Iola, Kansas


Upcoming Events in Iola Kansas


Monthly

Kansas Oldtime Fiddlers, Pickers, and Singers - To promote, encourage, and work to preserve old-time music and its related skills. Third Sunday each month 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

This is intended to be accomplished by regular monthly programs of the chapters where members can exhibit their skills by their performance and instruction to other musicians and the general public. In this way they pass on the oldtime music as it has been passed down to them. At the same time this provides entertainment for the non-performing members and the audience who appreciates and judges these skills. The KOFP&S organiztion is composed of seventeen chapters located at points over the state of Kansas. Each chapter has a monthly meeting and program on one Saturday or Sunday of each month.

Restroom facilities, Food/drink vendors, Accessible parking/accommodations

Address: Iola Riverside Park , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5709 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.kofps.org

June

5 - 26Iola Municipal Band Concert and Ice Cream Social - Established in 1871, it is the state's oldest continually performing municipal band. Concerts are held every Thursday evening during the months of June and July on the Iola, KS town square. Every Thursday, 8:00 PM.

Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.iolachamber.org

7City Wide Garage sales - Iola Ks, sales with everything you can want.

Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.iolachamber.org

July

3 - 31Iola Municipal Band Concert and Ice Cream Social - Established in 1871, it is the state's oldest continually performing municipal band. Concerts are held every Thursday evening during the months of June and July on the Iola, KS town square. Every Thursday, 8:00 PM.

Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.iolachamber.org

25 - 31Allen County Fair & Rodeo - The first week in August is the Annual Allen County Fair and Rodeo. One of the best fairs and rodeos in Kansas, it is showcased at Riverside Park in Iola. The Fair features a music show, food booths, crafters, 4-H competitions and demonstrations, a professional rodeo, mutton busting, demolition derby, livestock, and exhibits.

Address: 600 S State St , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.southwind.ksu.edu

August

12Allen County Fair & Rodeo - The first week in August is the Annual Allen County Fair and Rodeo. One of the best fairs and rodeos in Kansas, it is showcased at Riverside Park in Iola. The Fair features a music show, food booths, crafters, 4-H competitions and demonstrations, a professional rodeo, mutton busting, demolition derby, livestock, and exhibits.

Address: 600 S State St , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.southwind.ksu.edu

September

26 - 27KS0601013e008 - IolaBuster Keaton Celebration - We sadly announce that The Buster Keaton Celebration will be on hiatus for 2014.

Internationally known talent and speakers for a weekend of comic review and silent film. Last full weekend in September

This free Kansas Humanities Program lets you explore Buster Keaton and others through their films and the research of scholars and authors. Speakers and Guests include Keaton family members, various international film historians, and collectors. David Macleod, Keaton historian and founder of the Blinking Buzzards Society, Frank Scheide, John Tibbetts, and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra just to name a few. Come enjoy the "star gazing" with Keaton Friends and pick up a few souvenirs, surprises and new friends!

Address: 205 E Madison Ave , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-4765 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: susanraines.bowlus@iolaks.com
Web: www.iolakeatoncelebration.org/

October

9 - 12KS0601013e002 - IolaFarm-City Days - Linking agriculture and industry by way activities with a carnival, musical entertainment, historical tours and re-enactments, artisan demonstrations, an art show, large parade, tours and demonstrations by the fire and police departments, fish casting contests, Bowlus Fine Arts Center performances, horse and carriage rides, and hard boiled egg eating contest.

Farm City Days began in 1971 when a group of Allen County Farm Bureau members reasoned that if they brought the townspeople out to the farm they would better understand the problems and concerns with which farmers dealt daily. Later the Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees got involved and added an industrial tour as well. There were craft and food booths, games for kids, frog jumping, turtle racing contests, and a mud run. Activities also included exhibits by farm implement dealers, a car show, fly-in at the airport, and a street dance. The celebration has grown and 35 years later more and more activities have been added.

Address: 2 W Madison Ave, Downtown square , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: farmcitydays.com/

November

7Veterans Day Parade - Special tribute, memorial service, and parade to honor our country's veterans.

This Veteran's Day memorial service and parade includes a fly-over, memorial service with speaker, musical entertainment, a bean feed and parade located at the Allen County Veteran's War Memorial on the southwest corner of the historic downtown courthouse square.

Address: 1 N Washington Ave, Historic Downtown Square , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.iolachamber.org

21Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Candy Cane Treasure Hunt and Santa House - Holiday lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas Season!

Gather at the Historic Bandstand on the downtown courthouse square on Friday evening and help kick off the Christmas season with the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony includes Holiday music, performances, hot cocoa and baked goods, and special recognition to the American Cancer Society "Love Lights a Tree", and concludes with annual "flipping of the switch" to turn on holiday lights for the downtown business district. Saturday events for children include the annual Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, old-fashioned holiday horse and buggy rides, and Santa makes his first official visit in his new Santa House. Santa visits with children that day and every Thursday evening in December up until Christmas.

Address: Historic Downtown Courthouse Square , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.iolachamber.org

December

4 - 18Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Candy Cane Treasure Hunt and Santa House - Holiday lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas Season!

Gather at the Historic Bandstand on the downtown courthouse square on Friday evening and help kick off the Christmas season with the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony includes Holiday music, performances, hot cocoa and baked goods, and special recognition to the American Cancer Society"Love Lights a Tree", and concludes with annual "flipping of the switch" to turn on holiday lights for the downtown business district. Saturday events for children include the annual Candy Cane Treasure Hunt, old-fashioned holiday horse and buggy rides, and Santa makes his first official visit in his new Santa House. Santa visits with children that day and every Thursday evening in December up until Christmas.

Address: Historic Downtown Courthouse Square , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@iolaks.com
Web: www.iolachamber.org

5Jingle Bell Jog - Annual 2.5 mile fun run or 1 mile walk where participants "jingle all the way!"

Presented by the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Iola Recreation Department, the annual Jingle Bell Jog is a 2.5 mile fun run or a 1 mile walk beginning on the northwest corner of the historic downtown Iola square at the bandstand. Registration begins at noon with a $10 entry fee and the jog commencing at 1 p.m. Each entrant will be given a Jingle Bell Jog T-shirt and Jingle Bells for your shoes. A light snack and bottled water will be provided after the run. The Jingle Bell Jog is always held the first Saturday in December.

Address: Washington and Jackson , Iola, Kansas
Ph: 620-365-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: iolarec@aceks.com
Web: www.iolachamber.org
Fee: $10 entry fee


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