.: The Place to be this Summer

The spirit of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart is alive and well in Atchison! Each summer the community pulls out all the stops in honor of its favorite daughter, complete with a downtown music, food and crafts fair, star-filled outdoor concert, children's activities, carvinal, awards and honors, Earhart research and literature, music on the beautiful Riverfront, aerobatic performances and the grandest of all finalés — the "Concert in the Sky" fireworks show.

There's a reason thousands of people from across the nation — and even the world — flock to this scenic riverside town every July: We have something for everyone. Let your children experience Mad Science of KC and Reptiles Upclose and Personal downtown, then bring them to the historic Santa Fe Depot to ride the 12-guage train while you explore the Atchison Rail Museum. See "Amelia" at the library before heading out to beautiful Warnock Lake for LakeFest 2010, the premier outdoor concert event in the area. Browse a wonderful array of arts and crafts while sampling unique food items and listening to area musicians on our beautiful pedestrian Mall. And don't forget your lawn chairs. Stake out a spot early on the Riverfront, near the Lewis & Clark Pavilion, to watch an exciting mix of live musicians and watch pilots perform stunts over the Missouri River before the fireworks begin.

Make sure to bookmark this site, as we will be featuring new events periodically. Tickets for some events are available online through this site. And don't hesitate to contact us for more information. See you in July!

Update: 6-3-10, 10:20 a.m.

.: Featured Events

LakeFest 2010

The Amelia Earhart Festival kicks into high gear when the country music stars light up the stage at beautiful Warnock Lake. The scenery sets the stage for this unique outdoor concert featuring some of country music's brightest stars. This year's event features grammy nominee Billy Currington, the multi-talented Julianne Hough and hot newcomers Gloriana. Find out more about the artists and get your tickets HERE!

Woodard to receive Pioneering Achievement Award

With the enduring spirit of Amelia Earhart as its guide, the Atchison community takes the time to recognize those who are the pioneers of today each year with the presentation of the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award. This year's honoree is basketball pioneer and Kansas native Lynette Woodard, the all-time scoring leader in women's basketball and the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Woodward will be honored at a July 17 luncheon and will speak as part of a symposium entitled, "Notable Kansas Women." The symposium is free and open to the public.

Tickets to the Pioneering Achievement Award are now available online! Scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, the luncheon is one of the highlights of the annual festival. Join us at the Benedictine College Cafeteria for this special event! Purchase your tickets online HERE.

Schedule subject to change. Please refer to this web site for up-to-date information or call the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce for details. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Santa Fe Depot 200 S. 10th St. Atchison, KS 66002 800-234-1854.