2511 W. 18th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 343-7750
Fax: (620) 343-1140
It was in 1871, that the Kansas Expocentre hosted its first event, since then, it is one of the most preferred venues in the city. This grandiose space comprises several halls and arenas. Be it exhibitions, conventions, corporate events, trade shows and other business related events, the center is equipped with all the requisite facilities. Besides this, it also stages concerts and sporting events like basketball matches. Check the website for technical specifications and up-coming events.
Award-winning community dinner theatre.
Bettis Family Sports Complex is a premier sports facility in the Midwest. It sprawls over 22 acres (8.9 hectares) along the bank of Lake Shawnee and features state-of-the-art amenities. Six artificial-turf baseball diamonds, a soccer field and several locker rooms are available for regional leagues and national tournaments. The Lake Shawnee Event Center can be rented out for conferences and cultural events. It is home to the Topeka Golden Giants and has hosted the NBC World Series.
The focus point of live music in the neighborhood, The Boobie Trap Bar is dedicated to contributing to the city's burgeoning music scene. A typical dive bar, one cannot expect the glamor and frills of an upscale bar or club here, but rather expect to really experience the city's night scene, with locals of varying age groups and backgrounds coming here for a reasonably priced drink or two. See the website to know more.
Topeka Performing Arts Center—a cultural hub of the city was built in 1880s to dedicate itself in making arts education accessible to all. It encourages students of performing arts through programs, diplomas and awards. Through the Schooltime Theater and Sheffel Theater Clinic, children are taught the critical aspects of acting, costuming, make-up, movement and technical staging. Visit here for some quality entertainment with performances in ballet and music by well-known artists like James Earl Jones, Anoushka Shankar, Jim Brickman and many more.
Authentic Mexican food, carnival food favorites, live music, a 5K run and walk, an art show, a carnival, children's corner, jalapeno eating contest, parade, and children's activities are featured at the annual Fiesta Mexicana.
The second oldest drive-in in Kansas, the seasonal Star-Vu Drive-In is host to first run movies, community events and live music.
Located behind the Circle Gallery & Frame Shop, the Iron Horse Concert Hall's concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
A pedal tractor pull, fair food, carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, 4-H livestock showings and judging, the Kaw Valley Rodeo, a dairy show, live entertainment, art demonstrations, and a 4-H livestock auction are just some of what can be enjoyed at the annual Riley County Fair.
The Coliseum was built in 1988 and has a record hosting 13,762 people on Feb 22, 1992.
Wagner Field At Bill Snyder Family Stadium is a major venue for all football games and sporting events around town. The stadium is part of Kansas State University and is home ground to the Kansas State University Wildcats football team. With comfortable seats and a wide screen video installed, the stadium is packed to capacity during season matches. The field has been named after the Dave and Carol Wagner family of Dodge city in Kansas.
The first major motorsports facility to be built in North America since 1968, this award-winning racing venue offers exciting racing action on a dragstrip, a road course, and a dirt track throughout the year.