain Park and jump into the rotation for 9 Square in the Air! A game inspired by the original game "Four Square", this game equipment is sure to keep the whole family entertained at the park!
Wednesday July 17
Thursday August 8
Time: 2 - 5 PM

Summer Kickoff Party
Our annual Summer Kickoff Party! We celebrate with refreshments and activities for the whole community.
This year's Kick-off activities TBA.
When: Saturday June 15, 2024
Where: Chieftain Park
Time: 3 - 6 PM

Pop-Up Mini Disc Golf Courses 2024
Bring the whole family to Chieftain Park or VFW Park and play a round or two on our mini, pop-up disc golf courses. Designed by Cooper Arnold of Tonganoxie.
July 9 @ Chieftain Park
July 23 @ VFW Park
August 6 @ Chieftain Park
August 25 @ VFW Park
Time: 8 AM - 8 PM

Tongie Split 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: August 25, 2024
Where: Chieftain Park
Time: 7PM

Ghost Stories Around the Campfire with Tongie Arts Council
When: Oct. 19
Where: Tonganoxie Historical Society
Time: 7 - 9 PM

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: 2024 TBD
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Get Involved: Contact the Tonganoxie Business Association at tonganoxiebusinessassociation@gmail.com

Pet Photos with Santa
Bring pet supplies to donate to the Leavenworth County Humane Society, pose your furry friend with Santa, and get their picture taken!
The Humane Society has their Amazon Wishlist online to get an idea of what to bring for donations: LCHS Wishlist
When: Saturday December 7, 2024
Where: Tonganoxie Recreation Activity Center
Time: 12 - 4 PM (Please register for a specific time.)

Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
The event will kick-off with a parade downtown on 4th street culminating at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
When: 2024 TBA
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. 
When: 2024 TBA
Where: Tonganoxie Post Office

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