Featured Events


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Night Trains of Terror 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
Night Trains of Terror @ Midland Railway | Baldwin City | Kansas | United States
The train consists of passenger coaches and an old baggage car that has been turned into a “haunted house.” During your ride, you will be [...]
Quilts for Holidays: Major, Bizarre & Unique 2:00 pm
Quilts for Holidays: Major, Biza… @ Appanoose Area Museum
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm
Quilts for Holidays: Major, Bizarre & Unique @ Appanoose Area Museum | Pomona | Kansas | United States
Florence Milliman will present a show of quilts, ranging from full size to mini wall hangings, and will explain how and why she made each [...]
Veterans Day Celebration & Parade 6:30 pm
Veterans Day Celebration & Parade
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Veterans Day Celebration & Parade @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Ottawa! The opening ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Washburn Towers, Fifth and Main streets. Tour the [...]
Homemade Holidays Craft Show 9:00 am
Homemade Holidays Craft Show @ Ottawa Middle School
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homemade Holidays Craft Show @ Ottawa Middle School | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Get an early start on your holiday shopping with more than 125 vendors featuring fine handmade items! The event, in its 16th year, is sponsored [...]
An Evening With Frank 7:00 pm
An Evening With Frank @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening With Frank @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Bethany Chapel Baptist Church caught fire on Aug. 4 and was completely destroyed. This concert, featuring hits of Frank Sinatra by Ken Frank, will [...]
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission 1:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission @ Old Depot Museum
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Sunday Free Museum Admission @ Old Depot Museum | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
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 Main Street Uncorked 7:00 pm
Ottawa Main Street Uncorked @ Sacred Heart Parish Center
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Ottawa Main Street Uncorked @ Sacred Heart Parish Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the Ottawa Main Street Association for a wine, beer and food tasting, photo booth and auction! Auction items, including destination trips, signed memorabilia, house [...]
Downtown Third Saturday Holiday Open House
Downtown Third Saturday Holiday …
Nov 15 all-day
Downtown Third Saturday Holiday Open House @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Downtown Third Saturdays: Where the community comes together for music, art and other downtown events! This month will feature a holiday open house at businesses! Enjoy [...]
Ottawa Rotary Club Grocery Grab 9:00 am
Ottawa Rotary Club Grocery Grab @ Queen's Price Chopper
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am
Ottawa Rotary Club Grocery Grab @ Queen's Price Chopper | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
You have a chance to win a 5-minute grocery grab at Queen’s Price Chopper! Plus, five winners will win Queen’s Price Chopper gift cards. Tickets [...]
Pictures with Santa 10:00 am
Pictures with Santa @ Franklin County Visitor Information Center
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pictures with Santa @ Franklin County Visitor Information Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Bring the kids to get their picture taken with Santa Claus! Suggested donation is $5 toward Crimestoppers.
Ottawa’s 150th Christmas on the Prairie 9:00 am
Ottawa’s 150th Christmas on the …
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Ottawa's 150th Christmas on the Prairie  @ Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa! Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. [...]

Upcoming Events


Ottawa’s 150th Christmas on the Prairie

When: 11/29/2014 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa! Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. Many businesses will have open houses, specials and extended hours. Download the event flier here. 9 Read on! →

“Images of America: Ottawa” Book Signing

When: 12/02/2014 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Ottawa’s most anticipated history book is now available! As part of an Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours and Ottawa Main Street Association Mingle, Deb Barker, author and Franklin County Historical Society executive director, will be on hand to answer Read on! →

Holidays in Wellsville

When: 12/05/2014 @ 6:00 pm – 12/07/2014 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays in Wellsville with crafts, lights and much more! Download the event flier here. Friday, Dec. 6 6 p.m. – Christmas tree lighting ceremony 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – House and business decorating contest judcing Saturday, Dec. Read on! →

Suzuki Strings Ribbons & Bows Concert

When: 12/05/2014 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the sweet sounds of holiday music with the annual Ribbons & Bows concert, put on by the Ottawa Suzuki Strings. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets are available online, the Carnegie Cultural Center, 501 S. Main Read on! →

Shopping Extravaganza

When: 12/06/2014 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Appanoose Area Museum for a shopping extravaganza! China paintings, jewelry, baked goods, acrylic paintings, barnwood creations, Scentsy candles, sewn items, Christmas ornaments and more will be available. Lunch will be available from the Appanoose Trailblazer 4-H Club. Half Read on! →

Williamsburg Christmas Parade

When: 12/06/2014 @ 4:00 pm

Join Williamsburg for its annual Christmas parade and appearance from Santa Claus! A soup supper will follow the event at the community building. Crafts and gifts will be available for purchase.

The Bethlehem Project

When: 12/06/2014 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bethlehem Project is held each December to celebrate Christmas! Area residents who want to experience what life might have been like in Bethlehem during the birth of Jesus can get a glimpse through this 40-minute walking tour of the Read on! →

Williamsburg Holiday Homes Tour and Tea

When: 12/07/2014 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the city of Williamsburg for its Holiday Homes Tour and Tea! Each house will have its own unique displays. Also, there will be a silent auction of trees, wreaths, baskets and centerpieces that have been created and donated by Read on! →

Ottawa University Christmas Vespers

When: 12/07/2014 @ 4:00 pm

Christmas Vespers is one of the most anticipated programs of the year and provides the public an opportunity to hear the OU music ensembles perform in a single concert! During the concert, the OU Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Singers, and University Read on! →