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March

20 - 26 Veterans Appreciation Week - Girard - A ceremony will be held at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial helicopter. Girard Courthouse square. ... Veterans Appreciation Week

April

23 - 24 Civil War Encampment - Fort Scott - Enjoy a weekend of Civil War history as the Union Army reoccupies Fort Scott. Period music, living history demonstrations and portrayals will be featu ... Civil War Encampment

May

6 - 7 Townwide Garage Sale - Fort Scott - Furniture, bicycles, clothing, antiques, sales - you'll find them all at the Townwide Garage Sale and Sidewalk Sale. ... Townwide Garage Sale

21 - 23 Highlights in History - Fort Scott - This Memorial Day weekend, you and your family are invited to visit Fort Scott National Historic Site as we honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Exper ... Highlights in History

June

27 - 28 Good Ol' Days - Fort Scott - The annual festival is extremely popular with adults and children alike. The Good Ol' Days draws thousands of people into Fort Scott's Victorian downt ... Good Ol' Days

17 - 18 Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club Show - Pittsburg - COME AND ENJOY LOOKING AT ITEMS FROM THE PAST RESTORED AND OPERATING! FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! Movin On Band 2 HOUR CONCERT STARTS @ ... Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club Show

July

30Annual Smokin’ Hot Barbecue and Fireworks - Girard - Brought to you by Community Sponsors and Girard Events Committee Vendors 4:00PM BJ & The Barnstormers 4:30-6:00PM Talent Showcase 6:00-7:00PM Full ... Annual Smokin’ Hot Barbecue and Fireworks

2 - 3 Fireworks Display and Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park - Pittsburg - Large fireworks display and a complete family day in the park. Carnival rides provided by Cardinal Amusements, baby contest, 5K run, tennis tournament ... Fireworks Display and Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park

15 - 17 The Four State Farm Show - Pittsburg - Farmers and ranchers will explore more than 25 acres of agricultural technology and equipment at the 2017 Four State Farm Show near Pittsburg, Kansas. ... The Four State Farm Show

23Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game - Pittsburg - The Kansas Shrine Bowl game will feature the state's best graduated high school football players, and will also feature many of the top high school ba ... Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game

August

27 - 30 Crawford County Fair - Girard - Held annually the first full week of August at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. Four-H Clubs, extension homemaker clubs, and agricultural groups displ ... Crawford County Fair

5 - 7 Arma, Kansas Annual V-J Homecoming Celebration - Pittsburg - 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 Memor ... Arma, Kansas Annual V-J Homecoming Celebration

20Annual Big Brutus Polka Fest - Pittsburg - Big Brutus, the world’s largest electric shovel, celebrates 28 years as a tourist attraction in conjunction with the annual Polka Fest. Polka Fest f ... Annual Big Brutus Polka Fest

September

26 - 28 Little Balkans Days and PAACA Folklife FestivalLittle Balkans Days and PAACA Folklife Festival - Pittsburg - 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 o ... Little Balkans Days and PAACA Folklife Festival

27 - 29 Labor Day Weekend at Fort Scott NHS - Fort Scott - The three things that most attract visitors to Fort Scott—guns, horses, and guns— will be featured on Labor Day Weekend this year at Fort Scott Na ... Labor Day Weekend at Fort Scott NHS

9 - 10 Townwide Garage Sale & Downtown Sidewalk Sale - Fort Scott - Furniture, bicycles, clothing, antiques, sales - you'll find them all at the Townwide Garage Sale and Sidewalk Sale ... Townwide Garage Sale & Downtown Sidewalk Sale

October

24Girard Homecoming and Fall Festival - Girard - Come celebrate Fall with a parade, car show, craft and food booths, entertainment, bean feed, and much more. Sponsored by the Girard Area Chamber of C ... Girard Homecoming and Fall Festival

1Festa Italiana - Pittsburg - The Festa Italiana is a fund-raiser hosted by the Frontenac Education Foundation. The funds are used to provide scholarships for every graduate of Fro ... Festa Italiana

8PSU Homecoming - Pittsburg - 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 ... PSU Homecoming

14 - 16 Pioneer Harvest FiestaPioneer Harvest Fiesta - Fort Scott - "Oldest Show of Its Kind in Kansas". All three days are alive with Steam Engines, Blacksmiths, Food and Flea Market Vendors, Drag Saw Demonstrations, ... Pioneer Harvest Fiesta

22Halloween Parade & Festivities in Downtown Fort Scott - Fort Scott - Join us for the annual Halloween parade in Downtown Fort Scott as we trick-or-treat retail stores and businesses along Main Street. 10:00 AM - 12:00 P ... Halloween Parade & Festivities in Downtown Fort Scott

November

WinterFest of Lights - Pittsburg - A drive through display of over 1.7 million lights in Lincoln Park. Displays range from elaborate custom designs including a nativity, snowmen, Santa' ... WinterFest of Lights

29Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Vintage Toy/Comic Books/Sports Cards Show - Fort Scott - All proceeds support American Legion programs for Veterans and youth. 9 am - 3 pm. $20 per table. Only 30 tables available. Cosplay judging at 2 ... Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Vintage Toy/Comic Books/Sports Cards Show

21Pittsburg Annual Christmas Parade - Pittsburg - The first Monday after Thanksgiving features floats, bands and Santa Claus. 6:30 PM. Contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Dept. for information. ... Pittsburg Annual Christmas Parade

December

24Annual Christmas Parade - Girard - The first Thursday in December, the scenic courthouse square is illuminated to welcome Santa and the holidays. The parade begins at 6:30pm. ... Annual Christmas Parade

26Lighting of Big Brutus - Pittsburg - 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. ... Lighting of Big Brutus

27Frontier Candlelight Tour - Fort Scott - Experience 30 years of history by candlelight. Over 100 reenactors bring Fort Scott to life in the 1840s from reenactors portraying soldiers, laundres ... Frontier Candlelight Tour

27 - 10 Dolly HollyDay Tours - Fort Scott - Join in the tradition of this evening trolley tour of the homes and neighborhoods joyously lighted for the holiday season. 6:30pm & 7:30pm each evenin ... Dolly HollyDay Tours

3Homes for the Holidays Tour - Fort Scott - The Historic Preservation Association heralds the holidays with a nostalgic tour of the city's most gracious and architecturally significant homes. St ... Homes for the Holidays Tour