All Schools Day
All Schools Day was established in 1914 and is the longest running celebration of its kind in the United States.
The event evolved from a parade and recognition banquet honoring eighth grade graduates to week-long activities commemorating education throughout McPherson County.
Community members dedicate countless volunteer hours to showcase the annual event. The much anticipated parade is held the second Friday of May in downtown McPherson. Other activities include May Fete featuring student talent, a carnival in Wickersham Park, the Madathon (youth Olympic-style games), a street dance, a movie in the park and fireworks.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | MAY 3-11, 2019
106th McPherson County All Schools Day
BUTTON HUNT | Friday, May 3 - Thursday, May 10
Virtual and physical hunt, each with a $500 Prize! Buy a license at KNGL/KBBE or McPherson Sentinel. Follow AllSchoolsDay.com, KNGL/KBBE or McPherson Sentinel for rules & clues.$5 License Permit and ASD Button must be purchased prior to hunting.
CARNIVAL | Monday, May 6 - Saturday, May 11
Carnival rides available Monday - Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
MAY FETE | Wednesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 9
McPherson Middle & High School Jazz Band kick off each evening at 5:45 p.m. May Fete program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday @ Lakeside Park Bandshell; Thursday, @ McPherson High School.
PRE-PARADE SALE | Friday, May 10 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Check out the sales offered by Downtown McPherson merchants.
106TH ANNUAL PARADE | Friday, May 10 | 10:30 a.m.
Featuring McPherson Legion Post 24 Color Guard, American Legion Riders Motorcycle Color Guard, Uncle Sam & Betsy Ross & numerous floats. Vote for your favorite float (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) by texting 620.798.7877.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES | Saturday, May 11
Beauty and the Beast Beef Show | Canton County Fair Grounds | 11 a.m.
Bull Buck Off | Canton County Fair Grounds | 8 p.m.
Movie in the Park | Lakeside Park Bandshell | Dark
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES | Sunday, May 12
Beauty and the Beast Beef Show | Canton County Fair Grounds | 10:30 a.m.
2019 May Fete Parking Guideline
2019 ASD Parade Road Closures
ADDITIONAL FRIDAY ACTIVITIES
American Legion Riders Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 401 N. Main
After Parade | Hopp's Sno Shack
12:45 - 5:30 p.m. | Linnea Park
Young Eagle Rally Airplane Rides
1 - 3 p.m. | McPherson Airport
1 - 5 p.m. | McPherson Fire Department and McPherson Museum
Inflatables & Concessions
1 - 5 p.m. | Linnea Park
4 p.m. | Challenger Park
King Midas Street Dance
8 - 11 p.m. | Hopp's Sound
@ Dark | Wall Park