What started out as three men and a dog in 1994 has blossomed into an organization that has given away $325,000 to local organizations and charities. Since the Emporia St. Patrick’s Day Committee’s humble beginning of walking four blocks in a parade, the organization has grown to about 15 committee members and this year the…

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Emporia is committed to providing quality memorable experiences for our visitors. We believe if we achieve that goal people will want to keep coming back. There are lots of good reasons to visit emporia including world class events, a brewery, winery and soon to open distillery, national acts at the historic Granada Theatre, over two…

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If you are planning an event for four or 800 people, the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau needs to be your first phone call. Whether your event is a coffee date, a wedding, a family reunion, a multi-day convention or anything in between, Emporia, Kansas can host it all with multiple venues large and small.…

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Something for Every Woman From women’s clothing to accessories, gifts, and even do-it-yourself project supplies, you’ll find it at Studio 50-4, a women’s fashion boutique located at 504 Commercial St. in downtown Emporia. “We try to have things that will appeal across the board,” said Merry Whitham, Studio 50-4 owner. “We have things that fit…

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Emporia State University has a significant impact on the Emporia economy and we appreciate all that they bring to the community. The reach is well beyond 5,900 students infiltrating the city from August through May. We reached out to ESU’s Marketing and Media Relations department and asked them how the University affects tourism. Here’s what…

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