CVB Activities & Events

The McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is dedicated to sponsoring community activities and events to engage local residents and visitors alike.


The CVB grant program offers funding to organizations interested in marketing an event or attraction, coordinating an event or hosting a sports tournament.



Logo promoting McPherson College Cars Club using a gear shift design
Button design with a boy reading a book to a dog promoting All Schools Day celebration in McPherson
Silhouette image of three bikers and the words BAM FAM 2019
Picture of a orange basketball with black lines
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.

All Schools Day


May 10 | Downtown District


106th annual event commemorating education in McPherson County. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by activities in Linnea Park. Week-long carnival at Wickersham Park. Traditional events include May Fete, the Madathon, a street dance and fireworks.

BAM FAM


May 18 | First United Methodist Church



Annual fundraiser for McPherson Housing Coalition featuring three bicycle routes consisting of 20, 40 and 60 miles. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate. The event also includes a Bicycle Rodeo promoting bike safety.

McPherson College Summer League


May 27 - July 1



Summer basketball league for students entering grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 academic year. The league is for school teams only. Teams play 2-3 games one night each week.

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.
Poster promoting Concerts for a Cause music series

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.
Picture of a orange basketball with black lines

MAYB Tournament


July 6 & 7 | McPherson College



Basketball tournament for boys and girls having completed grades 3-12 during the 2018-19 academic year. The event attracts 20-30 teams each year.
MHS Baseball

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.


Logo for the Mowbray Metric Cyclist Event features blue and gray colors and a bicycle chain

Mowbry Metric Bicycle Weekend


July 20 & 21 | McPherson & Lindsborg



The 40th annual event will attract 150-175 riders from across the state. The weekend ride will occur on road and gravel paths.
Image of two wheels promoting United Way triathlon fundraiser

United Way Triathlon


August 3 | McPherson Water Park


Annual fundraiser for United Way of McPherson County attracting 200 participants. The abbreviated triathlon includes a 200-meter swim, 7-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. 
bandshell and flag

Lakeside Summer Fest


August 3 | Lakeside Park



This new event will feature a sanctioned steakcook off, cornhole tournament, bike race, cross fit event and beer garden. The community event is designed for families and will complement other activities planned at the park include the annual Fishing Derby and Movies in the Park.
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.


BBQ ribs on a hot grill

Good Ol' Boys BBQ


October 13 | Lakeside Park



The 4th annual event will feature a barbecue competition, live music and a beer garden. The Good Ol' Boys BBQ provides family fun and attracts over 1,000 participants.
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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.
Female basketball player dribbling ball down the court

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.