Annual Events

Before traveling, we encourage you to research these events to confirm details.

January

February

  • Mardi Gras Festival Party (Fredonia)
  • Night at the Martin & Osa Johnson Sari Museum (Chanute)
  • Southeast Kansas Wedding Expo (Pittsburg)
  • Troyer’s Prairie Gold Bridal Show (Garnett)

March

  • Fort Scott Community College Rodeo (Fort Scott)
  • International Food & Culture Fair (Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University)
  • KGGF Inter-State Farm & Home Show (Coffeyville)
  • Little House on the Prairie Museum opens for the season (Independence)
  • Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races (Garnett)
  • St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl (Chanute)
  • St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl (Independence)

April

May

  • Air Fair (Garnett)
  • Avenue of Flags (Pittsburg)
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Festival (Emporia)
  • Cow Creek Cowboy Days & Wild West Show (Pittsburg)
  • Cowtown Days Festival (Baxter Springs)
  • Elk City State Park opens (Independence)
  • Emmett Kelly Museum opens (Sedan)
  • Four State Farm Show (Pittsburg)
  • Kansas Rocks 4×4 event (Mapleton)
  • Katy Days Festival (Parsons)
  • Mayfest (Caney)
  • Mission Days Festival (St. Paul)
  • Orange & Black Night Festival (Mulberry)
  • Pioneer Harvest Swap Meet (Fort Scott)
  • Sprint Track Kart Races (Garnett)
  • Symbols of Sacrifice (Fort Scott)
  • Yates Center Days Festival (Yates Center)
  • Yellow Brick Road Festival (Sedan)

June

  • Big Brutus Music Festival & Overland Rally (West Mineral)
  • Chautauqua Hills Berry Farm opens (Sedan)
  • Flagpole Festival (Mound Valley)
  • Galena Days Festival (Galena)
  • Good Ol’ Days Festival (Fort Scott)
  • IHMAC Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (Independence)
  • Kart Road Races (Garnett)
  • Lavender Fest (Fort Scott)
  • MIRZA SEKCATS Car Show (Chanute)
  • Moline Crazy Days Festival (Moline)
  • Pioneer Days & Caney Valley Antique Power Assoc. (Caney)
  • PRIDE Celebration & Festival (Emporia)
  • Southland Cruiser Car, Bike & Truck Show (Garnett)
  • Strawnfest (New Strawn)
  • UNBOUND Gravel cycle race & festival (Emporia)

July

  • Allen County Fair, and Rotary Smokin’ Hot Cars & BBQ (Iola)
  • Anderson County Fair (Garnett)
  • Bourbon County Fair & Rodeo (Fort Scott)
  • Chautauqua County Fair & Rodeo (Sedan)
  • Cherokee County Fair (Columbus)
  • Coffey County Fair (Burlington)
  • Coffeyville Summer Celebration & Festival (Coffeyville)
  • Farm, Ranch & Ag Day (McCune)
  • Frontenac Mining Days Festival (Frontenac)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Arma – July 4)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Girard, fairground – July 1)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Farlington, Crawford State Park – July 2)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Fort Scott)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Mulberry – July 3)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Opolis – Saturday prior to July 4)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Parsons)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Pittsburg, Lincoln Park – July 3 & 4; fireworks on the 4th)
  • Independence Celebration & Festival (Pittsburg, near Via Christi Health – July 3)
  • Independence Celebration, Festival & Rodeo (Hepler – July 3 & 4; fireworks on the 4th)
  • Lebo Stars and Stripes Festival (Lebo)
  • Little House on the Prairie Celebration & Festival (Independence)
  • Moline Rodeo (Moline)
  • Montgomery County 4-H Fair (Independence)
  • Old Soldiers & Sailors Reunion & Festival (Erie)
  • Swanfest (La Cygne)
  • Toronto Days Festival (Toronto)
  • Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit (Independence)
  • Waverly Days Festival (Waverly)

August

September

  • Artist Alley Festival (Chanute)
  • Chanute Bit & Spur Saddle Club Rodeo (Chanute)
  • Cherokee Fall Festival (Cherokee)
  • Cornstock Music Festival (Garnett)
  • Elgin Jamboree & Festival (Elgin)
  • Endless Foot Drag & Festival (Fredonia)
  • Fall Festival (McCune)
  • FlatRock 101K/25K/12K at Elk City Reservoir (Independence)
  • Gorilla Century Fun Bike Ride (Pittsburg – Saturday of Labor Day Weekend)
  • Great American Market (Emporia)
  • Greenbush Day Festival (Girard)
  • Halfway to Everywhere Music Festival (Emporia)
  • Howard’s Toys for Big Boys Car Show (Chanute)
  • Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale (Coffeyville, Independence & others)
  • Katy Days Festival (Parsons)
  • LeRoy Homecoming & Festival (LeRoy)
  • Little Balkans Days Festival (Pittsburg – week leading up to Labor Day)
  • Local Artist’s Show & Sell Exhibit (Independence)
  • Marmaton Massacre & Tri-Yak-A-Thon (Fort Scott)
  • Mexican Fiesta (Chanute)
  • National Historic Site Labors of the Fort (Fort Scott)
  • National Historic Site Naturalization Ceremony (Fort Scott)
  • No Coast Film Festival (Emporia)
  • Ol’ Yale Farms opens (Pittsburg)
  • Old Iron Days Festival (Fredonia)
  • Old Settlers Days Festival (Arcadia)
  • Old Settlers Days Festival (Elk City)
  • Route 66 Fall Festival (Baxter Springs)
  • Walnut Days Festival (Walnut – Saturday of Labor Day weekend)
  • Weir Street Fair & Homecoming (Weir)

October

November

  • All Veterans Tribute (Emporia)
  • Cato Ghost Town Day Festival (Arcadia)
  • Christmas in the Park begins (Chanute – Thanksgiving through the end of December)
  • Christmas Parade (Pittsburg – Monday following Thanksgiving)
  • Christmas Tree Lighting (Frontenac)
  • Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Day Festival (Eureka)
  • Holiday Parade (Independence)
  • Outhouse Tour Festival (Elk Falls – weekend prior to Thanksgiving)
  • Taste & Sounds of Nations Festival (Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University)
  • Veterans Day Celebration (Pittsburg, PSU Veterans Memorial & Amphitheatre)
  • Veterans Day of Honor & Parade (Independence)
  • Veterans Day Parade (Chanute)
  • Veterans Day Parade & Memorial (Iola)
  • Veterans Day Weekend (Fort Scott)

December