Young Guns Youth Rodeo

January 8 - 9 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contestants ranging from age 6 to 18 compete in standardized and timed events at the Western State Bank Expo Center.

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Barrel Race

January 16 • 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of barrel races, exhibitions, PeeWee, and pole exhibitions on Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Western State Bank Expo Center.

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Tournament of Champions

January 20 - 22

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, the longest-running invitational high school basketball tournament west of the Mississippi, returns to the United Wireless Arena. Teams from all over the state will compete along with performances from numerous groups between games.

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Team Roping

Brought to you by Z Ropings

January 22 - 23 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enjoy the fun and excitement only a day of roping can provide on Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Western State Bank Expo Center.

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SPIAA Tournament

January 24 - 29

Enjoy exciting boys and girls Division 1A basketball during the Southern Plains-Iroquois Activities Association Basketball Tournament at the United Wireless Arena.

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Final Friday

January 28 • 4 p.m.

Enjoy inspiring art, refreshments, sales, and more, as historic downtown Dodge City comes alive.

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The Play that Goes Wrong

January 28 - 30

The Depot Theater presents the Play that Goes Wrong. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines)

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Dodge City Annual and Special Events


The Shrine Circus returns to Dodge City on February 18, 19, and 20 at the Dodge City Civic Center. This fabulous live performance frequently features acrobats, aerial dancers, jugglers, animal acts, and hilarious antics from clown personalities. This event is a longstanding tradition of the Shrine Club, and proceeds help provide free transportation to hospitals for sick children and their families.


Depot Theater Announces Remaining Schedule

The Depot Theater has secured the performance rights for the remaining productions for their 2021-2022 season.

In addition to the Play That Goes Wrong (Jan./Feb.), theater fans can look forward to the Jungle Book (Mar./April) and In the Heights (June).

For more information call, (620) 225-1011.

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Harlem Globetrotters Return to Dodge City

On Monday, Feb. 14, the Harlem Globetrotters, iconic entertainers and known around the world for their great basketball skills return to the United Wireless Arena (UWA) as part of their Spread Game Tour. The tour is expected to be a basketball event like no other ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrills you can expect from this fully modernized show. Tickets can be purchased online or call the UWA ticket office at (620) 371-7878

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Join the Club & Get Inspired to Explore Kansas

FCHS Receives Grants for Accessibility and Preservation

The Ford County Historical Society (FCHS) recently received $24,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas. The funds will be used to install chairlifts in the Ford County Legacy Center and for archival supplies to aid in the preservation of documents and artifacts.

Throughout its 90 year history, the FCHS has been an integral part of many historical commemorations and publications of historical archives. The society also manages the Home of Stone/Mueller-Schmidt House and the Ford County Legacy Center.

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Support Grows for New Team

Excitement for the Southwest Kansas Storm, Dodge City's new Champions Indoor Football League team, has been building since the announcement of its formation in late September.

It's not just the fans who are eager to show their support but corporations and local businesses as well. Currently, the team has established 17 corporate partnerships with both national brands and mom-and-pop establishments.

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Santa Fe Trail

Celebrating its 200-year history, visit the Santa Fe Trail ruts at their longest and best-preserved.


Trail of Fame

Bronze statues and medallions honoring famous Dodge City citizens and fictional characters.

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