Registration Open!

Join us for the 9th annual


We're excited to announce that on Saturday, August 10th, the Forever the Free State Gala is returning to the Overland Park Convention center again this year. We're thrilled to welcome all of you in person for our event.

The annual gala is our primary fundraiser and we look forward to your continued support. Your generous donations keep our local office open year-round, allow us to hire and maintain a professional full-time staff, and fund our get-out-the-vote efforts.

Because of you we’ve made great strides but we have more battles ahead.

Let’s join together on August 10th to continue building the
Democratic Party in Johnson County!


5:30 PM

Registration opens.

6:00 PM

VIP Reception opens

6:00 PM

Cocktail bar in lobby opens

7:00 PM

Dinner with keynote speaker

Ticket Options

Standard ($175)

  • Individual Ticket
  • Custom wineglass

VIP Premium ($350)

  • VIP Reception
  • Custom Wineglass

Sunflower Table ($1750)

  • Table of 10
  • 2 VIP Tickets
  • 10 custom wineglasses

Jayhawker Table ($3500)

  • Table of 10
  • 10 VIP Tickets
  • 10 custom wineglasses

Ad Astra Table ($5000)

  • Priority table location
  • Table of 10
  • 10 VIP Tickets
  • 10 custom wineglasses

Student ($85)

  • Individual Ticket
  • Must be a student (age 25 or less)

Frequently asked questions

What do my Gala donation funds support?

  • Your donation stays in Johnson County.
  • Your donation helps support the election of Democrats in competitive local races.
  • Your donation supports our local office in Overland Park, a hub for community outreach.
  • We vow to always use precious financial resources, gifted by hard working donors, in a responsible and dedicated manner!

What is the attire for the event?

  • The gala is a great reason to get that one outfit out of the back of the closet and get fancy for an evening. Full length gown, tux, cocktail dress or just tie, whatever you do, feel confident and have fun.

Is it a cash bar?

  • No! Beer, wine and cocktails are included with your ticket both before and during the show!
  • Wine will be served with dinner.

Where is parking?

  • Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the convention center and in the parking garage to the east.
  • Valet parking, if needed, is available in the front (south side) via The Sheraton Hotel.

Are there vegetarian options?

  • You can order a vegetarian plate when you purchase your ticket.

If I am hosting a table, how do I identify my guest list?

  • There is a link on the registration page where you can list your guest names.

Is the venue ADA Accessible?

  • Yes, for more information contact Overland Park Convention Center at (913) 439-5382.


Overland Park

6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211