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2013 Calendar of Events

January

1st - 3rd

Sonic Shoot-Out Basketball Tournament
Neosho County Community College

17th - 19th

Ralph Miller Classic Basketball Tournament
Chanute High School

27th

Prom Spectacular by Talk of the Town by Betsy
2 p.m.
FireEscape Coffeehouse

February

5th

Tri-Valley Developmental Services Gala
6 p.m.

7th

Operation Soupline
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Masonic Temple

9th

Who's Your Honey?
Photo Event at the Safari Museum®
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

14th

All Things Chocolate
Chanute Public Library
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

21st

A Taste of Main Street:  Beer & Wine Tasting Event
Main Street Chanute
431-0056 for tickets and information

22nd

176 Keys - Dueling Pianos
The Venue on Main
432-0116 for tickets and information

22nd - 24th

"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Chanute Community Theatre
FireEscape Coffeehouse

23rd

Chanute Blues Festival
Club Caravan Series
8 p.m. - Midnight
The Rendezvous

March

1st - 31st

Chanute Art Gallery
Children’s Month Exhibit

12th

Classical Gas
Chanute Entertainment Series
7 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium

16th

St. Patty’s Celebration
Various Activities
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute

26th

Chamber Candidate Forum
6 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium

April

1st - 30th

Chanute Art Gallery
Neosho Valley Spring Art Exhibit

7th

Take Me Home:  The Music of John Denver
2:30 p.m.
Chanute Entertainment Series
Chanute Memorial Auditorium

12th - 14th

"On Golden Pond"
Chanute Community Theatre Spring Production
Chanute Memorial Auditorium

20th

Chanute High School Prom

26th & 27th

Safari Film Festival
Part of Safari Days Festival

27th

Safari Days - Family Fun Day -Safari Museum

Family Fun Day

May

4th

Chanute City-Wide Garage Sale
Sponsored by The Chanute Tribune

12th

Chanute High School Graduation
2 p.m.

17th

Neosho County Community College Commencement
7 p.m.

June

14th & 15th

American Cancer Society Relay for Life
NCCC Campus

8th

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Annual Gala

8th

Music in the Park
6:30 p.m., Santa Fe Park

8th

(confirmation pending)
Annual Rollow Rally Run

15th

CASA of the 31st Judicial District
Annual Golf Tournament

July

4th Fireworks at Santa Fe Park

13th

Music in the Park
6:30 p.m., Santa Fe Park

19th

First Annual Rotary Closet Gala

August

10th

Music in the Park, 6:30 p.m.
Santa Fe Park

17th

Vintage Base Ball at Katy Park
3 – 5 p.m. Family Activities; 5:30 p.m. Base Ball Game

30th

Annual Jesse Jackson Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
7 a.m.

September

4th

CHS Pep Rally in Downtown Chanute
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute

11th

Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony (confirmation pending)
American Legion
7 p.m.

13th & 14th

95th Annual Mexican Fiesta
Santa Fe Park and other locations for various events

Chanute Mexican Fiesta

14th

Chanute Mexican Fiesta
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ishmael Martinez Memorial Auto Show
Santa Fe Park Fiesta Grounds

15th Bells of Joy Bell Choir from the First Presbyterian Church, plus the choir and ensemble from St. Patrick Catholic Church
3:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
27th

Bit & Spur Saddle Club Rodeo
6:30 p.m. Activities; 8 p.m. Rodeo
Saddle Club Arena

27th, 28th, & 29th

Chanute Community Theater Fall Production
Nunsense: Sister Amnesia's Country Western Nunsense Jamboree
Chanute Memorial Auditorium

28th

Chamber Pancake Feed,
7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Masonic Temple

Artist Alley Festival

28th

Artist Alley
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Artist Alley After Party - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Downtown Chanute
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute
Chanute Public Library Annual Book Sale
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Open House

Artist Alley Festival

28th

Panther Pursuit 5K Run
8 a.m.
Sponsored by Neosho County Community College

28th

Bit & Spur Saddle Club Rodeo
6:30 p.m. Activities; 8 p.m. Rodeo
Saddle Club Arena

October

1st - 31st

Chanute Art Gallery Quilt Show

October:
18, 19, 25, 26, 31
November:
1, 2

Nightmare on Main Street
Fridays 6 - 11 p.m.; Saturdays 4 - 11 p.m.
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute

6th

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
High Tea
Noon

12th

Second Annual Chanute Blues Blast Concert
The Venue on Main
9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce

12th

Fall Citywide Garage Sale
Sponsored by The Chanute Tribune

12th & 13th

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22 (confirmation pending)
All-Night Coed Softball Tournament
Santa Fe Park
7 p.m. - 9 a.m. approximately

13th McLemore Family Bluegrass Praise Band from Colby, KS
1:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church

31st

Kiwanis Spook Parade
Downtown Chanute
6 p.m. Gather at Main and Grant
6:30 p.m. Parade East on Main

31st

Trick or Treat on Main Street
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute

November

9th

Kiwanis Pancake Day
Annual Kiwanis Day Pancake Feed
Masonic Temple
6 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9th

RFC Turkey Trot
5K Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. Registration; 9 a.m. start
Sponsored by: Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation and Fitness Center
For more information:  432-5379

9th He Hunts, I Shop
Downtown Chanute Event
11th Veterans Memorial Grand Opening
1:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Park

11th

Veterans Day Parade
11 a.m.
Downtown Chanute
Sponsored by the Elks Lodge #806

11th, 12th, & 13th

Special Parish Mission Presented by platinum-selling contemporary Christian music legend, John Michael Talbot
7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church

16th

Portland Alley Marathon
7 a.m.
Begins in Iola at the Square and ends in Chanute at Katy Park
Sponsored by Chanute Regional Development Authority and Thrive Allen County

23rd Main Street Holiday Open House
Downtown Chanute
23rd Big Stocking Stuffer Kick-Off

28th

Official Lighting of Christmas in the Park
Katy Park
Open throughout December

December

5th

Parade of Lights Christmas Parade
7 p.m.
Downtown Chanute
Sponsored by Main Street Chanute

8th

4-H Annual Tasting Tea
2 - 4 p.m.
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

Other
Safari Museum Overnight Paranormal Adventure
(will be held throughout the year on various dates)

This list is provided by the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism. It includes events of interest to the general public. To request addition of an event, contact the Chamber at director@chanutechamber.com or 431-3350.

For events held in the Memorial Auditorium, go to www.chanute.org for the calendar.  Events at the Chanute Public Library can also be found at www.chanute.org.

For NCCC activities, visit the www.neosho.edu website.

For Chanute Public Schools (USD 413) events, visit the www.usd413.org website.

Participants in Neosho County Relay for Life hold various fundraisers throughout the year. To keep informed of these events, “like” the Relay for Life of Neosho County Facebook page.

Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism

 21 North Lincoln      P.O. Box 747      Chanute, KS 66720     
Voice: (620) 431-3350      Toll Free: (877) 431-3350       Fax (620) 431-7770
information@chanutechamber.com

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