Events

Annual Gala Uncorked


2021 event cancelled
The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
Proceeds benefit the Derby Community Foundation's Community Enrichment Grant Program. Guests will enjoy wine and beer tasting, find foods prepared by local caterers, fine chocolate, and a live and silent art auction. Attire is cocktail dress.


Independence Day Parade


July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253.
Contact: Jay Boyle cmd@vfw7253.org or 316-761-3617 | www.vfw7253.org
2020 documents
Parade Route Map | Parade Entry Form | Parade Participant Letter

Independence Day Celebration


July 4 at 7 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approx. 9:30 p.m.)

Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a fun evening in Derby at High Park. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. 

  • Social distancing will be in effect. Arrive early to get your spot. Parking capacity will be limited compared to prior events due to social distancing needs in the park. Gates will close when park capacity is reached.
  • There will not be food trucks at the event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • ADA parking will be available at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter parking lot.
  • No personal fireworks allowed in the park.
  • Questions? Call Public Works at 788-0301 or email info@derbyweb.com.

Citywide Garage Sale


New dates: July 23, 24 & 25

The Rotary Club of Derby is in its second year of organizing the Derby Citywide Garage Sale after Crime Stoppers of Derby held the sale for 27 years. 

  • Cost: $10 
  • Where to sign up: Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market and Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove - cash, check, and debit/credit cards accepted 
  • Sponsored by the Derby Rotary Club
  • Contact: Email derbyksrotary@gmail.com

Your $10 donation will cover the details required for a garage sale. Advertisements in the local newspaper, a sign for your front yard and your address will be listed on the local map that will be distributed and printed in The Derby Informer. 

National Night Out 
2020 event cancelled

Spring Into Art 


New date: October 4, 2020
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park

Spring Into Art will include art for sale, farmers market, food trucks and more. We are looking for art vendors/exhibitors who would like to participate. We have space for 25 booths on the Event Lawn. Event held rain or shine.

Learn more and register at www.derbyks.com/springintoart. If you have questions, call Janae' Springer at
788-1519 ext. 1232 or email janaespringer@derbyweb.com.


Holiday Events - All events tentative

15th Annual City Tree Lighting


  • Nov. 19, 2020 at 6 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park
  • Enjoy an evening of kids activities and crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, and photos with Santa! 
  • Free refreshments include kettle corn, cookies, and hot chocolate. Food available for purchase from various food trucks.
  • Free and open to the public.

Christmas Tree Gala & Bake Sale

  • Dec. 4 & 5
  • Derby Welcome Center - Austin Room, 611 Mulberry Rd.
  • Join the Derby Historical Museum for a fun holiday event that includes a tree raffle and bake sale.
  • Trees decorated by local residents and organizations will be on display. You may purchase raffle tickets to “vote” for your favorite tree.
  • For more information, call Susan Swaney at 788-7851 or Jane Polk at 788-1797
Mistletoe Market
  • Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Swaney Elementary School, 501 E. English
  • $1 donation at the door supports programs and activities at Swaney Elementary
  • Vendor contact: Amy Bringhurst, bringhurst@cox.net, 641-1561
 

Winterfest Arts & Crafts Bazaar


  • Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn
  • Vendor contact: 316-788-1705 

Holiday Extravaganza
  • Dec. 5, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Faith Lutheran School, 208 S. Derby
  • Proceeds benefits programs and activities at Faith Lutheran School
Winter Farmers Market

  • Dec. 5, 2018, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Derby Welcome Center - Austin Room, 611 Mulberry Rd.
  • Enjoy a variety of vendors with the Kansas Grown Farmers Market

Shops at the Park
  • Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • A one stop place for all your holiday shopping needs. 

Cookie Extravaganza

  • Dec. 5
  • Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Mary Parish, 2300 E. Meadowlark Blvd.(use east drive)
  • Fill a Christmas tin with delicious holiday and homemade cookies.
  • Benefits the Guadalupe Clinic for those in need.
Christmas Parade

  • Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
  • Join the Derby Chamber of Commerce and Derby VFW for the annual lighted Christmas Parade. The parade begins at Derby Middle School, proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south to Market and east on Market back to Woodlawn.
  • Registration begins Nov. 1 at DerbyChamber.com.
Christmas in the Park
  • Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • Shuttle service from the Derby Middle School stadium parking lot will run from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
This new family-friendly event combines three fantastic events into one big day of fun and celebration. The events include Breakfast with Santa by the Derby Recreation Commission, Santa’s Village by the Derby Public Library and horse drawn carriage rides by Julie Olmsted Insurance Agency.