Summer in Salina, KS

There are many reasons to choose Salina for a quick getaway!

Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts presents an impressive marquee of entertainment. It’s also home to the Salina Symphony. Salina Community Theatre stages live productions year-round, from musical comedy to dramatic work, to theatre by children, for children. Tony’s Pizza Events Center presents rodeos, concerts, Comic Con and more.

SculptureTour Salina is an outdoor exhibition of 20+ sculptures on loan from across the country. Visitors are enchanted by the diverse works they find downtown. Public art is everywhere – streets, parks, venues, even businesses. Salina Art Center presents exciting contemporary exhibitions; the Cinema screens films nightly, exceeding all expectations of small city Kansas.

The Smoky Hill River Festival is the second weekend of June. Be immersed in fine arts, crafts, and art installations throughout Oakdale Park. Music, food, and fun for all – THAT is the festival!

Art of the “kool,” fast kind rolls in late July with the KKOA Leadsled Spectacular. 1,600+ hot rods, classics and “kustoms” are here for the weekend in Oakdale Park.

Rolling Hills Zoo, a must-see! It also features a wildlife museum, creating two unforgettable experiences in one destination. See JoJo the baby giraffe!

Find regional heritage at the Smoky Hill Museum with changing exhibits. It just opened an exciting area for children to explore, learn, PLAY – the Curiosity Shop. Visit the Yesteryear Museum for agricultural history.

Have a carefree day at Kenwood Cove Aquatics Park (late May to mid-August), which features a lazy river, zero-entry pool, kiddie area, and 1,400 feet of slides – wet and wild! Golfers will find three 18-hole courses: Salina Municipal is public, GreatLife Golf & Fitness semi-private, and Salina Country Club offers reciprocal memberships.

Shop the quaint and quirky in historic downtown, or major retailers of our strip centers and malls, Salina’s got it!