The CPA Picnic, now in its 118th year is a three day celebration held every June in
historic Downtown Eudora. “CPA stands for Central Protective Association and began as a picnic to
honor members of a group that protected Eudora from cattle rustlers and horse thieves in the late
1800s.” Today, CPA Picnic is a three day festival celebrating the heritage of Eudora. Today the event
includes a carnival, two different parades, and a host of other activities for the entire family. The 2018 event dates will be June 21-23.
The Great Kaw Adventure Race is an event held annually on the last Saturday of September which includes three components; running, canoeing and cycling with intermittent physical and mental challenges throughout the course. The race is in its fourth year and will be held Saturday, 29, 2018.
Participants will start with an approximately five-mile orienteering run beginning in downtown Eudora. Continuing on the Kansas (KAW) River, participants canoe eleven miles to De Soto’s Riverfront Park. Once in De Soto, they cycle back and finish the race in downtown Eudora.
EudoraFest is an annual fall festival held the first Saturday in October. Many vendors line Eudora’s downtown Main Street selling homemade crafts, arts and other independent or small companies selling their goods. Along with the vendors there will be food trucks where you can grab breakfast or lunch. Once you have your food take a seat and listen to the live music playing. Other activities this day include a 5k in the morning, garden tractor pull and a car show. With all the sights, sounds and tastes of EudoraFest there truly is something for the whole family.