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Debunking the Old Myth “There’s Nothing to do in Emporia”

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…

Events Large and Small: We Plan them All

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.…

2020: Make Reading your New Year’s Resolution

It’s time to set those New Year’s Resolutions. In 2020, consider adding reading to your resolution list. Emporia has its own Indie bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, that will put you on your path to resolution success. Ellen Plumbs City Bookstore was the original bookstore in Emporia. It was opened in 1870 by Miss Ellen…

If Your Holiday List Includes Quirky, Funky and Authentic, We Have You Covered!

This holiday season if you’re looking for the perfect gift, look no further than Emporia, Kansas. Emporia has everything from specialty food and drinks, all-things disc golf, unique stocking stuffers, and everything in between. There is truly no need to head anywhere else for your holiday shopping needs! Vault Meats & Cheeses, 509 Commercial St.…

Park Honors All Veterans with Tablets of Honor in Founding City of Veterans Day

Veterans of the United States military from 35 states and two foreign countries are honored on Emporia, Kansas’s Tablets of Honor, 933 S. Commercial St. The Tablets of Honor are part of the All Veterans Memorial Park, which sits alongside the Cottonwood River. The concept of the Tablets of Honor was introduced to the community…

Join Us In the Founding City of Veterans Day for the 2019 All Veterans Tribute!

As the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas, is proud to host more than two weeks of events honoring our veterans. Plan to visit for one of our special events. There are enough events Nov. 8-11 to make it a long weekend. For accommodation information, visit our Hotels/Motels Directory. Veterans Day History According to…

Studio 50-4: Downtown Emporia Boutique has Something for Every Woman

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…

Emporia State University – A Cherished Tourism Partner

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…

Emporia is THE Place to be this Fall!

As summer winds down and things cool off, Emporia, Kansas, heats up and boasts events for everyone. Mark your calendars and plan to have fun with festivals, live music, disc golf, gravel rides and arts & entertainment. Whether you live near or far, grab some friends and head to Emporia for a variety of fall…

A Great Weekend for Treasure Hunting, Bargains, Dining and Fun

Treasures and Bargains Gather your friends and family and head to the 2019 Great American Market on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 in Emporia. Plan to spend the weekend, because we truly have all you need for a weekend getaway, from lush hotels to scrumptious food. Originally founded by The Emporia Gazette about 15 years ago…