El Dorado Calendar

05/23/2015

Lantern Fest 2015

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: El Dorado CVB

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Contact: Jen Cook

Phone No: 316-321-9100

Time: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Other Information:

At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

We are excited to have Susie Brown touring with us this year. This multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter, and performer is just getting started, but has already accomplished things beyond most musicians’ wildest dreams. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Fest, CMT Awards, and appeared with Big & Rich in ESPN's College Gameday commercial. Check out her website here!

Register at http://www.thelanternfest.com/events/wichita/

With your Lantern Pass, you will receive a wristband granting you entrance to the event, a Lantern, crayons to decorate, and a s'mores kit (with enough supplies to make 3 s'mores).

***NOTE: All individuals ages 15 and under are free, but must check-in at the event and have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.***

06/06/2015

Storm the Dam

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race - Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Other Information:

The chip timed trail run winds through scenic   El Dorado Lake State Park and adjacent private property. The double loop marathon, half marathon and 10K connect to the Teter Nature Trail; with some challenging single track trail. Depending on rainfall expect some wet and muddy crossings. Storm up the dam and enjoy lake views as you run along the lakeshore. Grassy moderate rolling hills of the Boulder Bluff horse trail await you next, work your way through the Walnut Ridge Trail before crossing the finish line near the amphitheater.

The 5K starts with a storm up the dam, enjoy lake views as you run along the shore, find adventure on a short portion of trail course, cross the Walnut River bridge for a final push on paved surface to the finish line.

06/20/2015

Kansas Horse Draft and Mule Association

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Horse Driving Clinic

Dates: 06/20/15 - 06/21/15

Contact: Don Blake

Phone No: 316-644-9487

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Horse Draft and Mule Association host a driving Clinic.

06/21/2015

El Dorado Lake Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

Swim Course
Swimmers will start at the Walnut River Beach and complete one loop for the Sprint distance and 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.

Bike Course
The bike route starts at the Walnut River campground and continues out to Boulder Bluff Rd. Rd. The bicycles with then turn right and continue to the turnaround point before 12th St. Cyclists with then turn around and continue along Boulder Bluff Rd. until just before the Boating Dock parking lot. The cyclists will then turn around and continue to Myers Rd. where they will turn right. The turnaround on Myers Rd. will lead cyclists back to Boulder Bluff Rd. where they will again turn right and continue back to the transition area. The Olympic distance participants will then complete a second loop.

Run Course
Runners will head out of the transition area and run a loop around the campground and along the bike path for the Sprint distance race. The course is 2 loops for the Olympic distance race.

06/27/2015

Friends of El Dorado Lake Truck & Tractor Pull

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Truck & Tractor Pull

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Contact: Randy Buell

Phone No: 3163217180

Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Other Information:

Admission price includes Park vehicle permit.  

Adult $10

11 & under Free

Racing Starts at Noon

07/17/2015

KS Veteran & Family Reunion

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Reuinion

Dates: 07/17/15 - 07/19/15

Contact: Lance McCune Pres

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other Information:

The event includes camping, live bands, military equipment & memorabilia, a fund raising auction, a car show, and more. 

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Friday, July 17

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  09:00 Gate Opens with wrist band.
    Registration Opens.  Please stop by to update your address and e-mail.
  10:00 Opportunity tickets available.
  12:00 Kids Tent Opens. Announcements.
  14:00 Announcements and Auctions.  Proceeds support the reunion.
  16:00 Auction and Door Prize ticket numbers called
  18:00 Live Music
  20:00 Live Music
  22:00 FIREWORKS
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.

Saturday, July 18

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  08:00 Gates Open with wristbands.
  09:00 Legion Riders Ride-In
    Registration Opens.  Please stop by to update your address and e-mail.
    Opportunity tickets available.
  10:00 Opening Ceremonies / Speaker / Posting of Colors
    KVFR Car Show
  12:00 First Auction of Day...Support your Reunion!  Kids Tent Opens
  14:00 Announcements
  16:30 Auction and Door Prize ticket numbers called.
  17:30 USO Show
    Car Show Winners
  18:00 Live Music
  19:30 Drawings, have your tickets ready.
  20:00 Live Music
  22:00 FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
  23:00 Taps / Quiet time.  Generators off.

Sunday, July 19

 

, 2015

  06:00 Good Morning / Reveille
  10:00 Announcements then Non-Denominational Church Services
  11:00 Auction and Door Prizes.  We hope no one goes home empty handed.
  13:00 Closing ceremonies.  Policing of the stage, bleachers and camping areas.

08/29/2015

The Tiara Triathlon

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Race

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Contact: Oz Endurance

Phone No: 316.516.5145

Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Other Information:

On August 29th, 2015, El Dorado Lake will again host the area’s only all women’s triathlon. This all women’s triathlon event will be a Sprint Distance triathlon starting in the Walnut River Beach area. The 400 meter swim will follow a triangular course in the protected waters of Walnut River beach. The 9.5 mile bike course will follow a circular route throughout the lake and outskirts of El Dorado. The 3 mile run course will be throughout the lake property and along a paved bike trail. Aid stations will be found at every mile along the run course.

Various clinics and training opportunities will be hosted leading up to the event. Expect at least one clinic for each discipline hosted by local triathlon coaches and clubs.

09/24/2015

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Kids with disabilities fishing event.

Dates: 09/24/15 - 09/28/15

Contact: Barb Marlnee

Phone No: 316-258-9280

Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc. (FHNB) is a non-profit 501-C3 organization whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing.  Volunteers provide a day of fishing and outdoor fun for kids with disabilities. The KHP, KDWPT, and local groups sponsor this worthwhile event.

10/03/2015

OK Kids Day

Location: Bluestem Point, El Dorado State Park

Type: Free Outdoor Events for Kids

Date: Saturday, October 03, 2015

Contact: Tyler Burt

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Other Information:

This will be the 15th year that kids get to come out and enjoy a free, fun filled day at the Park. The day includes a free lunch and prizes for all. A fishing contest (sponsored by the Bill Higgins family) allows for some friendly competition. Don’t tell the kids, but they’re actually learning skills and science facts during the day too!