Special events

Mayor's Tree Lighting
This is an annual tradition.  There will be painted store fronts, a giant Christmas Tree, singers, bands, horse drawn carriages and of course Santa himself.  Plus food trucks & hot cocoa.  Put on your wam coat and join us.  
When:  Saturday, November 23
Where: Downtown Tonganoxie
Time:  4:30-8PM
Sponsored by TBA

St. Patrick's Day Parade
The 32nd annual Tonganoxie St. Patrick's Day Parade is hosted the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day.  Deck yourself out in green, join in on the parade or just enjoy the festivities.  
When:  Saturday, March 14
Where:  Downtown Tonganoxie

Easter Egg Hunt
Join us the weekend before Easter for our annual Egg Hunt.  Over 5,000 treat-filled eggs will be scattered across Chieftain Park for kids up to 10 years old to hunt.  Don't forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.  
When: Saturday, April 4
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  3PM

Summer Kickoff Party
Help us celebrate the official beginning of summer in Chieftain Park.  We'll serve up some of your favorite summer treats and have activities for the whole family.  
When:  Saturday, June 27
Where: Chieftain Park
Time:  5-7PM

Ice Cream Social
Enjoy beautiful Chieftain Park as you relax with a bowl of some classic vanilla ice cream.  Bring your friends, family & neighbors.  Co-sponsored by Sonic.
When:  Sunday, August 23
Where:  Chieftain Park
Time:  7PM
Fee:  Free.  No pre-registration required.
Rainout Hotline:  913-845-4400

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