Calendar of Events

2024 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival

Monday, June 10th


5:00 PM

Library Square (Rain Location- McLeod County Fairgrounds)

Music in the Park

Sponsored by Compass Occasions, Woodstone Senior Living, Uponor, Nuvera

Food and Beverages for purchase, Kids Activities & Live Music!

Food and Beverages for purchase through Hutchinson Rotary, Desserts sold by Historic Hutchinson, Kids Activities by Wheel & Cog, Live Music by Sawyer’s Dream from 6:30-8:00pm


6:00 PM

Library Square

Medallion Hunt Kickoff

Sponsored By E.G. Rud and Sons

$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


5:00 PM

Ridgewater College

Disc Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Ridgewater College, MidCountry Insurance, and Nuvera

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


7:00 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

Friday, June 14th


12:00 Noon

Library Square (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Teddy Bear Band

Sponsored by Hutchinson Health and MidCountry Bank

Bring your teddy bear and a picnic blanket and be ready to dance! Lunch available for purchase

7:00 PM

Hutchinson High School

Miss Hutchinson Pageant

Sponsored by Stockmen’s Greenhouse& Garden Center, Elegant Edge, The Back Yard Tanning Salon and Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce

HHS Auditorium - General Admission $10 at the door

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

Donate to scholarship fund at

Saturday, June 15th


8:00 AM

West River Park

Habitat Hustle 5k  Run/Walk and Kids K

Sponsored Crow River Habitat for Humanity, Valley Sales of Hutchinson

Habitat Hustle 5K – start time is 8:00 am All ages welcome to run or walk the 5k course.
Habitat Hustle Kids K – start time is 9:30 am for children ages 4-11, with raffle drawing for Kids K participants following
Advance registration is found at
Proceeds benefit Crow River Habitat for Humanity. Bring a friend, or build a team to run or walk together!


8:00 AM

West River Park for Check In

Carp Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by KARP/KDUZ Radio, Runnings, LandsKapings, West Central Technologies

Check in 8 AM – Fishing 8:30 AM to 1:30 AM

Check in 8 AM – Fishing 8:30 AM to 1:30 AM
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


8:00 AM

Park Elementary Courts. (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Pickleball Tournament

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


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Community Day

Sponsored by Southwest Initiative Foundation  Ashley Homestore, Hutchinson Utilities

Inflatables, Games, Food Vendors and Fun for Children and Families!

Inflatables, Games, Food Vendors and Fun for Children and Families!
Hutchinson Theatre Company will be there!

Raffle Drawings at noon. Chances to win tickets throughout the morning.


10:00 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Kiddy/Puppy Parade

Sponsored by Goebel Fixture Company, Hutchinson Jaycees, Culvers

Kiddy and Puppy Parade

Registration begins at 10:00 AM until 10:30 AM.  The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. going throughout Riverside Park. In case of rain, all events will be moved to the Hutchinson Recreation Center.

Puppy Parade! Register your pup and dress them up in costume. Prizes given for best dressed dogs.

Categories for the Kiddy parade are:

  • Movie & TV Characters
  • Sports Figures
  • Historical Figures
  • Storybook Characters
  • Pets & Animals
  • Wheels & Wagons
  • Clowns & Bums
  • Miscellaneous

Cash prizes will be awarded to the parade entries that are judged to be first, second and third place winners in each of the eight categories. Prizes will be presented during the program following the parade.


10 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Beanbag Tournament

Sponsored by Hutchinson Bus Lines, Peterson, Juergensen, Hemerick & Co

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]

11:30 AM

River Song Stage (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Junior Royalty Coronation

Sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, Hutchinson Leader, and Zephyrus Financial Services

Join us in crowning our new Jr Queen and Jr Commodore

River Song Stage. Raffle drawings to follow coronation- prizes 2 kids bicycles and more!


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


8:30 PM

Crow River Golf Club

Water Carnival Queen’s Dance

Sponsored by Crow River Golf Club and McKimm Milk Transit

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

Sunday, June 16th


8:00 AM

Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)

Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by Southwest Initiative Foundation and ACC Midwest Transportation
Served by Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol Squadron

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

9:00 AM

Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)

Classic Car Show & Shine

Sponsored by Valley Sales of Hutchinson and Jay Malone Motors

Hosted by Car Club of Hutchinson, MN

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 and West Central Sanitation

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


6:00 PM

Hutchinson High School Auditorium

Miss Hutchinson Coronation

Sponsored by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Tri-County Water,

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 $3.00 at the door.
Bring a canned food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf


7:00 PM

River Song Stage

Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by: Riverhouse Kitchen and Drinks

South 40 Playing by the River!

Free Admission
Band – South 40


10:00 PM

Crow River


Sponsored by Walmart, Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and City of Hutchinson

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.