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UPCOMING VISITING GROUPS

Businesses, Here are the large groups heading our way in the near future...

  • 2024 Kaw Mission Councils • Council Grove, KS
    2024 Kaw Mission Councils • Council Grove, KS
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 14
    The Dealership Building
    Jul 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    The 2024 Kaw Mission Councils are a series of lectures and events focused on the rich history of westward expansion and how in affected Anglos, Hispanics, and Native peoples. All programs unless indicated will be held at 2pm on the Santa Fe Trail at the Dealership Building, 318 West Main Street.
  • Fredrick Phillips American Legion Post 121 Monthly Meeting
    Fredrick Phillips American Legion Post 121 Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 15
    Council Grove Recreation & Events Center
    Jul 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Council Grove Recreation & Events Center, Old Hwy 56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Council Grove Recreation & Events Center, Old Hwy 56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Meetings happen on the Third Monday of Every Month at 6:30pm.
  • Together With Veterans & Morris County : Steering Committee Meeting
    Together With Veterans & Morris County : Steering Committee Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 25
    Alexander Artworks
    Jul 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Alexander Artworks, 120 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Alexander Artworks, 120 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Steering Committee Meeting at Alexander Artworks.
  • Girls Getaway in the Grove :: Wine & Wander
    Girls Getaway in the Grove :: Wine & Wander
    Sat, Jul 27
    Council Grove, KS
    Jul 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Council Grove, KS, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Council Grove, KS, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Ladies, play Council Grove BINGO as you wander and taste wines throughout town. Stop by DESTINATION : Council Grove for an ID check and to pick up your BINGO card.
  • Pink Gravel's THE RIVERBANK RIDE
    Pink Gravel's THE RIVERBANK RIDE
    Sat, Aug 03
    The Event Center on Block 31
    Aug 03, 2024, 8:00 AM
    The Event Center on Block 31, Dwight, KS 66849, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 8:00 AM
    The Event Center on Block 31, Dwight, KS 66849, USA
    The Riverbank Ride returns. A 40-50 mile Gravel Bicycle route starting at The Event Center in Dwight to Council Grove's Riverbank Brewing and back for a post ride meal at The Event Center.
  • 2024 Morris County Youth Rodeo
    2024 Morris County Youth Rodeo
    Sat, Aug 03
    Morris County Fairgrounds
    Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Morris County Fairgrounds, 612 US-56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Morris County Fairgrounds, 612 US-56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Morris County Youth Rodeo Our traditional rodeo for the youth of Morris County and surrounding communities. We keep the entry fees low and the prizes attractive to enable more youth to participate.
  • Together With Veterans AND Morris County / American Legion Post 121 : Veterans Coffee
    Together With Veterans AND Morris County / American Legion Post 121 : Veterans Coffee
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Aug 07
    The Former National Guard Armory
    Aug 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Former National Guard Armory, 1020 E Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Former National Guard Armory, 1020 E Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Veterans Coffee at the former National Guard Armory (1020 East Main Street): join us for coffee, tea and some light snacks as we talk about current issues surrounding our military and personal lives to include VA enrollment, benefits, and other topics effecting Veterans!
  • Sidewalk Sale Take II
    Sidewalk Sale Take II
    Sat, Aug 10
    Council Grove
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Council Grove, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Council Grove, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Come downtown and take advantage of wonderful bargains!
  • Second Saturdays in Council Grove
    Second Saturdays in Council Grove
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 10
    Council Grove, Kansas
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Council Grove, Kansas, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Council Grove, Kansas, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Community • Shopping • Recreation • Fun • Shopping • Dining • Stay-the-Night!
  • The Legacy of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
    The Legacy of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
    Sat, Aug 10
    Carnegie Archives and Research Center
    Aug 10, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Carnegie Archives and Research Center, 303 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Carnegie Archives and Research Center, 303 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    The Morris County Historical Society in conjunction with Humanities Kansas will be hosting “The Wizard Behind Oz,” a presentation and discussion by Chris Glasgow on Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Archives and Research Center, 303 W. Main in Council Grove.
  • EMT Training with Butler College of the Flint Hills
    EMT Training with Butler College of the Flint Hills
    EMT Training with Butler College of the Flint Hills
    Mon, Aug 19
    Butler Community College
    Aug 19, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Butler Community College, 131 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 19, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Butler Community College, 131 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Enroll Today! Classes begin August 19, 2024
  • CGAT&TA : Quarterly Events Committee Meeting
    CGAT&TA : Quarterly Events Committee Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 29
    DESTINATION : Council Grove
    Aug 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    DESTINATION : Council Grove, 116 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Aug 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    DESTINATION : Council Grove, 116 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    We invite all members who want to be more involved to join our event committee meetings in 2024, held at DESTINATION: Council Grove, located at 116 West Main Street, CG. This is a great chance to contribute your ideas and help shape the exciting events happening in our community.
  • The Dealership Building Presents : Oktoberfest on the Santa Fe Trail!
    The Dealership Building Presents : Oktoberfest on the Santa Fe Trail!
    Sat, Sep 28
    The Dealership Building
    Sep 28, 2024, 2:30 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Sep 28, 2024, 2:30 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Join us for local craft beer flights, Kansas whiskey samples, and live music! You can also flex your muscles for the stein holding competition!
  • Just A Chill Ride -50K Sixth Edition
    Just A Chill Ride -50K Sixth Edition
    Sat, Oct 05
    The Event Center on Block 31
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:30 AM
    The Event Center on Block 31, Dwight, KS 66849, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 9:30 AM
    The Event Center on Block 31, Dwight, KS 66849, USA
    "Just A Chill Ride -50K Sixth Edition" hosted by Pink Gravel is a free gravel bike ride. Start and Finish at The Event Center in Dwight. Camping available onsite.
  • MCYRA Fall Ranch Rodeo
    MCYRA Fall Ranch Rodeo
    Sun, Oct 06
    Morris County Fairgrounds
    Oct 06, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Morris County Fairgrounds, 612 US-56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Oct 06, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Morris County Fairgrounds, 612 US-56, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Morris County Youth Rodeo Association is having their Fall Ranch Rodeo
  • 2024 CG/D UMC Fall Bazaar and Luncheon
    2024 CG/D UMC Fall Bazaar and Luncheon
    Sat, Oct 19
    Council Grove United Methodist Church
    Oct 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Council Grove United Methodist Church, 21 North Msn, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Council Grove United Methodist Church, 21 North Msn, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Bazaar and Luncheon
  • The Dealership Building Presents : A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!!!
    The Dealership Building Presents : A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY!!!
    Tue, Dec 31
    The Dealership Building
    Dec 31, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Dec 31, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Dealership Building, 318 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Join us for the 3rd Annual New Year's Eve bash at The Dealership Building! Watch the ball drop with all your friends. Free snack bar and specialty cocktails will be available.
  • Washunga Days 2025
    Washunga Days 2025
    Fri, Jun 20
    Neosho Riverwalk Amphitheater
    Jun 20, 2025, 12:00 AM – Jun 21, 2025, 11:50 PM
    Neosho Riverwalk Amphitheater, 14 E Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Jun 20, 2025, 12:00 AM – Jun 21, 2025, 11:50 PM
    Neosho Riverwalk Amphitheater, 14 E Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846, USA
    Washunga Days is an annual music and community festival that celebrates the past and present culture of Council Grove and Morris County, Kansas.

Council Grove's
MAIN STREET BEST PRACTICES 

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We’ve compiled a list of helpful tricks and tips for our Main Street, Council Grove business community. These aren’t rules but helpful hints for maintaining and augmenting our historic downtown.

 

TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS!

Coordinate things like open hours, window display changes, seasonal events, and more. You’ll inspire and augment each other!

 

ENCOURAGE THE USE OF REUSABLE BAGS

Reduce waste and litter on our Main Street. Encourage your customers to use reusable bags to bring home their purchases. Extra points if you sell your own branded option! These make great advertising tools and are an easy up-sell at checkout.

SIGNAGE

Remember, before hanging those big, new storefront signs, you must get a sign permit from City Hall. You can find the form HERE.

We recommend additional, temporary, and eye-catching signage be used whenever possible. Great feather and a-frame signs are on the market at very reasonable prices. Our Main Street is extra-wide, and these types of signs help visitors know exactly how much we have going on. For those of you off the beaten path, talk to your neighboring businesses about putting directional signage out for your business. We’re all in this together!

 

EXTERIOR DISPLAYS OF MERCHANDISE

While this can be an ever-changing, eye-catching way to draw attention to your business, remember a few best practices. 

  •     Don’t let the products sprawl more than 18” out into the sidewalk.

  •     Don’t leave anything unattended.

  •     Don’t put anything out that children should touch.

  •     Do be prepared with a replacement item, because these things are known to sell fast!

  •     Do choose items with bright colors that stand out from your business storefront.

  •     Do set up sample stations outside! Use this space to entice guests through your doors by     offering a small taste of what’s inside.

HOLIDAY DECOR

A long-standing Council Grove tradition has been rooftops and windows lined with warm, white Christmas lights. Keep this tradition alive and make sure your building’s lights are in good working order each October. 

 

If you switch to LEDs, select the “Warm White” as the “cool white” casts a more blue glow.

 

WINDOW FLYERS, POSTERS, STICKERS

Council Grove and Morris County love their flyers and posters. Check your windows frequently to be sure you are not advertising events that are long over.

 

Make sure your Council Grove Area Trade & Tourism membership sticker is proudly displayed! We create new ones annually to show our community our strong partnerships. Email information@councilgrove.com if you need a new membership sticker or a replacement.

 

Our Association typically passes out event posters on Tuesdays between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. If you are not available to receive them at these times, extras are always at our DESTINATION : Council Grove office. Or give us a call at 620.767.5413 — we’d be happy to make a special trip!

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS

While CouncilGrove.com is our community's exclusive community calendar, which means all are free to submit their events for publication, our members get priority promotion. Submit your events, specials, promotions, and more to be published on our community calendar using the form below.

Submit your event today!

Please allow 5 businesses days for your event to be published on CouncilGrove.com