Events

Check out all the events going on in and around Franklin County, KS. Look at the events calendar below for a full schedule of festivals, fairs, sporting events, performances, entertainment and more!

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May – June 2015

Day Out With Thomas @ Midland Railway
– 05/31/2015 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 @ Celebration Hall
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 @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 @ Forest Park
@ 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 @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 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 [...]
Ottawa City Band Concert @ City Park
@ 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 [...]
Eggs & Issues @ Ransom Memorial Hospital Conference Room
@ 7:30 am
Eggs & Issues @ Ransom Memorial Hospital Conference Room | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Duane Goossen will be the guest speaker at Eggs & Issues. Goossen is the former Kansas secretary of administration and the director of the Kansas [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 @ Old Depot Museum
@ 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 [...]
Day Out With Thomas @ Midland Railway
– 06/07/2015 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 [...]
Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute Concert Series @ Carnegie Cultural Center or Ottawa University Chapel
– 06/20/2015 all-day
Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute Concert Series  @ Carnegie Cultural Center or Ottawa University Chapel | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute is an ensemble of young violinists, violists and cellists from 2 to 20 years old. These young string players receive [...]
First Friday Forum @ Neosho County Community College
@ 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 [...]
Wellsville Chamber Golf Tournament @ Osawatomie Golf Course
@ 7:00 am
Wellsville Chamber Golf Tournament @ Osawatomie Golf Course | Osawatomie | Kansas | United States
Price includes cart rental, lunch and entry to win door and hole prizes! Proceeds from the event fund Wellsville Days. Download the event flier here. [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 [...]
Optimist Youth Day and Duck Run @ City Park
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Optimist Youth Day and Duck Run @ City Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
There will be many activities, like a moon walk, face painting, obstacle course, games, homemade boat race, for you and your family! You can purchase [...]
Relay for Life @ Forest Park
@ 6:00 pm – 06/07/2015 @ 6:00 am
Relay for Life @ Forest Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer [...]
Ottawa City Band Concert @ City Park
@ 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 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 @ Old Depot Museum
@ 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 [...]
Jayhawker Days
@ 5:30 pm – 06/14/2015 @ 12:00 pm
Jayhawker Days @ Williamsburg | Kansas | United States
Join Williamsburg for its celebration of “Small Town — Big Heart.” Celebrate with live country music, food vendors, petting zoo, parade, kids activities and more! Opening [...]
Power of the Past Annual Tractor Ride @ TBA
Drive your tractor or ride a tram! Everyone is welcome! Tractor driver fee is $10. The first group of tractors will leave at 9 a.m. [...]
On The Move for Cancer 5K Run/Walk @ Kanza Park | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join a fun morning and support local cancer patients while you’re at it! Runners and walkers welcome. Late registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30 [...]
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 [...]
Prairie Paws Birthday Party @ Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
@ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Prairie Paws Birthday Party @ Prairie Paws Animal Shelter | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Celebrate Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s fifth birthday! The event will include free carnival games, bouncy house, cotton candy, snow cones, dessert silent auction, balloon artists, [...]
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 City Band Concert @ City Park
@ 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 [...]
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Celebration Hall
@ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Celebration Hall | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the American Red Cross for a community blood drive.
Ottawa Farmers Market @ Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot
@ 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 @ Old Depot Museum
@ 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 [...]
SWAN Arts Festival Kickoff Event @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the SWAN Arts Foundation for a kickoff event for the SWAN Arts Festival! Stay tuned for details on the featured program.