Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty

A celebration of the history and heritage of Medicine Lodge, Kansas


Peace Treaty Festival & Pageant

September 24, 25 and 26, 2021

image of grandstands full of attendees at Memorial Peace ParkPeace Treaty Pageant
The cornerstone of Peace Treaty is the pageant. It’s a large-scale reenactment of the history surrounding the signing of the peace treaty. learn more

image of Native Americans at a powwowMedicine Lodge Intertribal Powwow
Attending a powwow gives spectators the opportunity to learn more about the history of Native Americans by witnessing a centuries-old tradition. learn more

image of man riding bucking horseRodeos
The festival features both the WRCA sanctioned Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo as well as the NEW “Bulls and Broncs,” a rough-stock-only event. learn more

Image of Carrie Nation in the night showHistorical Night Show
Don’t miss the live melodrama that tells the story of the Medicine Valley Bank robbery on Friday night. Can-can girls and gun-slinging cowboys will take you back to the late 1800s. learn more

covered wagons on Main Street in Medicine Lodge during recent paradePeace Treaty Parades
The parades will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings on Main Street. Bring a lawn chair and ear protection! learn more

About Memorial Peace Park

Memorial Peace Park is the site for the annual Peace Treaty Festival, held the last weekend in September. The park has three main areas: the Pageant Amphitheater, the Rodeo Arena and the Powwow Grounds. The Pageant Amphitheater has been the site of the Peace Treaty Pageant historical reenactment since 1927.

Every year the Peace Treaty Festival features rodeos, a powwow, a historical melodrama, children’s activities, vendors and more. Every three years the Peace Treaty Pageant historical reenactment joins the lineup. 2021 is a pageant year!

Nestled on the edge of the Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway and the historic town of Medicine Lodge, Memorial Peace Park offers visitors unique green spaces, magnificent views and calm prairie. Massive development and improvement projects are bringing added opportunities to enjoy this 300+ acre park, such as a visitor center, hiking trails and primitive campsites.

The three parking areas are blue, purple and red. Blue is for buses, physically handicapped guests and participants only. The purple lot is for pageant parking only and closes after the pageant. Red is near the rodeo arena, but is general parking for the event. Shuttles are available to transport guests to the different areas of the park.

The awe-inspiring Pageant Amphitheater can host outdoor weddings, events, exhibits or live performances. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.


Learn about the history of the pageant

Getting around

With so many events, you'll want to know how to get around. Review the shuttle routes or learn about the locations on our interactive map.

Learn about the history of the pageant

History

It was 1917 that citizens of Medicine Lodge decided to commemorate the Treaty of Medicine Lodge, signed in 1867. learn more