Special Event Information
View the Online PRCE Brochure – May-Aug, 2018 Register for Activities Online
Registration opens April 16, 2018 online.
May – August, 2018 Brochure
Come to the 2018 Bike and Board Bonanza Saturday, May 19, 9:00-11:00 am at the Tartan Terrain Park. It’s a great opportunity to get your kids a new bike helmet for only $10 and receive a safety check on their bicycle. Kids can ride on the terrain park features with help from members of the Hutchinson High School Mountain Bike Team and members of the Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association.
Bike helmets are provided by Hutchinson Health and Hutchinson Jaycees.
Rain Location: The Depot (Hutchinson Farmers Market)
Join us for to celebrate RiverSong Music Festival’s 10th anniversary, July 13th and 14th. RiverSong 2018 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 Blues Traveler, Davina and the Vagabonds, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, and local favorites! With two stages, 13 bands, games, jam tent, and hula hoop workshops– you’ll definitely find some new favorites! Enjoy tasty 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. Volunteers needed! Full details at www.riversongfestival.org
Date: Saturday, August 18
Location: Hutchinson Aquatic Center—950 Harrington St SW Hutchinson MN
Save the date for our fundraising event! Walk the lazy river, swim laps in pool and/or walk a 5K around the adjacent field. Proceeds serve those in need throughout McLeod County.
Details to follow.
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.
Friday, August 3, 3:00 pm through
Saturday, August 4, 5:00 am
Masonic West River Park
FREE Public Event: You and your family are encouraged to attend. Join people from all over McLeod County as we CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF HOPE! This celebration of life is to honor and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Teams come together for ONE goal, to raise money to help fight cancer. EVERYONE is invited to enjoy this special evening of live entertainment, food, silent auction, games, prizes, fun, and a night of walking under the stars. Teams continually walk on the luminaria-lit path until the sun rises.
EVERYONE is welcome to participate. For information regarding any aspect of McLeod County’s Relay for Life, please contact:
Penny 320-582-2493 Help us finish the fight!
Fun for All Ages! Free!
Random Acts of Kindness Day – Hutchinson
Tuesday, May 1st
Event details available at heartofhutch.com
Paddle Sports – Family Fun Days
Wednesday, June 13th 6:30pm-8pm
Thursday, July 26th 6:30pm-8pm
Family Fun Days include free use of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
Location: Boat Landing, Masonic West River Park.
Kids Gardening Event
Saturday, May 19th 10am-11am
Join Laura Frerichs of Loon Organics and Aimee Haag of Rebel Soil for an hour of exploring the wonders of garden-ing with children, Children will visit exploring stations to learn about planting seeds, studying plant structure and tasting veggies with the opportunity to hear a gardening story read to them. The McLeod County Master Garden-ers will also be on hand with a gardening activity.
Location: Hutchinson Farmers Market Depot
The event is free and children can stop as their parents are visiting the opening of the Farmers Market that day.
Farmers Market Food Tastings
3rd Saturday of the month 8am-12pm
When visiting the Farmers Market this summer make sure to stop at the Heart of Hutch table for a taste of a special recipe prepared by the Eat Smart Committee using fruits/vegetables being sold at the Farmers Market. Visitors are also invited to pick up a free recipe sheet with more ideas for using Farmers Market produce. This year the McLeod County Master Gardeners will be featuring some gardening tips at their booth for those fruits and vegetables being sold. Both organizations welcome everyone to take the time to stop at their booths this summer.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7th – times and locations vary
You’re invited. Hutchinson has over 20 neighborhood gatherings for this national day to connect and get to know your neighbors. Find the neighborhood gathering closest to you at heartofhutch.com.
YoungStars – Hutchinson Theatre Company sponsors a youth theatre educational experience each summer called YoungStars. This workshop is a four-week theatre education workshop targeted for area youth who have completed grades 4-8. Students going through the program will benefit by learning about theatre, confidently preparing for participation in Middle and High School theatre events, and, where appropriate, auditioning for HTC productions. The workshop culminates with two performances of “Omelette Chef of Denmark” by Charlie Lovett.
Workshop Dates: 9:30-11:30 am Monday-Thursday, June 7-June 27, 2018 at New Discoveries Montessori School
Performances Dates: June 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm in New Discoveries Montessori Gymnasium
Registration Opens: May 7, 2018
The cost for Young Stars is $80 per child.
Forms will be available on the HTC website beginning on the May 7, 2018 (www.hutchtheatre.org). Additional information on how to apply and where to drop off or mail forms will be available on the website. Admission is limited to first 30 students; students must have completed grades 4 – 8. No early registrations.
Contact info: Mary Haugen 320-296-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Production: Watch for audition and production announcements under “Latest News” for the Hutchinson Theatre Company’s Summer Production of “Church Basement Ladies” written by Jim Stowell & Jessica Zuehlke with Music & Lyrics by Drew Jansen. The play was inspired by the book “Growing up Luther-an” by Janey Letnes & Suzann Nelson and will be directed Cliff Janke. This show is sure to be a must see!
Auditions: To Be Announced
Performances Dates: July 29 & 31 and August 2 & 5, 2018
Location: Maplewood Academy Auditorium
Time: To Be Announced
Ticket price: $20
Information and Tickets will be available on the HTC
2018 Theme: Personal Courage
Please join All Pro Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vi-kings and the Hutchinson REACH Program for a team building experience. Campers will build their football knowledge along with key motivational elements needed to succeed in all aspects of life.
Location: Hutchinson High School, 1200 Roberts Rd, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Dates: July 19 & 20
Grades: 4-6 and 7-9 (grade entering fall 2018)
Check in: Thursday 9:00 am – Friday 9:30 am
Session I: 10:00-11:30 am – Lunch: 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Session II: 12:15-1:45 pm
ALL CAMPERS WILL GO TO CAMP FROM 10:00-1:45 – HUSTLE AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT 1:45 EACH DAY.
Cost: $50 (Includes Lunch and Camp T-shirt)
To register visit our website: www.chadgreenway.org
Saturday, July 28th 10am-5pm
Sunday, July 29th noon-4pm
The 7th annual MN Pottery Festival will be our largest and best yet! Featuring 34 potters from Minnesota and beyond. The event will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Clay Coyote Pottery & Gallery. In addition to meeting the artists and buying handmade pottery, there will be demonstrations, Pottery Olympics, and a kids’ station. Food for sale on site. Free admission and on-site parking. Full details at www.mnpotteryfestival.com
“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. We compete in bowling in the fall, basketball in the winter and track and field 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 basketball coaches are needed; 1 1/2 hours, one night a week; dates and times to be announced. You will not be disappointed. ** Contact Leah Wolkow for more information: 763-270-7195.
Bowling league will meet on Thursday evenings from May 17- June 21
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $38 SPECIAL PRICE
Includes games (two per night) T-shirt, medal & shoes.
Deadline for registration is April 25.
LIMITED spaces – non-refundable
Call 320-234-5656 or mail payment to: Event Center, 1005 Hwy 15 S, Hutchinson, MN 55350.
Everyone Gets a T-Shirt!