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June 16 -18, 2022

Smallville Festival

Join us every June for the Smallville Festival in Downtown Hutchinson. Annually the festival kicks-off on the Third Thursday in June where the proclamation is read, and Hutchinson, KS. officially changes it’s name for the weekend to Smallville, KS; home of Clark Kent, better known as Superman. Established in 2018, Smallville Festival exclusively becomes a way to celebrate what makes small-town living SUPER! This celebration focuses on small-town values like: Traditions, Hard work, Grit, Determination, and Pride in where we live.

Enjoy many events throughout town, and end the weekend of festivities at our very own SmallvilleCon held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Check out the Smallville events listed below.

Activities & Events

  • Third Thursday Smallville
    June 16, 2022
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    First National Bank of Hutchinson presents the Third Thursday kick-off of Smallville Festival on June 16, 2022.

    This SUPER-packed evening includes free, family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout Downtown Hutchinson.

    Activities include:

    • Offical reading of the Smallville Proclamation
    • Superhero Big & Small Costume Contest
    • Live Music on a Main Street Stage
    • Superhero Slackline
    • Sugar Sweet Bounce Houses and Inflatables
    • Food Trucks
    • Family Music – Learning & Playtime
    • Smol.hills SmallvilleCon Pregame
    • Music Meet up and Open Mic Night at Sandhills Brewing

    Stay tuned as we’ll add more to the line up! Visit the Third Thursday page below for full details of art, music, and community events.

    Third Thursday

  • Smallville 5K & Super Hero 1-Mile
    June 17, 2022
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    Superheroes of all ages are invited to run, walk, or “fly” their way to the finish line in our Smallville 5K & Super Hero 1-mile, presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson.

    Starting at 8 a.m., June 17, our Super Hero 1-mile event kicks-off in Downtown Hutchinson. A shirt is included in the race entry fee; shirt sizes are not guaranteed after June 3. Babies and toddlers who would like to join their families but not receive a shirt are free. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome at this event.
    This event is not timed and there are no official awards. 

    Starting at 8:30 a.m., conquer our Smallville 5k!  A shirt will be included in the race entry fee; shirt sizes are not guaranteed after June 3. This event is chip-timed and will feature a post-race awards ceremony. The Smallville 5k begins at DCI Park, 2nd & Main.

    Register Here

    Follow and Hutch Rec Race Series on Facebook for additional race information.



  • Smallville Con
    June 18 -19, 2022
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    SmallvilleCon is a two-day convention held during the Smallville Festival in June at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The event is a celebration of all things pop culture and comic books. Featuring over 130 vendor booths, cosplayers, special events, celebrity guests, artists, children’s events, give-aways, and much more! Entry passes will be available on the SmallvilleCon Website below. Ticket prices vary for adults, seniors, military, and children.

    Smallville Con Information

  • Smallville Pub Crawl
    June 18, 2022
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    Superheroes need refreshments, too! Adults 21 and older will enjoy visiting Downtown Hutchinson bars and dining establishments throughout the afternoon and evening in our Smallville Pub Crawl, presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson. Tickets include a shirt plus two drinks at a special check-in event.

    Stay tuned ticket information coming soon!

  • Full Schedule
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    Third Thursday: June 16, 2022 – Smallville Celebration presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson

    Avenue A Park: (Main Street from Avenue A to Avenue C will be closed to celebrate) 

    • 5:30p: Festival Kickoff on Main Stage at Ave. C & Main
      • Official Reading of Proclamation to become Smallville
    • 6p: Public Activities
      •  Live Music
      • Costume Contest
      • Food Trucks
      • Sugar Sweet Bounce Houses & Inflatables
      • Family Music — Learning & Playtime
    Chester I Lewis Plaza | 15 E 1st Avenue
    • 5:30p: Juneteenth Celebration Talent Show — Entry is FREE, Sign up through Facebook Messenger with Hutchinson NAACP
    14 North, 14 N. Main Street:
    • 6:00p: Public tabletop games sessions with the gaming group “smol.hills”
    Sandhills Brewing, 111 W. 2nd Avenue:
    • 8:00 – 9:00p: Music on Main Meetup and Open Mic Night.

    Friday, June 17, 2022 – Celebrate Smallville’s Heroes presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson

    Reno County Museum, 100 S. Walnut:
    • 11:00a – 1:30 p: Honoring our Local Superheroes Lunch sponsored by Allen Samuels and provided by Hickory Stik.

    HutchCC, 1300 N. Plum:

    • Juneteenth Blood Drive hosted by HEELO INC.
    Fox Theater, 18 E. 1st Avenue:
    • TBD

    Chester I Lewis Plaza, 15 E. 1st Avenue:

    • 5:30p : Join for fun, LIVE music, food, and a skit by the youth of NAACP.
    Salt City Brewery, 514 N. Main:
    • Rock the Block; Community Thank You Concert

    Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Smallville Saturday Presented by First National Bank of Hutchinson

    DCI Park, 2nd & Main:

    • 7:00 a.m. – Juneteenth Pancake Feed sponsored by HEELO INC.
    • 8:00 a.m. – Superhero 1-mile begins
    • 8:30 a.m. – Smallville 5k begins
    • 10:00 a.m. – Car Show hosted by Salt City Cruisers
    • 11:00 a.m. – Professional Slackline Performances

    Reno County Farmers Market, 103 W. 2nd Avenue:

    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 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 (held on Thurs. June 16) 

    Kansas State Fairgrounds:

    • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – SmallvilleCon

    Salt City Brewery, 514 N. Main Street:

    • 3:00 p.m. – Smallville Pub Crawl Kick-Off

    Sandhills Brewing 111 W. 2nd Avenue:

    • 7:00 p.m. – Cosplay Registration
    • 7:30 p.m. – Live Music
    • 8:00 p.m. – Cosplay Awards