Featured Events


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Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 1 @ 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 [...]
Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn @ Old Depot Museum
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
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 [...]
Motoplayground Camp Boom Diggity Motocross Camp
Motoplayground Camp Boom Diggity…
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day
Motoplayground Camp Boom Diggity Motocross Camp @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Motoplayground’s Camp Boom Diggity is a three-day motocross camp. On-site camping is available at no charge but no hookups.
First Friday Forum 10:00 am
First Friday Forum @ Neosho County Community College
Jul 3 @ 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 [...]
Glorious Fourth 8:00 am
Glorious Fourth @ Old Depot Museum
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am
Glorious Fourth @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend 8 a.m. Saturday with a free celebration worthy of our ancestors: live music, oration, hearty breakfast and a [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 4 @ 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 Fireworks Show 9:00 pm
Ottawa Fireworks Show @ Forest Park
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ottawa Fireworks Show @ Forest Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Watch an amazing fireworks display at Forest Park at dusk! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. The Ottawa City Band will entertain the [...]
Ottawa City Band Concert 7:30 pm
Ottawa City Band Concert @ City Park
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm
Ottawa City Band Concert @ City Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
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 [...]
RMH Christmas in July
RMH Christmas in July @ Ransom Memorial Hospital
Jul 8 – Jul 10 all-day
RMH Christmas in July @ Ransom Memorial Hospital | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The 19th annual Christmas in July is presented by the Ransom Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. There will be door prizes, food samples and a large [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 8 @ 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 [...]
Richmond Free Fair
Richmond Free Fair
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Richmond Free Fair @ Richmond | Kansas | United States
Highlights of the fair include cowboy Olympics, old time games, old tractor and machinery show, mutton busting, greased pig contest, horseshoe pitch tournament, athletic events, [...]
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production 7:00 pm
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
"Sylvia" ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s [...]
“The Beauty of Kansas” Opening Reception 5:30 pm
“The Beauty of Kansas” Opening R… @ Carnegie Cultural Center
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"The Beauty of Kansas" Opening Reception @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Franklin County Shutterbugs present “The Beauty of Kansas: A Photographic Journey Through the Flint Hills and Rural Kansas.” Come to the opening reception 5:30 [...]
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production 6:30 pm
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm
"Sylvia" ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s [...]
Travis Marvin Concert 8:00 pm
Travis Marvin Concert @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm
Travis Marvin Concert @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Travis Marvin, an Ottawa native, has been rocking the region for nearly a decade and gaining momentum by the minute. His life perspective and passion [...]
Kalmar 5K Charity Walk/Run 7:00 am
Kalmar 5K Charity Walk/Run @ Kalmar
Jul 11 @ 7:00 am
Kalmar 5K Charity Walk/Run @ Kalmar | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Kalmar Ottawa presents the 2015 5K Charity Walk/Run, benefiting the Franklin County Cancer Foundation Inc. Registration and check-in will be 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. [...]
Ottawa Municipal Airport Fly-In & Open House 7:00 am
Ottawa Municipal Airport Fly-In … @ Ottawa Municipal Airport
Jul 11 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ottawa Municipal Airport Fly-In & Open House @ Ottawa Municipal Airport | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come for a day of fun for the whole family! A free breakfast will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Activities include airplane rides for [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 11 @ 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 [...]
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production 7:00 pm
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm
"Sylvia" ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s [...]
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission 1:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission
Jul 12 @ 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 [...]
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production 3:00 pm
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm
"Sylvia" ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 15 @ 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 [...]
Youth Rodeo 5:00 pm
Youth Rodeo @ Franklin County Fairgrounds
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Youth Rodeo @ Franklin County Fairgrounds | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come watch the Youth Rodeo, which kicks off the Franklin County Fair & Rodeo! The event is sponsored by the Christian Youth Rodeo Association.
Franklin County Fair & Rodeo
Franklin County Fair & Rodeo @ Franklin County Fairgrounds
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day
Franklin County Fair & Rodeo @ Franklin County Fairgrounds | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Franklin County Fair and Rodeo is fun for the whole family and celebrates 150 years this year! Come for the rodeo, demolition derby, 4-H [...]
Downtown Third Saturday
Downtown Third Saturday
Jul 18 all-day
Downtown Third Saturday @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Downtown Third Saturdays: Where the community comes together for music, art and other downtown events! This month will feature a sidewalk sale! Download the event flier here. Ride [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 8:00 am
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 18 @ 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 [...]
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event 10:00 am
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event @ Dietrich Cabin
Jul 18 @ 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 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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 [...]
Lane Agricultural Fair
Lane Agricultural Fair
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
Lane Agricultural Fair @ Lane | Kansas | United States
This year’s Lane Agricultural Fair is packed full of activities and entertainment! The Osa-Lane Quilt Show, consisting of items made by the Osa-Lane Quilt Guild, [...]

Upcoming Events


Glorious Fourth

When: 07/04/2015 @ 8:00 am

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend 8 a.m. Saturday with a free celebration worthy of our ancestors: live music, oration, hearty breakfast and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year’s events will center around Franklin County’s World Read on! →

Ottawa Fireworks Show

When: 07/04/2015 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Watch an amazing fireworks display at Forest Park at dusk! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. The Ottawa City Band will entertain the crowd before the show!

Ottawa City Band Concert

When: 07/07/2015 @ 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! →

RMH Christmas in July

When: 07/08/2015 – 07/10/2015 all-day

The 19th annual Christmas in July is presented by the Ransom Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. There will be door prizes, food samples and a large selection of unique gifts, accessories and home decor. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Dates and Read on! →

Ottawa Farmers Market

When: 07/08/2015 @ 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! →

Richmond Free Fair

When: 07/09/2015 – 07/11/2015 all-day

Highlights of the fair include cowboy Olympics, old time games, old tractor and machinery show, mutton busting, greased pig contest, horseshoe pitch tournament, athletic events, great food, evening entertainment and more! This year's parade will be 6 p.m. Saturday, July Read on! →

“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production

When: 07/09/2015 @ 7:00 pm

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg Read on! →

“The Beauty of Kansas” Opening Reception

When: 07/10/2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Franklin County Shutterbugs present "The Beauty of Kansas: A Photographic Journey Through the Flint Hills and Rural Kansas." Come to the opening reception 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10.

“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production

When: 07/10/2015 @ 6:30 pm

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg Read on! →