Volunteers – MAKE IT WORK!!
We have lots of opportunities throughout the year for you to join other community-minded individuals while volunteering just a small fraction of your time. We have openings for inside and outside activities, standing or sitting jobs, muscle jobs, and plenty of opportunities to go around! Show your community pride, bring a friend and join the fun!
Tulip Festival – 2nd weekend of April
Elementary School Halloween Parade
Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Visit – 1st Saturday of December
Visit Sign-Up.com on link above or email Belle Plaine Chamber
Belle Plaine’s crown jewel and nationally known Bartlett Arboretum is home to massive cypress, oaks, Japanese maples and State Champion Trees. For over 100 years it has drawn visitors from across the United States and around the world to be inspired by this unique and unlikely sanctuary on the plains. The Arboretum is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and hosts several events throughout the year including Art in the Arb and Tree House Concert Series.
Visit Bartlett Arboretum Website for historical information, events, hours and more.
Since 1986, Belle Plaine, KS welcomes thousands of visitors to this two day event downtown each April. As the largest festival in Sumner county, we offer activities for every age including athletic competitions, Bingo, BPQ Cook Off, a Car and Bike show with nearly 200 vintage vehicles, a carnival, contests, Figure 8 Demo Derby, festival food, helicopter rides, golf tournament, Kids Fest, a parade, street dances, talent show and a variety of live entertainment all weekend. See event listing for more information.
Shop till you drop at Vendor Fair at the Elementary school and on the streets downtown Belle Plaine, featuring artisan designs, crafts, antiques, repurposed vintage pieces, shabby chic, direct sales, plants, food products, textiles, primitives and commercial goods. Local businesses, antique stores, Bartlett Arboretum, restaurants, a library and a museum offer more to see and do in Belle Plaine.
You’re invited to make the Belle Plaine Downtown Tulip Festival your annual tradition.
2018 Tulip Festival Flyer.
Downtown Tulip Festival Event Schedule.
For more information like us on Belle Plaine Tulip Festival Facebook page.
Visit Art at the Arb at the historic Bartlett Arboretum.
Come Home to Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine, the oldest city in Sumner County, Kansas was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1884. It is located just 20 miles south of Wichita on I-35 just 3 miles east and 6 miles south from the Mulvane Turnpike exit. Our town is situated between the Arkansas and Ninnescah Rivers known as the Paradise Valley. With residential and commercial real estate available, great schools, several churches, library, museum, restaurants, senior citizen center and growing industries, Belle Plaine is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
City of Belle Plaine
401 N. Merchant Street
Belle Plaine, KS 67013
Visit City of Belle Plaine Website for mor information.
Belle Plaine Historical Museum is located at 204 West 5th Street and is open the 2nd Monday from 6-8 p.m., the 4th Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon and by appointment.
We invite you to join us the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm for general disussion and future planning.
Like us on Facebook at Belle Plaine Historical/Genealogical Society
Title: National Night Out – Sponsored by the Belle Plaine Police Department
When: 1st Tuesday in August
Location: Belle Plaine City Park
Description: The night celebrates safety and crime prevention successes and works to expand and strengthen police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Leave your front porch light on and join us in the City park by the pool for a evening of fun and food.