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.

Spring Into Art

April 25, 2021
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 If you have questions, call Janae' Springer at
788-1519 ext. 1232 or email

Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest

June 10, 11 & 12, 2021
High Park, 2801 E. James St. 

Plan to join us for the 10th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest June 10, 11 and 12, 2021 at High Park. This free, fun and family-friendly event is Derby's largest gathering. Visit for all the event details.  

Independence Day Parade

July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253.
Contact: Jay Boyle or 316-761-3617 |

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. 
  • 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

Citywide Garage Sale

2021 Dates TBA

The Rotary Club of Derby is in its third 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

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 
August 3, 2021

Holiday Events
All events tentative

15th Annual Virtual City Tree Lighting Celebration 

The City of Derby aired a video for the tree lighting on Nov. 19.

Holiday Lights Tour & Contest
See the map
Vote for your favorite house on our Facebook page

Christmas at the Library - check out holiday events and activities taking place at the Derby Public Library.

Kansas Grown Farmers Market  Winter Market 

  • Dec. 5, 2020, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Pavilion at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • Enjoy a variety of vendors with the Kansas Grown Farmers Market

Shops at the Park

  • Dec. 5, 2020, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • A one stop place for all your holiday shopping needs.

Drive-Thru Christmas 
  • Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.
  • Fire Station 81, 715 E. Madison Ave.
  • Join the City of Derby for an evening of snacks, music and a Santa sighting, drive-thru style.
  • Please enter Bulldog Dr. using a right-hand turn. We will provide snacks, music, a peek at Santa and a map of the Holiday Lights Tour taking place Dec. 4-24.
  • We hope to see you there!
Woodlawn United Methodist Church Drive-Through Christmas
- Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
- Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. (use southern Woodlawn entrance)
- Enjoy a drive through nativity and Christmas lights from 6 to 830 p.m.

 Cancelled Events