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Dirty Kanza 2018: Your Complete Guide

The world’s most epic gravel cycling race, the Dirty Kanza, is happening this weekend in Emporia! This year’s event is bigger than ever with over 2,700 riders from 49 states and 16 other countries participating. 1200 of this year’s cyclists will compete in the signature 200 mile race event, which is a solo, non-stop endurance…

Impress your kids with a day out (for less than $1!)

We’re days away from the end of the school year! As your kids (and teachers) are counting down the days until summer, are you racking your brain for fun things to do that won’t break the bank? Good news: Emporia has a variety of free or nearly-free activities to keep the summer blues at bay!…

National Tourism Week 2018

National Tourism Week is May 6-10, but so many amazing events are happening in Emporia during that time, we’ve decided to celebrate early! In honor of National Tourism Week, the Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau presents a series of events showing off some of the best Emporia has to offer. Tuesday, May 1 The Wild…

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…

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…

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.…

Forget Stuff – Give the Gift of an Experience

Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy. Every Christmas, we all do our best to figure out what new gadgets our loved ones can’t live without. But does everyone really need more stuff? And what about those people who seem to already have one of everything? This season, try giving the gift of an experience. You…

Where to shop for everyone on your list

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, but there are just 19 days left to shop before Christmas! To help you find exactly what you’re looking for, we have a list of Emporia’s shopping options on our website. If you need some inspiration to find the perfect gift, take a look through the categories below.…