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There’s always something to do in McPherson. The secret is to stay informed. Check our Calendar of Events or plan to visit one of our annual festivals.

McPherson County All Schools Day

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Date : May 04, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Timing : to

Location : 100 N. Main, McPherson, KS

The longest running celebration of its kind, All Schools Day has grown from a parade and 8thgrade recognition banquet in 1914 to a week-long, countywide celebration. The parade is a slice of pure Americana with floats, bands, May DayRead more

When Pigs Fly Food Fest

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Date : Aug 28, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015
Timing : 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location : 1000 Hwy 81 Bypass, McPherson, KS 67460

The When Pigs Fly Food Fest is hosted by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee to bring awareness to the agriculture community and to raise funds for the McPherson County Tom Hunter Agriculture Future of America Scholarship.  SinceRead more

Basketball Traditions Celebration

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Date : Sep 13, 2015 to Jan 01, 1970
Timing : 6:00 to

Location : Community Building, McPherson, KS

  McPherson’s love of basketball began with the highly successful Globe Refiners team of 1936. This year’s celebration (2015) of their gold medal victory at the first-ever Olympic basketball competition will be on Sunday, September 13 with the HarlemRead more

Scottish Festival

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Date : Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Timing : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location : Lakeside Park, McPherson, KS

Set in beautiful Lakeside Park, the McPherson Scottish Festival appears like Brigadoon once a year to celebrate all things Celtic. A full slate of competitions, live music and demonstrations will keep everyone entertained. Highland athletics Pipe and drum competitionRead more

Mountain Man Rendezvous

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Date : Oct 02, 2015 to Oct 03, 2015
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Location : 2565 Pueblo Rd., Canton, KS

Re-enactor encampment shows life as it was during 1800s. Demonstrations of skills of the past includes knife and hawk throwing and fire starting. Prairie tram tours to view buffalo depart hourly each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Read more

Mini Main Street

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Date : Dec 06, 2014 to Dec 06, 2014
Timing : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location : 122 E. Marlin St., McPherson, KS 67460

A children’s shopping experience in Downtown McPherson. Cookies, Crafts, gift wrapping and, of course, Santa! Elves help the kids find the perfect gift for mom, dad and everyone else on their list while you explore all the shops onRead more

Cookies with Santa

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Date : Dec 04, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Timing : 5:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Santa loves to shop in McPherson so be sure to catch him when he’s in town and share a cookie with the big guy. 2014 Schedule: Thurs. Dec. 4: 5-6:30 p.m. at Wendy’s, 610 N. Main St. Sat. Dec. 6: 2-3:30Read more

Holiday Light Trolley Tours

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Date : Nov 03, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014
Timing : 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location : 219 S. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460

There’s no better way to take in all of the holiday lights in the Light Capital of Kansas than aboard the red and green McPherson trolley. It’s like Christmas on wheels! Tickets go on sale Nov. 3, 2014 forRead more

Free Holiday Movies

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Date : Nov 28, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
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Location : 219 S. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460

Free holiday movies are part of the Home for the Holidays promotion sponsored by McPherson Main Street and McPherson Chamber of Commerce. All movies are shown at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main Street. 2014 Schedule: Nov. 29Read more

Halloween Carnival by Beta Sigma Phi

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Date : Oct 29, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015
Timing : 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location : 122 E. Marlin St., McPherson, KS 67460

Held in conjunction with Trick or Treat Down Main Street, the annual Beta Sigma Phi Halloween Carnival features fun games and prizes for Halloween kids including a costume contest and cake walk.

Trick or Treat Down Main Street

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Date : Oct 29, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015
Timing : 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location : 306 N. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460

Bring the little ghosts and goblins to downtown McPherson from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (or until the candy runs out!) to trick or treat with our McPherson merchants. For more information, call 241-7430. Here’s a sample of the 2013Read more

Burnin’ Down Main

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Date : Oct 03, 2015 to Oct 03, 2015
Timing : 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location : 306 N. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460

Get excited for everyone’s favorite fall event in downtown McPherson! We have lots of fun, family friendly activities in the works again this year that’s sure to not disappoint! Public tasting of the soup and chili begins at noonRead more

Movies in the Park

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Date : May 09, 2015 to Aug 01, 2015
Timing : Dark about 8:30 p.m. to

Location : Lakeside Park Bandshell, McPherson, KS

Free family fun at the 2015 Movies in the Park The McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau is busy planning a great line-up of family-friendly movies for 2015. Dates for 2015 movies in the park. Rain location for movies isRead more

Community Theatre

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Date : Nov 07, 2014 to Nov 09, 2014
Timing : to

Location : 304 South Ash Street, McPherson, KS 67460, USA

The McPherson Community Theatre offers annual spring musicals and a fall play at the McPherson Opera House. For more information, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/McPherson-Community-Theatre. Recent productions include The Nerd, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and HONK!.Read more

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Central Christian College Theatre

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Date : Nov 14, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015
Timing : 7 p.m. to

Location : 1200 S. Main St., McPherson, KS

Upcoming theatre productions at Central Christian College of Kansas 2014 – 2015 Schedule: Nov. 14, 15 & 16, 7 p.m. “Little Women” the musical Jan. 29, 30 & 31, 7 p.m. “The Toby Show” a children’s play, Cinderella StoryRead more

Contact

306 North Main Street
McPherson, KS 67460

(620) 241-3340
(800) 324-8022
(620) 241-8708 fax

Anne Hassler, CVB Director
director@visitmcpherson.com

Ann Engel, Main St. Director
mainst@mcphersonks.org