Featured Events


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First Friday Forum 10:00 am
First Friday Forum @ Neosho County Community College
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
First Friday Forum @ Neosho County Community College | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The monthly First Friday Forum features a speaker and community and government leaders, who discuss a variety of topics, including what’s happening around town and [...]
Artist Exhibit Reception 6:00 pm
Artist Exhibit Reception @ Carnegie Cultural Center
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artist Exhibit Reception @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Ottawa Community Arts Council will feature artists Haley Sellmeyer and Sonia Reeder-Jones with an exhibit May 1 through June 25. An artist reception is [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa Spring City Wide Garage Sale 9:00 am
Ottawa Spring City Wide Garage Sale
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Spring City Wide Garage Sale @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Be on the lookout for all kinds of treasures in and around Ottawa!
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission 1:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission
The two-story passenger depot built in 1888, today serves as a museum. Exhibits include a model railroad layout; displays tracing the life of famed abolitionist [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Airport Movie Night 6:30 pm
Airport Movie Night @ Ottawa Municipal Airport
May 15 @ 6:30 pm
Airport Movie Night @ Ottawa Municipal Airport | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come enjoy the beginning of summer! Bring your family, lawn chairs and blankets to the Ottawa Airport for a free outdoor showing of Disney’s “Planes.” [...]
Downtown Third Saturday
Downtown Third Saturday
May 16 all-day
Downtown Third Saturday
Downtown Third Saturdays: Where the community comes together for music, art and other downtown events! This month’s event will feature a vintage and antique flea [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa Outdoor Vintage & Antique Flea Market 9:00 am
Ottawa Outdoor Vintage & Antique…
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ottawa Outdoor Vintage & Antique Flea Market @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Have a fun day pickin’ at the Ottawa Outdoor Vintage Flea Market! Vendors downtown and in north Ottawa will have unique antiques and vintage and [...]
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event 10:00 am
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event @ Dietrich Cabin
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event @ Dietrich Cabin | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The 1859 Dietrich Cabin in City Park will open this year on the third Saturday of every month from May to September. Every monthly opening will include programming [...]
Marais de Cygnes Jamboree Country Music Show 7:00 pm
Marais de Cygnes Jamboree Countr… @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Marais de Cygnes Jamboree Country Music Show  @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium  | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Don’t miss the Marais de Cygnes Jamboree and The Music Box Band, featuring David Wooge on keyboards, Jody Jackson on steel guitar, David Hammerschmidt on [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Kanza Krush Disc Golf Tournament 8:45 am
Kanza Krush Disc Golf Tournament @ Kanza Park
May 23 @ 8:45 am
Kanza Krush Disc Golf Tournament @ Kanza Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Hosted by Maverick Disc Golf, Kanza Krush is a PDGA C-Tier Sanctioned Disc Golf Tournament. Two rounds of 18 holes will be played. Check in [...]
Wellsville American Legion Memorial Day Service 10:00 am
Wellsville American Legion Memor… @ Wellsville Cemetery
May 25 @ 10:00 am
Wellsville American Legion Memorial Day Service @ Wellsville Cemetery | Wellsville | Kansas | United States
Join the Wellsville American Legion Post 194 for a special Memorial Day Service at the cemetery.
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Day Out With Thomas
Day Out With Thomas @ Midland Railway
May 29 – May 31 all-day
Day Out With Thomas @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends [...]
Flint Hills Trail 40 Mile & Marathon
Flint Hills Trail 40 Mile & Mara… @ Celebration Hall
May 30 all-day
Flint Hills Trail 40 Mile & Marathon @ Celebration Hall | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Starting and finishing at Celebration Hall in Ottawa and following the Prairie Spirit Trail two miles north before intersecting with the Flint Hills Trail, this [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 [...]
Color Craze 5K 9:00 am
Color Craze 5K @ Forest Park
May 30 @ 9:00 am
Color Craze 5K @ Forest Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come join in this family friendly run that will leave you with plenty of colorful memories! Proceeds from the event will benefit Communities in Schools. Cost is [...]
Pam Tebow Presentation 7:00 pm
Pam Tebow Presentation @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Pam Tebow Presentation @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
You are invited to hear Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, share the ongoing impact of her decision [...]

Upcoming Events


Day Out With Thomas

When: 05/29/2015 – 05/31/2015 all-day

A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and Read on! →

Flint Hills Trail 40 Mile & Marathon

When: 05/30/2015 all-day

Starting and finishing at Celebration Hall in Ottawa and following the Prairie Spirit Trail two miles north before intersecting with the Flint Hills Trail, this course will take you outbound southeasterly to the quaint little towns of Rantoul for the Read on! →

Ottawa Farmers Market

When: 05/30/2015 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 vendors visit the farmers market, held weekly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays Read on! →

Color Craze 5K

When: 05/30/2015 @ 9:00 am

Come join in this family friendly run that will leave you with plenty of colorful memories! Proceeds from the event will benefit Communities in Schools. Cost is $15 for students 18 and younger and $25 for adults if preregistered by May 8. All Read on! →

Pam Tebow Presentation

When: 05/30/2015 @ 7:00 pm

You are invited to hear Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, share the ongoing impact of her decision to preserve Tim's life. Seating is limited. The free event is brought to you by Read on! →

Ottawa City Band Concert

When: 06/02/2015 @ 7:30 pm

The Ottawa City Band started in 1898 and is the second longest continuously running band in the state. It is a strong mix of school band students and adults. The band plays a mix of marches and fun music beginning the Read on! →

Eggs & Issues

When: 06/03/2015 @ 7:30 am

Duane Goossen will be the guest speaker at Eggs & Issues. Goossen is the former Kansas secretary of administration and the director of the Kansas Division of the Budget. Goossen also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1983 Read on! →

Ottawa Farmers Market

When: 06/03/2015 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The market is open seasonally from May to October. This is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. More than 25 vendors visit the farmers market, held weekly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays Read on! →

Lunch & Learn

When: 06/04/2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This year’s Lunch & Learn series features programs inspired by the Old Depot Museum's summer exhibit, "From Ottawa to 'Over There': Franklin County Goes to War." Bring your lunch and prepare to learn! Water, tea, and coffee will be provided. Free admission. Topics Read on! →

Day Out With Thomas

When: 06/05/2015 – 06/07/2015 all-day

A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and Read on! →