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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July – August 2015

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 [...]
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 @ 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 [...]
Glorious Fourth @ Old Depot Museum
@ 8:00 am
Glorious Fourth @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Glorious Fourth is an effort to recreate a traditional celebration of the Fourth of July, as held in Franklin County during the 1850s and 1860s. [...]
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 [...]
Ottawa Fireworks Show @ Forest Park
@ 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 @ 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 [...]
RMH Christmas in July @ Ransom Memorial Hospital
– 07/10/2015 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 @ 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 [...]
Richmond Free Fair
– 07/11/2015 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 @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
@ 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 @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 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 @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
@ 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 @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 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 @ Kalmar
@ 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 @ Ottawa Municipal Airport
@ 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 @ 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 [...]
“Sylvia” ACT Ottawa Production @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
@ 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
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 @ Larry D. Peters Memorial Auditorium
@ 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 @ 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 [...]
Franklin County Fair & Rodeo @ Franklin County Fairgrounds
– 07/19/2015 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 @ 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 @ 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 [...]
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event @ Dietrich Cabin
@ 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 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lane Agricultural Fair
– 08/01/2015 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, [...]
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 [...]