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Junque Drawer Boutique

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Olathe, you will find Junque Drawer Boutique & Studio.  This 3 story, historic home, is full of local products, gifts, decor and more for the perfect day of shopping.   The front porch is the perfect space to enjoy a cocktail, shop for items on their porch, and enjoy some… Read more »

Celebrate Fall in Olathe

Some of our favorite annual activities happen every fall, right here in Olathe.  Whether you are looking for a pumpkin patch, the perfect autumn flavors, or new activities we have plenty to offer.  With both activities and events indoors and out, enjoy fall no matter the weather! Start saving the date(s) for those fall events!… Read more »

Explore Olathe through KC Trips

KC Trips  Olathe has landed spots in the KC Trips, highlighting the Kansas City metro’s best attractions, coffee spots, and hidden gems. Download the Otocast app on your smartphone to start exploring the trips for free! Visit 3 spots and be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card.  Let’s explore Olathe’s KC Trip… Read more »

5 Free Ways to Enjoy Summer Break in Olathe

Visit Downtown Olathe Fourth Fridays!  This event is free to attend. With over 20 free kids activities, live music, yard games and more there is plenty for the entire family to enjoy!  July’s event features Matt Snook (Previous contestant of NBC’s The Voice) and August’s event features Sunny Side Down. For more information visit…. Read more »

Splash Into Summer

Looking for ways to cool off this season? Olathe has plenty of fun for the family!  From lakes to splash pads, there is never ending fun this summer. Check out our suggestions below on pools, lakes, and even some frozen sweet treats.    Lake Olathe Swim BeachLake Olathe is home to a swim beach and marina… Read more »

Explore Olathe’s Wineries and Breweries

Whether you are a local looking for a new spot to hang out or a visitor looking to explore all of Olathe’s local products and drinks, all of these places are great choices. We recommend checking out each location’s social media prior to your visit, as they may have special events happening you won’t want… Read more »

Fourth Fridays are back!

Fourth Fridays are back in the heart of downtown Olathe. Join us for all four events at the intersection of Park and Cherry streets. This year promises tons of fun for the entire family! From food trucks and live bands to a beer garden and kids activities, there’ll be plenty to do so be sure… Read more »

Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center, An Oasis in the Suburbs

By Andrea Joslin, Outdoor Education Manager Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center is a great way to escape the daily grind and get reconnected to nature. Surrounded by retail shops, homes, a busy road, and ball fields, the park is a little nature oasis in the suburbs. When you walk down into the valley of… Read more »

Let’s Go There!

Let’s Go There!  Olathe, Kansas is proud to welcome you to our community. When you are ready to travel, we are here for you. Whether you’re looking to get outdoors and clear your mind, or dive into a museum and the rich history of Kansas, there are plenty of physically distanced activities in Olathe.  Get… Read more »

Outdoor Road Trip

      Olathe, Kansas is home to so many great outdoor activities! Whether you want to hike miles of trails, sip wine in a vineyard, or kayak in a lake, Olathe is always all in for going all out.   Lake Olathe Whether you want to kayak across the lake, hike the trails or… Read more »