Special Events

The Derby Recreation Commission hosts numerous special events annually for kids, young adults and families.  The events are held at numerous locations throughout Derby.  Preview the current listing of special events in the program guide or sign up for Notify Me to get an email or a text reminder so you don’t miss out! 

Click for a schedule and to register for the Special Events listed below

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DRC Egg Dip

Hop on in for an egg hunt in the pool!  Recreation swimming rules apply.

Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt candy and visit with the Easter Bunny.  Participants are divided by age groups to hunt eggs.  

End of the Year Dance

Middle schoolers, come celebrate the end of the year with a dance at the Hubbard Arts Center!  Grades 6-8.

Great Egg Hunt

Hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes in the DARK for ages 11-14.

Horseback Riding Camp

This 4-day camp will will teach safety, proper saddling, care of tack, and horsemanship skills.  Some of the riding skills to be taught are barrel riding, trail riding, riding in a large group, trail obstacles, and low jumping.  Participants must wear long pants and boots with a 1" heel and a waiver from C-Arrow Stables must be signed.

Horseback Riding Clinic

This one-day lesson will teach participants the basics of riding and care of horses. Participants must wear long pants and boots with a 1" heel.  A waiver from C-Arrow Stables must be signed.  Each rider will have their own horse. Transportation is provided from the DRC, however space is limited.

Kite and Bike Fest

Join us for an afternoon of kite flying and bide riding activities with the whole family. Build your own kite and have a chance to fly it, play games, bike races, and east for fun food.

Kitten Yoga

NaMEOWsta!  Kitten cuddles while you stretch and relax? What a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Join us for an hour of Yoga while kittens wander around.  A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Love Thy Neighbor Animal Care Foundation.

PawSome Egg Hunt

Easter egg hunt just for the dogs. Find one of the special golden/silver eggs and take home a canine gift basket. Make sure to get your picture with the Easter Bunny before you leave. All dogs must have current vaccinations including rabies and must be leashed at all times.

Preschool Game Day

Bring your children ages 3-6 out for active games that provide both fitness and healthy recreation for your child.

Preschool Nature Camp

Join us for a day camp in nature with Botanica of Wichita for ages 3-5 years old.

Spring Lock-In

Spend a fun-filled night and morning at the Oaklawn Activity Center.  Pizza and snacks will be provided during the evening and donuts and juice in the morning. Plan to stay up late playing dodge ball, video games, and watching movies. Participants need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.  Grades 2-5.