Pittsburg, Kansas

Upcoming Events in Pittsburg Kansas


18 - 19 Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club Show - COME AND ENJOY LOOKING AT ITEMS FROM THE PAST RESTORED AND OPERATING!


Movin On Band

Bring your own chairs & enjoy the show!

Ice Cream Social Friday Night 5:30 to 6:30(or until it’s gone)


Address: Crawford County Historical Museum, Highway 69 Bypass , Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph: 620-231-1440 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Fee


30 - 1 Fireworks Display and Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park - Large fireworks display and a complete family day in the park. Carnival rides provided by Cardinal Amusements, baby contest, 5K run, tennis tournament, golf tournament, bike ride, horseshoe and bocce tournaments, food, arts and crafts, live music and activities for all ages. 8 AM.

Address: Wutke and Lincoln Parks , Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph: 620-231-8310 (Always call and confirm events)

16 - 18 The Four State Farm Show - Farmers and ranchers will explore more than 25 acres of agricultural technology and equipment at the 2017 Four State Farm Show near Pittsburg, Kansas.

Set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Four State Farm Show has a 41-year legacy of providing the agricultural community with a hands-on look at the finest in goods and services.

“We pride ourselves on delivering the kind of experience that benefits both farmers and agribusinesses,” said Ted Gum, Four State Farm Show coordinator and Farm Talk Newspaper publisher. “This is the place to learn more about what’s available to raise the efficiency bar in your operation.”

But the Four State Farm Show is much more than just product displays. Extensive hay equipment demonstrations put a wide variety of implements to work under field conditions each day. Additionally, a lawn mower test-driving range will give qualified visitors the opportunity to operate the models of their choice.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to win the Four State Farm Show Shopping Spree and shop the great deals at exhibitor booths.

“We’ll give away $1,000 a day at the Farm Talk booth and $500 each day at the hay demonstrations,” Gum explained.

Farm Show Dollars must be used for purchases with Four State Farm Show exhibitors.

In its rich history, the Four State Farm Show has become a “Mall of Agriculture,” growing to nearly 700 booths covering over 25 acres.

As always, parking and admission are free.

Show hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Four State Farm Show grounds are located south of Pittsburg, Kansas, to the junction of Highways 400, 69 and K-171, then one-half mile east.

The Four State Farm Show is sponsored by Farm Talk Newspaper. For more information, call 1-800-356-8255.

Address: Located south of Pittsburg and 1/2 mile east of 69 and 160 Hwy junction. , Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph: 620-421-9450 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission and parking are FREE.


6 - 8 Arma, Kansas Annual V-J Homecoming Celebration - Arma puts its own twist on its annual homecoming celebration by paying tribute to those who serve our country. Arma is home to the Arma Veterans Memorial and the V-J Homecoming, started at the end of World War II after the Victory over Japan, to welcome the boy’s home.

The event features arts and crafts, motorcycle show and competition, veteran’s parade, carnival and rides, and tractor pull. Homecoming is also home to Kansas' Largest Mud Volleyball Tournament. This wildly popular event features over 1,500 participants, 400 teams and divisions for all age groups.

Address: Arma, Kansas , Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph: 620 347 4125 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: free of charge

21 Annual Big Brutus Polka Fest - Big Brutus, the world’s largest electric shovel, celebrates 28 years as a tourist attraction in conjunction with the annual Polka Fest. Polka Fest features a variety of regional polka bands perform ethnic music, combined with ethnic food and beverage. Event is from 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Gate opens at 6:00 pm. Bring Lawn Chairs. No Cans, Bottles, or Coolers Please. RV Parking Available.

Ph: 620-827-6177 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5


27 - 29KS0606017e008 - Pittsburg Little Balkans Days and PAACA Folklife Festival - This is the largest Festival in Southeast Kansas. Labor Day weekend brings the celebration of the coal mining heritage back to life. The entire city of Pittsburg is filled with over 40,000 people celebrating the mixture of heritages and lifestyles. Activities throughout the city include golf tournaments, bocci, horseshoes, softball and volleyball tournaments, a vintage car display, 3 on 3 basketball ball tourney, Doo Dah Parade, and live Polka music for the evening street dance.

Lincoln Park hosts a state sanctioned Chili Cook-off. Arts and craft booths fill the park along with ethnic food booths, allowing you to sample some mouth watering foods of the past.

The Memorial Audorium is the place to be for "Joes' Place Speakeasy."

The Crawford County Historical Museum travels back into time to give you an idea of what it was like to live during the coal boom. Call for an event schedule, map and hotel information.

Ph: 800-879-1112 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Festa Italiana - The Festa Italiana is a fund-raiser hosted by the Frontenac Education Foundation. The funds are used to provide scholarships for every graduate of Frontenac High School that attends a post-secondary school. Also, due to the great success of the project, some money is also being used for equipment and Grants in Frontenac schools.

The Festa Italiana is held at the Raider Sports Complex once each fall. Festa provides a great opportunity for people to celebrate their heritage and show what made southeast Kansas what it is today. Many cooks and major vendors help out each year by providing food, prizes and live music for all. The different foods include traditional Italian, Mediterranean, French, Mexican, American, Greek, Slovenian, Italian-Cajun, Bohemian, German dishes among others.

Nearly 3,000 people attend Festa yearly as the Foundation sets a money raising goal. Activities included more food samples than ever, Kids Zone where the varsity athletes work with the kids and do activities including face-painting, football toss and sand art, Mario's Market which features a silent auction, and a live auction.

To date, the Foundation has raised over a half million dollars.

5:00pm - 11:30pm

Address: Frontenac Sports Complex , Pittsburg, Kansas
Ph: 620-249-5914 (Always call and confirm events)

9 PSU Homecoming - Thousands line the streets of Pittsburg for the biggest parade of the year featuring colorful floats, bands and the famous mascot- Gus Gorilla! Don't miss great NCAA Division II match up as the Forilla Football Team maintains their winning tradition. The weekend is full of fun activities. Call the University for more information.

Tuesday, 7:00p - Gorilla Games - Part of the Homecoming activities at PSU. Student groups will compete in various messy, relay race games in order to earn points towards the Homecoming Sweepstakes Trophy.

Yard Art sculptures by various campus groups will be on display each day throughout the week.

Wednesday - 12:00 - 1:00 PM - (Stadium) At Convocation, King and Queen finalists are announced. Each student in attendance votes on King and Queen. The winners are announced and will begin their reign over the remaining Homecoming activities. In addition the Pride of the Plains Marching Band, Crimson & Gold Dancers and PSU Spirit Squad will provide entertainment.

Thursday - 7:00 PM - (Stadium) Yell Like Hell is another in the series of events that make up Homecoming activities at PSU. Yell Like Hell is a competition between student groups to see who can do the best impression of the Crimson & Gold Dancers and PSU Spirit Squad.

Saturday - Homecoming Parade and Game

Ph: 620-235-4795 (Always call and confirm events)


WinterFest of Lights - A drive through display of over 1.7 million lights in Lincoln Park. Displays range from elaborate custom designs including a nativity, snowmen, Santa's elves and a glorious tunnel of 250,000 lights. With no other similar park in 100 miles, Pittsburg is the place to celebrate this holiday season. Bus tours welcome. Runs nightly through early January.

Ph: 800-879-1112 (Always call and confirm events)

22 Pittsburg Annual Christmas Parade - The first Monday after Thanksgiving features floats, bands and Santa Claus. 6:30 PM. Contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Dept. for information.

Ph: 620-231-8310 (Always call and confirm events)


27 Lighting of Big Brutus - Join us in December when we "turn on the lights" on the area's largest tourist attraction. A great way to celebrate the holidays. 6:00 PM.

Ph: 620-827-6177 (Always call and confirm events)

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Fisk Opus 106 Pipe Organ

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