2024 Leavenworth Main Street Events

Leavenworth Main Street hosts many types of events and activities throughout the year encouraging people to enjoy our historic downtown.

Alive After 5
First Thursday (except July is the 2nd Thursday) every month March-December in 2024. Each month is a theme and participating business will have a drink offering (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a 1-2 bite food offering complementing the theme. Essentially it is a walking Happy Hour.

There is a $15 adult ticket and $5 child(3-12) ticket can be purchased online or at the LMS office and maps picked up at the Leavenworth Main Street office the night of Alive After 5. Check the Leavenworth Main Street Facebook page or the Alive After 5 Facebook page for more information.

Alive After 5: Cinco & the Symphony, May 2 from 5-8pm

Get ready to fiesta like there’s no mañana at our May Alive After 5 event, “Cinco and the Symphony”! We’re shaking things up with a dynamic Cinco de Mayo celebration in partnership with LV Arts. And guess what? The KC Symphony Mobile Music Box will be hitting all the right notes at Haymarket Square.
Purchase your Alive After 5 tickets and savor the spicy flavors of Cinco de Mayo with themed culinary delights and beverages from our participating merchants. Pick up your event map the night of the event at the office at 416 Cherokee Street.
Grab your friends and put on your sombrero, grab your maracas, and join us for a night of festive fun! Alive After 5 kicks off at 5pm and lasts until 8pm, followed by vibrant after parties at local hotspots listed.

👑 Get ready to win BIG at the Alive After 5 Cinco with the Symphony 50/50 Raffle! 🎼

For just $5 dollars, you could walk away with half of the total jackpot, while the other half goes to support our Main Street nonprofit organization services!
Purchase your raffle tickets NOW and join in the excitement. The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning big! Tickets are available at the office or online.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support your community and potentially win some extra cash. See you at the AA5 Cinco and the Symphony!🎟🤩 #CincoandtheSymphony #MainStreetRaffle #SupportLeavenworthMainStreet #AliveAfterFiveMainStreet


Leavenworth City Market

🎉 Join Us at the Leavenworth Main Street City Market! 🎨
Discover the Heart of Artisan Craftsmanship and More
Step into the bustling outdoor market atmosphere of the Main Street City Market, where local artisans, craftsmen, and collectors come together to showcase their talents and treasures! Nestled in historic downtown Leavenworth, this market is a celebration of creativity, community, and the joy of discovery.
Season Opens: May 11, 2024
Dates: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, 2024
Vendors Open: 8am-12noon
And don’t forget to check out the Leavenworth Farmers Market happening alongside it for fresh produce and more! 🍅🌽🥕
Are you a local creative at heart? Interested in being a City Market vendor? Contact the Main Street at: office@leavenworthmainstreet.com

Main Street Build a Bouquet! 
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating shops

Embark on a whimsical journey of floral wonder at this year’s Main Street Build A Bouquet event! Each participant will receive a map of participating merchants. As the clock strikes 10 a.m., let the treasure hunt for the most exquisite stems begin! Wander through participating shops nestled in our historic streets, where a bountiful array of blooms awaits. From vibrant daisies to elegant sunflowers, there’s an abundance of choices to embody your heartfelt sentiments! Pick up your map and jar on May 11th beginning at 9:30am at Haymarket Square Pavilion.

🌸 Get ready to win BIG at the Main Street Build-A-Bouquet 50/50 Raffle!🌸
For just $5 dollars, you could walk away with half of the total jackpot, while the other half goes to support our Main Street nonprofit organization services!
🎟🌹Purchase your raffle tickets below and join in the excitement! The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning big! 🌹🎟
Tickets are available at the office, Haymarket Square on 5/11 or online.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support your community and potentially win some extra cash. See you at the Mother’s Day Build A Bouquet event! #BuildaBouqetLV #MainStreetRaffle #SupportLeavenworthMainStreet
Alive After 5: Summer Wine Walk

 Jazz Notes and Wine Sips: As the sun sets, our charming streets will come alive with the soulful melodies of local jazz and blues musicians. Picture yourself strolling with your friends and family, sipping delicious wines, and tapping your toes to the rhythm of the city.
🍷 Wine Tasting Adventure: Each participating store will be a treasure trove of flavors. Sample a velvety red, a crisp white, or perhaps a sparkling surprise. Discover hidden gems and raise your glass to the magic of Leavenworth.
🍽️ Hors d’Oeuvres Delight: The air will be filled with tantalizing aromas as our Main Street Member merchants serve up delectable 2-3 bite mini hors d’oeuvres. From savory bites to sweet temptations, it’s a feast for the senses.

🎟️ Tickets: A suggested donation of $15 for adults and just $5 for children (ages 3-12) opens the door to this unforgettable evening. Purchase your tickets online or visit our friendly Main Street office.
50/50 Raffle: Luck awaits! $5 per ticket, no limit!! Will you be the one to take home the mega cash prize? Take a chance, and who knows—you might be celebrating the special evening with a little something extra!
Let’s raise our glasses to historic Leavenworth, to shared laughter, and to the joy of coming together. Bring a friend, make new memories, and let the magic of the Summer Wine Walk work its magic!
For more details, visit https://leavenworthmainstreet.com/ or call (913) 682-3924. See you there!

DIY for Dad


Saturday, June 15, 10 am-4pm

🎉 DIY for Dad Leather Craft Event 🎉
Join us for a fun-filled day of creativity and bonding at the Leavenworth Main Street’s DIY for Dad Leather Craft Event! 🎨👨‍👧
Date: June 15th, 2024 Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Downtown Leavenworth, Kansas
Kid Craft Workshops: Explore your artistic side with leather crafting! Visit participating downtown shops listed on the event map, where you’ll find unique leather craft stations. Each shop will offer a different step of the crafting process, allowing you to create a personalized leather item for Dad.
Gift Bag for Dad: Collect your handmade creations and place them in a special gift bag for Dad. It’s a thoughtful and memorable way to show your love and appreciation.
Event Maps and Craft Kits: Event maps will be available for pickup at the Leavenworth Main Street office (416 Cherokee Street) starting at 10:00 am. Craft kits containing all the necessary materials will also be provided.
Ticket Information:
Family Ticket (1 Adult + 1 Child): $10 https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_eb7fccd4
Additional Child Ticket: $5  https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_6cf37858
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the Main Street office. Quantities are limited to 100 kits, so buy your tickets now to secure your spot!
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for additional event details.

Summer Concert Series – Free at Haymarket Square

Saturday, July 13- The M80s, 7-10pm, FREE

September 14, October 12, 7 to 10 p.m.
Haymarket Square, 7th & Cherokee

Be sure to join in the fun! Concerts are sponsored by numerous businesses from the Leavenworth area. Food, beer and beverages for purchase. No coolers allowed.

Christmas in July! 
July 1- 27th, 2024

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🎉Christmas in July! The Leavenworth Main Street $100 Giveaway
📅 Event Date: July 1st – July 27th
Pick up your Christmas Tree Stamp Card and get ready to experience the festive spirit of Christmas in July with the Leavenworth Main Street $100 Giveaway! For every $50 spent at any Leavenworth Main Street store, restaurant, or service during the month of July, your name will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win 1 of 3 $100 bundles of Main Street Bucks!
The winners will be drawn on July 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Spread the holiday cheer early and indulge in some amazing shopping and dining experiences downtown for the chance to win big this summer!
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to win Main Street Bucks while supporting local businesses and treating yourself to some fantastic merchandise and delicious meals. Come join the festive fun and make July a season of giving and receiving right here in Leavenworth Main Street!

Alive After 5 Snap and Shop Art Walk – August 1

This interactive event invites you to explore our charming downtown through the lens of your camera! Capture stunning photos based on categories provided at participating businesses. Upload them to our digital event album and share your unique perspective!
As you snap and shop, enjoy light appetizers and beverages. Don’t forget to take in the beautiful murals that add a splash of color and creativity to our streets!
Suggested Donation
$15 Adults  https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_f0b5f45c
$5 Children (3-12)  https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_bd04d0ab
Purchase your tickets online or stop by the office to buy in person.
All guests MUST pick up their event map the evening of the event at 416 Cherokee Street.

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Downtown Loft Tour- September 7
What does the view look like from the 2nd floor? On this one-of-a-kind tour check out what 2nd floor downtown living looks like in 8+ lofts downtown. Tickets are available for purchase from the Leavenworth Main Street office or on our website closer to the event.

Safe Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 26: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

Holiday Open House 
Saturday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kick off the holiday shopping season with special activities that capture the Christmas spirit! Music, carriage rides, special events around town! The first 200 customers receive a map and collect ornaments at participating stores. No participation fees.

Veterans Day VIP Reception
Monday, November 11: immediately following the Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade join us for a VIP reception with refreshments in honor of our Veterans, lower level of Exchange National Bank, 630 Delaware.

Small Business Saturday/Shop Small Saturday or The Miracle on Main Street
Saturday, Nov. 30
Support local businesses by shopping small on Small Business Saturday. Participating businesses will have specials and giveaways! Leavenworth Main Street is giving 10- $100 bundles of Main Street bucks away! For every $25 you spend at participating businesses receive a ticket toward the drawing!

Festival of Trees- December 1- December 21 
Walk around town and see how the shops and restaurants have decorated their Christmas Trees. Pick up you Tree guide at 416 Cherokee St. Beginning December 1.  Vote on your favorite 3 and turn in your guide by December 20! We will award the top choices 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash awards!

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- December 1-23, Get your tree stamped for a chance to win Main Street Bucks!

Storefront Holiday Displays- December 1- December 21 
In conjunction with the Leavenworth CVB store windows are voted on and top choices for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd win cash awards! Be sure to walk around town and see how the shops and restaurants have decorated their storefront windows for the holidays!

Reindeer Romp
Saturday, December 7, 10-2pm
Are you ready to meet Rudolph! Come out to our 3rd Annual Reindeer Romp1 This is not a 5k run! It’s a nice walk around town while you take part in the Reindeer Games! This is a free event! Map handout will begin at 9:45. YOU MUST BE IN LINE with an adult to pick up a map. Music, crafts, food, plus some other fun!

THINGS YOU CAN DO ANYTIME DOWNTOWN!

ART WALK Shawnee Street(Click the link to download the map) We have curated a variety of art found up and down Shawnee Street. Our map will allow you to explore Shawnee’s Art Walk and learn about the history behind some of the more prominent pieces.  (From the comfort of your own home!) And, when some of the social distancing guidelines are lifted, come down and “Walk the Walk” downtown Leavenworth! *This doesn’t represent all of the wonderful murals downtown, but it gets you started! Take a look at our video below to see some of the creations by talented local artists.

Wayfinding Tour 
The City of Leavenworth offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about exciting people, places and events that contribute to Leavenworth’s storied past. You can walk or drive this self-guided tour. Each wayside stop displays both a graphics and audio element that helps tell the story of Leavenworth. Click for the brochure courtesy of the City of Leavenworth. 

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