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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…

Another “Big Deal” Coming to Emporia!

A “Go To” Destination Emporia’s reputation as a “go to” destination has increased significantly over the past several years. We have some fabulous home-grown restaurants, a growing live music scene, a vibrant downtown and two world-class events that bring visitors from multiple countries to our town. Emporia, Kansas is a big deal! We are internationally…

Emporia Hosts 2019 Junior Disc Golf World Championships

EMPORIA, Kansas, June 18, 2019 – – Emporia, Kansas will once again host the Junior Disc Golf World Championships. The event, held July 9 through July 13, is presented by Dynamic Discs and is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). Players representing 40 states plus Canada, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand are currently…

Emporia to Entertain Visitors from Around the World

Emporia to Entertain Visitors from Around the World GBO Lures Players from 10 Countries and 47 States EMPORIA, Kansas, March 28, 2019 – – Emporia, Kansas will host the 17th annual Glass Blown Open (GBO) presented by Dynamic Discs. Event dates are April 20 – 27, with round one of tournament play beginning April 24th.…

CVB Assists with National Tractor Show and More — Events Held in Emporia and Kansas for the First Time

EMPORIA, Kansas – – The Emporia Convention and Visitors Bureau is working with a number of groups this year to bring meetings and events to Emporia. We are excited to announce confirmation of the following events, all of which are being held in Emporia as well as Kansas, for the first time. March 2, Kansas…