June 13 June 14 June 16 June 17June 18 June 19

Week Long Events: Monday, June 13 to Sunday, June 19

Medallion Hunt
  • Find the Water Carnival Medallion hidden in Hutchinson! A Water Carnival Button is your “license to hunt”.
  • $500 Prize! Clues available starting Monday, June 14.

Sponsored by E.G. Rud & Sons, Inc., and Pellinen Land Surveying Inc. 


Tuesday, June 14

Disc Golf Tournament
  • Schedule 4:45-5:15 pm – Check-in with refreshments and souvenir disc (masks required)5:15 pm – Disc Golf Basics Clinic for those interested5:20 pm – Player’s meeting5:30 pm – Tee time (Sun sets about 9 p.m.) NOTE: this is 15 minutes earlier than past years8:30 pm or so – NEW Post-course fun : Closest to Pin and Ring  of Fire contests and prizes
  • Location: Ridgewater College 9-hole course, Hutchinson campus
  • Entry Fees: $5-$20, depending on division
  • Register at Ridgewater College- online registration by 4pm June 14th

Sponsored by Ridgewater College, MidCountry Insurance and Nuvera  

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Thursday, June 16

Boat Parade
  • Time 7:00 PM
  • Launch from Roberts Park, turnaround at dam
  • Spectator Location: Masonic/West River Park ~ Food and Drink Vendors on site

Sponsored by Larson Builders, Crow River Signs, Jay Malone Motors, and Valley Sales of Hutchinson

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Andy Austin
  • Time 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location River Song Stage. Food and Drink Vendors on site

Sponsored by Aflac Insurance – Jacob Sanken Agent 

  • Time 10:00 PM
  • Location Displayed over the Crow River. Free Seating at Roberts Park, Les Kouba Point, and Oddfellows Park

Sponsored by Citizens Bank and Trust


Friday, June 17

Teddy Bear Band Concert
  • Time Noon
  • Location Library Square (Rain Location – Rec Center)

Sponsored by Hutchinson Health and MidCountry Bank

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Miss Hutchinson Pageant
  • Time 7:00 PM
  • Location Hutchinson High School
  • General Admission tickets – $8.00 at door

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

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Saturday, June 18

Tiger Time Challenge.
  • Time: 7:30-11 AM
  • Location: Hutchinson High School

Sponsored by H fit 360, Citizen’s Bank, Anytime Fitness/SWEAT, MITGI, Crow River Signs,Paul Wright Farms, State Farm – Kim Kotzer, Hutchinson Health, Ameriprise, HjerpeContracting, Heartland Ag Systems

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Community Day
  • Time: 10:00am -3:00 PM
  • Location: West River Park
  • Bouncey Houses, Food and Beverage Sales (Food Trucks, 3BC, Crow River Winery)

Sponsored by Ashley HomeStore, Peterson Juergensen Hemerick & Co.,Compass Occasions, Backyard Tanning and Hutchinson Jaycees

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Bean Bag Tournament
  • Team Check-in: 10:30am -11:00 am
  • Start Time: 11:00 am
  • Location: West River Park

Sponsored by Southwest Initiative Foundation and MidCountry Bank Ag Services

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Kiddy Day Parade
  • Time 11:00 AM / Registration begins at 10 AM
  • Location West River Park (Rain Location – Rec Center)

Sponsored by Culver’s Restauant, Goebel Fixture Company, and Stearnswood

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Junior Royalty Coronation
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Location Riversong Stage (Rain Location – Rec Center)

Sponsored by Cash Wise Foods and Wendling Financial & Insurance Services

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Cardboard Boat Races
  • Check in: 10am-11am
  • Races Start at Noon
  • Location West River Park

Sponsored by 

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Dunk Tank
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: West River Park
  • Come dunk your favorite teachers!

Sponsored by LaBraaten Family of Companies

Live Music by Josie Sanken
  • Time: 1:30  PM
  • Location Riversong Stage

Sponsored by Nuvera and HTI/TDK

Queen’s Dance
  • Time 8:30 PM
  • Location Crow River Golf Club

Sponsored by Crow River Golf Club 

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Sunday, June 19

Grande Day Parade
  • Time 1:00 PM
  • Location Starts at Main Street & 1st Ave NW, ends at Miller & Lynn Rd (See more information for map)

Sponsored by Walmart and Hutch Bowl/Squeaky’s Grill & Bar

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Miss Hutchinson Coronation
  • Time 7:00 PM
  • Location Hutchinson High School
  • Free with Water Carnival Button or $3.00 at door
  • Bring canned food item for McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf

Sponsored by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, Tri-County Water and KDUZ/KARP/KGLB

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  • Time 10:00 PM
  • Location Crow River
  • FREE seating and parking at Roberts Park, Oddfellows Park, and Les Kouba Point

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

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