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Gaylord, Kansas



*  Easter Egg Hunt

Each year, on the Saturday before Easter, Gaylord PRIDE and the Gaylord Commercial Club join forces to hide bags of candy in the playground of the old school.

*  Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the annual Alumni Weekend. The local American Legion provides the Memorial services at three area cemeteries.

*  Watermelon Day

Gaylord City Park Gaylord has become known as the "Watermelon City" and people from miles around gather on Labor Day weekend to celebrate Watermelon Day. A Sunday morning church service is held in the City Park followed by a pot-luck dinner in the Community Center to begin the festivities. Monday morning, a parade is held followed by a hometown carnival with booths, games, and Bingo. Musical entertainment goes on in the park all day. Free watermelon is served to all at noon.

*  Veterans Day

Veterans Day weekend coincides with the opening of pheasant season so the American Legion Auxiliary serves a bountifiul turkey and dressing evening meal with homemade pies for the hunters but the entire communities from the area turn out for this annual event.

*  Santa Comes to Town

Saint Nick comes to the Gaylord Community Center each year on the Saturday before Christmas bringing gifts for all the children and drawings for prizes provided by local businesses. It's another joint project of the Gaylord Commercial Club and Gaylord PRIDE.


Gaylord PRIDE
(785) 697-2215
Gaylord, KS 67638

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