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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January – April 2015

Painting Party @ Front Porch Antiques
@ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Painting Party @ Front Porch Antiques | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come enjoy the evening with a fun painting party! Paint the “Heart Strings” painting with all materials supplied and easy techniques. Go home proudly with [...]
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ottawa Retirement Village - Margaret Hall
@ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ottawa Retirement Village - Margaret Hall  | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Ottawa Retirement Village will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Call Kim Atchison at (785) 242-5399 to schedule your time. Please enter through [...]
Centropolis Christian Church Chili Cook-Off & Cupcake Challenge @ Centropolis Christian Church
@ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Centropolis Christian Church Chili Cook-Off & Cupcake Challenge  @ Centropolis Christian Church  | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
For a free-will donation, you can sample some of the best chili around! Or, if you think you have what it takes, enter the competition! [...]
Pancake Supper @ Rantoul Presbyterian Church
@ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pancake Supper @ Rantoul Presbyterian Church | Rantoul | Kansas | United States
Join the Rantoul Presbyterian Church for its annual pancake supper!
Chamber Annual Banquet & Silent Auction @ Ottawa Municipal Airport
@ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamber Annual Banquet & Silent Auction @ Ottawa Municipal Airport | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
This year’s theme is “The Magic of Ottawa.” The silent auction and social hour will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the banquet will [...]
Ottawa Main Street Business Seminar @ City Hall
@ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ottawa Main Street Business Seminar @ City Hall | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
This event is open to anyone but directed toward local business owners and how they can improve their bottom line. An open round table will [...]
An Artsy Affair Gallery Open House @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
An Artsy Affair Gallery Open House @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Tour the Carnegie Cultural Center, with work from more than 30 local artists on display. Meet Randy Endicott, the new gallery director. 
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 [...]
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 [...]
An Artsy Affair Kid-Friendly Art Time @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Artsy Affair Kid-Friendly Art Time @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Create a masterpiece of your own!
An Artsy Affair Teen Art Event @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An Artsy Affair Teen Art Event @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Create a masterpiece of your own!
“Almost, Maine” Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm
"Almost, Maine" Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And, it almost [...]
“Almost, Maine” Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm
"Almost, Maine" Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And, it almost [...]
“Almost, Maine” Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 7:00 pm
"Almost, Maine" Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And, it almost [...]
“Almost, Maine” Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
@ 2:00 pm
"Almost, Maine" Production @ Ottawa Municipal Auditorium | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States — it’s almost in Canada. And, it almost [...]
An Artsy Affair Beer & Boys Night Out @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 5:30 pm
An Artsy Affair Beer & Boys Night Out @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Check out the auction art while you sample beer! Proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ottawa Youth Artists Alliance.
An Artsy Affair Clay & Chardonnay @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 6:30 pm
An Artsy Affair Clay & Chardonnay @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Check out the auction art, sip chardonnay and create a masterpiece of your own! Proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ottawa Youth Artists [...]
Community Soup Lunch @ Appanoose Area Museum
@ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Soup Lunch @ Appanoose Area Museum | Pomona | Kansas | United States
Join the Appanoose Area Preservation Society for a community soup lunch!
Spaghetti Supper @ Rantoul Presbyterian Church
@ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spaghetti Supper @ Rantoul Presbyterian Church | Rantoul | Kansas | United States
Join the Rantoul Presbyterian Church for its annual spaghetti supper!
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 [...]
An Artsy Affair Live Art Auction @ Carnegie Cultural Center
@ 7:00 pm
An Artsy Affair Live Art Auction @ Carnegie Cultural Center | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come bid on artwork by more than 30 local artists! Proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ottawa Youth Artists Alliance.
KOFO Home & Garden Show @ Goppert Building
@ 10:00 am – 7:00 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 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races @ Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
all-day
Prairie Spirit Trail Ultra Races @ Prairie Spirit Rail Trail | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
The Prairie Spirit Trail is a beautiful “rails-to-trails” course that runs through numerous quaint little towns. Runners will do an out-and-back, beginning in Ottawa and [...]
Community Soup Lunch @ Appanoose Area Museum
@ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Community Soup Lunch @ Appanoose Area Museum | Pomona | Kansas | United States
Join the Appanoose Area Preservation Society for a community soup lunch!
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 [...]
Annual All-Corvette Show @ Carstar
@ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Annual All-Corvette Show @ Carstar | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Come see corvettes from six generations representing 60 years of automotive history and performance! This is a free spectator event. Participant registration is $10/car. Every [...]
Dietrich Cabin Living History Event @ Dietrich Cabin
@ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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 second Saturday of every month from April to October. Every monthly opening will [...]
Chicken and Noodle Dinner @ Ottawa First United Methodist Church
@ 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Chicken and Noodle Dinner @ Ottawa First United Methodist Church | Ottawa | Kansas | United States
Join the Ottawa First United Methodist Church for a chicken and noodle dinner to benefit outreach projects. Menu also includes green beans, mashed potatoes, salad, [...]