Staying in Manhattan over spring break? Here are some suggestions to fight the boredom

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Some students stay in Manhattan over the break instead of going home or on trips with their friends, but from sports to culture, there are still fun things for anyone to do in Manhattan. Check out these suggestions to combat the boredom and stay active during the week off from classes.

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This weekend there are activities planned to help Manhattan residents celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

In Aggieville, there will be a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The St. Patrick’s Day Road Races will take place between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m on the same day.

Additionally Manhattan has hiking, biking and even horse-riding trails that are great for exploration while staying close to the area.

“Manhattan’s big on hiking, all those biking and hiking trails,” Sarah Sorel, freshman in agronomy, said.

Sorel suggested exploring the Konza Prairie trail or any of the other trails Manhattan has open to the public.

Christian Kennedy, sophomore in secondary education, said she would suggest checking out Locked Manhattan, a local escape room, if you’re looking for something to do with a group of friends.

“Locked is a really fun and challenging way to spend time,” Kennedy said. “It’s more fun than going to a movie or something, you challenge your brain while enjoying yourself.”


The Manhattan area also has plenty of special theater and film experiences to attend during the week.

The McCain Performance Series will host the Irish band, Switchback, on March 9 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Wareham Opera House.

The Columbian Theater in Wamego will host the Grand Celtic Music Tour on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

For the classic film lover, The CL Hoover Opera House in Junction City is screening three classic silent comedy films accompanied by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m.


Finally, Kansas State hosts multiple sports games over the break, including men’s basketball as they host Oklahoma at Bramlage Coliseum this Saturday with tip-off set for 5 p.m.

“Going to games is a great way to spend time over a break if you’re in the area,” Olivia Lee, sophomore in business administration, said.

The baseball team will be playing games at the Tointon Family Stadium throughout the week. The full schedule can be found online.