Downtown Festivals & Events


– Main Street Yearly Events –


Dining on the Go (Saturday, April 14, 2012)

Serving as Main Street’s annual fundraiser, ticket holders get the chance to browse the downtown Dodge City Main Street District and enjoy all the amenities downtown has to offer including great food, beverages and a marble roll. Tickets are $40 and limited to 200 people. For additional information contact the Main Street Dodge City office.



Main Street Festival (Sunday, June 10, 2012)

Held in the center of the historic downtown area, the event is geared towards children and their families. The main purpose is to showcase the downtown area and familiarize the community with all the local businesses and what the downtown has to offer. In addition to showcasing what merchandise the local downtown businesses have to offer, the event includes live music and entertainment, a variety of games and activities hosted by local organizations, and a variety of food from downtown and area businesses.



Trick-or-Treat Downtown (Saturday, October 28, 2012)

On the Saturday before Halloween all children are invited downtown that morning to trick-or-treat at all participating businesses. After finishing trick-or-treating, all children and their families are then invited to the $1 hamburger feed that takes place at the Boot Hill Museum complex. All children trick-or-treating will also get the chance to enter the name into a drawing for a free girls or boy bicycle.



Parade of Lights & Chili Cook-off (Monday, November 26, 2012)

The Parade of Lights and Chili Cook-off is always held in the evening downtown on the Monday after Thanksgiving. As all the chili teams line along the sidewalk on Front Street, community members are invited to come downtown and sample of all the chili at no cost. There is always mild chili, red chili, white chili, some green chili, hot chili, super hot chili and sometimes chili nobody ever heard of, but it’s always good chili! There are Christmas Carols, a visit from St. Nicholas, school choirs singing and last, but definitely not least, the Parade of Lights. Everything from horse drawn buggies to Victory Electric’s huge bucket trucks, all decorated with lights are in the parade to delight young and old alike. The High School Band marches playing carols with light sticks to light up their music, the Drovers are all dressed up on their wagon and wishing everyone “Merry Christmas.” It has become a Dodge City tradition and one that is looked forward to because it ushers in the Christmas Season.