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Upcoming Events in Baxter Springs Kansas


April

30 Home-Grown Art Show and Sale - First Weekend in April and First Weekend in October.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

2 - 4 Living History Week - 6 outdoor venues, Native-American Indian, Western, frontier, log cabin, covered wagon, Civil War, 40 costumed demonstrators. Hands-on history for students.

Ph: 620-856-2385 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.baxterspringsmuseum.org

June

1 City Wide Garage Sale - First Saturday in June. Fall sale is first Saturday in October.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

August

30 - 3 Cowtown Days & Rodeo - The annual celebration features live entertainment throughout the festival, featuring "Pride of Texas Shows Carnival" with 15 big rides. Route 66 Classic Car Show with over 50 cars and motorcycles. Along with Wild West Gun-fight re-enactments and Wild West Shows by the Cherokee Arts Council, Carriage rides, Stage concerts, Mustang GT 5.0 raffle, "Battle of the Bands," and much more.

* Gospel Music * Entertainment Each Night * Arts and Crafts * Food Vendors * Historical Society Presentation * Car Show and Cruise * 3 Day Saddle Club Rodeo

6:00 -10pm

Address: Hwy 166 E, Kiwanis Park , Baxter Springs, Kansas
Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@baxtersprings.us
Web: baxterspringschamber.com
Fee: Free

October

4 - 6 Steel Guitar Rendezvous - First Full Weekend in October.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

4 - 5 Route 66 Fall Festival - 1st Weekend of October.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

5 City Wide Garage Sales - Fall sale is the first Saturday in October. Summer sale is the first Saturday in June.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

5 Home-Grown Art Show and Sale - First Weekend in October and First Weekend in April.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

November

2 Veterans Day Parade - Weekend before Veterans Day.

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

December

30 Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting - First Saturday in December - This local event draws a large crowd and one very special visitor!

Ph: 620-856-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamberinfo.baxtersprings@gmail.com
Web: baxterspringschamber.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Murals

1. " The Baxter Springs Massacre" by Edmond V. Ness is displayed inside the museum. - Historical Museum, 8th and East Avenue 2. Painted on the exterior wall of Bilke's Western Museum of the longhorn cattle drive. Artist, John Gibbons, 1991. - 11th and Military 3

Baxter Springs, KS Arts

Black Dog Trail Marker

Located on the grounds of the Historical Museum, the marker commemorates the Black Dog Trail opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog ( Manka - Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.

Baxter Springs, KS Historical Markers

National Cemetery #2

The soldier's plot in this cemetery was designated by the federal government after the Civil War on ground donated by the city for that purpose. It is under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Plot in Ft. Scott. The soldier's monument was erected in the spring of 1870

Baxter Springs, KS Cemeteries

Fort Blair Site

Baxter Springs was a stopping place on the old Military Road serving Army forts which protected the preCivil War West from "hostile" Indians. It wasn't until 1862

Baxter Springs, KS Forts

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located at the east edge of Baxter Springs on Spring River on the south side of Highway 166

Baxter Springs, KS Recreation

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