August 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The  Welcome Back Students Block Party will be held MondayAugust 19th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the 1000 and 1100 Blocks of Commercial Street. Booths of Main Street member businesses line the sides of Commercial Street with games, prizes and activities for hundreds of ESU and FHTC Students and general community members. Emporia Main Street member businesses can sign up to showcase their businesses to the community, including ESU and FHTC Students and Faculty. Business participation is a FREE benefit of Main Street membership, however, we do ask that businesses participating have a prize or prizes available for participants in the prize drawings held throughout the evening. Please drop off your prize item before the event.  The event allows one business per booth space, and materials available at the booth must only pertain directly to the participating business, no other member or non-member businesses.

If you are a member of Emporia Main Street and interested in participating you can download the registration form and fill it out and send to Emporia Main Street at 727 Commercial Street or email it to

2019 Block Party Registration

You can also submit a registration electronically with the form below.

2019 Welcome Back Block Party Registration

  • Spaces are 12 x 15. Please let us know if you need more space than this.
  • Specifications: 110 GFI Max. Electricity is limited. If you don't need electricity, please select "not needed."


For more information, contact Emporia Main Street at 620-340-6430!