.: 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 2012, 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: 6-12-11, 9:40 a.m.

.: Featured Events

LakeFest 2012

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 hottest rising stars. This year's event features award-winning Chris Young, Kansas native Jerrod Niemann and Sunny Sweeney. Find out more about the artists and get your tickets HERE!


2012 Amelia Earhart Festival Brochure

Your guide to all the excitement of the 2011 Amelia Earhart Festival! From information about this year's LakeFest concert to a list of all the performers downtown and on the Riverfront, this brochure will help you plan your weekend in historic Atchison. Glick the image at left to view a low resolution version on your computer or click the link below to download the brochure. If you would like to request a copy of the brochure, send at email to aefestival@atchisonkansas.net.

Click here to download a PDF copy




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.