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January

4King Knut's Day - Lindsborg - 12 noon Conclusion of the holiday celebration! Community potluck at Bethany Lutheran Church. ... King Knut's Day

February

2Annual Chocolate Lover's AffairAnnual Chocolate Lover's Affair - Lindsborg - Enjoy an evening of elegance and chocolate specialties as local chefs compete for your vote. The Lindsborg Arts & Humanities Award is presented and a ... Annual Chocolate Lover's Affair

9 - 16 Broadway RFD Dinner Theatre - Lindsborg - "Dead to the Last Drop." ... Broadway RFD Dinner Theatre

March

2Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market - Salina - CRAFTAPALOOZA & FABULOUS VINTAGE MARKET is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of handmade items, artisan designs, bling & ... Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market

16Ellsworth Kiwanis Home and Garden Show - Ellsworth - Over 20 vendors to visit and workshops to attend. Food offered by American Legion and Auxiliary. Vendors will give away prizes. Visit the Ellsworth ... Ellsworth Kiwanis Home and Garden Show

21 - 23 Kansas State Button Society Annual Spring Show - Salina - Public welcome! Please join us to view and learn about incredible works of art and history through the world of clothing buttons! 10 AM - 2 PM. Co ... Kansas State Button Society Annual Spring Show

26 - 28 Mid America Farm Expo - Salina - One of the largest spring farm shows in the Midwest. Over 400 exhibits of farm equipment and supplies. Over 300 exhibits are on display representing a ... Mid America Farm Expo

April

24 - 31 Messiah Festival of the Arts Messiah Festival of the Arts - Lindsborg - EASTER WEEK - The Messiah Festival of Music & Art since 1882. Presentations of Handel's "Messiah" and Bach's "St. Matthew's Passion" plus recitals, co ... Messiah Festival of the Arts

6 - 7 By Gone Days - Salina - Demonstrations of rural and agricultural lifestyle including running Sawmill, Steam Engine, re-enactments, one-room school in session, and activities ... By Gone Days

6Southeast of Saline Crimestoppers Fishing Derby - Salina - Family Fun event. Casting Demonstration and Contest. Prizes for age 3 to 16 and 17+. Free Hot Dog and Drink Provided. ... Southeast of Saline Crimestoppers Fishing Derby

6Salina Tech Vehicle Extravaganza - Salina - Come out and enjoy a fun filled day of viewing all sorts of cars at Salina Area Technical College. Mother Nature tried her best last year to stop us b ... Salina Tech Vehicle Extravaganza

20Artists' Studio Spring Open HouseArtists' Studio Spring Open House - Lindsborg - Highly anticipated, this bi-annual event abounds with prolific artists, both local and regional. Experience art being created in central Kansas and me ... Artists' Studio Spring Open House

May

27 - 28 MillfestMillfest - Lindsborg - FIRST SATURDAY - A celebration of McPherson County history featuring a dry run of the Smoky Valley Roller Mill and other living history demonstrations ... Millfest

27Ethnic Festival - Salina - Multi-ethnic festival with games, music, food, and family entertainment. Noon-5pm. ... Ethnic Festival

29 - 4 All Schools Day Celebration - McPherson - FIRST WEEK - The Annual McPherson County All Schools Day Celebration began in 1914. Week-long carnival. Winding of the maypole at Lakeside Park. On Fr ... All Schools Day Celebration

3 - 5 McPherson Gem & Mineral Club Annual Sale and Swap - McPherson - Admission is free to this family friendly event. Hours are - Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sunday 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Auction: Saturday Eve ... McPherson Gem & Mineral Club Annual Sale and Swap

4Kansas Tractor Club Tractor DriveKansas Tractor Club Tractor Drive - Salina - This is an annual Tractor Drive in Central Kansas. The cost is $15 per tractor. All tractors must be able to maintain a 10 mph speed limit. The rout ... Kansas Tractor Club Tractor Drive

4Tour de Trails - McPherson - Central Kansas Conservancy in collaboration with the McPherson County Runegades are pleased to announce their first ever Tour de Trails Event to Promo ... Tour de Trails

18Thunder on the Smoky Motorcycle Rally - Marquette - Experience a motorcycle rally with bike show, swap meet, vendors, and motorcycle museum display. Biker breakfast, entertainment, vendors, and races. 1 ... Thunder on the Smoky Motorcycle Rally

June

1Run for the Soul Motorcycle RunRun for the Soul Motorcycle Run - Ellsworth - Motorcycle run and auction to benefit ECF Spiritual Life Center. $1,000 Best Hand $500 Second Best Hand $200 Worst Hand Held in conjunction wit ... Run for the Soul Motorcycle Run

1June Bloom Garden Tour at McPherson - McPherson - Tour of five beautiful gardens with displayed art available to tour. 9am-3pm. ... June Bloom Garden Tour at McPherson

1Old Iron, Classics, Customs and Cycles ShowOld Iron, Classics, Customs and Cycles Show - Ellsworth - The Old Iron, Classics, Customs and Cycles Show is held in conjunction with "Run For The Soul" and the "Star Spangled Spectacular" in Ellsworth, Kansa ... Old Iron, Classics, Customs and Cycles Show

1Marquette City Wide Garage Sales - Marquette - City Wide Garage Sales and Pancake Feed! Over 20 garage sales AND a Pancake Feed! Fundraiser for Marquette EMS. Pancakes, eggs sausage and drinks serv ... Marquette City Wide Garage Sales

6 - 9 Smoky Hill River FestivalSmoky Hill River Festival - Salina - SECOND WEEKEND - In Salina, the first breath of true summer is marked by the arrival of the Smoky Hill River Festival. A carousel of color and sound u ... Smoky Hill River Festival

7 - 8 Midsommardag - Midsummer's Day FestivalMidsommardag - Midsummer's Day Festival - Lindsborg - The celebration of the Summer solstice was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for ... Midsommardag - Midsummer's Day Festival

7 - 8 Midsummer's FestivalMidsummer's Festival - Lindsborg - The celebration of the Summer solstice was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for ... Midsummer's Festival

21Annual Hook and Slice Golf Tournament - Salina - Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit Golf Tournament. The golf tournament will be a four person team scramble, with both a men and women division. The Hol ... Annual Hook and Slice Golf Tournament

22Wheat Harvest Days - Salina - Demonstrations of rural and agricultural lifestyle featuring horse-drawn binders, antique tractor binding and threshing, and working steam engine. 8 a ... Wheat Harvest Days

29Star Spangled Splash & Blast - Ellsworth - It’s that time of year when we begin to think about summer events. Star Spangled Splash & Blast is an event that has a long standing history and a b ... Star Spangled Splash & Blast

July

4Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration - Lindsborg - Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to Swensson Park located at the 400 block of N. Main and enjoy a patriotic evening of food, fellowship and fun. 5:30 PM ... Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

4Old Fashioned Fourth of July - Salina - Old-fashioned fourth of July festival with, games, prizes, stage entertainment, food, drink, and family fun. Noon-4pm. ... Old Fashioned Fourth of July

7 - 18 McPherson County 4-H Fair - McPherson - Over 3000 4-H exhibits in 36 divisions (400 youth in McPherson County participate). ... McPherson County 4-H Fair

10 - 14 McPherson County Fair - McPherson - McPherson County Fair, Canton, KS Fairgrounds. Third week in July. In addition to Open class and 4-H exhibits, there's a rodeo, demolition derby, nigh ... McPherson County Fair

12 - 20 Broadway RFD presents "Pirates of Penzance" - Lindsborg - Enjoy musical evenings under the stars July Friday, 20; Saturday, 21; Friday, 27; Saturday, 28. 8:00 p.m. by Kansas' longest running outdoor theatre. ... Broadway RFD presents "Pirates of Penzance"

12 - 13 Fort Harker Days - Ellsworth - This event relives the days of Forts, soldiers and Indians. ... Fort Harker Days

14Mowbray Metric Bicycle Ride - McPherson - The Mowbray Metric is designed to be a fun ride and not a race with a choice of three routes to ride. Pre-registration and on-site registration, SAG s ... Mowbray Metric Bicycle Ride

22 - 25 Ellsworth County 4-H Fair - Ellsworth - Exhibits, livestock shows, food. http://www.midway.k-state.edu/4-h/events/fairs/ellsworthcountyfair/ ... Ellsworth County 4-H Fair

25 - 28 Salina Leadsled Spectacular Show & Shine - Salina - the Leadsled Spectacular is recognized as "The World's Oldest & Most Established Traditional Kustom Car & Hotrodding Event." LEADSLED SPECTACULAR A ... Salina Leadsled Spectacular Show & Shine

August

26 - 27 Smoky Valley Saddle Club Annual Rodeo - Marquette - 8:00 P.M. ... Smoky Valley Saddle Club Annual Rodeo

27Smoky Valley Classic Car ShowSmoky Valley Classic Car Show - Lindsborg - This show's popularity stems from the shade-filled location and small town hospitality. Growing larger each year, the car show gives out 100 awards to ... Smoky Valley Classic Car Show

7 - 11 Tri Rivers Fair and RodeoTri Rivers Fair and Rodeo - Salina - The county fair, a celebration of country living, includes a parade through downtown Salina, livestock judging and exposition, a carnival, 4-H events, ... Tri Rivers Fair and Rodeo

10Blessing of the Grapes, Harvest-Wine Festival - Salina - A day of fun-filled activity for the entire family. Kid's games, wine tasting for adults. Estate tours and demonstrations. 10am-7:30pm. ... Blessing of the Grapes, Harvest-Wine Festival

16 - 17 When Pigs Fly BBQ/Fly-in - McPherson - KC Sanctioned BBQ contest, music, powered parachute, plane rides, simulator rides, pony rides, tractor pull, great food, and other entertainment. Alwa ... When Pigs Fly BBQ/Fly-in

23 - 24 El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo - Ellsworth - Held during the Cowtown Days Celebration. Rodeo, 7pm. ... El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo

23 - 24 Cowtown Days FestivalCowtown Days Festival - Ellsworth - Celebration of the area's cultural heritage. 3-day authentic longhorn cattle drive, Cowtown Parade, entertainment, re-enactments, old-fashioned photo ... Cowtown Days Festival

September

17 - 18 Annual GEAR HEAD Swap Meet - Salina - Car Parts, Hot Rod Parts, Tires, Wheels, Performance Accessories, You Name It. We are expecting this event to be spectacular. 2 Huge Days of Fun! Even ... Annual GEAR HEAD Swap Meet

31Craftapalooza & Vintage Market - Salina - CRAFTAPALOOZA™ & FABULOUS VINTAGE MARKET is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted one of a kind items, artisa ... Craftapalooza & Vintage Market

7Annual MAC ROD RUN - McPherson - This free event will allow the public an opportunity to see restored and modified cars from classic, nostalgic eras. There will be a trivia contest a ... Annual MAC ROD RUN

7Jam & SlamJam & Slam - Salina - The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Jam & Slam tournament is held annually in September. This 3-on-3 Basketball tournament will take place at the corn ... Jam & Slam

11United Methodist Church Annual Pit Beef Barbecue - Marquette - 3rd Wednesday. ... United Methodist Church Annual Pit Beef Barbecue

21 - 22 McPherson Scottish FestivalMcPherson Scottish Festival - McPherson - Two full days of family entertainment in a shady, attractive park. Fun for everyone, whether Scottish or not. Crafts and games for children. Unique Hi ... McPherson Scottish Festival

21Fall Festival - McPherson - Outdoor event with hands-on pioneer activities for the whole family. 4:30-7:30 p.m. ... Fall Festival

21Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair - Salina - Everybody loves a parade - and food - and fun. And the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair has it all! Don't miss the pancake feed, Salina Journal Chili Coo ... Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair

21Sonnenblumen AutofestSonnenblumen Autofest - Salina - Annual Sonnenblumen Autofest in Oakdale Park, Salina Kansas, is a family friendly event open to all German, and German derived vehicles. Only $10.00 t ... Sonnenblumen Autofest

27 - 29 Prairie FestivalPrairie Festival - Salina - The Prairie Festival is The Land Institute's primary annual public event held over the last full weekend of September. Its themes vary from issues cen ... Prairie Festival

27St. John's Military School's Muleskinner Golf Tournament - Salina - Registration 12:00, Shotgun start 1:00... Prize include Hole In One, Closest to the Pin, Team Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes... Live and s ... St. John's Military School's Muleskinner Golf Tournament

October

27 - 28 Svensk HyllningsfestSvensk Hyllningsfest - Lindsborg - Lindsborg's Svensk Hyllningsfest is a biennial tribute to the Swedish pioneers occurring in October of odd numbered years. The festival features art, ... Svensk Hyllningsfest

28La Strada dell'Arte - Lindsborg - Watch as the pavement in downtown Lindsborg is turned into pastel masterpieces. Everyone of all ages can participate! Located on the 100 block of N. M ... La Strada dell'Arte

5Autumn In The Valley Festival - Marquette - This fall festival features a chili cookoff, German polka band, pumpkin decorating contest, scarecrow contest, and food and crafts booths. 9 AM. ... Autumn In The Valley Festival

5Coronado Heights Run - Lindsborg - 15K and 5K; 1 mile youth run; 2 mile fun walk. And yes, with the 15K, you DO go up and down Coronado Heights (a mile up 300 feet) in the middle of the ... Coronado Heights Run

6Falun Classic Bike Ride - Lindsborg - A 32-mile fun bike ride on black top through the beautiful Smoky Valley area. This ride is designed to be a fun ride and not a race. Begins at Swensso ... Falun Classic Bike Ride

12Annual Silver Needles Quilt Show - Salina - Annual show featuring star-studded quilts, classes, demonstrations, vendors, opportunity quilt, and mini auction. ... Annual Silver Needles Quilt Show

12Antique Engine and Steam Show - Salina - Featured Tractors: Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline & Case Steam powered Sawmill, Tractor Pull and Games, Parade of Tractors, Gas engines, Agricultural demo ... Antique Engine and Steam Show

12Talents Galore Lunch and Craft Fair - McPherson - Saturday, October 19th, 9am-3pm at New Gottland Lutheran Church. Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls served 9-10:30am and 11am-2pm Soup lunch (Deluxe Potato So ... Talents Galore Lunch and Craft Fair

19FSAS 5k Wagathon - McPherson - This race is a 3.1 mile walk or run and will benefit the Salina Animal Shelter. Feel free to take part in the race with or without a leashed dog. The ... FSAS 5k Wagathon

November

26MCDS Charity Softball Tournament - McPherson - This Tournament is a fundraiser for a non-profit organization. We are raising money to spend on our clients Christmas this year. We work with all age ... MCDS Charity Softball Tournament

16 - 20 Festival of TreesFestival of Trees - Lindsborg - Beautifully decked out with a myriad of themes, styles and humorous puns, all trees are decorated by Lindsborg individuals or businesses. Vote for you ... Festival of Trees

16Heart Land Toy Show Salina - Salina - Buy, sell, trade. We have 200 plus tables of toys (not counting what might be sitting on the floor). Something for everyone: Old and New, Re-built and ... Heart Land Toy Show Salina

23Christmas Festival and Parade - Salina - The annual Christmas Festival and Miracle on Santa Fe Parade of Lights is a family-friendly event sure to entertain the young and old alike! Festival ... Christmas Festival and Parade

23See 'N' Sell Arts & Crafts show - Salina - See 'N' Sell was founded by the YWCA of Salina and is now continued by the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. See 'N' Sell began in 1966 with a small g ... See 'N' Sell Arts & Crafts show

25Annual Jingle and MingleAnnual Jingle and Mingle - Ellsworth - Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration featuring Santa Claus and Entertainment . Come Downtown Ellsworth to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas ... Annual Jingle and Mingle

December

18Christmas at the Vaniman Mansion - McPherson - The Museum is decorated for Christmas to include a number of trees. ... Christmas at the Vaniman Mansion

22 - 23 Alternative Gift MarketAlternative Gift Market - Lindsborg - Be a modern Santa and shop at the Bethany College Alternative Gift Market. Buy a donation for a reputable charity group and send a card to a friend or ... Alternative Gift Market

23 - 30 Old Fashioned Christmas - Lindsborg - Bringing back the holidays of yesteryear, the Old Mill Museum presents an Old Fashioned Christmas. Families are welcome to enjoy the music and delve i ... Old Fashioned Christmas

23Artists' Studio Christmas Open HouseArtists' Studio Christmas Open House - Lindsborg - Eighteen area artists invite you into their creative space presenting various works and to discuss stylistic mediums and choices. The studios are open ... Artists' Studio Christmas Open House

23Artists' Studio Christmas Open House - Lindsborg - Acquaint yourself for the first time or yet again to the welcoming artistic community of Lindsborg. Start at the Red Barn Studio (212 S. Main) and pic ... Artists' Studio Christmas Open House

23Snowflake Parade - Lindsborg - "C'mon, get snowflaky!" All angels, Santas, snowballs, elves, bells, snowflakes, fairies and jul tomtes are welcome! The Snowflake Parade is for child ... Snowflake Parade

24Jultide at Bethany College - Lindsborg - Featuring the Bethany College choirs, symphonic band, brass ensemble and handbell choir. Begins at 4:00 p.m. in Presser Hall on Bethany College campus ... Jultide at Bethany College

27Swedish Supper - Marquette - Each December a Swedish supper is held at the Elim Lutheran Church near the park. ... Swedish Supper

30 - 1 Christmas Open House - McPherson - Horse-drawn sleigh rides, view exhibits, and live music and refreshments. 7-9pm. ... Christmas Open House

30Lucia Festival - Lindsborg - Second Saturday - Lucia Fest ushers in Christmas season according to 18th century Swedish tradition, live Christmas music, folk dancing, and crowning ... Lucia Festival

30Holidays in the Heartland - Salina - Father Christmas, children's make-and-take holiday ornaments, musical entertainment, and refreshments. 2-4pm. ... Holidays in the Heartland

30 - 1 Annual Marquette Melodrama and Olio - Marquette - First weekend in December. ... Annual Marquette Melodrama and Olio

1Messiah Lutheran Church Candlelight Concert - Lindsborg - The 76th Annual Candlelight Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church. ... Messiah Lutheran Church Candlelight Concert

20Julotta - Lindsborg - Julotta Christmas Morning, December 25, 2015. Bethany Lutheran Church, 6:00 a.m. (annual) Evangelical Covenant Church, 6:00 a.m. (odd years only) ... Julotta

21Annandag Jul - Lindsborg - Annandag Jul Day after Christmas, December 26, 2015. Bethany Lutheran Church, 10:00 a.m. Annandag Jul means literally "another day of Christmas ... Annandag Jul