Themed Announced for 2020 Arkalalah Festival

Despite a year of uncertainty, planning continues for Arkansas City’s largest event, Arkalalah. Jace Kennedy, the 2020 Arkalalah Festival Executive Committee Chairman, recently released the theme for this year’s event: “American Made – 150 Years of Arkansas City.”

“One of the hardest things to do as Chairman is picking the theme for the year. With everything that has changed since mid-March, it became clear to me what I wanted the theme to be – American Made – because not only is it about what has built this country, it is what has built each one of us individually. We are all American Made and we are all stronger for it,” Kennedy said.... Read More

Arkalalah Tasha Bucher Committee Chairman Jace Kennedy 2020 festival theme designed Mark Dykes

Tasha Bucher and  Jace Kennedy reveal the 2020 festival theme designed by Mark Dykes (center).


Congratulations to two deserving seniors of the 2020 class of Arkansas City High School!!!  Watch Arkalalah Executive Committee 2020 Chairman, Jace, nail the speech! 

Grand Marshall

Congratulations to Mike Walker for being selected as the Grand Marshall for Arkalalah 2019!












Queen Alalah


Queen Alalah

Class Reunions

Queen Alalah


Class Reunions

Class Reunions

Class Reunions


Medallion Hunt

Class Reunions

Class Reunions


2019 Arkalalah Day Parade Lineup

Position, Entry Name

1EMW, Color Guard - American Legion Shelton Beaty Post 18

American Legion Riders 


2ME, Fire Department

3E, Grand Marshall - Mike Walker

Maple 1, ACHS Band

3M, USD 470 Transportation Dept

3W, ACHS Cheerleaders

4E, Queen Alalah 88

4MW - 5EMW, Visiting Queens

6E, Little Mr and Miss Arkalalah

6MW - 7W, VFW Post 1254

7EM, Mid Kansas Military Vehicle Preservation

8EMW, Kanasas Veterans Home

8EMW - 9EMW, Cowley College

Maple 2, ACMS

10E, RCB Bank

10M, Sacred Heart Catholic School

10W, Tacolalah

11E, Census 2020

11M, Relay for Life - Toni Greene

11W, The Scaries

Maple 3, Douglas Band

12E, Suicide Prevention

12M, Zeller Motors


13E, Duane Oestman for Office

13M, Ark City Dance

13W, Miss Cowley Co. Outstanding Teen 2019 - Taylor Kennedy

Maple 4, Chaparral High Scholl Band

14E, Creekstone

14M, 1025 The River 

14W, South Central Kansas Medical Center

15E, Early Birds Lions Club 

15M, Kansas Big Brother/Big Sister

Maple 5, Andale Band

15W, Cowley Co Republican Party

16E, Rhiley for Kansas

16M, Cheryl Helmer for Kansas

Maple 6, Mulvane Band

16W, K&O Steam & Gas Engine Assoc

17E, Roosevelt Elementary

17M, Spring Hill Golf Course

17W, Ark City Youth Football

18E, Miss Cowley County Organization

Maple 7, Wellington Band

18M, Urgent Care of Cowley Co

18W, Advanced Cheer Crew

19E, Wichita Leadership Program

19M, Ark City Christian Academy

Maple 8, Augusta Band

19W, Great Clips

20E, Blessing Heights

20M, Gage Hinson

20W, C4 School

21E, Michaela Kehega

Maple 9, Wichita Northwest Band

21M, Cindy's School of Dance & Gymnastics

21W, Kandyland Clowns

22E, Midian Shriners

22M, Rise High Media

Maple 10, Ponca City Band

22W, Mount Hope United Methodist Church

23E, The House FM

23M, Aviator Church of Winfield

23W, John, Melanie and Jaydon Shelmand as Santa, Mrs. Claus & Elf Ebev

Maple 11, South Haven Band

24E, Southwind Casino

24M, Schmidt & Son's

24W, Pam Taylor Riding Her Horse