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January

1King Knut's Day - Lindsborg - 12 noon Conclusion of the holiday celebration! Community potluck at Bethany Lutheran Church. ... King Knut's Day

February

6Annual 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

27 - 28 Salina Gun Show - Salina - Guns, coins, knives, antiques. ... Salina Gun Show

March

27Craftapalooza & 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

13Ellsworth 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

18 - 20 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

23 - 25 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

27YMCA 5K Trail Run - Salina - 5K trail fun run for the whole family and a 50 yard dash for the kids, to benefit the YMCA. The 5K run takes you through the river trails, walking pat ... YMCA 5K Trail Run

April

3Southeast 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

4Messiah Festival of the Arts Messiah Festival of the Arts - Lindsborg - Beautiful Presser Hall Auditorium is large enough that Handel’s Messiah WILL be performed on Easter Sunday with socially distanced and masked full o ... Messiah Festival of the Arts

17Artists' 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

24Ethnic Festival - Salina - Multi-ethnic festival with games, music, food, and family entertainment. Noon-5pm. ... Ethnic Festival

30 - 2 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

1 - 2 MillfestMillfest - Lindsborg - FIRST SATURDAY and SUNDAY - A celebration of McPherson County history featuring a dry run of the Smoky Valley Roller Mill and other living history dem ... Millfest

1Kansas 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

1McPherson College Car showMcPherson College Car show - McPherson - C.A.R.S. Club, or College Automotive Restoration Students, is a student led club open to any McPherson student interested in antique and collector car ... McPherson College Car show

7 - 14 All Schools Day Celebration - McPherson - The Annual McPherson County All Schools Day Celebration began in 1914. The All Schools Day celebration includes a week-long carnival, two nights of Ma ... All Schools Day Celebration

8Tour 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

15Thunder 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

22Central Kansas Flywheels Tractor and Car Show - Salina - Cancelled for 2021; Resume 2022. Demonstrations of rural and agricultural lifestyle including running Sawmill, Steam Engine, re-enactments, one-room s ... Central Kansas Flywheels Tractor and Car Show

June

29Run 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

29Old 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

29Marquette 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

4Annual 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

12Midsommardag - 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

19Wheat 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

19Zoo Cruise Car ShowZoo Cruise Car Show - Salina - Join us for our Zoo Cruisin' Car Show event! After an escorted cruise through Salina and out to the Zoo, we'll have BBQ, ice-cold beers (and non alco ... Zoo Cruise Car Show

26Star 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

Salina Leadsled Spectacular Show & Shine - Salina - ------------------------------------------ POSTPONED - Kustom Kemps of America (KKOA) Leadsled Spectacular Car Show - POSTPONED to 2021 ------ ... Salina Leadsled Spectacular Show & Shine

4 - 15 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

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 holiday fun. ... 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

9 - 10 Fort Harker Days - Ellsworth - This event relives the days of Forts, soldiers and Indians. ... Fort Harker Days

11Mowbray 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

14 - 18 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, parade, pedal tractor ... McPherson County Fair

16 - 24 Broadway RFD presents - Mamma Mia! - Lindsborg - Each summer, Broadway RFD presents a live onstage musical "under a blanket of stars" in the Swensson Park Band Shell. All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. Two ... Broadway RFD presents - Mamma Mia!

17Storm the Castle, a Cycling Event - Lindsborg - The Mowbray Metric Weekend is an annual celebration of cycling put on by the McPherson Area Cyclists. Three rides that take place over two days in Mc ... Storm the Castle, a Cycling Event

19 - 22 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

August

23 - 24 Smoky Valley Saddle Club Annual Rodeo - Marquette - 8:00 P.M. ... Smoky Valley Saddle Club Annual Rodeo

4 - 8 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

7Smoky 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

7Blessing 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

7Funky Junk Roundup - Salina - FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of arts & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind handmade i ... Funky Junk Roundup

14Lindsborg Annual Street Dance - Lindsborg - Who is ready to get your dance on? Bring the family, your lawn chair and get ready to dance the night away with King Midas and his hoppin' band for Li ... Lindsborg Annual Street Dance

20 - 21 El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo - Ellsworth - Held during the Cowtown Days Celebration. Rodeo, 7pm. ... El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo

20 - 21 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

14 - 15 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

28Craftapalooza & 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

2 - 5 Smoky Hill River FestivalSmoky Hill River Festival - Salina - 2021 Rescheduled -- Normally the SECOND WEEKEND in June - In Salina, the first breath of true summer is marked by the arrival of the Smoky Hill River ... Smoky Hill River Festival

4Jam & 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

8United Methodist Church Annual Pit Beef Barbecue - Marquette - 3rd Wednesday. ... United Methodist Church Annual Pit Beef Barbecue

11Salina Tech Vehicle Extravaganza - Salina - Come out and enjoy a fun filled day of viewing all sorts of cars at Salina Area Technical College. Almost 200 vehicles are expected across all catego ... Salina Tech Vehicle Extravaganza

18National Museum Day - McPherson - Discover the museum’s diverse natural history collection of prehistoric fossils found in Kansas, a full skeleton of a Harlan’s Ground Sloth, cryst ... National Museum Day

24 - 26 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

24St. 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

25Smoky 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

25 - 26 Salina Gun Show - Salina - Guns, coins, knives, antiques. ... Salina Gun Show

25Sonnenblumen 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

October

2Autumn 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

8 - 9 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 feature ... Svensk Hyllningsfest

9Annual Silver Needles Quilt Show - Salina - Annual show featuring star-studded quilts, classes, demonstrations, vendors, opportunity quilt, and mini auction. ... Annual Silver Needles Quilt Show

9Antique 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

9Talents 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

9Coronado 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

10Falun 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

November

23MCDS 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

13Lindsborg Holiday Open House - Lindsborg - Lindsborg Holiday Open House! Start your holiday season with a full day of fun and shopping in Little Sweden, USA. Enjoy this all-day experience as bu ... Lindsborg Holiday Open House

13Heart 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

20See '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

22Annual 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

27Christmas 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

December

24Swedish Supper - Marquette - Each December a Swedish supper is held at the Elim Lutheran Church near the park. ... Swedish Supper

27 - 28 Annual Marquette Melodrama and Olio - Marquette - First weekend in December. ... Annual Marquette Melodrama and Olio

4Christmas Open House - McPherson - Horse-drawn sleigh rides, view exhibits, and live music and refreshments. 7-9pm. ... Christmas Open House

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

4Artists' Studio Christmas Open HouseArtists' 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

4Snowflake 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

5Jultide at Bethany College - Lindsborg - Each year, the first Sunday in December, the Bethany College Department of Music presents a special program for the Smoky Valley entitled "Jultide at ... Jultide at Bethany College

11Old Fashioned Christmas - Lindsborg - Bringing back the holidays of yesteryear, the Old Mill Museum presents an Old Fashioned Christmas. Enjoy a shepherd sharing the traditional Christmas ... Old Fashioned Christmas

11Lucia 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

18Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus - Lindsborg - Stop by First Bank Kansas to share your Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus. There will be sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and hot chocolate for a ... Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus

25Julotta - Lindsborg - Julotta - Christmas Morning, December 25. Bethany Lutheran Church, 6:00 a.m. (annually) Come early and enjoy the beautiful sounds of a brass ensembl ... Julotta

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