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GREAT BEND  ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT 

"It's placemaking, not place made!

It's a process that is never finished."

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Check out Great Bend Alive's newest

Placemaking project

Community art is a way to connect the community and provide a sense of pride about where one lives. This project is a big undertaking could not be accomplished without several fantastic stakeholders.

 

  • The Great Bend City Council for approving this plan

  • Barton Arts Movement for partnering in this event

  • Melanie Ryan for lending her phenomenal artistic abilities

  • And our sponsors and donors for making this project financially possible! Wheatland Electric, Great Bend Foundation, Barton Community College, Sheryl Cheely, MPIRE Realty Group, Spectrum CPA Partners LLC, Brentwood Builders, Dedra Goodenough, Alan & Gail Moeder, Jane Isern, Rachel Mawhirther, and Jennifer Stoddard

  • Does the project end here? No! Watching positive comments roll in on social media brought us so much joy and we want to keep the positivity flowing! Tag your photos from Final Friday and on the Art Alley with #GreatBendisAlive or text your photos to 620-617-0332. 

𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 for a fantastic 2022 season! Thank you to 
all our sponsors, vendors, entertainers, and everyone 
that came out to enjoy Fridays on Forest! 
❄️ We were hoping to have one more event in 
November but with workforce across the board is 
stretched thin, we are cancelling Nov. 25th's Friday on 
Forest as well as the Snowball Drop. 
🎃 October's Haunted Friday on Forest was a huge 
success and we want to end the year on a high note! 
🤔Feel like reminiscing?! Check out Great Bend Alive 
on @instagram, Facebook, and TikTok! Follow us for 
details on the 2023 season.

 

 

What to expect?

 

Come after work with your friends, family or coworkers and sit outside with a beverage in your hand and enjoy some great food, great music, and a great time! 

  • Alcohol will be served in the district, but CANNOT be brought into the district from outside. 

  • This is a family atmosphere, feel free to bring the whole gang! 

  • There will be security to ensure the safety of you and our properties. 

  • Worried about bathrooms?! Don't be, we've got you covered! 

  • Bring your appetite - you'll have plenty to choose from!

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  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • TikTok

WHAT'S NEXT?

 

This is just the beginning! We can't wait to bring you this entertainment district, but know there are more amenities/aesthetics coming - we're working hard to bring you the best atmosphere!

CHECK IT OUT!

Come walk through an event with Chad Ehrlich and Sara Hayden to see what you can experience at our next event!

FOLLOW US!

Great Bend Alive shares pictures, fun facts about downtown, and videos on social media. Join us as we celebrate the journey!

October EVENT DETAILS

 

Band:

HOMEBREW

Food Vendors:

LUMPY'S

LANA'S CATERING AND GOODIES

LOS DOS POTRILLOS

THE SPREAD

Alcohol Vendors:

CHARLIE'S PLACE

LOS DOS POTRILLOS

LUMPY'S

DRY LAKE BREWING

Interested in Volunteering?
 

We're looking for volunteers to sit at the gate entrances for 1 hour each to ensure alcohol doesn't leave the area. All volunteers will receive 2 free drink tickets to use that night!

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