Each year, nearly 40,000 people are in McPherson on the 2nd Friday in May for the All Schools Day parade, and this year will be no exception. We hope you won’t miss this year’s All Schools Day Parade!
The All Schools Day committee is working hard to make the 111th celebration a unique, special event. The “Best Commercial Float” will be back this year, along with the “Peoples’ Choice Award”. Knowing there are many talented float builders in the area, we know you will not be disappointed in the floats.

Parade Information

The 2024 McPherson County All Schools Day Parade will be held on Friday, May 10, beginning promptly at 10:30 am.

Float Participants and Donors

Building a float:
If you’re thinking of building a float, check out our parade packet here.

Entering the parade:
Parade registration begins April 1. The parade entry form is in the parade packet, or is available at Farm Bureau Financial Services, 210 E Euclid, McPherson. Drop your registration form off and pick up your parade entry materials at the Farm Bureau office not later than Wednesday, May 8 at 5:00 pm.

Parade registration fees are:
No fee for schools, individuals or other non-commercial entities
$100 for commercial entities, including mascots, walking the parade route
$500 for commercial entities entering motorized vehicle or float
Commercial entities include both not-for-profit and for-profit entities

Parade Registration Form:
Available in the parade packet, or at Farm Bureau Financial Services, 210 E Euclid.
Float registration form.

Pre-Parade Activity Registration:
Click here for the pre-parade activity registration form.

Band Registration:
Click here for online band registration form.

Parade FAQs

Peoples Choice Award:
Text to vote for your favorite float on the day of the parade. Number will be announced on the day of the parade. ‘Peoples Choice Award’ sponsored by CHS and powered by Nex-Tech Wireless.

Road Closures

2024 Parade Co-Sponsors

Ad Astra
Hutchinson Clinic
Peoples Bank and Trust
Slim Chickens
Steamatic of Central Kansas
The Citizens State Bank
Westlake Pipe & Fittings