Amelia Earhart Festival

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, carnival, 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 to beautiful Warnock Lake for LakeFest 2013, 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!


 Featured Events

LakeFest 2013
The Amelia Earhart Festival kicks off when 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 chart topper Gary Allan, along with Lee Brice and Lauren Alaina.

Bring your lawn chairs, the kids and get ready for an amazing show! Tickets are available online, along with a number of locations in Atchison and surrounding cities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Don’t forget to stop the Santa Fe Depot to register to win a Fender guitar autographed by all three of this year’s performers. Find out more about the artists and get your tickets HERE!

Annual Amelia Earhart Fun Run

This family friendly race held in conjunction with the Amelia Earhart Festival begins and ends in front of the Atchison Family YMCA. The race is open to all, including strollers and wheelchairs. For complete information and a registration form, download the official race brochure HERE!

2013 Amelia Earhart Festival Brochure

Your guide to all the excitement of the 2013 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. All the information in the guide is also included on this site, including locations and times of all the special events — from the prestigious Pioneering Achievement Award to the “Concert in the Sky” Fireworks Finale. Don’t miss one second of excitement — there’s something for everyone at this year’s Amelia Earhart Festival.

View the 2013 Amelia Earhart Festival brochure HERE!


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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.