Amelia Earhart was always going faster, higher and farther. Eighty-five years ago, the famed aviatrix and Atchison native had just begun on a wild string of record-setting flights. Ironically, the final decade of her life began with her making history as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean — as a passenger. Later in 1928 she bcame the first woman to make a solo round trip flight across the United States. Each year, the Atchison community and thousands of visitors celebrate Earhart’s pioneering spirit with two days of music, food, education, aerobatic performances and much more. Join us for an adventure!
Support Your Festival
Souvenir festival buttons are available for a $1 donation at the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. 10th, and at many other locations in Atchison. Your purchase helps support the spectacular fireworks that are enjoyed for free by thousands of spectators. A limited number of buttons from past festivals are available at the Visitor Information Center in the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th. You can also support the festival with the purchase of t-shirts and other festival merchandise. Start your collection today! Button photo courtesy of the Atchison County Historical Society.
Program featuring Amelia Earhart as portrayed by noted historian Ann Birney. Entertaining event is free and open to the public. Perfect for children and adults.
Friday, July 19 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Atchison Public Library • 401 Kansas Ave.
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.