The All Schools Day celebration includes a week-long carnival, two nights of May Fete, the Parade on Friday morning, the Madathon on Friday afternoon, and many other activities for kids of all ages.

2021 All Schools Day Update

This year’s event will be a scaled-down version compared to previous years.  Our plan is to still make the most out of the situation this year.

The theme for the 108th Annual All Schools Day celebration is: “All Trails Lead Home”.  This is a nod to the celebration of the 200th year of the Santa Fe Trail, which is also this year.

2021 Activities

While neither the parade nor the carnival will be at ASD this year, the following activities will take place:

Button Sales: Buttons are available at Graber’s Ace Hardware, Peoples Bank Main Bank, McPherson Chamber of Commerce , Casey’s McPherson and Cenex (Kansas and Maple). Purchase a 2021 button for $2, get a 2020 button for free!

Button Hunt: The button hunt will begin on Friday, May 7. Clues for both the Medallion and Virtual Button will be available on the All Schools Day Facebook page and from several radio and news media sources. To participate in the button hunt, you’ll need a button-hunting license which is available at KNGL-KBBE Radio, 411 E Euclid, McPherson, and an All Schools Day button. This year’s button hunt is sponsored by CHS-McPherson Refinery, Peoples Bank & Trust and Pfizer. The Medallion was donated by Stewart Sports and Awards.

May Fete: Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13. Wednesday’s event will be at the bandshell in Lakeside Park (high school in case of rain) and the McPherson High School Roundhouse on Thursday. May Fete is sponsored by CHS-McPherson Refinery, Peoples Bank & Trust and Pfizer.

Fireworks: Friday evening, May 14 at Wall Park, beginning at dark. The fireworks are sponsored by United Towers, Inc.

Sponsors: In addition to the Button Hunt, May Fete and Fireworks sponsors noted above, we’d also like to thank these additional All Schools Day sponsors: Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, Hugo G. Dalstrom, and Home Communications, Inc.

For the full schedule, go here>>

Other organizations are planning various events, as well. Check the All Schools Day Facebook page for the latest information.

Thank you to the many supporters of All Schools Day!

As an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, it is only through the generous contribution of time, energy and financial resources of thousands of volunteers over the years that All Schools Day is celebrated.

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