Fall Family Fun

Cinco De Mayo Festival

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 11am-7pm

7th Avenue & Merchant Street, Downtown Emporia, KS

Free Admission


Dia de los Muertos, meaning "Day of the Dead" is a traditional hispanic holiday originating in Mexico. It is a celebration of life and death, and is meant to honor family and friends who are no longer with us. It is a day of fond memories, dazzling color and life-affirming joy. Emporia is home to the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Kansas, hosted by local non-profits Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow and Emporia Main Street.

Join us in beautiful downtown Emporia on Saturday, October 30th, to experience this fun, colorful festival. Events kick-off at 11 am with a parade down Commercial Street. The rest of the day will feature food trucks, vendors, music, dancing other activities for families to enjoy. Come celebrate life and loved ones while experiencing a unique cultural tradition.

Make it a weekend

After Saturday's festivities, stay a night and check out these other family-friendly things to do in and around Emporia.

plate of food from Casa Ramos mexican restaurant

Casa Ramos
Top off Dia de los Muertos with an authentic meal from Casa Ramos. Kid-friendly menu available.

707 Commercial St
Open 11am-10pm Saturdays and
11am-9pm Sundays


Disc Golf
Emporia is home to top-tier PDGA tournaments and has some of the best courses in the U.S.

Parks throughout Emporia
Open dawn to dusk daily

tank and helicopter at the All veterans memorial park

All Veterans Memorial
View a tank, helicopter, and Tablets of Honor display, next to the Cottonwood river bridge. A walking trail along the river connects the area to Peter Pan Park.

931 S Commercial St
Open dawn to dusk daily


The Sweet Granada Chocolate Cafe
Get your sugar fix with an assortment of truffles, fudge, macarons and chocolates. Definitely try the pop-choc.

803 Commercial St
Open 11am-4pm Sundays


David Traylor Zoo
See lemurs, prairie dogs, tamarins, a mountain lion and more with a small play area for kids. Admission is free.

75 Soden Road
Open 10am-4:30pm Sundays

bison grazing at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve U.S. National Park

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Visit the bison herd and one-room schoolhouse while learning about the Flint Hills on a self-guided walking tour.

2480B Hwy 177, Strong City, KS
Open 9am-4:30pm daily

Save the Date

Saturday, September 30, 11am-7pm | Downtown Emporia

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Free Admission