Annual Events

Independence Day Parade 

July 3 at 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253.
Contact: Dale Webster, 316-789-8244,
Parade Route Map 

Fireworks in the Park

July 4 at 6 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. 
  • Food trucks include: Snack Shack, Kona Ice, Taters n Toppings, Urban Skillet, Bierocks Babe, Bongo Fruit Smoothies, and Funky Monkey Munchies
  • ADA parking will be available at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter parking lot.
  • No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Questions? Call Public Works at 788-0301 or email

Annual Gala Uncorked

2022 event information TBA
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

Sunday, April 24, 2022
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, contact Jenay Wallace at
788-1519 ext. 1267 or

Citywide Garage Sale

2022 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 28 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

Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest

June 9, 10 & 11, 2022
High Park, 2801 E. James St. / Live music, food trucks and BBQ competition
Field Station: Dinosaurs / Carnival

Plan to join us for the 11th Annual Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest June 9, 10 & 11, 2022.
This free, fun and family-friendly event is Derby's largest gathering. Visit for all the event details.

National Night Out 

August 3, 2021, 6 to 9 p.m.
Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James St.

It’s time to get together with neighbors and friends and celebrate our community with a free evening swim
and activities. The Derby Police Department and Derby Fire & Rescue will have trucks and vehicles for kids to explore, a bike rodeo and Safety Town. Target and Walmart will provide food.

Holiday Events
Information TBA

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: Dates TBA
Kansas Grown Farmers Market  Winter Market 
  • 2021 date TBA
  • 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

  • 2021 date TBA
  • The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.
  • A one stop place for all your holiday shopping needs.