McPherson Chamber of Commerce



PUBLICATION DATE ** May 11, 2022

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McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. / Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Don’t miss the McPherson Globe Refiners exhibit documenting the first gold medal basketball team awarded in Olympic history and the Museum’s permanent “hands-on” model train exhibit. 620-241-8464.

One Door North, The Gallery of The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. 620-504-6550 An entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, offering individuals with disabilities the chance to explore their own unique creativity and artistic expression using different media – such as clay, painting, and drawing.

McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, 620-245-2570. Library hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8p.m. / Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Saturday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. On exhibit during May and June “Bloom”- artwork by Kayla Borell.


Canton Stars and Stripes Military Museum, 104 W. Allen, in Canton. Exhibits include memorabilia from all military branches. Open for all Military and Patriotic Holidays or by appointment. 620-628-4484

Galva Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, in Galva. Documenting Galva’s history as well as surrounding country schools, displays of past businesses, and information regarding the Cherokee and Santa Fe Trail. Hours: 1st Sunday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon; 3rd Thursday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., or by appointment. 620-654-3343

Inman Museum, 101 N. Main, in Inman. Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment. 620-585-6756 or 620-585-6477. The museum has a life-size village square with six buildings constructed with 100-year-old materials, a restored train deport complete with a caboose, and a full early prairie homestead.

Kansas Motorcycle Museum, 120 N. Washington, in Marquette. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.785-546-2449 or Three galleries that are home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of various makes and models, motorcycle racing memorabilia, photos, clothing, trophies, and posters.

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays and County holidays. For more information go online to 785-227-3595

Birger Sandzén Art Gallery- 401 N. First St., in Lindsborg. 785-227-2220. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. To view online work from Sandzén’s early, middle, or later years or to see selections from the gallery’s other collections visit their website at

The Cole House, 405 E. Cole St. in Moundridge. Tours are available by calling 620-345-2427. Be sure to also visit the Moundridge Depot Museum, which is also open by appointment only for tours.


Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th
All Schools Day – May Fete- 7 p.m. both evenings. On Wednesday May Fete will be at Lakeside Park (or the McPherson High School in case of rain). On Thursday May Fete will be at McPherson High School. May Fete showcases the talents of school age children from across McPherson County. Each night will have different performers. For more information visit the McPherson County All Schools Day Facebook page or their website at

Thursday, May 12th
Preschool Egg-Stravaganza – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at McPherson County Extension office, 600 Woodside. This program will have three sessions. During each session, we will have story time, check in on the incubation process, and have a few activities for parents and children to do together. This session will be about meet the chicks! (Our chicks should be hatching!) To learn more and to register, go to their

Friday, May 13th
All Schools Day Pre-Parade Sale- Check out the annual pre-parade sale in Downtown McPherson from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Then shop the “All Day Deals” citywide after the parade! Don’t forget to wear your ASD button – “A Celebration of Champions!” A McPherson Main Street Promotion.

Breakfast of Champions – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Arts After School will be serving breakfast burritos at Journey Church and along the parade route. All proceeds benefit the Arts After School program.

2022 All Schools Day Celebration – “A Celebration of Champions”- Downtown McPherson. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown McPherson. There will also be downtown concessions, fireworks in the evening at Wall Park, and a street dance at the corner of Elm & Euclid at 8 p.m. with music provided by King Midas! For more information visit the McPherson County All Schools Day Facebook page or their website at

Spaghetti Lunch at McPherson Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid. 11:30-2pm. After the ASD parade, sit down and enjoy our served lunch at the Senior Center or get it to go! Suggested donation $8.00.

McPherson County Republican’s BBQ at Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. After the parade, come down to the community building to eat some good BBQ and hear from elected officials and candidates. Suggested donation of $20 for single and $35 couple. RSVP Jenny Goering at [email protected] or text 620.504.2033.

Fitness Experience at Linnea Park, 122 N. Elm St. Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) of Mac-Town Crossfit is hosting a fitness experience in place of Mad-a-thon this year. It is free to all kids 8-18. Kids will start at 1:00 p.m. and teens will start at 1:30 p.m. delicious

Bo Moddelmog Memorial 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Registration deadline is May 9 with a registration fee of $15, $20 registration fee after the 9th until the 11th. Four divisions will be playing; 5/6, 7/8, JV 9/10, V 9/12. Games will start at 2 p.m. Proceeds raised from the tournament will be going directly towards Bo Moddelmog scholarship fund at FCA. For more information and to sign up contact 620.755.3709 or email [email protected]

All Schools Day Cornhole Tournament presented by Smokin’ Cornhole in the parking lot across Hopps Sound and Electric, 214 E. Euclid St. $40/team beginning at 12 p.m. For more details go to the Facebook event: All Schools Day Tournament.

All Schools Day Block Party at 214 E. Euclid starting at 1 p.m. Magic show, juggler, face painting, free ice cream, food trucks, corn hole, bounce houses, street ball, petting zoo, pony rides, and other numerous kids’ activities. King Midas will be playing at 8:00 p.m.

Veggie Garden & 4-H Showcase – 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 Woodside St. Join 4-H Youth Development Agent Lindsey Mueting and McPherson County 4-H for their 2nd annual youth Veggie Garden and 4-H Showcase. Youth in grades K-5 are invited to come to pick out plants to start their own gardens at home and visit several activity tables sponsored by our area 4-Hers.

Saturday, May 14th
MHS Championship Basketball – Celebrating 50 Years- 7 p.m. at McPherson High School Auditorium, 801 E First Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the 50 Years of MHS Championship Basketball Facebook page.

2nd Annual Coronado Heights Kite Fly (Rescheduled) – 10:00 am. – 4:00 p.m. at Coronado Heights. For all ages! Bring your own kite or $6 you can make and fly a new one. There will be a limited supply of kite kits available. Trollslanda Toy Store will also have kites for sale at 135 N Main, Lindsborg. Wings of the Wind Kite Company will be displaying a variety of kites and demonstrating how they fly. For up-to-date information go to Facebook event: 2nd Annual Coronado Heights Kite Fly

Sunday, May 15th
McPherson College Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m. at the McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie Street. Featuring the McPherson College Community Orchestra in performance with the choir for Mark Hayes’ Te Deum and John Rutter’s The Lord bless you and keep you. After the concert, a dessert reception will be held in the church basement social room. Free-will donations will be accepted to support the choral program.

UNITE NOW – 6:00 p.m. at Lakeside Park Band Shell. Uniting Christ followers of all backgrounds in a night of worship. No matter the church you attend, you are invited to join others to worship God and build relationships between the churches in McPherson.

Monday, May 16th
Peace Officer Memorial Day – There will be two events this day. The first will be laying the wreaths at 8:00 a.m. at the McPherson Cemetery. The Second event will be the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Building. Come honor the fallen.

Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd
2nd Annual Central Kansas Bownet Boxer Blowout- at Wall Park, 500 S. Maxwell. 6GG for 10U, 12U, and 14U. For more information go online to or register at

Saturday, May 21st
Shred Day- 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Home State Bank, 223 N. Main St. Free and open to the public. A maximum of two boxes will be accepted.

Showdown in Mac Town 2022- 9 a.m. at 4-H Fairgrounds, 600 W. Woodside. 4-H, FFA, and Junior Breed Association members will participate in showmanship, breeding, and market for swine, goats, and sheep.

Baby Bison Spectacular- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Board the tram for a 45-minute prairie ride to enjoy the Maxwell bison herd and their new babies. Tour by reservation only. Email reservation request to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters – 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St. Tickets online at or call (620) 241-1952.

Free Shredding Day – 8-11 am at Raleigh Insurance, 201 S. Main, Inman. If you need to have anything shredded, head on down to Raleigh Insurance and they’ll get you all taken care of. For Inman residents. Check the City of Inman Facebook page for up to date information.

Sunday, May 22nd
Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley Spring Concert – 4:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 N. Main St., Lindsborg. You are invited under the direction of Dr. Keith Dodson for the arrival of spring. The Chamber Orchestra will perform several pieces of music. Admission is free with donations encouraged.

Saturday, May 28th
Memorial Day Poker Run – 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion #140, 524 E. State St., Lindsborg. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. There will be live music, food, and drinks. They will have best hand prize, worst hand prize, and raffles. *CASH ONLY*

McPherson’s 150 Celebration – Time Capsule Opening – 2:00 pm at the McPherson Fire Station, 312 E. Kansas. Live music from Time & Space. Treats provided by Walmart and water provided by Hall’s Culligan. For updates on celebration events visit McPherson 150 Facebook page.

Sunday, May 29th
McPherson Water Park Opening – 1:00 p.m. at the McPherson Water Park, 511 Lakeside Dr. The McPherson Water park is planning on opening. Hours are Sunday – Thursday & Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Daily admission rate is: 0-2 Free, 3-7 $4.00, 8-61 $5.00, 62 & Up $4.00.

Friday, June 3rd
McPherson Chamber of Commerce Classic Golf Tournament- at Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run. Visit the Chamber’s Facebook page or website for updates.

Saturday, June 4th
18th Annual Black Kettle Festival and Car Show- 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wheatridge Park on Washington Avenue in Moundridge. There will be a parade, food vendors, games for the kids, and lots of cars for everyone to enjoy. A day filled with friendly folks, delicious food, and most of all AWESOME CARS! The car show registration is 7 a.m.-10 a.m., with awards taking place at 2 p.m. Watch the Black Kettle Festival & Car Show Facebook page for updates.

Brush Up Inman- 8 a.m.- 12 noon Sponsored by the Inman Chamber of Commerce. Giving assistance to elderly homeowners or homeowners that can’t afford to do minor exterior maintenance to their homes. Volunteers are welcome! For more information call the Inman City Office at 620-585-2122.

Inman City Wide Clean Up Dumpsters will be located at the old recycle center, W. Morgan & Elm St, to drop off all of your unwanted items. The following items will NOT be accepted: tire, ammunition, and Freon appliances. Call Inman City Office for more information 620-585-2122.

Galva City-Wide Garage Sale – Cost to join the list of sales is $5. Checks can be made to GCWGS, c/o Emily Koehn, PO Box 121, Galva, KS 67443. Venmo @ emilykoehn or Paypal @ emilyk35. For more information and to register go to

2022 McPherson Bicycle Rodeo – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at McPherson Water Park Parking Lot. Thy Bicycle Rodeo is an event hosted by the McPherson Police Department and Safe Kids McPherson County. This event provides an opportunity for bicyclists ages 5 to 11 to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to participants at no cost. For more information follow the McPherson Police Department Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 7th
Farm Safety Day Camp – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McPherson 4-H Fair Grounds, 710 Woodside St.
Calling all kids ages 8-12 to learn about how to be safe on the farm. Registration is open to the first 80 kids and deadline to register is May 27. You can pick up registration forms at the Extension Office, 600 Woodside St. Please bring a bag chair and water bottle.

Wednesday, June 8th – Friday, June 10th
Drone Camp – The McPherson Extension Office, 600 Woodside St., will be hosting a UAS (drone) day camp open to all 11–14-year-olds. This will be held at the Extension Office from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. each day. No experience or project enrollment required.


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