Events

Check out all the events going on in and around Franklin County! Throughout the year, our communities host a number of exciting events, including the SWAN Arts Festival, Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Show, Old West Cowboy Days and Ol’ Marais River Run, just to name a few. Look at the events calendar below for a full schedule of festivals, fairs, sporting events, performances, entertainment and more!

At the Franklin County Visitor Information Center, 2011 E. Logan St., Ottawa, you can pick up a copy of the area’s major event listings. Or, request a copy to be mailed or e-mailed to you by e-mailing marketing@visitottawakansas.com or by calling (785) 242-1411.

If you would like to submit your event to be included on our calendar, please use the “submit your event” button below, and we will review it for inclusion on our calendar. We’re always looking for great photos taken at area events. If you have any, please submit them to us using the “submit a photo” button below.

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February 2016 – July 2017

Gallery Exhibit A Retrospective, “Not just Native” @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 10:00 am – 02/26/2016 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Exhibit A Retrospective, "Not just Native" @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Ottawa Community Arts Council presents “A Retrospective, Not just Native” by Randy D. Endicott.  The Ottawa Community Arts Council invites you to enjoy the [...]
The Importance of being Earnest @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm – 02/14/2016 @ 3:00 pm
The Importance of being Earnest @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, [...]
Legislative Coffee @ City Hall
@ 10:00 am
Legislative Coffee @ City Hall | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Local legislators will visit with the community to discuss the new legislative season and what has been going on in Topeka. The event is open [...]
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 [...]
The Importance of being Earnest @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm – 02/21/2016 @ 3:00 pm
The Importance of being Earnest @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, [...]
Gallery Exhibit – Spring Festival @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 10:00 am – 03/31/2016 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Exhibit - Spring Festival @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Ottawa Community Arts Council invites you to enjoy the arts to the fullest by visiting the Carnegie Culture Center and viewing the new exhibit [...]
KOFO Home & Garden Show @ Goppert Building
@ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
KOFO Home & Garden Show @ Goppert Building | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Home & Garden Show features more than 40 businesses on site that offer services and products on landscaping, home repair equipment and several other [...]
KOFO Home & Garden Show @ Goppert Building
@ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
KOFO Home & Garden Show @ Goppert Building | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Home & Garden Show features more than 40 businesses on site that offer services and products on landscaping, home repair equipment and several other [...]
Legislative Coffee @ County Annex Building
@ 10:00 am
Legislative Coffee @ County Annex Building | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Local legislators will visit with the community to discuss the new legislative season and what has been going on in Topeka. The event is open [...]
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 [...]
Downtown Third Saturday @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Downtown Third Saturdays: Where the community comes together for music, art and other downtown events!
Gallery Exhibit – “Sci Fi & Comic Illustration Art” @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 10:00 am – 05/27/2016 @ 6:00 pm
Gallery Exhibit - "Sci Fi & Comic Illustration Art" @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Ottawa Community Arts Council invites you to enjoy the arts to the fullest by visiting the gallery exhibition “Sci Fi & Comic Illustration Art” [...]
Legislative Coffee @ Ottawa City Hall
@ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Legislative Coffee @ Ottawa City Hall | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Local legislators will visit with the community to discuss the new legislative season and what has been going on in Topeka. The event is open [...]
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 [...]
Downtown Third Saturday @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Downtown Third Saturdays: Where the community comes together for music, art and other downtown events!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]