Despite more than a bit of uncertainty, planning continues for Arkansas City’s largest event, Arkalalah. The 2020 Arkalalah Festival Committee has now released the theme for this year’s event: “American Made – 150 Years of Arkansas City.” The theme reflects two major milestones, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Arkansas City, and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The American Made logo was designed by local artist and teacher, Mark Dykes. Currently scheduled for October 28-31, the 2020 celebration will be the 89th annual festival. Since the beginning back in 1928, Arkalalah has always been a special time for celebrating the things such as Food, Fun and most importantly Family. The multi-day celebration includes three parades, coronation of a Queen-alalah, dozens of food vendors, and numerous events and activities which draw tens of thousands of people each year. To learn more, visit