We have been receiving many calls and inquiries regarding the fireworks display that has historically been held at Emporia State University, here in Emporia, KS. We are happy to say that the festivities are planned to return this year. Here are the pertinent details: Sunday, July 4th Show begins around 9:45 – 10:00 pm and…

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We had the chance to catch up with the Director of Emporia Community Action, Emily Velazquez to talk about a historic moment in Emporia history. This weekend the community will be celebrating its first ever Pride Festival.  We certainly wanted to know more about how this started and what to expect. This is the first…

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With the riders and spectators departed after last week’s UNBOUND Gravel event, the community is returning to some semblance of normal once again. However, the “digital dust” is far from settled. There were SO MANY media crews here in Emporia capturing absolutely stunning content from the World’s Premier Gravel Event. Whether you were here in…

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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jason Gewirtz of Sports Travel. The subject of course, was the wonderful relationship and history between the UNBOUND Gravel event and the community of Emporia. The link to the complete article is copied below. I can hardly describe the pride I feel to be in such…

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May 25, 2021 Pure Gravel 2260 Rutherford Rd., Suite 107 Carlsbad, CA 92008 Pure Gravel Debuts Pre-Ride Show at Unbound Kansas Carlsbad, CA – Pure Gravel, a lifestyle brand focused on Gravel Cycling, is producing an entertaining Pre-Ride Show debuting at Unbound Gravel June 3-4 in Emporia Kansas. The presenting broadcast sponsor is FSA –…

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Emporia is truly in the middle of it all. We are centrally located on the Eastern portion of the state, which puts us within 2 hours or less of all major Kansas cities. We are pretty darn easy to get to. It’s less than a 2 hour drive if you are flying into Kansas city…

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It’s National Bike Month! That gets us excited over here in the Visit Emporia office. We absolutely love riding all year, not just in May, and we wanted to bring home a challenge with some sweet incentives to encourage you to do some of your riding with us here in Emporia. Whether you are a…

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Coming up with an all-day outing for a family of four can be daunting. My wife Christina and I have Adella (3) and Jack (11 months). Fortunately, we live in a community that makes a day out with the little ones quite easy! We would definitely start our day with a hearty breakfast from Do…

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This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant…

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