Calendar of Events

2022 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival

Monday, June 13th

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5:00 PM

Library Square (Rain Location- McLeod County Fairgrounds)

Music in the Park

Sponsored by Compass Occasions, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Uponor, KDUZ/KARP, and Vivid Image

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

Jaycee Bike Helmet Fitting and Free Helmets @ 5:00PM, Food and Beverages for purchase through Hutchinson Rotary, Desserts sold by Historic Hutchinson, Kids Activities by Wheel & Cog, Live Music by South Grade from 6:30-8:00pm

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6:00 PM

Library Square

Medallion Hunt Kickoff

Sponsored By

$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 14th

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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
  • More info and Register at Ridgewater College- online registration by 4pm June 14th

Wednesday, June 15th

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7:30 PM

Veteran's Memorial Field

Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Game

 

First Pitch by Hutchinson Water Carnival Royalty, Water Carnival Buttons for Sale

Hutchinson Huskies vs. Glencoe Brewers
First Pitch by Hutchinson Water Carnival Royalty. Water Carnival Buttons for Sale. Buy a button and get in to Sunday’s Game for FREE! 

Thursday, June 16th

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7:00 PM

Masonic/West River Park

Boat Parade

Sponsored by B&B Sports, Jay Malone Motors, and Valley Sales of Hutchinson

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 PM

Masonic/West River Park

Queen of the Lakes Presentation- Erika Tillmann

Sponsored by Welcome Home Management/Woodstone Senior Living Center

Reigning Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes, our Hometown Erika Tillmann
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7:00-10:00 PM

West River Park

Live Music By Andy Austin

Sponsored by Wendling Financial & Insurance Services, and 4 Square Builders

Enjoy live music by Andy Austin during the Boat Parade! Food and Drinks available for purchase at West River Park
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10:00 PM

Crow River

Fireworks

Sponsored By Citizens Bank and Trust Co

Join us for fireworks following the boat parade and music!

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

Friday, June 17th

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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
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7:00 PM

Hutchinson High School

Miss Hutchinson Pageant

Sponsored by Aubony Bridal & Boutique, LandsKapings, Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center, and Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

HHS Auditorium - General Admission $10 at the door

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

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7:30 PM

Veteran's Memorial Field

Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Game

 

Hutchinson Huskies vs. Rockford Crows

 

Saturday, June 18th

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8:30 AM

HHS Athletic Fields

Tiger Time Challenge

Hosted by Tiger Time Challenge Committee

FAMILY fun event that combines some running with obstacles and challenges

The Tiger Time Challenge is an event similar to Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder.  The event combines some running with obstacles and challenges along the way.  Imagine a 5k run with lots of mud.

  • Recommended ages,13 and up
  • Course Length is approximately 3 miles
  • Location is High School, Middle School and West Elementary
  • Approximately 24 challenges/obstacles
  • Obstacles include climbing walls, crawling through mud, getting wet and more

Sign up at www.tigertimechallenge.org

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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Community Day

Sponsored by Ashley HomeStore, Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, and Hutchinson Utilities &

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

Inflatables, Games, Food Vendors and Fun for Children and Families!
Petting Zoo, Wheel & Cog, and Hutchinson Theatre Company will be there!

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

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10:00 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Kiddy/Puppy Parade

Sponsored by Culver’s Restauant, Goebel Fixture Company, and West Central Technology

Kiddy and NEW for 2022- 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.

NEW For 2022: 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
  • Miscellanous

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.

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11 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Beanbag Tournament

Sponsored by Wendorff Insurance and Hutchinson Bus Lines

All proceeds donated to the Water Carnival Scholarship Fund
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10:30 AM

West River Park (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Dunk Tank

Sponsored by Larson Builders, Kwik Trip, and Hutchinson Jaycees

Check-in 10:30am. Tournament begins at 11am. Cash Payout!

Register online and more info HERE

  • $40/team- 2 person team
  • Payout: Cash payout to top 3 teams, (Over 10 teams, $200 to 1st)
  • Contact Jake Maurer with any questions – [email protected]
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11:30 AM

River Song Stage (Rain Location: Rec Center)

Junior Royalty Coronation

Sponsored by Cash Wise Foods and Hutchinson Leader

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! 

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12:00 Noon

West River Park

NEW! 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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12:30 PM

River Song Stage

Live Music by Josie Sanken

Sponsored by Nuvera and CorTrust Ban

Enjoy Live Music by the river with Josie Sanken
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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 19th

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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
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9:00 AM

Butler Field (Hutchinson Airport)

Classic Car Show & Shine

Sponsored by CorTrust Bank

Hosted by Car Club of Hutchinson, MN
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1:00 PM

Main Street/4th Ave/Lynn Rd

Grande Day Parade

Sponsored by Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Walmart and Hutch Bowl/Squeaky’s Grill & B

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

2022 Parade Lineup: Not yet available
*Any registrations received after 06/10/2022 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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5:00 PM

Veteran's Memorial Field

Hutchinson Huskies Water Carnival Baseball Game

Sponsored by: Slumberland Furniture & Benny’s Meat Market

Hutchinson Huskies vs. Loretto Larks

Free Admission with a Water Carnival Button ($5 normal admission)
Dad’s can enter drawing to watch a few innings in recliner chair courtesy of Slumberland Furniture of Hutch
Have supper -grilled pork chops from Benny’s Meat Market; Kids run the bases with the Huskies after the game

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7:00 PM

Hutchinson High School Auditorium

Miss Hutchinson Coronation

Sponsored by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Tri-County Water, and Genesis Salon & Enso Spa

Who will be the next Miss Hutchinson and Hutchinson Princess?

Free admission with a Water Carnival Button or $3.00 at the door.
Bring a canned food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

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10:00 PM

Crow River

Fireworks

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

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

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