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Emporia CVB Offers 2nd Round of Tourism Grants

EMPORIA, Kansas, July, 5, 2017 – – The deadline for the second round of tourism grant applications is Tuesday, August 1. The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Tourism Grant Program was established to enhance and strengthen the positive economic impact of the tourism industry on our community.  Limited funds are available and will be…

5 Reasons To Become a Disc Golfer

Disc golf is one the fastest growing sports in the nation and has a huge following here in Emporia. If you’ve never played, it’s time to give it a try! In Emporia, you’ll meet plenty of other disc golf enthusiasts and you can get the best gear at Dynamic Discs. Here’s why you should get…

4 Ways to Unplug Your Kids While on the Road

Are you dreading taking a road trip with your kids this summer? Don’t want your kids to just plug in to the screens and check out? Children have a harder time keeping themselves entertained on a long drive, and it can be a challenge for parents to keep the kids busy without resorting to just…

Tour Time!

It’s tour time again! Tour de Lyon County that is. On Saturday, June 24, join cyclists and the community in supporting Tour de Lyon County Gravel Ride for Hope & a Cure and Family Fun Day at the Grove. See below for information about the day’s festivities. TOUR DE LYON COUNTY GRAVEL RIDE FOR HOPE…

Welcome National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees!

Welcome to Emporia Ashli Skura Dreher of Youngstown, New York; Jonathan Gillentine of Honolulu, Hawaii; Matinga Ragatz of Grand Ledge, Michigan; Joseph D. Ruhl of Lafayette, Indiana; and Bob Williams of Palmer, Alaska, the 2017 National Teachers Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to…

Dirty Kanza 2017 – WHAT A RIDE!

We are so fortunate to be home of the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel endurance bike race. Thanks to the boyhood aspirations of Jim Cummins, the love Tim and Kristi Mohn have for the Emporia community and the outstanding work ethic and determination of LeLan Dain, we ARE home of the Dirty Kanza. Here a a…

Emporia’s water is some of the best in the world

Emporia has bragging rights thanks to the dedicated staff of the Emporia Public Works Water Treatment Plant. During four of the last five years, Emporia has been a top 5 contender in the Municipal Water category in the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Our crowning achievement was in 2013 when Emporia took first place…

Dirty Kanza 2017 — Schedule of Events

Welcome Dirty Kanza riders, crew, family and friends! Emporia is so excited to have all of you back in town for the big race on June 3. Whether you are riding the signature event — 200 miles or 100, 50, or 25 miles, you are all rock stars in our book! See below for the DK…

Three “Hidden Gem” Kansas Breweries

Kansas has had an interesting relationship with beer. Beginning in 1881 and lasting until 1948, all alcohol was banned in Kansas, a prohibition longer than any other state. Emporia was the first prohibition town, outlawing liquor in 1857, sixty-two years before national prohibition. Despite alcohol being prohibited in the state, the law was often ignored until…

Top things to do in July

Fireworks! It’s a 3-day weekend for some and the holiday plans are revving up. Fireworks stands have cropped up across Emporia, and there’s even a giant ape drawing attention on east 12th Avenue encouraging all to stop. Stock up on your favorite firecrackers, but remember these rules and tips from the City of the Emporia. Independence Day signifies…