Calendar of Events

2024 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival

Monday, June 10th

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5:00 PM

Library Square (Rain Location- Bobbing Bobber Brewery)

Music in the Park

Hosted by Music in the Park

Food and Beverages for purchase, Live Music by Off Duty Chief!

Food and Beverages for purchase through Hutchinson Rotary, Desserts sold by Historic Hutcandhinson, Live Music by Off Duty Chief from 6:30-8:00pm

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6:00 PM

Library Square

Medallion Hunt Kickoff

Sponsored By E.G. Rud and Sons, Inc.

$500 prize! Medallion Hunt Kickoff and Exclusive First Clue will be given at Music in the Park 6:00 PM

Exclusive First Clue will be given at 6:00 PM. $500 Prize! Must be present to receive the first clue. All other clues will be posted on Facebook on the page

Tuesday, June 11th

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5:00 PM

Ridgewater College

Disc Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Ridgewater College and Hutchinson Jaycees, with support from Little Crow Disc Golf Club

Checkin from 4:45-5:15 pm, tournament starts at 5:30. Cash Prizes!
  • Schedule 4:45-5:15 pm – Check-in with refreshments and souvenir disc. 5:15 pm – Disc Golf Basics Clinic for those interested. 5:20 pm – Player’s meeting.  5:30 pm – Tee time
  • Location: Ridgewater College 9-hole course, Hutchinson campus
  • Entry Fees: $5-$20, depending on division, 60 player maximum
  • More info and Register at Ridgewater College- online registration by 4pm June 12th

Wednesday, June 12th

Thursday, June 13th

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6:15 PM

Masonic/West River Park

Boat Parade

Sponsored by B&B Sports and Jay Malone Motors

Boats launch at Roberts Park, Turn around at the Dam. Food and Drinks available for purchase!

Boats launch at Roberts Park, Turn around at the Dam. Food and Drinks available for purchase!

Want to participate in the Boat Parade? Find more information and Register HERE

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7:00 - 9:00 PM

RiverSong Stage

Live Music by Josie Sanken and Ice Cream Social

Music Sponsored by Branded Solutions, and Primary Eye Care, and Wendling Financial & Insurance Services

Ice Cream starts at 7:30 and is sponsored by CorTrust Bank and Custom Interiors

Friday, June 14th

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12:00 Noon

Library Square (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Teddy Bear Band Concert

Sponsored by Hutchinson Health and MidCountry Bank

Bring your teddy bear and a picnic blanket and be ready to dance! Ice Cream Provided by Hutchinson Health.
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7:00 PM - Doors Open @ 6:30 PM

Hutchinson High School

Miss Hutchinson Pageant

Sponsored by Days Inn, The Elegent Edge, Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, and Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

HHS Auditorium - General Admission $10 at the door

Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:00

Donate to scholarship fund at https://www.watercarnival.org/scholarship/

Saturday, June 15th

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7:30 AM

West River Park for Check In

Carp Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Cedar Mills Outfitters, LandsKapings, West Central Technology

Check in 7:30 AM – Fishing 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Check in 7:30 AM – Fishing 8:00 AM to Noon.
All contestants MUST register with Water Carnival officials in West River Park
Must follow Minnesota regulations for licenses, life jackets, boat handling, boat cleaning.

Water Carnival Contacts:
Adam Schiller 320-444-5224
Luke Klitzke 320-282-9745

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8:00 AM

Park Elementary Courts. (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Pickleball Tournament

Sponsored by Edward Jones, El Loro, and Marco

Check in from 7:15 to 7:50 AM - Tournament begins at 8:00 AM

Check in from 7:15 to 7:50 AM – Tournament begins at 8:00 AM
Spots are limited, please register early!

Water Carnival Contacts:
Mitch Girard 320-296-5028
Luke Klitzke 320-282-9745

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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Community Day

Sponsored by Ashley Furniture, Hutchinson Jaycees, and Hutchinson Utilities

We hope you will join us for a day of fun! There will be games, food, and fun for both children and families.

Midwest Party Supply will once again be providing a variety of bounce houses.

We are thrilled to have a variety of community groups participating in this year’s event. Wheel and Cog, The Hutch Theater Company, McLeod Alliance, and The Hutchinson Center for the Arts will all be participating and providing activities for everyone to enjoy.

Anyone that attends will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle for amazing prizes featuring items from some amazing Hutchinson businesses. The raffle drawings will take place at 12pm – you must be present to win.

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10:00 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Kiddy/Puppy Parade

Sponsored by Culvers of Hutchinson, Erickson Acres Carriage Company LLC, and Hutchinson Jaycees

Kiddy and Puppy Parade

Registration runs from 10am-10:30am.  The parade will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. and run through Riverside Park, ending at the River Song Stage.  In the case of rain, all events will be moved to the Hutchinson Recreation Center.

Parade Categories

  • Group Costumes
  • Individual Costumes
  • Wheels & Wagons
  • Puppies – Register your dog (or cat!) and dress them up in a fun costume for a chance to win a prize.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in each category by our judges. Winners will be announced by our judges during the 12pm program following the parade at the River Song Stage.

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10 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Beanbag Tournament

Sponsored by Larson Builders; Petersen, Juergensen, Hemerick & Co.; and Vivid Image

Check-in 10am. Tournament begins at 10:30am. Cash Payout!

Register online and more info HERE

  • $20/team- 2 person team
  • Payout: Cash payout to top 3 teams
  • Contact Jake Maurer with any questions – [email protected]
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11:00 AM

River Song Stage (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Junior Royalty Coronation

Sponsored by Kwik Trip of Hutchinson, McKimm Milk Transit, and Resonetics

Join us in crowning our new Jr Queen and Jr Commodore

River Song Stage. Raffle drawings to follow coronation at Noon!

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12:00 Noon

West River Park

Cardboard Boat Races

Sponsored by Stamp-n-Storage, Stearnswood, Inc., and Asset Protection & Restoration (APR)

Build a boat, see if it floats!
  • Check-in: 10am to 11am
  • Schedule:  Youth will begin races at 12pm, Multi-Crew and Adults to follow
  • Cost:  Free

Click HERE for more info and to register online

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8:30 PM

Crow River Golf Club

Water Carnival Queen’s Dance

Sponsored by Crow River Golf Club and Cody W. Wendlandt, MD

DJ Music, FREE ADMISSION - Public is encouraged to attend!

Sunday, June 16th

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8:00 AM

Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)

Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol Squadron

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)
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9:00 AM

Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)

Classic Car Show & Shine

Hosted by Saturday Night Cruiser’s Car Club

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1:00 PM

Main Street/4th Ave/Lynn Rd

Grande Day Parade

Sponsored by Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, Hutch Bowl/Squeaky’s Grill & Bar, West Central Sanitation, and Mini Biff

A spectacular Father's Day parade the whole family will love!

2024 Parade Lineup: Not yet available
*Any registrations received after 06/9/2023 will not be added to the program and entry will be confirmed via e-mail.

Parade Route: The parade starts at Main Street and 1st Ave NW, proceeding south on Main Street, west on 4th Ave SW, south on Lynn Road, and ending at the intersection of Miller Ave. and Lynn Rd.

Awards for the Marching Bands will take place a the Rec Center

Click HERE for more information, and registration

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Immediately Following the Parade

225 washington st w

Ice Cream Social

Hosted by Historic Hutchinson

Come enjoy ice cream at the historic property!
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6:00 PM - Doors Open @ 5:30 PM

Hutchinson High School Auditorium

Miss Hutchinson Coronation

Sponsored by Days Inn, Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, and The Elegant Edge

Who will be the next Miss Hutchinson and Hutchinson Princess?

Doors open and seating begins at 5:30, program starts at 6:00
Free admission with a Water Carnival Button or $5.00 at the door.
Bring a canned food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

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7:00 PM

River Song Stage

Outdoor Concert & Button Giveaway

Sponsored by Carpets Plus Color Tile, Uponor, and Valley Sales of Hutchinson

Shaw Brothers Playing by the River!

7PM-10PM
Free Admission

$1,000 Button Drawing Giveaway, must be present to win!

Meet the New Royal Family!

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10:00 PM

Crow River

Fireworks

Sponsored by The City of Hutchinson and Walmart

Closing out another great Water Carnival Week with another great Firework show!

Fireworks will shoot from a barge on the river- so there are no bad seats in the house! Parking available at West River Park.