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Art. Music. Community.

Hutch Rec is excited to now facilitate Hutchinson’s popular Third Thursday in Downtown Hutchinson, continuing the focus of art, music, and community. Each month will center around a focus, as we encourage businesses, groups, artists, and musicians to become involved as they see fit. Hutch Rec will oversee the communication and marketing of the event, as well as the specifics and layout of each month’s event.

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Let's Go to the Movies & A Block Party

Thursday, August 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • AUGUST LINE-UP: Let's Go to the Movies & Block Party
    Featured Area: 1st Street between Main and Walnut
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    Featured Area (1st street block between Main Street and Walnut – along the Wiley Building, Hutch Rec Downtown, the Fox Theatre, and Pool’s Plus)

    5:30-8:30 p.m.: Let’s Go to the Movies at the Fox Theatre

    Enjoy selected short films from the Tallgrass Film Festival inside the Fox. Concessions and the lobby bistro will be open!


    5:30-8:30 p.m.: Block Party on 1st Avenue, featuring:

    • Human Foosball Game (provided by Electrex)
    • Hot dog feed (provided by Wiley District; meat donated by Tyson foods)
    • Outdoor games and activities (provided by Hutch Rec)
    • Outdoor furniture and games (provided by Pools Plus)
    • Performance from HCC Badinage vocal jazz music group
    • And more!
    5:30-8:30 p.m.: Stroll along Main Street between Avenue B and 1st Avenue
    • New Pink Circus – hula hoop activities
    • Park Place Christian Church – popcorn
    • Lit Studios on Fifth – art/craft activity
    • The Alley – bowling lanes and corn hole
    • Heartland Credit Union – treat trike
    • TECH – water and cookies
    • PFLAG
    • NAMI
    • MOD Squad
    • Gold Wing Road Riders Association
    • Crafty Things by Ronda
    • PCG Vida Nueva
    • Snoko
    • The Art of Stephany Rosiere
    • Cecilia Barlow
    • Henry Busenbark
    • Mary Kinast
    • Communities that Care
    • Heal Reno County
    • Catholicism


  • Third Thursday Monthly Focuses
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    AUGUST: Let’s Go to the Movies & Block Party

    Thursday, August 16th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with featured area of 1st Street in front of Hutch Rec & the Fox Theatre

    Featuring: Short movies at the Fox Theatre; Hot Dog cookout provided by Wiley District; Pools Plus; Electrix; HCC vocal music group Badinage; lawn games; and more!


    SEPTEMBER: Salt City Music Showcase

    Thursday, September 20th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring our local performing centers

    Featuring: Concerts at the Flag Theatre, DCI Park, Fox Theatre, Stage 9, and Avenue A Park; live music highlighting different genres; and more! Music line-up provided by Ad Astra Rado’s “The Scene.”


    OCTOBER: Fall Carnival

    Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.



    Thursday, November 15th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.



    Thursday, December

Third Thursday Submission Form

Hutch Rec is excited to facilitate the monthly Third Thursday event in Downtown Hutchinson. Please submit your activity/event/entertainment.