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FORT ZARAH Fort Zarah Nation Park, East of Great Bend on North Highway 56
WALNUT CREEK CROSSING 2 miles east of Great Bend on South Highway 56
SANTA FE TRAIL MARKER #48 10th St and Frey St, in Great Bend
DAR MARKER #49 Northwest of Barton County Court House, Jack Kilby Square, 1400 Main St. 



               Baltzell Lodge                                                 Quality Inn
               705 10th St. • (620) 792-4395                         3500 10th St. • (620) 793-8486


               Best Western Angus Inn                                Super 8

               2920 10th St. • (620) 792-3541                       911 Grant St. • (620) 793-9000


               Days Inn                                                          Traveler's Budget Inn

               4701 10th St. • 620-792-8235                        4200 10th St. • (620) 793-5448


               Holiday Inn Express                                       Travelodge

               3821 10th St. • (620) 603-6565                      3200 10th St. • (620) 792-7219


Looking for a place to have a great meal? Wanting to do some shopping while you're with us? Maybe want to see other great attractions that we offer? has all of that information you need (and more!) to have a great stay in Great Bend!


January 9th - Great Bend Health & Wellness Expo 

January 16th - Cabin Fever Reliever Sale

February 1-22nd - I Heart GB Promo

March, June, September - Ladies Night Out 

March 20th - Eagle Radio's Home & Garden Expo 

March 24-26 - Wings & Wetlands Birding Festival VIRTUAL

March 26th - Family Crisis Center's Bunco Night

March-October - SRCA Dragstrip Races

April 6-8th - Great Bend Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo

April 10th - Stores Play the Sales Tax

May 1st -5th - KCAC Championship Tournament 

May 6th - Art & Wine Walk

May 27-28th - KSHSAA 1-2A State Baseball Championship

June 4 - Jim Two Crows Wallin presenting stories of the Santa Fe Trail -

               3:00 pm - Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 N. Main St., Great Bend

June 4-6th - June Jaunt Festival

June 7 - 11 - Barton County Ride into History Camp - Learn to be a Historical Performer -

                      1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.  Friday evening program open to the

                      public.  Barton County Historical Museum, 85 U.S. Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS

June 25th - Garden Tour

July 3rd - City of Great Bend Firework Display

July 7-10th - Barton County Fair - Quivira Chapter will have a booth

July 10th - William Becknell (a/k/a Britt Colle) will perform on Expo II stage - 7:00 pm

July 17th - Great Bend City Wide Garage Sales 

July 26-30th - Christmas in July

July 31st - Bike Brew Q

August 14th - Party in the Park 

September - Hahn Supercross Shootout

September - Pontiac Uprising 

September 2nd - Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's Kids Ag Day

September 4-6th - Santa Fe Trail BAK Bicycle Rally 

September 17-19th - Great Bend Airfest

September 24th - Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's Golf Tournament

September 28th - Great Bend Tribune Women's Expo

October 1-2nd - F&E Auto Auction

October 2nd - Rosewood Rodeo

October 3-9th - Restaurant Week 

October 15-16th - Rock-N-Q on the Planes

October 30th - Downtown Halloween Parade

Saturdays and Black Friday in November - Explore Great Bend Month

November 20 - Home for the Holidays on the Trail Holiday Festival & Parade

December 1st - Hometown Rewards Starts

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