Amelia Earhart Festival continues Saturday

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2015 Festival. Photo courtesy Atchison Chamber of Commerce

2015 Festival. Photo courtesy Atchison Chamber of Commerce

Thousands are anticipated to turn out in Atchison, Kan. Saturday for the city’s annual Amelia Earhart Festival.

Festivities kicked off Friday at Warnock Lake with Lakefest. Activities continue all day Saturday with the Concert in the Sky fireworks finale to wrap up the annual event drawing crowds to the banks of the Missouri River.

Saturday’s Schedule of Events according to the Atchison Chamber of Commerce is as follows:
July 16th 2016

Breakfast with the Books 9am

Benedictine College, 1020 N. 2nd

Authors discuss Amelia and her impact.

Speakers Symposium 11am

Benedictine College O’Malley McAllister Auditorium, 1020 N. 2nd

This years Speaker’s Symposium will feature returning Pioneering Achievement Award winners as we celebrate our 20thyear!

Pioneering Achievement Award Luncheon 12:30pm

Benedictine College, 1020 N. 2nd

Luncheon honoring 2016 Pioneering Achievement Award recipient Julie Krone. Reservations requested. Cost of lunch is $17.50.



Children’s Activities 9am-5pm

The kids will have plenty to keep them busy in the 600 block of the Commercial Street Mall, from street performers to interactive activities.

10:00 am – Mad Science

11:00 am – Stone Lion Puppets

12:00 pm – Reptiles Up Close

1:00 pm – BJ Talley-Illusions

2:00 pm – Stone Lion Puppets

3:00 pm – Amelia Look Alike Contest

4:00 pm – Reptiles Up Close

Happy Birthday Amelia 11am-noon

500 Block of Commercial

Visitors are invited to sign a birthday card and eat cake on Amelia’s 119th birthday.

Food, Crafts & Music 9am-5pm

Browse the 500, 600, & 700 blocks of Commercial, a delight for the senses. Music schedule:

9am-11am: Turpin’ Tyme Ragsters

11am-1pm: Bill Robinson

1pm-3pm: Red Bridge Bluegrass

3pm-5pm: Boomerz

Music on the Riverfront 4:30pm-11:30pm

4:30pm-7:30pm: Jeff Lux

8pm-11:30pm: Phil Vandel

Evening Aerobatic Performances 7:55pm

Two aerobatic performance over the Missouri River with Younkin Airshows.

“Concert in the Sky” Fireworks Show

For more information on the festival CLICK HERE.