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If you’re looking for the best events, fairs, and festivals in Hays, KS, you’ve come to the right page. Platinum Group, LCC is pleased to show you around the best-known and most beloved happenings in the city:

  • Hays Recreation Center
    1105 Canterbury Drive
    Main facility: 785-623-2650
    Fitness center: 785-623-2658
    Aquatic park: 785-623-2653

    When it comes to the finest and most diverse selection of leisure activities and facilities in the city, Hays Recreation Center has everyone’s needs covered. The venue welcomes events such as sports camps and tournaments for players of all ages, game nights for active adults, middle school dances, and private birthday parties. Everyone is sure to have a fun time with the best company around – their neighbors and friends from all around the local community.

  • Downtown Hays Development Corporation
    Call 785-621-4171

    Spearheading initiatives and events around “The Bricks,” the DHDC showcases downtown Hays and the Chestnut Street district as a vibrant hub where shopping, dining, and entertainment all happen against a charming backdrop of historic buildings and brick roads. The DHDC offers free tours and a downloadable brochure on its website, giving visitors a reliable quick glance into the commercial and cultural center of Hays.

  • Hays Community Theater
    121 E 8th Street

    The spotlight shines on local theatrical talent at this beloved performance stage. A common venue for special company events and fundraisers, this theater delivers favorite musicals and plays with a local flair.

  • Fox Pavilion
    1202 Main Street

    One of the longest-standing entertainment venues in Hays, the Fox Pavilion is a two-story Art Deco building that seats more than 1,000 spectators for a variety of shows and presentations. Since opening in 1950, this Main Street staple has hosted first-run movies, live entertainment, and private functions such as weddings, class and family reunions, school dances, and company meetings.

  • Ellis County Fairgrounds
    1344 Fairground Road, Hays

    Home to the Ellis County Fair, the region’s flagship summer event, these fairgrounds host the annual showcase of motorsports, livestock, and everything in between. With motorcycle and rally car races, rodeo events, nightly concerts, and food contests, there’s sure to be something for everyone all around the fairground.

  • Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex
    1376 US Hwy 183 Bypass
    Call 785-623-2650

    This multi-event sports venue houses the Fort Hays State University soccer stadium, as well as its track and field complex. There are also baseball and softball fields, football fields, playground facilities, and picnic areas. Local and regional tournaments find a home here all year round.

  • Downtown Pavilion

    Something exciting is brewing downtown, and a class of college students has their hands all over it. With funding from the DHDC, collegians from the Fort Hays State University are building a covered pavilion for public use.

  • Discover the city of Hays, KS and its excellent real estate opportunities. Contact the local experts of Platinum Group, LLC for inquiries and other requests. Call 785.621.4663 or email [email protected].