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Pony Express Re-Ride

Watch as members of the Pony Express Association take the oath required of Pony Express riders and then exchange the mochila on its journey to carry the mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California.

Breakfast will be served in the alley alongside the Pony Express Barn & Museum (106 S. Eighth Street) with proceeds benefiting the museum.

The event starts at 8 a.m., with riders expected to pass through Marysville around 9:15 a.m.

The Beach Boys Live at Alcove Spring



The Beach Boys, America’s band, has thrilled audiences for decades. Now they’re coming to Marshall County on their 12 Sides of Summer Tour Saturday, July 31, 2021, 6:00 p.m. at Alcove Spring Historic Park, 6 miles south of Marysville, KS.

Tickets can be purchased at mcactickets.com for the concert organized by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative. Tickets can also be purchased at United Bank & Trust at 823 Broadway in Marysville.

The group, billed as America’s favorite band, will perform a two-act concert at the site along East River Road between Marysville and Blue Rapids.


Tickets are $95 for pit experience, $75 for mid-park and $55 for general admission. Children 3 years and under will be admitted free.

Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to the Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” in 1961, dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.


Alcove Spring Historic Park is a 246-acre largely undeveloped park. Located on the historic Oregon-California Trail, the site was the stopping place for many wagon trains, including the legendary Donner-Reed party. The name of the park comes from the Alcove Spring and Naomi Pike falls, both located on the premises and accessible by walking trails. Wagon swales show the mark pioneers left on the land.

According to MCAC, food and drinks will be available at dining tents and food concession stands. Kansas Territory Brewing Company will serve its beers and other alcoholic drinks.

There is plenty of free parking for cars, trucks, SUVs and motor homes. Shuttles and a walking trail connect parking to the location. There are no electrical hookups at the park.

For information about the concert, people can go to mcactickets.com or call 785-859-4260.

July 4th Road Rally

Join in the fun on the Annual July 4th Road Rally sponsored by the Marysville U.P. Depot Preservation Society.  The event begins at 11:00 am at the Marysville Historic Depot. Follow the clues on a tour of the countryside while answering questions along the way. Scores based on overall time, mileage and answers. Cost to participate is $5 per person with a $20 max per car. For more information, please call 785-747-6305.

Marysville Museum Day

Come kick off museum season by exploring our three amazing Marysville Museums for FREE on Museum Day!  Learn about the history of the Pony Express, see the recently-renovated Koester House (and of course the lions guarding the gate!) and check out the historic courtroom at the courthouse!  All for FREE on April 7th! Fun for the whole family!