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Amelia Earhart Festival

The Amelia Earhart Festivals is an annual celebration honoring Atchison's most famous daughter. Highlights include Friday evening lakeside concert, downtown fair with arts & crafts, live entertainment, food vendors and activities for children, panel discussion with authors and researchers, luncheon honoring the current recipient of the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award, speakers' symposium featuring women of achievement, carnival rides, aerobatic performances and a spectacular fireworks display over the Missouri River.

Amelia Earhart Festival


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