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Jan
1

Resolutions

38% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. If you are one of them, get out and…

Jan
2

National Buffet Day

Today is National Buffet Day. To celebrate, visit Oriental Star in Pittsburg for authentic Chinese cuisine, Sushi, and Hibachi.

Jan
3

Drinking Straw Day

Can you imagine drinking a nutrition shake from Piece of Cake Nutrition without a straw? Lucky for you, today’s Drinking…

Jan
4

National Spaghetti Day

On National Spaghetti Day, visit Palluca’s Meat Market and Deli in Frontenac. Pallucca’s Meat Market and Deli began as a small…

Jan
5

National Bird Day

On National Bird Day, we want to take a look at Kansas’ State Bird, the Western Meadowlark. Kansas adopted the…

Jan
6

National Technology Day

Today is National Technology Day. At the Kansas Technology Center on the campus of PSU, budding entrepreneurs and engineers are…

Jan
7

Eastside Cafe

If you haven’t been to Eastside Cafe in Girard since it reopened in November, you’re missing out. This location has…

Jan
8

National Soup Month

January is one of the coldest months of year in Crawford County. It’s also National Soup Month. The Mall Deli…

Jan
9

Mural on 3rd Street

The mural that sits on 3rd Street and Broadway in Pittsburg was created by PSU students in Jamie Oliver’s Mural…

Jan
10

County Courthouse

The county courthouse in Girard was built in 1921. It was designed by the firm Tonini and Bramblet. Crawford County…

Jan
11

National Milk Day

Today is National Milk Day. It was on January 11 back in 1878 that milk was first delivered in bottles.

Jan
12

Curry Chicken Day

On Curry Chicken Day, head to Typhoon Thai Cuisine in Pittsburg for your favorite Thai meal. #CrawfordCounty365…

Jan
13

Friday the 13th

Hope you haven’t seen any black cats today. It’s the first Friday the 13th of the year! If you are…

Jan
14

Prentice Gudgen Invitational

Today is the annual Prentice Gudgen Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meet. Head over to the Plaster Center on the…

Jan
15

National Hat Day

On National Hat Day, visit the Miner’s Hall Museum for their woodcarving exhibition, Carving a Lasting Legacy. Host Nancy Arthurs…

Jan
17

National Bootlegger Day

Today is National Bootlegger Day. Southeast Kansas boasts a rich history of bootlegging in the 20’s and 30’s. Curious how…

Jan
18

Genealogy Room

The Genealogy Room at the Pittsburg Public Library contains a variety of records for public viewing. Birth and death records,…

Jan
19

National Popcorn Day

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with a movie and popcorn at the Pittsburg 8. Find a movie and view the times…

Jan
22

Gorilla High School Classic

The Gorilla High School Classic Indoor Track and Field Meet is today. Head out to the Plaster Center to cheer…

Jan
23

Pie Day

It’s Pie Day! Today, we are featuring some of our favorite local cafes and bakeries who specialize in pie. As…

Jan
24

Compliment Day

Today is Compliment Day. Crawford County is a unique place. What compliment do you have for the place where you…

Jan
25

Opposite Day

It’s Opposite Day! To celebrate, stop into Harry’s Cafe tonight for dinner and order breakfast. They have some of the…

Jan
26

PSU Basketball vs. UCO

The PSU men’s and women’s basketball teams face off against UCO at home today. The women tip off at 5:30…

Jan
27

The New York Quintet

The New York Quintet is one of the oldest continuously active chamber ensembles in the U.S. See them tonight at…

Jan
28

Jason Farnham

We are pleased to welcome Jason Farnham to the Bicknell Center for tonight’s concert at 7:30. Jason is a first-class…

Jan
29

Schenker Family Farms

Meat lovers rejoice! It’s the one week of the year that is all about your favorite savory, smoky, meaty meals.

Jan
30

Beck and Hill

Beck and Hill is one of the most popular meat markets in Pittsburg. Located at 303 N Broadway, the market…

Jan
31

Gusano’s Pizza

Tonight is Trivia Night at Gusano’s Pizza. Stop in to play a heated round of trivia and grab a slice…

Feb
2

Jim’s Steakhouse

#NationalMeetWeek is drawing to a close, but we still have a couple great restaurants to feature. Today’s is Jim’s Steakhouse.

Feb
3

5th Street Bar and Grill

For our final day of #NationalMeetWeek , head to 5th Street Bar and Grill for their Friday Steak Tip Special.

Feb
5

Super “Bowl” Sunday

Make it a SUPER “BOWL” DAY! Head to Holiday Lanes for a super “bowl” Sunday? Every Sunday, enjoy their Bowl…

Feb
6

Frozen Yogurt Day

It’s National Frozen Yogurt Day! Braum’s has three flavors of frozen yogurt – chocolate, vanilla, and twist – in addition…

Feb
7

Fettuccine Alfredo Day

For National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, head to Napoli’s Italian Restaurant in Pittsburg to enjoy one of their most popular dishes.

Feb
8

Marion Steamshovel

This Marion Model #37 Steam Shovel was in operation from 1935 to 1953 at the Wilkinson Coal Company north of…

Feb
9

National Pizza Day

Last month, we asked you to vote for your favorite pizza places in Crawford County. To celebrate National Pizza Day,…

Feb
10

Crawford County State Park

In addition to its beautiful scenery, the Crawford County State Park is home to two archaeological sites, including remnants of…

Feb
11

National Inventor’s Day

Business opportunities abound in Crawford County. To celebrate National Inventors’ Day, let’s look at a homegrown company that is now…

Feb
12

PSU Opera

The PSU Opera presents An Operatic Double-Bill: Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienna and Offenbach’s The Lantern Marriage. These operas are both…

Feb
13

World Radio Day

Today a local favorite among country listeners, the Pittsburg-based KKOW radio boasts an interesting beginning, a storied history of on-air…

Feb
14

Comeau Jewelry

Purchasing or hoping for diamonds on Valentine’s Day? With a strong history in coal mining in SEK, wouldn’t it be…

Feb
15

Thrift Stores

Be thrifty to celebrate National Secondhand Wardrobe Week. Visit a local store to score that perfect vintage tee while benefiting…

Feb
16

Seussical the Musical

Seussical is fun for the whole family! Directed by PHS theatre teacher Greg Shaw as the all-school musical, this show…

Feb
18

Pitt Disc Golf Ice Bowl

Don’t forget Pitt Disc Golf Ice Bowl today from 10-4! If you are worried your disc golf skills aren’t up…

Feb
20

Hotel Stilwell

The Hotel Stilwell in downtown Pittsburg boasts a rich history of visitors, including a standing president. It also temporarily served…

Feb
21

Continuation of Hotel Stilwell

Yesterday we told you about Pittsburg’s Hotel Stilwell’s rich history. Have you been by the hotel lately? Located downtown, the…

Feb
22

National Margarita Day

It’s #nationalmargaritaday! Celebrate by enjoying a cold margarita at a local favorite, El Caballo de Oro! #CrawfordCounty365…

Feb
23

PHS tennis complex

Thank to significant community support, Pittsburg High School was able to build a top of the line tennis complex in…

Feb
24

Chips & Queso at Del Rio

Happy Friday! And, happy #nationaltortillachipday! Celebrate both by enjoying chips and cheese dip at Cafe Del Rio located in Meadowbrook…

Feb
25

The Jungle in Appeal to Reason

On this day in 1905, the first chapter of Upton Sinclair’s serial “The Jungle” was published in Girard’s Appeal to…

Feb
26

PSU Live Theatre

Today is the last day to see Other Desert Cities presented by PSU Theater. When Brooke Wyeth returns home announcing…

Feb
28

Mitt Romney at PSU

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican nominee for president, speaking today as part of Pittsburg State University’s…

Mar
1

Art Forms Gallery

Local art is something to treasure. Since last spring, downtown Pittsburg has been the home of ArtForms, a local art…

Mar
2

Check out the Arma Veteran’s Memorial, located at the southeast corner of the city park. The idea for the Veteran’s…

Mar
3

Count Basie Orchestra

An American jazz legend comes to Pittsburg when the Count Basie Orchestra, Directed by SCOTTY BARNHART performs in Bicknell Family…

Mar
5

Pittsburg State University baseball team takes on the University of Central Missouri team today at 1 pm. This will be…

Mar
6

National Oreo Day

Head over to Freddy’s for an Oreo Custard Sandwich to celebrate #NationalOreoDay + #NationalFrozenFoodDay with a sweet treat! #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
7

National Pancake Day

It’s #NationalPancakeDay pop in to Otto’s to grab a delicious stack, located on Broadway St, downtown Pittsburg. #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
8

In December of 1921, 2,000 women marched into the coal fields to protest the mining industry’s effect on their families.

Mar
9

Join the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra as they present: Rising Stars Concert, tonight at 7:30 for FREE! A Classical Series,…

Mar
13

Gebhardt’s

Craving a hearty plate of chicken & noodles? Did you know Gebhardt’s is the only chicken house open on Mondays?!…

Mar
14

Colonial Fox Theatre

Nearly 100 years after its opening, the Colonial Fox Theatre remains a recognizable resident of downtown Pittsburg. Despite facing potential…

Mar
15

Harry Krug Gallery

Students in Art & Wood Tech display their collaboration in the Harry Krug Gallery, located on the first floor of…

Mar
16

Get Your Green Gear

Don’t get pinched tomorrow, shop your green shirts Audacious Boutique & Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods both located downtown on Broadway…

Mar
17

St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Get on your green & head to McCarthy’s Pub, but don’t forget your running shoes for…

Mar
18

Quilting Day

Happy #QuiltingDay Don’t forget about the Little Balkans Day Quilt Show that’s only 166 days away! Sign up now! #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
19

National Poultry Day

Head to a local chicken house today to celebrate #NationalPoultryDay with meat from Girard based J&W Poultry. With just a…

Mar
20

First Day of Spring

Are you enjoying the first day of Spring at a local park?! If so, share your photos with #CrawfordCounty365.

Mar
21

National Agriculture Day

Midwestern United States has long been known as the breadbasket of the country. Locally, Crawford County’s history of agriculture is…

Mar
22

National Goof Off Day

Today is National Goof Off Day. Downtown Pittsburg has long been a place to hang out and goof off. In…

Mar
23

National Chip and Dip Day

It’s #NationalChipandDipDay! Make your way to Guadalajara Mexican Grill on South Broadway and enjoy some chips and salsa. #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
24

National Cheesesteak Day

Grab lunch at Bob’s Grill to honor #NationalCheesesteakDay located in downtown Pittsburg. They’re open until 1:30 pm today! #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
25

PSU vs. MOSO

Check out the Gorilla Softball team as they host rival Missouri Southern today in double header MIAA action. #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
26

Lowe’s Skateway

Looking for a fun Sunday afternoon activity? Lace up your skates at Lowe’s Skateway today from 2-4pm #CrawfordCounty365…

Mar
27

H.R. Browns Grocery Store

H.R. Browns Grocery was one of the last neighborhood grocery stores in Pittsburg, Kansas. It was in operation for almost…

Mar
28

One Room Schoolhouse

Yesterday, we featured the H.R. Browns Grocery exhibit. Today’s feature is another outdoor exhibit at the Crawford County Historical Museum,…

Mar
29

If you’re a business leader or teacher hoping to promote teamwork and leadership development, check out the Challenge Course at…

Mar
30

Take a Walk In a Park Day

Are you in need of some fresh air? Well, today is your lucky day! Get out and celebrate #TakeaWalkInaParkDay Let…

Mar
31

National Tater Day

Happy National Tater Day! What is your favorite potato side dish to go with Crawford County style fried chicken? Baked…

Apr
1

No April Fool’s joke here, head to Pittsburg State University to watch your Gorillas in action at the PSU Wendy’s…

Apr
3

Mnozil Brass YES YES YES

Check out the international sensation, Mnozil Brass tonight at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Austria’s Mnozil Brass are…

Apr
4

Hug a newsperson Day

Today is #HugaNewspersonDay and who better to celebrate with than our partner Andra Stefanoni, who has been a newsperson in…

Apr
5

Deep Dish Pizza Day

Today is #DeepDishPizzaDay Like & share this post for a chance to win one of five $10 gift certificates to…

Apr
7

National Beer Day

For #NationalBeerDay, we’ve put together a complete list of 5th Street Bar and Grill’s 40 beers on tap. This list…

Apr
9

Truth. Beauty. Freedom. LOVE. Tickets are available NOW for Midwest Regional Ballet’s newest production, “Le Cabaret du Moulin!” https://visitcrawfordcounty.com/event/midwest-regional-ballet-presents-moulin-rouge/ #CrawfordCounty365…

Apr
10

On this day in 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps was created to combat unemployment during the Great Depression. Locally, the…

Apr
12

Today in #NationalLibraryWeek features the Walnut Public Library. With evening hours and events such as Kid’s Fun Night, there is…

Apr
15

Girard Easter Egg Hunt

Head over to the Crawford County Courthouse to join in on the fun of the Girard Easter Egg Hunt! https://visitcrawfordcounty.com/event/girard-easter-egg-hunt/…

Apr
18

Farlington Fish Hatchery

Farlington Fish Hatchery produces 11 sport fish breeds to keep the nearby Crawford State Park Lake stocked for anglers. Find…

Apr
19

#NationalGarlicDay

Today is #NationalGarlicDay & Barto’s Idle Hour Steak House & Lounge is ready for you! Check them out in Frontenac.

Apr
20

PSU Wind Ensemble Concert

Head to the Bicknell Center & listen to PSU’s Wind Ensemble in concert tonight at 7:30 pm. #CrawfordCounty365 http://visitcrawfordcounty.com/event/psu-wind-ensemble-concert/…

Apr
23

#NationalPicnicDay

It’s #NationalPicnicDay Celebrate by entering to win this luxury picnic basket stuffed with goodies from @StrawberryMoon #CrawfordCounty365…

Apr
24

John’s Sports Center

Are you ready for all of the outdoor activities happening around the area? Shop at John’s Sports Center in Pittsburg…

Apr
25

Kansas Craft Beer Week

Check out this video of a beer tasting we did Steve Beykirk of Eagle Beverage, in celebration of Kansas Craft Beer…

Apr
28

ArtWalk

Head to Downtown Pittsburg for the first Art Walk of the year tonight from 5-9pm! Pittsburg’s Art Walk is an…

Apr
29

Big Bank Rockfest

The 7th annual Big Bank Rockfest is today with performances at Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center. Check it out! #CrawfordCounty365…

Apr
30

Spend your afternoon with PSU Theatre as they present: Grave Matters. Click here for details & ticket information. http://visitcrawfordcounty.com/event/psu-theatre-presents-grave-matters-2/…

May
1

May Day

On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United States walked off their jobs in…

May
2

Check out this photographic art exhibit featuring some of the most memorable images captured by Pittsburg State University’s official photographer,…

May
3

Crawford State Park is home to the Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail. Check out trail details here: http://www.kansascyclist.com/trails/CrawfordStatePark.html #CrawfordCounty365…

May
4

The Four State Band Festival is today! Learn more here: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/music/four-state-band-festival.dot #CrawfordCounty365…

May
5

Cinco de Mayo

On Cinco de Mayo, we encourage you to get out and enjoy some of the great authentic Mexican cuisine we…

May
6

Today’s a perfect time to hunt for Morel Mushrooms. Try it out at the Mined Land Wildlife Area! #CrawfordCounty365…

May
7

National Tourism Week

The Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife, and Tourism reported in 2015 that the tourism industry statewide generates $6.5 billion in…

May
9

Nick Sell, Administrative Specialist Crawford State Park Nick always has a friendly disposition and often goes above and beyond the…

May
12

Andra Stefanoni, Freelance Journalist & Communications Specialist Andra Stefanoni works tirelessly to report the world around her. She shows the…

May
13

Congratulations to all of the Pittsburg State University graduates walking across the stage this weekend! Looking for somewhere to eat…

May
14

Mother’s Day

Kids in Crawford County – did you remember to get flowers for your Mom at @LittleShopofFlowers ?! View our shopping…

May
15

To celebrate #NationalChocolateChipDay @SweetDesignsCakery is giving away a special treat to the first 50 people to come in the shop…

May
16

Today is #NationalBiographersDay We celebrated by giving away Kenneth F. Crockett’s biography “Kenneth & Helen Spencer of Kansas: Champions of Culture…

May
17

National Walnut Day

Happy Walnut Day! We’re nuts about our small towns in Crawford County and on National Walnut Day we celebrating Walnut,…

May
23

#WorldTurtleDay

Today is #WorldTurtleDay & we’re celebrating our state reptile, the ornate box turtle. Kansas designated the ornate box turtle as…

May
24

The Kansas Spring Turkey Season ends May 31. Find areas to hunt in Crawford County by visiting: http://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land #CrawfordCounty365…

May
29

#MemorialDay

Today is #MemorialDay Head to Highland Park Cemetary to view the 890 American flags that the Pittsburg Avenue of Flags…

May
30

The 14,500 acre Mined Land Wildlife Area owes its existence to coal mining, and is a popular outdoor destination for…

Jun
1

Happy #InternationalChildrensDay @pplonline offers many Kids Programs! Find your favorites and sign up today! http://pplonline.org/events-and-programs/#kidsProgram #CrawfordCounty365…

Jun
2

#DonutDay

Start your day off with a donut from Daylight Donuts. View the store locations and hours to get your tasty…

Jun
4

#NationalCheeseDay

Get down to Brickyard Grill in @DowntownPittKS to celebrate #NationalCheeseDay with a juicy cheeseburger! With many options on their menu,…

Jun
5

#NationalMoonshineDay

Today is #NationalMoonshineDay Read about how strong Crawford County’s bootlegging industry was in the 1920s & 1930s. (It was so…

Jun
6

#HigherEducationDay

For #HigherEducationDay we’re featuring @Pittsburg_State with a rich history and strong academics, the fully accredited state university is home to…

Jun
7

National Running Day

Crawford County is home to many recreational and competitive runners. To celebrate National Running Day, check out some of the…

Jun
11

Kiddie Land

It’s not Summer in Crawford County without a trip to Kiddieland! Summer hours are: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday: 5:00pm…

Jun
12

Pittsburg Aquatic Center

The Pittsburg Aquatic Center is open for the season, with events for children and adults alike! Open swim starts at…

Jun
13

Bone Creek Reservoir

Of the many lakes in the local area, Bone Creek Reservoir is one of the most important: it supplies water…

Jun
14

National Flag Day

Today is #NationalFlagDay and Crawford County is proud to be home to two large American flags, with one flying in…

Jun
15

Nature Photography Day

Nature Photography Day get out and enjoy what Crawford County has to offer! Read about a locals experience here…

Jun
17

The Colonial Fox Theater presents: Ruthie Foster, in their 2017 Backstage Concert Series tonight at 7:30pm. View details about the…

Jun
18

National Go Fishing Day

Today we’re celebrating #FathersDay and #NationalGoFishingDay with a fishing outing to many of the spots around the area. Grab your…

Jun
20

First Day of Summer

Today is the first day of Summer! There are a lot of great events this summer in Crawford County, here…

Jun
21

National Selfie Day

Today is #NationalSelfieDay Use our snapchat filter at these locations: Meadowbrook Mall, Downtown Pittsburg (1st Street to 11th Street)…

Jun
22

National Onion Rings Day

Today is #NationalOnionRingsDay and the chicken houses in Crawford County are home to some of the best in the world!…

Jun
27

Plush, well-kept greens, manicured fairways, a new clubhouse and a fleet of brand new carts are only a few reason…

Jun
29

Bone Creek Sport & Gun Club is a members range, offering shotgun, pistol and rifle ranges. CCH classes, and other…

Jun
30

June 30th is National Social Media Day. It’s also the halfway point of our year-long Crawford County 365 campaign. What’s…

Jul
6

Fried Chicken Day

Happy #FriedChickenDay! Today is the day that one lucky winner will have free fried chicken for a year! In order…

Jul
7

World Chocolate Day

Start this #WorldChocolateDay by ordering the German Chocolate Cake signature drink (hot, iced, or frozen) from Pitt Cafe in Rons…

Jul
8

Farmer’s Market

The City of Pittsburg Farmer’s Market is the perfect way to start your weekend! Go shop for some local goodies…

Jul
10

Frontenac Bakery

The Frontenac Bakery may be the best kept secret in Crawford County. From churning out fresh loaves to be shipped…

Jul
12

Tonight is #WineWednesday and Chatters is the place to be! Pair your wine with their amazing Charcuterie board! #CrawfordCounty365…

Jul
15

Bone Creek Tourney

Today is the American Bass Anglers tournament at Bone Creek Lake! They’ll be taking off from Rocky Point Ramp to…

Jul
17

World Emoji Day

We use them everyday, why not celebrate them Crawford County style!?! Check out our new blog celebrating World Emoji Day,…

Jul
19

National Daiquiri Day

It’s #NationalDaquiriDay and we’ll be celebrating at El Charro in North Pittsburg. Pair your drink with their bottomless chips and…

Jul
21

Four State Farm Show

Pineapple whip, lawn mower and hay equipment demonstrations and every kind of farm equipment imaginable: the Four States Farm Show…

Jul
23

Four State Farm Show

Head out to the Four State Farm Show to get a hands-on look at agricultural goods and services provided in…

Jul
24

Wouldn’t you know it, it’s #DriveThruDay & #NationalTequilaDay Who better to help you celebrate this day than Pitt Discount Liquor…

Jul
25

Merry-Go-Round Day

It’s #NationalMerryGoRoundDay and the park in Hepler is home to one of the area’s favorite! This particular merry-go-round was moved…

Jul
27

Chili Dog Day

Today is #ChiliDogDay and the The Mall Deli has the best in town. Stop by and grab a Deli Dog…

Jul
29

In celebration of #NationalChickenWingDay Buffalo Wild Wings is serving up half price wings! Grab yours and catch a game! #CrawfordCounty365…

Jul
30

National Cheesecake Day

Chili’s Grill & Bar has a rich New York-style cheesecake with a graham cracker crust. Celebrate #NationalCheesecakeDay today! #CrawfordCounty365…