To learn more about any of these events, contact the Osage City Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Family Day and Fireworks Spectacular
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Osage City annual community fireworks spectacular which will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Jones Park Area. There will be lots of activities leading up to the fireworks display. Starting out the day of activities will be a youth fishing tournament sponsored by ORBIS which will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Huffman Park. A disc golf tournament will begin with a flex start at 8:00 a.m. at the disc golf course by the Jones Park ball diamonds. There will also be a free disc golf clinic offered at 10:00 at the course. All other activities and food vendors will begin at 6:00 p.m. Activities, leading up to the fireworks display include bounce play sets, carnival games, firecracker walk (aka cake walk), quarter bingo, live band, food and snacks provided by various vendors, Lions Club pie and ice cream social, and Kiwanis watermelon feed. Some of the activities will be FREE & some will be a minimal fee. Some new activities have been added to the event this year including turtle races, sack races for the kids. More information here.
Osage County Fair
The annual Osage County Fair, held in Osage City at Jones Park, draws spectators and participants from across Osage County and the northeast Kansas region to its talent contest, parade, live music and 4-H and open-class exhibits. Annual fun and entertainment for the entire family! The 2019 fair dates are July 10-13.
Osage County Fair Parade
The Osage City Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Osage County Fair Parade. All floats or other entries are welcomed in the parade which travels from west to east on Osage City’s Market Street, ending downtown. The 2019 parade will be FRIDAY, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Entry form is here. More information here.
Osage City Citywide Garage Sales
The Chamber hosts the Osage City citywide garage sales in the
Spring, April 19 and 20, 2019 and the Fall, September 20 and 21, 2019. The Chamber also produces a map of garage sales, selling sponsorships on the map to support the Chamber’s Osage City High School scholarship program. Contact Tricia Gundy at 785-528-3301 or email at email@example.com for more information. The Chamber would like to encourage you to have your garage sale listed on the map for a nominal donation fee of $5. The proceeds go towards a scholarship awarded every year to an Osage City High School boy and girl graduate that is going to college.
Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer – Tentative Change of Date
Gather with other beer aficionados to sample beer and fermented beverages brewed in Kansas and beyond during the Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer. At the sixth annual beer festival, more than 50 varieties of beverages were sampled. The seventh annual beer fest has been tentatively set for Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 and held at the 4H Pavillion, Jones Park. Advanced tickets are $25; at the door $30. Must be 21 to attend. If you think you’d enjoy sampling a plethora of beer varieties in the company of a bunch of fellow beer lovers, the Festival of Beer is for you!
Christmas On Market Street
Each November, area merchants kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas On Market Street, featuring a parade, craft show, window decorating contest, cook-offs, prizes and more. Christmas on Market 2019 will be Saturday, November 16, 2019. Plan to visit Osage City Saturday, November 16, 2019, to kick off your Christmas shopping, spend the day, and celebrate the holidays. Schedule of Events.
In addition to shopping, activities will be held throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, visits with Santa, Jingle Bell Run 5K, in-store activities, chili cook-off (More Info), chili feed, gingerbread house building, craft show, raffle drawing (More Info), Kansas City Chief’s Wolf mascot, Topeka Drum Corp, free photo booth, free poker run, face painting, bake sale, emergency services showcase, fire truck rides, ping pong drop, story time, quarter bingo and the traditional lighted Christmas parade (Entry Form and More Info). There is no entry fee for the parade.
The craft show will again be at the COF building, 532 Holliday which is the old Dollar General Store. Janet Bosworth, organizer of the craft show is hoping this will be one of the best craft shows in years. If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please contact Janet Bosworth at 785/554-5039.
“Are you the 2019 Osage City Home Town Santa”?
Shop in your hometown, ask anyone that you meet on the street or in the businesses, “Are you the 2019 Osage City Home Town Santa”? If you are lucky & the person you ask is the Osage City Home Town Santa, you will receive a $20 Chamber Buck Certificate to be used at the participating business.
Holiday Tour of Homes
The Chamber of Commerce will again be sponsoring the annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Date & home information will be forth coming.
A Taste of Osage City
On Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend, April 10, 2020, A Taste of Osage City offers everyone a chance to sample the fine cuisine smoked up by championship barbecue competitors. Selected barbecue cooks serve their choice of smoked meats and other backyard dishes in exchange for BBQ Bucks, which can be purchased at the event or in advance. In addition to the giant outdoor smorgasbord, the evening includes live music and a party open to all ages.
Smoke in the Spring
Smoke in the Spring, a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest and a state barbecue championship, is held the second weekend in April – next one will be April 10-11, 2020. The signature event attracted approximately 100 barbecue teams in 2019, along with a like amount of certified barbecue judges. The event receives strong support from the city, county and area residents who extend their hospitality to visitors. With Smoke in the Spring’s goal to offer the best barbecue experience possible, Friday night of Smoke in the Spring weekend includes a giant public barbecue party, allowing everyone to have A Taste of Osage City. Learn more at www.smokeinthespring.com.
Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show
The Twin Lakes Cruisers’ annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show is held in conjunction with the Smoke in the Spring event. The popular yearly show has had as many as 300 classic or specialty vehicles on exhibit, making for a large, fun, community gathering in downtown Osage City. Have a car you want to show? Like to look at cars of all models and makes? Plan to be in Osage City on April 11, 2020, for the Cruis’n and Cook’n Car Show! See www.cruisnandcookn.com for more information.