Tag: Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Wilson Park train re-dedication, Arkalalah kickoff, free film planned Oct. 24

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special Arkalalah kickoff event that features a train unveiling and re-dedication Oct. 24 at Wilson Park. The first step in the Wilson Park Master Plan, the restoration of the park’s famous train engine, has been occurring under a covered structure […]

Cowley’s Outdoor Market back for fourth time during Last Run Car Show

Arkansas City soon will be host to the fourth biannual Cowley’s Outdoor Market at Wilson Park, jointly hosted by 1025 The River and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kelly Dillner and Suvanah Perdue, event coordinators and client promotion representatives at 1025 The River, said they are excited about […]

Final movie in series features free admission July 21 to Paris Park Pool

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will conclude its summer season July 21 in Arkansas City with an animated film at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. The aquatic-themed “swim-in” movie night will kick off at 7 p.m. with free admission to the pool. Any admission prior to […]

Ark City Community Band plans jazz concert June 29, patriotic show July 4

The Ark City Community Band will hold the fifth concert of its 146th season at 7:30 p.m. June 29 under the Wilson Park rotunda, located at 701 N. Summit St. This event is free and open to the public. Some park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring […]

Officials urge fireworks safety by citizens; sales, discharge begin June 27

Starting today, fireworks are legal for sale and discharge within the city limits of Arkansas City. The sale and discharge of fireworks are permitted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through July 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4. City officials urge citizens again at […]

Right place, right time: Pricer enjoys ride of lifetime, thanks to Amtrak

Ulrich Pricer had no idea he would get to take an extra-special train ride when he came to spend this summer with his grandparents. The 6-year-old ferroequinologist — train enthusiast — arrived June 9 at the BNSF train depot, dressed in a conductor’s hat, to welcome an Amtrak inspection train to […]

Fifth Thursday Art Crawl will visit 16 locations, end at concert June 29

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of its next Fifth Thursday art and music crawl. The crawl will begin at 5 p.m. June 29 at the chamber office, located at 106 S. Summit St. The event will kick off with an after-hours meeting, where there […]

Chamber, CVB announce 2017 fireworks a go, with money left for 2018

The Fourth of July fireworks are back on for 2017, thanks to the efforts of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and the City of Arkansas City, as well as the generosity of Ark City. “The business community and individuals of […]

Show might go on: Chamber, CVB raising fireworks funds after FOP stops

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau have stepped up to attempt to raise funds for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Citizens expressed frustration Monday after learning that the local Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) chapter would not provide a […]