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Pop. 12762 Elev. 1100' Arkansas City is located in the Central Region
of the state, in Cowley County
and south of Winfield
along Highway 166 near Cowley State Fishing Lake
, and near the Walnut River
and the Arkansas River
. The town is about 45 minute drive from Wichita
, and is nestled on a bluff at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers at the edge of the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills. "Ark City" is an agricultural, industrial and business center which, over the past 100 years, has grown into a progressive community with many cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The spirit of progress is balanced by warmth, friendliness and tranquility that are typical of small towns.
Arkalalah is one of the many annual events in Arkansas City. Arkalalah is an Indian term meaning good times. Celebrated in late October, Arkalalah is Ark Citys annual fall festival. People from all around come to participate in the festivities, view the crowning of Queen Alalah, and see the Big Parade.
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12/09 Coming to The area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.