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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!…

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Ready for a disc golf vacation? #playemporia365

Disc golfer Eric McCabe at Jones Park

Disc golf enthusiasts are familiar with Emporia thanks to the popular Glass Blown Open, the annual tournament that challenges both professional and amateur golfers. Sponsored by Dynamic Discs, a hometown company with a global reputation for quality products, the Glass Blown Open brings players and spectators from around the country and around the world to…

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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.…

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5 peaceful (free) places to escape around Emporia

In our day-to-day lives we rush back and forth; rush to wake up, rush to work, rush to go pick up the kids, rush to classes; rush to make dinner. Rushing becomes our life. We forget the incalculable beauty of stillness. Of gentle, peaceful, calming, nothing. We forget how priceless it can be to relinquish…

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Veterans Monuments

freemont park veterans marker

In addition to the All Veterans Memorial, Emporia has four other smaller monuments around the city to honor our Veterans: Civil War Veterans Monument Fremont Park, 4th Ave & Union St Civil War Veterans Monument Maplewood & Memorial Lawn Cemeteries, 2000 Prairie St Mexican-American World War II Veterans Memorial St. Catherine’s Church, 205 S Lawrence…

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Wedding Venues

When it comes to weddings, Emporia is the perfect location for families to meet in the middle. Maybe you met while here at college so it just makes sense, or you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind venue to outshine all the other weddings you’ve been to. Emporia’s array of venues and vendors will help make your…

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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…

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It’s Hot. Here’s a Few Cool Things to Do This Month!

Peterson Planetarium Dome

It may be sweltering outside, but Emporia is bursting with summer fun events for all ages. We’ve rounded up some of the best options for indoor, evening, and late night fun in E-town – so you can venture away from your A/C and still stay (mostly) cool. Full Dome Shows at Peterson Planetarium When: Daily…

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Mural Tour of Downtown Emporia

eagle mural on building in Emporia

Welcome to the Emporia Self-Guided Walking and Driving Mural Tour! Our journey will start at the north end of Commercial Street. You’ll notice Emporia State University at 12th and Commercial where there are multiple museums, the Eppink & Gilson art galleries, and Peterson Planetarium that are well worth exploration. Stop in at Orange Leaf for…

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