Special Event Information
View the Online PRCE Brochure – May-Aug, 2017 Register for Activities Online
Registration for swimming programs opens May 1, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.
Registration opens April 15, 2017 for all other activities
May – August, 2017 Brochure
5K Walk/Run ~ Kids Fun Walk
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Masonic West River Park, 1003 Les Kouba Parkway NW, Hutchinson, MN
Time: Registration begins at 7:30 am at the park shelter 5K Walk begins at 9:00 am – 5K Run begins at 9:30 am
Cost: Includes registration, short sleeve T-shirt, draw-string backpack and lunch at the shelter $25/Individual-$35/Couple-$50/Family of 4.
Same day registration: $30/40/$55
Mail payment (checks payable to Common Cup) along with completed registration form (www.common-cup.org) for each participant by Monday, April 25 to:
Common Cup Ministry Walk/Run
105 2nd Ave SW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Forms are also available at the Common Cup Office and Faith Lutheran Church. Call Ralph Johnson at 320-587-6733 for more information.
The mission of Common Cup Ministry is to gather and share spiritual and financial resources of area churches into one “Common Cup” so that we may minister to those in need.
Fri. & Sat., July 14-15, 2017
Masonic/West River Park
RiverSong 2017 brings back the best of past festivals with a new spin, making it the perfect way to spend a summer weekend in Hutchinson! This outdoor music festival features live music by artists and bands from all over the nation, including the 90’s sensation The Gin Blossoms, The Fabulous Armadillos, Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Farewell Milwaukee, Crankshaft and more! With two stages, 13 bands, games, jam tent, harmonica and hula hoop workshops– you’ll definitely find some new favorites! Enjoy delicious food, local wines, and craft and domestic beers.
Bring your water bottle and fill it for free at our Water Hydration Station! Free on-site parking and free bicycle check—located on the Luce Line Trail.
Free admission for children 14 and under with paid adult ticket. On-site camping available.
Tickets on sale April 1.
Full details at RiverSong website.
This year marks the 75th edition of Hutchinson’s annual summer celebration. Information can be found in the Hutchinson Leader, Chamber of Commerce (320-587-5252), or the Water Carnival website.
Water Carnival/Rotary Bike Ride Saturday, June 10, beginning at 7:30 am at the Crow River Winery. Complete a 12, 25, or 50 mile loop. Same day registration begins at 6:30 am. This is not a group ride.
Water Carnival Music/Pie in the Park Monday, June 12, starting at 6:00 pm in Library Square.
Water Carnival Yoga in the Park Tuesday, June 13, from 6:00-8:00 pm in Library Square.
Water Carnival Boat Parade, Music & Fireworks presented by Citizens Bank Thursday, June 15, starting at 7 pm—FREE ENTRY! Get more information from Eric Westlund: 320.583.0760. Andy Austin performing from 7:00-10:00 pm on the RiverSong stage.
Teddy Bear Band Friday, June 16, at Noon in Library Square.
Run by the River 5K and 15K Run, 1 Mile Kids/Family Fun Run Saturday, June 17, at Jaycee Riverside Park. Links to online registration available at Water Carnival website. Contact Jen Ortloff with any questions – 320-583-1065.
Little Crow Ski Show presented by the Hutchinson Ambassadors Saturday, June 17, at 1:00 pm at West River Park.
Water Carnival Kids Fun Day & Jr Royalty Coronation Saturday, June 17, Noon-3:00 pm at Library Square. Vendors, games and fun for children and families. Kiddie Day parade at 11:00 am.
Water Carnival Foosball Tournament & Knockerball (West River Park): Saturday, June 17. Online registrations available at Water Carnival website. Contact Andy DeMeyer with questions 320-583-7238.
Painting in the Park Saturday, June 17. For more information—Tara Tepley at the Paint Factory: 320.296.8095.
Water Carnival Canoe Races Saturday, June 17. For more information contact Brett Rasmussen 320-587-4901.
Water Carnival H-Town Tennis Tournament Saturday, June 18 only. For more details visit
H Town Tennis Association or David Mach at 320-583-7157.
Water Carnival Grand Day Parade Sunday, June 18 at 1:00 pm.
Water Carnival Grand Finale Fireworks Sunday, June 18 at 10:00 pm from Les Kouba Point.
50 Hassan St SE (320) 587-2368
Come imagine-read-design at the Hutchinson Public Library! The library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program called “Reading by Design”. In addition to reading great books, young library patrons, ages 2-12, can participate in exciting programs. The summer reading program is simple: you set a goal, read books and earn prizes. Program registration kick-off begins May 22-27. Of course, there is also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. Registration continues through July 24 and you have until August 26 to collect your prizes.
Stories in the Park will be held Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 8-August 10. Pre-school and early elementary children along with caregivers will enjoy books and other activities together. Bring a blanket to the park in front of the library and join our guest readers. Pre-registration is not required, but shady spots go fast.
The library and 4-H are working together again this year to bring you the following Programs:
Minnesota ZooMobile – All Things Connected – Using a variety of animals, props, and activities, the Zoomobile naturalist leads students through a process of discovery to recognize the relationships that connect all life on Earth. June 8 at 10:00 a.m.
Mad Science – Fire and Ice is an exciting collection of scientific demonstrations that will make your brain sizzle! On July 27 at 10:00 a.m. come see the scientific method in action and put it to the test – the FLAME test! Learn how cold dry ice really is. See the Mad Scientist use dry ice to shower kids with clouds and extinguish fire! The Lego Guy, Curtis Mork, will be traveling from Colorado to present Stories in the Park on July 6 at 10:00 a.m.
“Brick” & Mortar: The Lego Guy’s personal favorite, BUILDINGS. Learn to construct sturdy walls, facades, appliances and my favorite, furniture.
American Ninja Brick Warrior: A team building exercise where kids work together to build an obstacle course for the Lego people to get through. Ages 6-12 at 3:00 p.m. These free family shows will encourage kids to read, ignite their imaginations and show them many ways to build with Lego® blocks! Daycare Centers, please call in advance for Lego Guy programs.
Schiffelly Puppets presented by the Friends of the Library for the 13th year in a row! August 10 at 10:00 a.m. The program this year will be Cinder-Freckle-Frog-Faced-Ella. What do you get when you cross a glass slipper, a fairy god-mother and a game show? The craziest version of Cinderella this side of the Mississippi. Audience participation, laughs galore and an important lesson to the story, make this great entertainment for the whole family. This year our puppet show is being hosted by State Theatre at 35 Washington Ave E. Please no outside food or drink.
R.E.A.D. Kids, grab your favorite book or choose one at the library and enjoy reading to a registered therapy dog or a therapy rabbit. We are offering the R.E.A.D. program to a limited number of children on Thursday evenings from June 22-July 27. This fills up fast! Sign up will be held May 22-27.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a very simple program with a huge payoff. Kids may sign up at the library any time from birth until they begin kindergarten. Let’s make sure each child in Hutchinson has at least a 1000 books. There are lots of reading and prizes with this program. Come check it out!
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These programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Our library is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.
Hutchinson Public Library hours are
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHO: Boys & girls grades 7-12
WHEN: Practices Tues and Thurs in late afternoon/early evenings starting July 1st through end of Oct. Races on weekends in Sept/Oct.
WHAT: High-school cross country mountain bike race team for the Hutchinson area. This is a great lifelong sport in which all athletes get to race no matter what skill/fitness level. We train to compete in fall races at multiple mountain bike venues throughout the state. It’s an adventurous way to enjoy the great outdoors this summer and fall!
For more info call Head Coach Mike Roen at 320-296-9945 and visit our website for league info.
“Let me Win. But if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt”
The Hutchinson Area Storm Special Olympics team welcomes all athletes of all abilities who have an intellectual disability. Traditionally we have participated in bowling in the fall, basketball in the winter and athletics in the spring. Our team athletes range from those who compete in individual skills to competitive full rule athletes. We emphasize health and wellness, sportsmanship and being the strongest athlete you can be. Volunteer coaches are wanted; you will not be disappointed.
Contact Dawn Mitchell for more information 715-497-6021
Six concerts are offered for the price of a season ticket, three in Hutchinson, and three in Glencoe. A season ticket is only $50.00. Individual concert ticket $20 (door).
Upcoming Concerts in 2017-2018 Season:
Derik Nelson & Family Saturday,
October 28, 2017, 7:00 pm
Park Elementary School
Roy & Rosemary – Violin/Piano
Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
Park Elementary School
For more information about these concerts/season tickets, visit our website .
Saturday & Sunday, July 29-30
The 6th annual MN Pottery Festival will be our largest and best yet! Featuring 30 potters from Minnesota and beyond. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Clay Coyote Pottery & Gallery. There will be hourly demonstrations, Pottery Olympics com-petition, and a Kids Station where they can make their own pieces. The Phoenix Drumline will be selling food. Admission and on-site parking
Family Demonstrations –Fun for All Ages! Free!
Friday, May 19 – Bike to Work Day – Library Square, 6:30-8:00 am
Friday, August 11 – Bike to Work Day-Library Square, 6:30-8:00 am
Sunday, September 24 – Take a Kid Mountain Biking-Stahls Lake, 1:00-3:00 pm
Disc Golf – South Park, Shelter A
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-8:00 pm
Paddle Sports – Boat Landing @ Masonic West River
Wednesday, June 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30-8:00 pm
Fitness Park Demonstration – Rotary Park
Thursday, June 1, 6:30-8:00 pm
Farmers Market Food Tastings
3rd Saturday of the month 8:00am-12:00 pm
Sponsored by Heart of Hutch Eat Smart
Power of Produce (PoP) Kid’s Club
Free for kids 3-12.
Participating kids get two FREE $1 tokens to buy their own fresh fruits and vegetables at the Hutchinson Farmers Market. Program runs from mid-June thru August. Register at our website or
at the Hutchinson Farmers Market.
PoP is funded in large part by the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation and Hutchinson Health.
Kids Gardening Event
Saturday, May 20,10-11 am, Hutchinson Farmers Market
Join Irene Genelin of York Farms and Laura Frerichs of Loon Organics to learn about planting seeds, composting, studying plant structure and story with a veggie tasting. Event is free but please register by calling Karen at 320-583-4419 to ensure enough copies are available.
Power of Produce Kids Club Freezing Class
Thursday, June 22 6:00-8:00 pm, Middle School FACS
Join local food preservation enthusiast Heather Fischer in the step-by-step freezing process designed for adults and children 5+. Adults must accompany children. Cost: $5.00 per child includes all supplies. To register call Karen at 320-583-4419. Deadline to register: June 15.
Thursday, August 3 6:00-8:00 pm, Middle School FACS
This class is hands-on with other canning tips. Take home a jar of “starter sauce.” Cost: $15.00 per participant includes all supplies. To register call 320-583-4419.
Summer Production: The Hutchinson Theatre Company is working with Historic Hutchinson and Hutchinson center for the Arts to bring a summer production of “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kauf-man.
Performances Dates: June 13-15 & 20-22, 2017
Location: Historic Episcopal Church
Time: 7 pm
Ticket price: $20
Information will be available on the HTC website
Hutchinson Thea-tre Company sponsors a youth theatre education-al experience each summer called YoungStars. This workshop is a four-week theatre education workshop tar-geted for area youth who have completed grades 4-8. Students going through the program will benefit by learn-ing about theatre, confidently preparing for participation in Middle and High School theatre events, and, where ap-propriate, auditioning for HTC productions. The workshop culminates with two performances of “The Snow White Variety Show” by Brian D. Taylor.
Workshop Dates: 9:30-11:30 am Monday-Thursday, June 5-June 28 at New Discoveries Montessori School
Performances Dates: June 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm in New discoveries Montessori Gymnasium
Registration Opens: May 8
The cost for Young Stars is $80.
Forms will be available on the HTC website beginning on the May 8, 2017. Forms should be printed off and mailed to Mary Haugen, 160 Orchard Ave SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350. Please DO NOT drop them off at the Center for the Arts. Admission is limited to first 30 students; students must have completed grades 4 – 8. No early registrations.
Contact info: Email Mary Haugen or call 320-296-1895.