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Emporia Prepares to Honor Hometown Hero Killed in Action in 1943

The public is invited and encouraged to participate in honoring Private First Class (Pfc.) Glenn White who will be reunited with his family and returned to his hometown of Emporia, Kansas, on Friday, September 17, after almost 80 years. Pfc. White was mortally wounded on the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the…

The Scoop on Halfway to Everywhere!

We’ve got the scoop on who’s playing when and where at the Halfway to Everywhere (H2E) music and arts festival this weekend! The event is Saturday, September 4, from noon until midnight. The H2E map below shows the festival area, which runs from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue in the parking lots and alley between…

Emporia Fireworks Show: Updates

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…

Emporia’s First Annual Pride Pride

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…

2021 UNBOUND Gravel Media

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…

Roots in the Dirt

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…

Pure Gravel Debuts Pre-Ride Show at UNBOUND Gravel

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 –…

Getting To and From

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…

#RideMoreEmporia

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…

Perfect Day in Emporia – Mayor Rob Gilligan

What would the mayor of Emporia do on a perfect day? Looks like it involves lots of coffee and drinks! 8:00 am – Start with Coffee at Granada Coffee Company – The French Roast is unbeatable! 8:10 am – Take a Drive around Emporia and tune into the Saturday Morning Sports Talk on KVOE –…