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Upcoming Events in Osawatomie Kansas


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Old Stone Church Gospel Concert - The Old Stone Church Gospel Concert will feature the Voices of Praise, The Osawatomie United Methodist Church Choir, Angie and Hannah Wastlund, and Grady Atwater at the Old Stone Church, which was built in 1861 by the Reverend Samuel Adair and his wife Florella, the half sister of John Brown.

Address: Old Stone Church, 315 Sixth Street , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 913-755-4164
Email: adaircabin@kshs.org
Web: www.kshs.org
Fee: Free will offering

January

24 Kansas Day Celebration - Osawatomie will celebrate Kansas Day with an arts event featuring the Ottawa Art Guild, Osawatomie Area Artists, Osawatomie Schools Art students. In addition, The Band of Oz, the Ekan All Star Jazz Band, and Osawatomie Schools musicians and forensics students will perform at the event.

Address: Osawatomie High School, Trojan Drive , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 912-75504164
Email: adaircabin@kshs.org
Web: www.kshs.org
Fee: Free

March

14 Snagging Days - Mid-March thru Mid May - Three places in Kansas you can snag for these prehistoric fish.

Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)

14 Snagging Days - Mid-March thru Mid May - Three places in Kansas you can snag for these prehistoric fish.

Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)

14 Snagging Days - Mid-March thru Mid May - Three places in Kansas you can snag for these prehistoric fish.

Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)

June

14 - 18 John Brown Jamboree - Many family friendly activities are planned in the park this year including the annual Carnival, an Arts & Crafts Fair, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, parade, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in the air conditioned OHS gym, historical displays, a petting zoo and dog agility demonstration, helicopter rides, a Cutest Baby Contest (open to any baby newborn to 24 months), the Miss Osawatomie Pageant (open to K-12th students attending USD #367 schools), and 2 nights of live Music! Find it on FB or visit the website for more detailed information.

Address: John Brown Park, Osawatomie, KS 66064 , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-2146 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.johnbrownjamboree.com

July

4 Osawatomie Fireworks - Display begins at dusk.

Address: Osawatomie City Lake , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-2146 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: osawatomieks.org
Fee: Free

September

16 - 17 Freedom Festival - The Freedom Festival features a re-enactment of the Battle of Osawatomie, where John Brown and 30 Free State guerilla's fought John Reid and 250 proslavery militia on August 30, 1856, in the largest battle during "Bleeding Kansas." There will also be a reenactment of a battle between Union Troops and Confederate partisans. In addition, the event features Civil War weapons and drill demonstrations, frontier artisans, horse drawn surrey and trolley rides, a medicine show, food vendors a modern arts and crafts/vendor fair, and many other family fun activities.

Address: John Bown Memorial Park, 10th and Main , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-4384 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 913-755-4164
Email: adaircabin@osawatomieks.org
Web: www.kshs.org
Fee: Free

October

7 Annual Boneheads Car Show - 1974 and older cars, trucks and bikes. Contestants can sell their old and unwanted car parts. There will be a Burn out and Flame Thrower contest plus other games. And Maybe even a Movie

Address: Midway Drive-In , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-636-0392 (Always call and confirm events)

21 Halloween Spook Parade - Come join in the spook parade. Meet at the city auditorium before we start the parade. After the parade, plan on trick or treating downtown. The first 200 spooks in costume will receive a bag of goodies! 4:00pm.

Address: Downtown , Osawatomie, Kansas
Ph: 913-755-2146 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: osawatomieks.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

John Brown Memorial Park

The twenty acre John Brown Memorial Park is a National Historic Site donated to the State of Kansas by the Womens Relief Corps to preserve the site of the Battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856

Osawatomie, KS Memorials

The Mills House

William M. Mills, an oilman from Pennsylvania, drilled over 400 oil and gas wells in his lifetime. He drilled the Norman #1

Osawatomie, KS Historic Homes

Asylum Bridge

The Asylum Bridge which crosses the Marais des Cygnes River at First Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built during a three month period--October thru December, 1905, by the Kansas City Bridge Company, Kansas City, Mo. Its bid of $4,800

Osawatomie, KS Historic Bridges

Creamery Bridge

The Creamery Bridge which spans the Marais des Cygnes River at Eighth Street is one of two Marsh Arch triple span bridges located at Osawatomie. The other spans the Pottawatomie Creek, and both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Bridges

Old Stone Church

One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneer days in Kansas.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Churches

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