Christmas in El Dorado
Join us Tuesday Nov. 12 for the 8th Downtown District Assembly. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Charley’s Appliance – 130 N. Main Be updated on current projects and plans in the Downtown.
Halloween Day from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Free, safe, family Event. Call for your Participation Form. We are expecting over 60 businesses to participate in giving away bushels of treats.
Join us for the third annual Downtown Historic District Community Forum. Learn what’s happening downtown and what developments are ensuing. Several presenters will talk about current and future projects.
Join us the first Thursday of the month for Thankful Thursday.
ArtScape2 has received word from our conservator, Victor Rose, that all of the 14 sculptures have been cleaned as of October 8, 2019. This includes the 13 in the downtown area and 3 at Depot Park on North Main. The sculpture pictured is always one of the last to be cleaned because it takes […]CONTINUE READING →
El Dorado Main Street is excited to announce that Old Fashioned Christmas will be held Saturday December 7 this year. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a craft fair at the El Dorado Civic Center until 2 p.m. From 3 to 5 p.m. meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Charley’s Appliance downtown. Pre parade festivities […]CONTINUE READING →
There is a lot going on downtown this fall/winter. Check out these events! Be part of it all! Fall 2019 Coming up in October: Thursday, October 3rd Thankful Thursday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown businesses welcome you to an extraordinary shopping experience the first Thursday of the month. Go to Facebook for details. Wednesday, […]CONTINUE READING →
It’s that time of year again! So break out those boots and cowboy hats and prepare for an Old West good time! Come downtown for the Holly Frontier Western Celebration Aug. 9 through 11. Tickets are only $10! Events include a rodeo, games, and fun for all ages. For more information visit http://frontierwesterncelebration.com/?fbclid=IwAR2jjv2_vl4afiXXrrJ37UMWWqUy7b6N1_YHvpD7Zb9oxErTrZl6SIlHd04 Don’t miss […]CONTINUE READING →
Our downtown sculptures sit (or stand) outside all year long in the rain, wind, cold, and sun. They are exposed to environmental chemicals and the birds seem to love some of them. None of these things are “good” for their long-term health. This summer, Victor Rose will once again be cleaning the sculptures for us. […]CONTINUE READING →
Meet Nick. He came to us via Robert Taliaferro, Jr. who chose him in memory of his wife. He said he loved Nick’s smile. Nick lives in the Missouri-Pacific Depot Park on North Main and needs $225 for a hand clean, pressure wash, and finish wax to restore him (and his smile). Can you help? […]CONTINUE READING →
We are estatic to announce that El Dorado Main Street, Inc. received notice the Kansas Main Street program is being reinstated at the state level. Budgetary support has been approved and the program’s reformation is assured. Prior to its cancellation in 2012, the Kansas Main Street program acted as a catalyst for over $600,000,000 in […]CONTINUE READING →
2018 was a busy year for El Dorado Main Street. Several buildings were renovated to preserve their historic history for future generations. Grants were obtained, new board members added, and improvements to sidewalks in the downtown area, along with dumpster corrals and parking improvements. We’re excited for 2019, and all the good to come! We’ve […]CONTINUE READING →
E You are invited!Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.Charley’s Appliance, 130 N Main, El DoradoFacilitator – Frank Patton Giving presentations about happenings downtown are:Vicki Bailey, Artscape 2 Committee Chair: New Tour Guide – Hot off the press!David Turner, Free State Electric: The Knaussman Building – A Journey in Historic Restoration.Jill Jenkins, Specs Eyewear: First […]CONTINUE READING →
El Dorado Main Street’s annual fundraiser steak dinner was held April 26. It was a wonderful event featuring a great steak dinner and so many friends. Here are some photos of the evening. We would like to thank every person who attended and supported the event. We would also like again to thank our wonderful […]CONTINUE READING →
Date: Wednesday May 15, 2019 Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Location: El Dorado Civic Center 201 E Central El Dorado, KS 67042 Pipelines crisscross Kansas, great arteries connecting production with use all over the continent. Under Butler County, miles of pipeline flowing with energy, are a vital part of the regional economy. […]CONTINUE READING →
Purpose: Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP) El Dorado Main Street has become aware of a grant opportunity offered by the Department of Interior through the National Park Service. The goal of the grant is to support the rehabilitation of historic properties of significance on a local level in order to rehabilitate, protect, and foster economic […]CONTINUE READING →
By Deanna Bonn and Everyday El Dorado There was a great turnout and great information delivered at the El Dorado Main Street Downtown Assembly. We heard about a variety of ongoing and upcoming projects and events from Dr. Keith West with KBTL 88.1, Deanna Bonn with Everyday El Dorado, Scott Rickard with City of El […]CONTINUE READING →
Members of the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday (Feb. 15) to honor its members. There were several awards given and an introduction by Jordan Buxton the new chamber director. For more details and photos check out this great article from the local Butler County Times Gazette.CONTINUE READING →
Local blogger Deanna Bonn was named the Executive Producer of ElDoradio. Bonn is the creator of Every Day El Dorado a blog and podcast dedicated to the goings on around town. Assisted by multiple entities and people within the city, Bonn will produce an hour segment on Butler’s radio station. The station will include a […]CONTINUE READING →
El Dorado was chosen as an Opportunity Zone. This means investors can invest in improvements within a designated area within El Dorado. This includes the Downtown and Historic Districts. For more details check out Every Day El Dorado’s post.CONTINUE READING →
This month’s community newsletter features the founding of El Doradio. El Doradio would be the voice of the community featured on Butler Community College’s radio station 88.1.CONTINUE READING →
A NetWork Kansas E-Community has made a commitment to cultivating an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses. This includes the City of El Dorado. Selected communities partner with NetWork Kansas to establish a locally-administered loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, to increase connectivity to resources […]CONTINUE READING →
Thank you Artscape 2 Committee for raising funds to clean up and repair all existing sculptures. Look to the new year for possible additions to join your favorites. Members of the MainStreet Artscape 2 Committee are Terri Scott, Sherry Hermreck, Valerie Haring, Vicki Bailey, and Laura Guthrie. The goal for Artscape is to use public […]CONTINUE READING →
The annual El Dorado Chamber of Commerce meeting is Friday February 15. For more information see the flyer below.CONTINUE READING →
We’d like to wish a very warm welcome to Jordan Buxton as the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Director. The chamber is one of our three partner organizations committed to helping El Dorado thrive and prosper. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the chamber under her direction. She is from El […]CONTINUE READING →
We would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make this year’s Old Fashioned Christmas a ringing success! There were several entries in the parade. Photos can be seen on our Facebook page.CONTINUE READING →