El Dorado Calendar


07/09/2015

Music in the Park - The Green Flamingos

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

Green Flamingos started in 2012, when siblings JL and Annie Friesen first began playing music together.

Green Flamingos play what they refer to as "acoustified rock, and pseudo-electrified folk." Consisting primarily of guitar, cajon, and vocals, with upright bass here and there, The Green Flamingos play many different varieties of music, from classic rock and oldies to current rock and pop, from classic country to folk and Americana. By taking familiar songs and transforming them into a distinct acoustic-americana style, along with young ears, The Green Flamingos are perfect for an audience of any age.

In 2015, after cycling through a host of talented, but temporary, musicians, a third official bend member was introduced. With talented and creative members, Green Flamingos are an acoustic trio that's hard to beat!

www.greenflamingos.com 

07/11/2015

Lantern Fest 2015

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: El Dorado CVB

Date: Saturday, July 11, 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.***

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.

07/18/2015

The Bluestem Point Craft/Vendor Fair

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Craft/Vendor Fair

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Contact: Kelley McCreedy

Phone No: 316-218-2502 or bluestembait@hotmail.com

This is an All Day Event

Other Information:

This event will take place at the Bluestem Bait and General Store Bluestem Point.

This is a non-profit fundraising event with the proceeds going for improvements to the El Dorado State Park.

This is also Veterans Reunion Weekend and will generate heavy traffic.  This event will be advertised in newspapers, facebook, and churches.

07/23/2015

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

El Dorado State Park is excited to host the 1st Annual Music In The Park! 

June~ 11th & 25th          

July~ 9th & 23rd

Aug.~ 13th & 27th

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join us at the Amphitheater, Located in the Walnut River Area below the Dam!

A $5 vehicle permit IS REQUIRED to enter the park, but there are no additional fees for the Concert!

08/13/2015

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

El Dorado State Park is excited to host the 1st Annual Music In The Park! 

June~ 11th & 25th          

July~ 9th & 23rd

Aug.~ 13th & 27th

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join us at the Amphitheater, Located in the Walnut River Area below the Dam!

A $5 vehicle permit IS REQUIRED to enter the park, but there are no additional fees for the Concert!

08/27/2015

Music in the Park

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Music Concert

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Phone No: 316-321-7180

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Other Information:

El Dorado State Park is excited to host the 1st Annual Music In The Park! 

June~ 11th & 25th          

July~ 9th & 23rd

Aug.~ 13th & 27th

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join us at the Amphitheater, Located in the Walnut River Area below the Dam!

A $5 vehicle permit IS REQUIRED to enter the park, but there are no additional fees for the Concert!

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.

09/05/2015

John Rodgers Chili Cookoff

Location: El Dorado State Park

Type: Open air chili cookoff - Open to the public

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015

Contact: Tim McCreedy 316-761-7648 or Darryl Symonds 620-262-7515

Phone No: 316-761-7648

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Information:

Cooker Set-up starts at 8:00am

Judging will begin at 2:00pm till 5pm

Judging will be done by Camping Patrons $2.00 to taste chili and post your vote.

Winners for Chili Cook-Off will be at 6:00pm

$30.00 Entry Fee

All Proceeds to benefit El Dorado State Park

Location for the Chili Cook-Off will be at the Bluestem Bait & General Store 

Silent Auction will be held all day, winner will be announced at 5:30pm!

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!