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Ready for a disc golf vacation? #playemporia365

Disc golf enthusiasts are familiar with Emporia thanks to the popular Glass Blown Open, the annual tournament that challenges both professional and amateur golfers. Sponsored by Dynamic Discs, a hometown company with a global reputation for quality products, the Glass Blown Open brings players and spectators from around the country and around the world to…

Enjoy the Flint Hills this Spring

Spring brings warmer weather, rain and sunshine, waking the Flint Hills from winter rest to vibrant, verdant growth. Here’s our insider guide to experiencing the magic of spring in the Flint Hills with specialized tours and events ranging from botany lessons to moonlight horseback rides to Victorian dancing. Explore by bus Prairie Earth Tours Praire…

Get Your Irish On

St. Patrick’s Day in Emporia is this Saturday and an opportunity for community-wide celebrations, from a parade to live music to charitable events. FAMILY FUN The day begins with the Leprechaun Dash, a 5K sponsored by the Emporia Recreation Center, starting in front of Town Royal, 4th Avenue and Commercial Street, at 10:30 a.m. Participants…

Beer, Bikes and Fun at Mulready’s Pub

In just a few short years, Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial Street, has become a social hub in Downtown Emporia. Opened in 2013, Mulready’s is a 21-and-over establishment that caters to craft beer and scotch aficionados. Mulready’s knowledgeable Cicerone certified bartenders serve up over 25 beers on tap, 70-80 cans and bottles and 135+ scotches, whiskies and…

Granada Coffee: Open the Door to Enchantment

Tucked between the Emporia Granada Theater and the Emporia Arts Center in downtown Emporia, the Granada Coffee Company is a charming little coffee shop with a full-bodied personality. Rocky Slaymaker opened the Granada Coffee Company in 2002. Locating the shop next to a theater is an appropriate choice: Rocky worked in Hollywood for 16 years…

European Antiques – New Life for Old Treasures

When Linda Goss opened European Antiques at 624 Commercial St in September 2017, area collectors gained access to a different class of furniture and antiques. Old World Elegance The curated selection includes wardrobes, Murphy beds, chaise lounges, deacon’s chairs, dressers, dining tables, desks, secretaries and chairs. Built to last with solid wood lovingly tended, as…

How to become an AirBnB host

Do you have a secret dream to run a bed & breakfast, but you’re not sure how to begin? Do you have a guest room that only sees guests a couple of times a year? Are you interested in earning extra income? Becoming an Airbnb (or similar online marketplace for lodging services) host might be for…

Don’t Be a Don’t Bee, Be a Do-Bee

Do-B’s Burger Barn, Philly Stop and Po-Boy Shoppe has become a local favorite and traveler’s delight on the East side of Emporia. Located at 704 East 12th Avenue, Do-B’s is just a minute or two off I-35 (take the Burlingame Road exit south to 12th Avenue, then turn right). The fabulous food and exceptional customer…

Looking forward to 2018’s EPIC EVENTS

With the new year right around the corner, we wanted to share some of Emporia’s best events that are coming up in 2018! Emporia hosts everything from small, intimate concerts at Fremont park to the world’s premier gravel grinding race and largest disc golf competition. No matter your style, there’s something interesting happening in Emporia.…

Best Local Eats: Amanda’s Bakery

Recently named one of Kansas Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Local Eats, Amanda’s Bakery and Cafe is a delightful breakfast and lunch eatery in Downtown Emporia. Located at 702 Commercial Street, Amanda’s serves up bread baked fresh daily and meals made with the freshest ingredients. Owner Amanda Mallon opened her bakery and cafe in 2007, realizing…