Welcome to Topeka, 2011 ASA Men's Class D Northern Slow-Pitch National Championship!
The ASA Men's Class D Slow Pitch Northern National Championships will be held September 1 - 5, 2011 at Rueger Park Softball Complex, 2801 SW Kansas Ave. and at Felker Park Softball Complex, 2540 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka Welcomes You! Click to watch our community-inspired welcome video.
Visit our blog during the tournament for photos and updates from the field.
ASA Tournament Fact Sheet
Kansas ASA Softball, official tournament website
What's happening while you're here!
Heartland Park Topeka
Heartland Park Topeka provides top-notch entertainment for all types of racing fans. The race complex includes a quarter-mile drag strip, a 2.5 mile championship road course and a 3/8 mile dirt oval track.
See the NHRA Street Legal Drags on September 1 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under).ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
On September 3 the ET Bracket Series with Super Gas, National Dragster and Jr. Dragster Challenge happens on the quarter-mile drag strip.
Saturday, September 3 holds the Super Saturday Showdown 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $8 for seniors and free admission with a military ID.
Visit Heartland Park's website for more information and to purchase tickets online
Hockey season is just around the corner in Topeka! The Topeka RoadRunners take to the ice at the Kansas Expocentre for their exhibition games vs.Central Oklahoma during Labor Day weekend.
The puck drops at 7:05 on Saturday, September 3 and at 6:05 Sunday, September 4. Tickets are $8 and children 3 and under are free. Click here to find out more details.
Let's Help Concert
Let's Help Music Fest is set for Saturday, September 3rd, 2011. This fundraising concert will feature KC and the Sunshine Band in downtown Topeka. Local entertainment will begin around 3 p.m. This event will give Let's Help, a non-profit organization whose main focus is to break the cycle of poverty, an opportunity to showcase their services to the Topeka community. For over 40 years Let's Help has been supporting the working poor, with food, clothing, and financial assistance.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. For more information, visit Let's Help's website
21st Annual Traditional Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Lake Shawnee
Celebrate Native America heritage at the 21st Annual Traditional Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Lake Shawnee. Food, booths, traditional dancing and arts and crafts will be make for an exciting Friday evening or a way to spend some time in the Capital City on Saturday.
The Pow Wow is open to the public on Friday 5 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Click here for details.
Art of Brick LEGO Exhibit
This traveling exhibit at the Mulvane Art Musem will bring back fond memories of playing with those little bricks called "LEGO". Nathan Sawaya's sculptures have taken the small scale toy and transformed it into one of the largest and most popular art exhibits touring the country.
Create your own brick masterpiece in an interactive, hands-on portion of the exhibition in the Museum's ArtLab. The Museum hours are Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Click here to view more information.
Enjoy a taste of Topeka!
Downtown Topeka features a variety of locally-owned restaurants and boutiques including Marion Lane Candles and Hazel Hill Chocolate. Make a premium soyflower candle with your favorite scent or shop Marion Lane's home decor items. Across the street, hear the history of Hazel Hill during a delicious chocolate-making
Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market
Held every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market draws Topekans and visitors alike for its great variety of plants, vegetables, meat, crafts, and health and beauty products. Whether you want to live a greener lifestyle, or you're just looking for the freshest produce around, shopping the Downtown Topeka Farmers Market is the way to go. Located in the Judicial Center Parking Lot at 12th & Harrison. Click here to view a list of vendors.
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. The plaintiffs honored in this museum were ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally. This museum is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
During the months of August and September, Brown v. Board of Education is pleased to host a special locally produced art exhibition. This exhibition will feature artwork that communicates the struggle for freedom and salutes the people who moved the nation forward the promise of equality for everyone. Click here for more details.
150 Things I Love About Kansas
This is an exhibit that features 150 items that represent the spirit of Kansas, past and present. Explore Kansas symbols in a way you've never before considered - from wheat fields to sunflowers, The Wizard of Oz to the Wild West. Meet well-known Kansans and some unsung heroes. Visitors will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on Kansas' sesquicentennial. This exhibit is displayed at the Kansas Museum of History, open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Adult admission to the museum is $6. For more details click here .