Weekend Outlook: Things to do the weekend of Oct. 16-18

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Below is a list of events happening around our area that you can take part in virtually or in-person (socially distant, of course).


FRIDAY, Oct. 16

  • Free coronavirus tests in Manhattan
    • The Riley County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas National Guard are hosting a free coronavirus testing event.
    • All you have to do is enter City Park from Fremont Street from 5-7 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 17

  • Vinewood Flea Market/Craft Fair
    • The Vinewood Market is holding an outdoor flea market & craft fair this weekend.
    • It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2848 SE 29th St. in Topeka.
  • Free coronavirus tests
    • The Riley County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas National Guard are hosting a free coronavirus testing event.
    • All you have to do is enter City Park from Fremont Street from 9-11 a.m.
  • Boo at the Zoo
    • For the next three Saturdays, the Topeka Zoo is holding Boo at the Zoo.
    • People are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes, get some candy and see the animals play with pumpkins and scarecrows.
    • This runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can get your tickets here.
  • KU Football
    • The Jayhawks are traveling to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers.
    • Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CST on FOX 43 KTMJ.
  • Spirit of the Million Man March
    • A group of five organizations will celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Million Man March (unity against economic and social issues afflicting African Americans).
    • This is happening from noon-3 p.m. at the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

SUNDAY, Oct. 18

  • Vinewood Flea Market/Craft Fair
    • The Vinewood Market is holding an outdoor flea market & craft fair this weekend.
    • It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2848 SE 29th St. in Topeka.

To see a full calendar of events, check out our KSNT Local Calendar.

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