Emporia Main Street's PROMOTION programs are run by a committee of volunteers along with Main Street staff. Our promotion activities are focused on drawing visitors through year-round events, promoting local shopping, and marketing Downtown Emporia as a destination.
Emporia Main Street hosts or supports over 40 events each year. Our largest event, the Dirty Kanza Finish Line Party, brings over 10,000 visitors to downtown Emporia. Our Midnight Madness shopping event boosts sales at retailers throughout Emporia. All of our events promote a positive image of our community to both visitors and residents.
Whether we're putting on an event or reaching out through marketing, our promotion activities are designed to encourage economic activity and investment in our community.
Our events are designed not only to elevate the community, but also to provide exposure and foot traffic to our member businesses. Learn more here, and then contact us to register for an event!
Promotion Committee Volunteers
Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Twin Rivers Winery & City Commissioner
Emporia State University
Interested in joining the Promotion Committee?
The Promotions Committee is great for those who like to help to plan events! Click the button below if you'd like to join!
We have just made it through DDO week, which is the first “major” event held in Emporia since October of 2019. We shook some rust off, greeted guests, and promoted some business activity. But it was obvious that some things have changed since the pandemic took hold. Let’s talk through some ways that you can…Continue Reading >
The calls, emails, and social media notifications are already coming in. “What are events going to look like this year?” “When can my business open up at full capacity?” “When are customers going to ‘return to normal’?” Because our crystal ball hasn’t been working at optimum capacity for quite some time, we can only tell you…Continue Reading >
All staff at Newman Regional Health were gifted a $10 gift certificate to Radius Brewing Company through the Adopt a Newman Regional Healthcare Hero Program and a contribution from Radius! Thank you to everyone that has helped us make this program possible! To participate in this program, click: https://emporiamainstreet.com/events/adopt-healthcare-hero/Continue Reading >
With a majority of students going remote due to COVID-19, we understand that it might be difficult to get a holiday gift to teachers, administrators, and others that work within the district. Between now and December 14th, you can purchase a Special USD 253 Emporia Main Street gift certificate through our website (click here) and…Continue Reading >
Red Line Truck Lines gives gift to say Thank You! Emporia, KS – The Emporia Main Street Office was packed with a special Thanksgiving feeling this week as over 50 gift baskets were created and delivered to staff members at Newman Regional Health.These baskets were made possible through the Adopt a Healthcare Hero program – a…Continue Reading >
I know this sounds a little repetitive, but holiday events are a little different this year. With so much change in the world, we wanted to let you know what the protocols are for upcoming holiday related activities. Specifically, we have three upcoming events (two former favorites, and one new addition).Saturday, November 14th- Holiday Open…Continue Reading >