Garden City Wind ribbon cutting
What: A ribbon cutting for the Garden City Wind Baseball team hosted by the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Vision, Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and GreaterGC.com. The first 100 Wind fans enter for free, and there will be food trucks and $1 beer as the Wind hosts the Trinidad Triggers.
When: Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting, and the game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Clint Lightner Field, 706 E. Maple St.
What: Ottaway Amusement carnival as part of Beef Empire Days.
When: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: West end of the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot.
Admission: 1 ticket is $3.50; 10 tickets for $30 and 30 tickets for $85. Wristbands are also available for $28 each.
What: Bring your friends to Garden City Arts and have a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres while creating a painting that you can take home at the end of the night. No previous art experience is needed as the instructor will provide easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Participants will paint on 14-by-18 stretched canvases. Participants must be 21 or older.
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
Where: Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St.
Cost: $35 for non-members or $30 for Garden City Arts members. The organization requires payment upon enrollment. To reserve a spot, contact the gallery at (620) 290-9700.
Harvest Flea Market
What: Harvest Flea Market combines a farmers market and flea market experience, with 300 spaces for vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more.
When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The flea market dates run May through October.
Where: The west end of the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot.
Run, Drive, Fly to Lakin event
What: The Run, Drive, Fly to Lakin event, which will feature Brian Correll Airshows, Outlaw Airshow, a fun run, car show, food trucks, vendors, and a potato salad throw down.
When: Activities begin at 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Kearny County Airport near Lakin
Syracuse Car Show
What: The 15th Annual Cruisin' into Summer Cars, Bike and Buggy Show. The day also will have a Veterans Building open house, the annual alumni parade, a barbecue lunch hosted by the Syracuse Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and more.
When: Registration for the car show is 8 to 10 a.m., with the open house from 9 to 11 a.m., the parade at 10:30 a.m., and lunch at noon.
Where: Main Street in Syracuse
Big Pool opening day
What: Opening day of the Big Pool in Garden City. There will be free tube and toy rentals and every 100th guest will win a summer pass. There will be games and prizes during pool breaks throughout the day.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday
Where: Big Pool, 504 E. Maple St.
The Jungle Book production
What: The Garden City High School Junior Drama Club will perform Disney’s “Jungle Book Kids,” which is based on the classic story and Disney animated film. The family-friendly musical follows the young human Mowgli and his animal mentors Baloo and Bagheera in the jungle. The box office will be open an hour before each show begins.
When: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: GCHS auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.