Need a bigger challenge? Join our service members and veterans as they run or walk the Kansas Proud 10 Miler in honor of the Kansas Army National Guard. this event is hosted by the Kansas National Guard Enlisted Association.
Freedom Fest began in 2003 by Emporia Main Street volunteers to honor all Veterans and their families through a series of competitive, physical and community gathering events as part of the of the All Veterans Tribute week. The All Vets Tribute is held annually throughout the founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas. (Learn more about All Veterans Day – Founding City Emporia, Kansas). Emporia Freedom Fest is held the Sunday before All Veterans Day with all events starting and ending at the Emporia All Veterans Memorial.