HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson residents are invited to celebrate our community with Smallville Festival this week, kicking off during June Third Thursday on June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 18.
Established in 2018, the Smallville Festival celebrates our community. It’s a community celebration that focuses on small-town values, traditions, hard work, grit, determination, and pride in where we live. The Smallville Festival is presented by First National Bank and organized by Hutch Rec.
A complete schedule of Smallville Festival events can be found below, as well as the Smallville Festival web page at: https://www.hutchrec.com/smallvillefestival/. Follow the Smallville Festival on Instagram and the Hutch Rec Facebook page all weekend long.
The Smallville Festival compliments the annual SmallvilleCon event, a two-day convention held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Additional details and ticket information for the SmallvilleCon can be found at: https://smallvillecomiccon.com/.
2022 SMALLVILLE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson)
June 16 from 6-9 p.m. – Third Thursday: Celebrate Smallville
This “super” packed evening includes free, family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout Downtown Hutchinson from 6-9 p.m.
Avenue A Park: (Main Street from Avenue A to Avenue C will be closed to celebrate)
- 6 p.m. Festival Kickoff on Main Stage at Ave. C & Main
- Official Reading of Proclamation to become Smallville
- 6 p.m.: Downtown Block Party hosted by Splinters ‘N’ Rust DIY Workshop and Lit Studios Paint & Pottery, including live music, costume contest, food trucks, Sugar Sweet Bounce House & Inflatables, and Family Music – Learning & Playtime
Chester I Lewis Plaza | 15 E 1st Avenue
- 5:30 p.m.: Juneteenth Celebration Talent Show hosted by Hutchinson NAACP — Entry to perform in the talent show is FREE. Sign up through Facebook Messenger with Hutchinson NAACP
14 North, 14 N. Main Street:
- 6 p.m.: Public tabletop games sessions with the gaming group “smol.hills”
Sandhills Brewing, 111 W. 2nd Avenue:
- 8-9 p.m.: Music on Main Meetup and Open Mic Night
June 17: Celebrate Smallville’s Heroes
Reno County Museum, 100 S. Walnut:
- 11:00a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Stop by and thank a local superhero as Reno County Museum will have First Responders on-hand, as well as a Community Heroes display — Hosted by Sleep Shoppe and Furniture Gallery
Stringer Fine Art Building, 600 E 11th:
- 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: American Red Cross Blood Drive – Hosted by H.E.E.L.O. Inc.
Chester I Lewis Plaza, 15 E. 1st Avenue:
- 5:30 p.m.: Live music, food, and a skit by the youth of NAACP – Hosted by Hutchinson NAACP
Fox Theater, 18 E. 1st Avenue:
- 7 p.m.: “Superman: The Movie” – FREE public showing at the historic Fox Theatre – Hosted by Sonoco
Salt City Brewery, 514 N. Main:
- 8 p.m.: FREE “Thank You, Smallville!” Street Concert — Hosted by The Evans Family
- Band: Lost Wax Band, America’s Original Mashup Party Band out of Kansas City
- Food Trucks available, as well as Bar Service offered both indoors and outdoors
June 18: Smallville Saturday
Downtown Hutchinson – DCI Park (2nd & Main)
- 7 a.m.: Juneteenth Pancake Feed hosted by H.E.E.L.O. INC.
- Serving FREE breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, water and coffee.
- 8 a.m.: Hutch Rec Race Series’ Superhero 1-mile begins (Registration available on-site)
- 8:30 a.m.: Smallville 5k begins – Hosted by Kanza Bank (Registration available on-site)
- 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Car Show hosted by Salt City Cruisers
- 11 a.m.: Professional Slackline Performances
Reno County Farmers Market, 103 W. 2nd Avenue:
- 8 a.m.-noon: Visit Reno County’s Farmers market for fresh produce and handmade goods. Enjoy a LIVE performance by the winner of the NAACP Juneteenth Celebration Talent Show.
Kansas State Fairgrounds:
- 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: SmallvilleCon
DCI Park (2nd & Main Street):
- 4-5 p.m.: Smallville Pub Crawl check-in – Hosted by DCI (Registration available on-site)
- 4:30-7 p.m.: Smallville Pub Crawl throughout Downtown Hutchinson
Sandhills Brewing 111 W. 2nd Avenue:
- 7 p.m.: Cosplay Costume Contest Registration; Live Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
- 8 p.m.: Cosplay Awards