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Upcoming Events in Atchison Kansas


March

10 St. Patrick's Parade - The city's largest parade with trophies awarded in three categories: family, business and youth or organization. Crowning of grand marshall at noon; judging of entries at 1;30 p.m. and parade beginning at 2 p.m. Irish music and corned beef & cabbage at Elks Lodge. After parade toasts at sponsors' establishments.

Ph: 913-367-7122 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

May

19 Atchison Wings and Wheels - Annual event with displays of vintage aircraft at Amelia Earhart Airport, sponsored by the E.E.A. Chapter #967. 8:00 am

Address: Amelia Earhart Airport, 16701 286th Rd. , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 816-262-5090 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

June

15 - 16 International Forest of Friendship Celebration - Annual celebration honoring the men and women of aviation and space; childrens' activities, parade of U.S. and foreign flags, honorees ceremony and featured speakers.

Ph: 913-367-1419 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: forestoffriendship@gmail.com
Web: www.ifof.org/

July

4 Haunted Atchison Tours - Narrated trolley tour through "the most haunted town in Kansas." 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Advanced reservations required.

Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

13 - 14KS0701001e004 - Atchison 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.

Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

August

31 - 4 Atchison County Fair - 4-H, domestic living and agricultural exhibits, food booths, parade, carnival and live musical entertainment.

Address: County Fairgrounds, Effingham, KS , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 913-833-5450 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.thenewsleaf.com/fair.htm

September

28 - 26 Haunted Atchison Trolley Tours - Narrated trolley tours through "the most haunted town in Kansas" are part of a two-month-long season of activities in Atchison. Other activities include "History and Mystery" walking tour, On-Site Investigations, Awakening What Lies Within, private home visits, psychic readings and cemetery walking tours. Visit website for complete details, schedules, and ticket information. Tour not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net
Fee: $13

22 Joggin for the Noggin - Joggin for the Noggin is the annual fundraiser to benefit the Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship. This scholarship benefits Atchison High School graduating senior women that are attending a Kansas university or college. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their academic standings, extracurricular involvement, and qualities Mary Lea represented.

8AM - INDEPENDENCE PARK - ATCHISON, KS

- Chip timing again for all 5K participants (No chip timing for 2K)
- Registration fee is $25 for 5K participants (run or walk) and $15 for 2K fun run/walkers through August 25
- Fee will increase $5 for the 5K and 2K on August 26. Online registration closes September 24
- Packet Pick-up will be race morning only, beginning at 7 AM
- Fees include a race shirt (must register online by September 10th to guarantee shirt; shirts not picked - up by 9AM on race day will be forfeited)
- Awards to age division winners in the 5K
- Awards will be given to 2K winners 12 years and under
- no bicycles, tricycles, or skateboards
- event will occur rain or shine
- water station available on the route

7 AM – Packet Pick-up
8 AM – Race Starts
7:30 - 9:30 – Pancake Breakfast, Mary Lea's Birthday Cake, and Children's Activities
9 AM – Awards Ceremony

Address: Independence Park , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 913-360-2617 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: information@enter2run.com
Web: www.enter2run.com

October

Fall Foliage Tours - Trolley tour accenting autumn's beautiful colors. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Address: Trolley departs Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)

27 Haunted Atchison Trolley Tours - Narrated trolley tours through "the most haunted town in Kansas" are part of a two-month-long season of activities in Atchison. Other activities include "History and Mystery" walking tour, On-Site Investigations, Awakening What Lies Within, private home visits, psychic readings and cemetery walking tours. Visit website for complete details, schedules, and ticket information. Tour not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net
Fee: $13

29 Oktoberfest Arts & Crafts Festival - Annual event with over 100 arts & crafts vendors plus German foods and music along the city's Commercial Street Mall. 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Ph: 913-367-4058 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

29 - 30 Model Train Show - Annual show with scale layouts, sponsored by the North East Kansas Railroaders Train Show, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Address: Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 785-985-3807 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net
Fee: $3.00

4 Ghost Tours of Kansas Psychic Fun and Feast - Psychic Fun and Feast with Ghost Tours of Kansas and psychic Lena Townsend, Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6pm, Paolucci's Restaurant, 115 S. 3rd St., Atchison, Kansas. Guests will sit down to a scrumptious meal and enjoy interesting conversation with Ghost Tours of Kansas Staff and well known psychic, Lena Townsend. The after dinner schedule includes a bio from Lena, history and ghost Stories. The highlight for the evening is a personalized psychic reading from Lena. Time frame of this event varies depending on number of people who sign up. No more than 30 people will be accepted so get your tickets early. Tickets for this event range from 50.00-65.00 per person depending on the restaurant. Price includes, meal, tip, beverages, presentations and psychic reading. Purchase tickets at Ghost Tours of Kansas.

Address: Paolucci's Restaurant, 115 S. 3rd St. , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 785-851-0856 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com
Web: www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
Fee: $50-65

19 - 20 Halloween Haunted Train - Miniature train ride with ghosts and goblins and Halloween treats. Rides scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the North East Kansas Railroaders.

Address: Atchison Rail Museum, 200 S. 10th , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 913-367-7536 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net
Fee: Donations appreciated

20 Atchison Ghost Tour - Join Ghost Tours of Kansas LLC for the Atchison Ghost Tour! Considered to be the most haunted city, discover the local businesses and public places which harbor the most paranormal activity. Our experienced guide will share the first documented haunted in Atchison which took place in 1879.
Walking Tour - 6PM
Driving Tour - 8PM

Address: Paloucci's Restaurant 115 S. 3rd St. , Atchison, Kansas
Ph: 785-851-0856 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
Web: www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
Fee: Tickets are $17.00 per person (November-September) or $20.00 per person in October

November

1 - 3 Downtown Holiday Open House - Make your list, check it twice and gather your friends for a fun-filled day shopping in historic Atchison! Local businesses will have treats, specials, contests and plenty of holiday cheer.

Ph: 913-367-2427 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

December

1 Sights & Sounds of Christmas - Spectacular Lighted Parade, Baking Contest, Little Mr. & Miss Snowflake Contest and much more! This is a great event to get anyone into the Christmas Spirit! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m.

Ph: 800-234-1854 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net

1 - 2 Homes for the Holidays - Annual trolley tour highlights some of Atchison's most historic homes, decorated for the holiday season.

Ph: 913-367-2427 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.atchisonkansas.net
Fee: $10 in advance

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Atchison Post Office

This Richardsonian Romanesque structure of cottonwood limestone was completed in 1894, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features an arched entry and rounded towers on its southeast and southwest corners.

Atchison, KS National Register

Atchison Rail Museum

Adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot, the Atchison Rail Museum is owned and operated by the Northeast Kansas Railroaders, Inc. It features an outdoor collection of rail cars including a Baldwin locomotive, several passenger cars and cabooses, and a snow plow.

NEKR members operate the Atchison &

Atchison, KS Museums

Atchison Trolley

Learn about Atchison from those who know it best. Hop aboard the trolley at the Santa Fe Depot and enjoy a 45-minute tour of Atchison narrated by your friendly, knowledgeable driver. As the trolley moves along the city's brick streets, you'll discover the classic charm of Atchison, including 18

Atchison, KS Tours

Jackson Park

Jackson Park is the largest park in Atchison and the center of community fun days as well as family outtings. It is a heavily-wooded area with hiking and biking trails, play equipment, shelterhouses and picnic facilities.

Atchison, KS Parks

St. Benedict's Abbey Church

Benedictine monks established St. Benedict's Abbey in the late 1850s. Today about 40 monks reside at the abbey on the northern edge of Benedictine College. The historic complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gothic-style abbey, completed in 1929

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

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