1. Attend Galva Old Empire Days
A tradition for over 20 years, Galva Old Empire Days celebrates the rich history of the McPherson County community, which dates back to a former town named Empire.
The celebration starts Wednesday with an annual worship service and pot luck dessert at Park Henry. Events continue throughout the day on the Fourth of July, and includes different booths, concessions and events for the entire family.
2. Check out an MAYB game this weekend
A total of 25 teams from both inside and outside the state will converge on McPherson this weekend for the 10th Mid-America Youth Basketball tournament hosted by McPherson.
Games will start Friday evening and continue through the late afternoon hours on Sunday. This year, all games will be held at the McPherson College Sport Center, with teams ranging in age from fourth grade up to high school.

3. Watch ‘The Lorax’ in the park
The McPherson Convention and Visitor’s bureau will host another installment of Movies in the Park Saturday night at Lakeside Park at the band shell.
This week’s offering is the movie adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Lorax.”
The movie is free to the public, though you are asked to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

4. See a free concert as part of the Summer Music Series
The McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation Summer Music Series continues this Friday evening at Lakeside Park.
This week’s musical act will be Jay Huber and Friends. The show will begin at dusk at the Lakeside Park band shell, with popcorn and bottled water provided free of charge.

5. Check out the celebrations on the Fourth of July
The Independence Day holiday on Thursday means a number of McPherson County communities will be holding their annual celebrations in the coming days.
McPherson’s will be at Wall Park on Thursday, with free ice cream for the first 500 people courtesy of the McPherson Visitors and Convention Bureau. The First Mennonite Church will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers at Avenue A and Maxwell from 6 p.m. to dusk.
Lindsborg will be holding their Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, as well. The festivities will be centered around the Swensson Park Band Shell starting at 6 p.m.
Inman’s Independence Day Celebration will be Sunday starting at 7 p.m. on the east side of the high school gym.