CVB Activities & Events

The McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to sponsoring community activities and events to engage local residents and visitors alike. No matter what the season, CVB staff members are busy planning the perfect scenario to showcase the City of McPherson. Be sure to check out our upcoming schedule. Call 620.241.3340 for more information.
Logo promoting a 5K walk and run fundraiser for the Bluestem Pace organization

Bluestem PACE Race 5K​


April 6 | Bluestem PACE Center


Competitive 5K walk/run to benefit Bluestem Communities.
Logo promoting McPherson College Cars Club using a gear shift design
Black background with the white words PROUD SPONSOR for the McPherson Pipeliners baseball team
Navy and white logo for youth soccer club with the words MCPHERSON CITY FC

Motoring Festival


May 3 & 4 | McPherson College


McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club will host the program's National Advisory Board, Cruise-In on Main Street, internationally known speaker Donald Osborne aka the “Car Guy” and the 20th Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 4.

Pipeliners Baseball


May 31 - July 31 | Light Capital Field



This amateur baseball club chose McPherson as its home after signing a three-year contract with the National Baseball Congress (NBC) and Kansas Collegiate League Baseball (KCLB). All home games are free.

3-on-3 Soccer Tournament


June 1 | Grant Sports Complex



80 youth teams from across Kansas will participate in the 16th Annual McPherson City FC 3v3 Tournament.
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Concerts for a Cause


June, July & August | Hopp's Sno Shack



Weekly outdoor concerts featuring local musicians. All concession stand proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.
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Youth Baseball Tournament


June 7 & 8 | Grant Sports Complex

Local baseball tournament for ages 16 & Under featruing teams from Kansas and Oklahoma.
Baseball, baseball mitt and baseball batt laying on a baseball field

Hooper Showcase Baseball


June 21 -23 | Grant Sports Complex, Light Capital Field & McPherson College Baseball Complex



Local baseball tournament featuring 20 teams from Kansas and Oklahoma.
Black and blue letters representing the logo for MCPHERSON MAIN STREET

Shop the Night Away


July 12 | Downtown McPherson


Annual event sponsored by McPherson Main Street to promote local merchants. Includes sidewalk sales, restaurant specials and family-oriented activities.


Animated red chili pepper wearing a sombrero and holding a bowl of chili

Burnin' Down Main


October 5 | Downtown McPherson



18th annual event features a chili cook-off and dessert contest. Family activities include kids crafts, free pumpkin decorating, talent contest, live music, games, touch-a-truck and more.


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Home for the Holidays


November 1 - December 31 | McPherson Merchants



Annual promotion for holiday shopping in McPherson. Activities include the Sno-Ball Drop, Cookies with Santa, Mini Main Street, free movies at the McPherson Opera House, Girls Night, Guys Night.
Black women wearing a white uniform playing basketball against white woman wearing a red uniform

Mayor's Cup


November 6 | MHS Roundhouse


City rivalry basketball games between McPherson College and Central Christian College. Both women’s and men’s teams attract regional interest including parents, friends and alumni.

Photo of a bison at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.

Great Plains Photographers Conference


November 8 & 9 | McPherson Opera House


Gathering of 200 photography enthusiasts from more than six states. Includes a Sunset Tour at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and a presentation by world renowned photographer Stephen Johnson.