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4th Annual Emporia Pride Parade

Of course it would not be pride with out a Parade! Emporia PRIDE Celebration is excited to be bringing back the 4th annual Emporia Pride Parade on June 22, at...

May Drinkers & Thinkers

Come hangout for the May Drinkers & Thinkers! To discuss your ideas on how to help make our Community a cooler place to live, work, and go to school! Sign...
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HYPE Hounds Needed

This year we are offering an extension to our HYPE program with HYPE Hounds. This team will be comprised of dog owners who take their pets out into the community...
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Join The HYPE!!

We are now accepting applications for our HYPE Team! The Emporia Main Street Hype Team is composed of community members who share a passion for the progress happening in Emporia...

Solider Care Package Drive

The Emporia community currently has several local soldiers stationed overseas. Emporia Main Street would like to send them a Home Town Thank You for serving our county. We will be...

Emporia Main Street Nominated for Best Main Street!

A panel of industry experts and editors at USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has chosen Emporia, KS a nominee for Best Main Street. The intention of this award is to celebrate towns...

KVOE Host Working Women’s

Please print the invitation, fill it out, and bring it with you to the event on April 4th. Each person MUST HAVE REGISTERED and HAVE THE INVITATION to receive entrance...
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Long Time Emporia Business Opens Showroom Location on Commercial Street.

March 26- Emporia, KSThere is a newly updated storefront in the 300 Block of Commercial Street in downtown Emporia. This Friday, March 29th, the owners and staff of Mark II...
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Emporia Community Jobs Board

Are you looking for a new part time job or career change? Are you an Emporia Main Street member business looking for someone to join your team? Check out our...
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Emporia Main Street Nominated for Best Main Street!

A panel of industry experts and editors at USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has chosen Emporia, KS a nominee for Best Main Street. The intention of this award is to celebrate towns...
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Champions Landing Grand Opening

The entire community is invited out for a full day of activities, promotions, and fun! Catch a round of golf or disc golf and take advantage of all the awesome...
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April Promotions Meeting!

Join us for casual conversation and coffee at Gravel City Roasters on Tuesday, April 2nd at 9am!
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March Promotions Meeting: Drinkers & Thinkers

Come hang out with our promotions committee to discuss upcoming events, ideas, and ways to make Emporia a great place to be! Tuesday, March 5th at 9am. Granada Coffee Company...
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ESU Player of the Week

Dial- named the MIAA Hitter of the week following her performance in the first three games of the ESU Classic. Dial hit .727 over the three games, recording three consecutive...
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KVOE Area Athletes of the Week!

Congrats to these Rock Stars!
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Vendors Needed

Click HERE to register for our awesome events!
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Congrats to our KVOE High School Athletes of the Week!


Congrats to our ESU Athlete of the Week!


Show of Hands – March 28th!

Four years ago, Emporia Main Street had an opportunity to participate in a study by the Brookings Institute. The study focused on the practices of three Main Street programs in...
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Athlete of the Week

Congrats to our KVOE Athletes of The Week!
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Join Emporia Main Street!

Is your New Year's resolution to do more to support your business and our community. Are you looking for a way to get involved or give back? It is the...
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Save The Date: The Taste

Tickets will be on sale soon!
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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours for Emporia Main Street
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Emporia Main Street Auction & Dueling Pianos

Looking for an experience gift? The Emporia Main Street Auction and Dueling Pianos is a perfect night out! Dinner & Show Tickets and Show only tickets are available at!...
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Flash SALE

We have several Shirts marked down to $10, $5 Historic Emporia Playing Cards, AND $5 off regular priced merchandise. Now- Saturday (12/23)! Stop by 727 Commercial Street to check it...
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Gift Certificate FAQs

FAQs about Emporia Main Street Gift Certificates! How do they work? Emporia Main Street gift certificates can be redeemed at our member businesses (with the exception of financial institutions). They...

Imaginarium Kids Holiday Hangout

Checkout this FUN event for kids on Dec 9th and 16th!
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Gift Certificates are the PERFECT GIFT for anyone on your list!

Want to give the gift of shopping local! Emporia Main Street Gift Certificates can be redeemed at hundreds of local businesses and 100% of your purchase goes to the businesses...

Holiday Carriage Ride Tickets

Tis the season for Emporia Main Street Horse drawn carriage rides in downtown Emporia! Emporia Main Street is excited to host this holiday tradition and look forward to you and...
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Teacher & Staff Holiday Gifts Mad Easy!

Do you have a special educator/school staff member you want to send a gift to this Holiday Season? Emporia Main Street is here to help! Simply purchase a gift certificate...

When Will the Christmas Music Start??

Ok, we want to have some fun with the Holiday Music that plays downtown this season. We traditionally start playing Holiday tunes on Small Business Saturday (11/25)....but we have people...
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Open House – Red House Exchange

Emporia, KS -Community members now have a new place to shop and take a variety of art and crafting classes. Red House Exchange, located at 504 Commercial Street, is now...
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Grand Opening – Court’s Place

Emporia, KS – Court’s Place, located at 9 West Nineth Ave., is now the new home to Handcrafted by Court. This new business venue is a gift shop featuring goods...

Veteran Owned Business Signs!

If you are a veteran and would like a complimentary sign for your business, please stop by Emporia Main Street to pick one up!
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Soldier Care Package

Packages are typically sent to Kansas based military personnel, but we will take special request for packages to be sent out. We do ask that you provide the mailing information...
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Veterans Appreciation Day @ Mr. G’s Express Wash

Veterans Day is coming up on Saturday, November 11th!

Veterans Day Concert: Lazy Wayne Band

Mark your calendars for this special Veterans Day concert! LAZY WAYNE BAND with CODY JOE HODGES at the historic Emporia Granada Theatre on SATURDAY, NOV. 11, 7 PM. Tickets on...
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Emporia Freedom Fest – November 4th

Day of Registrations Available. Info at

Emporia First Friday – November 3rd

Click here for the venue map:

Live Glass Blowing Demos – Nov 3rd

Window Decorating Contest

Window Decorating Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated!
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Thank You Veterans

Veterans, stop by 727 Commercial Street and pick up your free sign.

Emporia Freedom Fest celebrates 20 years!

Registration now open for all events! Click: for more info!

Dia de Los Muertos – Vendors Wanted

Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow are excited to invite you and your family to their annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration in downtown Emporia! Click the link for more information:...
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Sign Up for Downtown Trick or Treat:

Sign up to be a stop on the annual downtown Trick or Treat! Must be a Main Street Member to participate:
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Location Change for Spartan Social

Please not that the Spartan Social for Apella has been moved to the Bourbon Cowboy at 605 Commercial Street. There will still be food trucks, live music and Radius Beer!
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New Name, Same Great Vibe

Emporia, KS – For those looking to Step Up and Throw Down, 616 Commercial is still the place to try your hand at axe throwing. The Axe Shedd, formerly known...
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EHS Career Fair

Emporia High School will once again be hosting a career/employment fair in conjunction with their annual college fair this fall.  They are planning for between 600-750 sophomores, juniors and seniors...
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Apella – The all class reunion for Emporia High School

For a list of reunion activities, visit

New Emporia Merch

Check it out at 727 Commercial Street or visit