National Travel & Tourism Week

May 1 - 7

Join us in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, powered by the U.S. Travel Association. Take a staycation, enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, shop local, and share your experiences to get entered for a prize.

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DC3 Student Art Show

May 2 - 16 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Friday, May 2, from 8 am. to 5 p.m., visit the Dodge City Community College (DC3) Little Theatre Gallery to see a showcase of the best student artwork created this semester during the DC3 Student Art Show.

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5x5 Art Auction

May 5 • 5:55 p.m.

Join the Depot Theater Guild at the Historic Santa Fe Depot on Thursday, May 5, for the 9th Annual 5x5 Art Auction. Admission is $5.55 and there will be appetizers and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Depot Theater.

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Kansas Barnstorming Tour

May 7 • 3 p.m.

On Saturday, May 7, beginning at 3 p.m. the NCAA National Basketball Champions–KU Basketball Team, will be at the Dodge City Civic Center for their Kansas Barnstorming Tour. Get your tickets at online for your chance to meet the NCAA National Champions.

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FCHS 10th Annual Furball

May 7 • 5 p.m.

Head to I Don't Care Family Restaurant & Sports Bar on Saturday, May 7, for a night of fun, games, live music, and a silent auction to benefit the Ford County Humane Society. Tickets are $25 at the door or save $5 if you purchase before May 4. Reserve a table for 8 for only $100.

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Live to Rock Tour

May 7 • 7 p.m.

See Skid Row, Warrant, Winger, and Quiet Riot live in concert at the United Wireless Arena on Saturday, May 7. Get your tickets online at Ticketmaster or by calling (620) 371-7878

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DCRP/IMCA Weekly Racing

May 7 • 7:30 p.m.

The Dodge City Raceway Park and the International Motor Contest Association present weekly racing on Saturday, May 7. Classes include: DC 305 Sprints, Mods, Stocks, Sport Mods, and Hobby Stocks.

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Miss Kitty Classic Softball Tournament

May 14 & 15 • 8 a.m.

This USSSA Tournament brings exciting softball action to Legends Park. This tournament is for ages 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 Open & C Division play.

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UKC Dog Show

May 14 & 15 • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Dodge City Kennel Club presents this timed event competition at the Western State Bank Expo Center where dog and handler navigate an obstacle course. Obstacles include teeter totter, jumps, tunnels, A-frame, tables, swinging bridges and other miscellaneous equipment.

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Small Business Pop Up

May 14 • 4 p.m. - 8 .m.

On Saturday, May 14, at the Kansas Army National Guard at 2120 1st Ave., shop and learn about the services local small businesses have to offer during the Small Business Pop Up event. Enter a raffle to win a $100 cash prize.

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SW Storm Home Game

May 14 • 6 p.m.

The Southwest Kansas Storm takes on the Sioux City Bandits in exciting indoor arena football action at the United Wireless Arena.

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Fishing Tournament

May 21 • 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join Rocking M Media at the HorseThief Reservoir for a fun day of fishing and your chance to win some awesome prizes. $20 registration fee and necessary permits required.

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Public Paranormal Night

May 21 • 7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

On Saturday, May 21, join Road Trip Paranormal and Everyday-Legacy Paranormal with special guest Lena Townsend for an evening of investigating the Depot Theater and potentially have a paranormal experience!

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Battle for the West Softball Tournament

May 21 & 22 • 8 a.m.

The Battle for the West Softball Tournament brings more exciting USSSA softball to Legends Park on May 21 & 22. This tournament is for ages 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 Open & C Division play.

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DCRP/IMCA Weekly Racing

May 21 • 7:30 p.m.

The Dodge City Raceway Park and the International Motor Contest Association present weekly racing on Saturday, May 7. Classes include: Mods, Stocks, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Mod Lites, & Flat Karts.

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Final Friday

May 27 • 4 p.m.

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

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DCRP Short Track Series

May 27 • 7:30 p.m.

Racing action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with the Short Track Series on Friday, May 27. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps begin at 7 p.m., and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

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B Super Regional Softball Tournament

May 28 - 30 • 8 a.m.

Softball season gets into swing at Legends Park May 28, 29, & 30 with the B Super Regional Softball Tournament. This USSSA tournament is for ages 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 Open & C Division play.

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Printable list of May Events


Dodge City Annual and Special Events


The Depot Theater kicks off its summer musical In the Heights on June 3. Enjoy a wonderful evening of singing, dancing, fun, drama, and a scrumptious dinner in the historic Santa Fe Depot. Tickets are on sale now.


Founder's Weekend

Friday attendees can look forward to a concert, food trucks, and libations in the park.

Saturday kicks off with a 5-mile run past some of Dodge City’s most historical sites and then the Boot Hill Museum will host a special exhibit ribbon cutting, can-can lessons, deputizing, and a special performance from the Dodge City Cowboy Band.

On Sunday the Ford County Historical Society unveils the Bat Masterson statue at the Mueller-Schmidt House.

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Dodge City Days Official Concert Featuring Jon Pardi

On July 30, CMA and ACM-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi brings his neo-traditionalist country music style to the United Wireless Arena for the Dodge City Days Official Concert.

Get your tickets now at the United Wireless Arena ticket office or online through Ticketmaster.

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Dodge City Ranked A Top 10 True Western Town

Dodge City Named Most Charming Small Town in Kansas

Dodge City’s unique blend of historic charm and western aesthetic helped Trips to Discover to name the Most Charming Small Town in Kansas. In her article “The Most Charming Small Town in Every State,” Trips to Discover travel writer K.C. Dermody cited the colorful cast of characters, entertaining exhibits, and experiences as reasons that Dodge City tops her list in the state of Kansas.

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PHOTO BY Whitney Hodgin/Dodge City Globe

South Drive-In Celebrates 75th Year.

The South Drive-In in Dodge City has been providing families with fun and entertainment for 75 years and is one of only a little more than 300 drive-ins still operational nationwide.

Drive-in movie theaters offer a unique way to go to the movies, are more cost-effective than traditional movie theaters, and you never have to worry about finding a seat.

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Location: Wyatt Earp Statue Downtown Dodge City

Photo Credit: @breakingawaytrips

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Discover the Unexpected


Boot Hill


Get transported back to the dusty streets of the 1870s and 1880s.


Ford County

Legacy Center

Featuring Motorsports Legends, over 100 years of racing history.


United Wireless Arena

Concerts, sporting events, family shows, motorsports, trade shows, equestrian events, and more.


Boot Hill Casino

& Resort

Featuring hundreds of your favorite slot machines, 18 table games and delicious food!

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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.



Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

Get Two fantastic experiences for the price of one when you visit the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame & Gunfighters Wax Museum.


Mueller-Schmidt House Museum

The oldest home in Dodge City still on its original foundation, with a compelling story and walls of two-foot thick limestone.


Long Branch Lagoon Water Park

A 27,000 plus square foot water park, offering western-themed fun and aquatic adventures for the whole family. With multiple water slides, a children’s play area, interactive water features, a climbing wall, and a 50-meter competition pool.

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