Peace Treaty 2021


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Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty

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

June 1, 2024 | Rodeo Arena at Memorial Peace Park

Get ready for the most exciting rodeo event of the summer! The Gyp Hills Roundup Rodeo is back on June 1 and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. You won’t want to miss the thrilling signature events!

Peace Treaty Festival & Pageant

September 27, 28 and 29, 2024

Amphitheater at Memorial Peace Park

The cornerstone of Peace Treaty is the pageant. It’s a large-scale reenactment of the history surrounding the signing of the peace treaty.

Powwow Grounds at
Memorial Peace Park

Attending the Medicine Lodge Intertribal Powwows gives spectators the opportunity to learn more about the history of Native Americans.

Rodeo Arena at
Memorial Peace Park

The festival features both the WRCA-sanctioned Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo and as well as the Buckapalooza rough-stock-only event.

Main Street

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.

Main Street

The parades will be held on Saturday morning on Main Street. Bring a lawn chair and ear protection!

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 since 1927.

Every year the Peace Treaty Festival features rodeos, a powwow, a historical night show, children’s activities, vendors and more. Every three years we also celebrate the Peace Treaty Pageant, a large-scale historical reenactment. 2024 is the next 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.


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