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June 20-22, 2024

Smallville Festival

Join us in June as Hutchinson celebrates becoming Smallville, Kansas — home of Clark Kent!

Smallville Festival kicks-off on the Third Thursday in June when Hutchinson, Kansas, officially changes its name to Smallville, Kansas; home of Clark Kent, better known as Superman.

Smallville Festival becomes a way for our community 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.

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Smallville Festival June 20-22

  • June 20
    Thursday
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    Downtown Hutchinson | 6 -9 p.m. — Join us for the ultimate Smallville experience at Third Thursday’s Smallville Festival Kick-Off! Take in the charm of Hutchinson as it transforms into the iconic Smallville, the legendary home of Clark Kent.

    But that’s not all! Bring the whole family and participate in the Annual Smallville Kids Costume Contest, with FREE registration for all budding superheroes and heroines. Let your imagination soar as you explore the heart of Downtown Smallville, where FREE and FUN family activities await around every corner.

    View the Kids Costume Contest Guidelines

     

  • June 21
    Friday
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    Reno County Museum | 11-1 p.m — A Local Hero luncheon will be held at the Reno County Museum, where we celebrate the individuals who make our community truly extraordinary; Smallville’s First Responders!

    The Hutchinson Zoo | 6-9 p.m. — “Zooperheroes” Your $10/person admission will get you mini farm feedings, Keeper Talks, Animal Encounters, train rides, craft station and MORE!

    Salt City Brewing | 5:30-11 p.m. —  Get ready to groove and move on Main Street at Salt City Brewing, with a LIVE street concert featuring the sensational Logan Mize! Only $20/ticket!

     

  • June 22
    Saturday
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    Strataca | 8 a.m. — Test your super strength as you conquer the underground terrain of Strataca during the Smallville 5K! Feel the thrill as you race through winding tunnels and majestic caverns surrounded by the rich history of Smallville. So don your cape, lace up your running shoes and prepare for an unforgettable journey 650’ below the Earth’s surface! $45/person

    Cosmosphere | 9 -5 p.m. — Participants will embark on an exciting, self-guided “race” throughout the Hall of Space Museum, solving clues, discovering artifacts, and possibly leaving with a major award. Registration is Free!

    Kansas State Fairgrounds | 10-6 p.m. — Step into the extraordinary world of the inaugural Hutch Comic Con inside the Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.  Join us for a day filled with interactive experiences, where you can meet and engage with talented creators, immerse yourself in comic culture, and unleash your imagination like never before! This event is organized by NaCl Comic Cons with regular tickets priced at $5/adults, and $30/adult VIP ticket (15 & under receive FREE admission when accompanied by an adult!)

    DCI Park | 1-4 p.m. — Dive in and discover all the parallels shared by Hutchinson and Smallville in the Downtown Smallville Scavenger Hunt! Are you familiar with Downtown Hutchinson? Then this event will be a breeze for you! But don’t worry if you’re new to the area — everyone is welcome to discover the Smallville Story for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $75! Registration is Free!

    Kansas State Fairgrounds | 4-11 p.m. — Join us for the Festival Finale at Smallville Fair, Food, & Tunes! Admission is FREE. Enjoy live music, a movie on the Midway (Justice League,) fair food favorites, and Smallville Festival Announcements!

Featured Smallville Festival Events

 

 

 

  • Thursday, June 20 | 6-9 p.m.| Downtown Hutchinson

    Join us at the Smallville Festival Kickoff during Third Thursday on June 20th for an action-packed evening of fun! Highlights include the Smallville Kids Costume Contest, The Most Clark Kents in One Place photo opportunity, food trucks, live music, and family activities. Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate Smallville's superhero spirit with the whole family!

    View the Kids Costume Contest Guidelines
  • Friday, June 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Hutchinson Zoo

    It's a bird, it's a plane—it's a Zooper Hero! Hutchinson Zoo is joining the Smallville Festival fun with a Zooper Hero Family Night. Through fun activities, special animal encounters, keeper talks and more, your family will have a SUPER time learning about our amazing heroes. Put on your cape and mask, and bring your superheroes to see ours. Only $10/person!

    Get Tickets!
  • Friday, June 21 | 5:30 p.m.| Salt City Brewing

    Salt City Brewing Company proudly presents Logan Mize with a FULL BAND performance on Main Street during Smallville 2024! Get ready for an unforgettable evening. Snatch up your Early Bird Tickets starting from just $20 before they vanish!

    Get Tickets!
  • Saturday, June 22 | 8 a.m. | Strataca

    Test your super strength as you conquer the underground terrain of Strataca during the Smallville 5K! Feel the thrill as you race through winding tunnels and majestic caverns surrounded by the rich history of Smallville. So don your cape, lace up your running shoes and prepare for an unforgettable journey 650’ below the Earth’s surface at the Smallville 5K.

    Get Registered!
  • Saturday, June 22 | 9 -5 p.m. | Cosmosphere

    Join the Cosmosphere for Smallville Festival’s Amazing Space Race. Admission is FREE with a Smallville Festival wrist band (available during check in at the Cosmosphere.) Participants will embark on an exciting, self-guided “race” throughout the Hall of Space Museum, solving clues, discovering artifacts, and possibly leaving with a major award.

    Learn More!
  • Saturday, June 22 | 10-6 p.m. | KS. State Fairgrounds

    Join us for a day filled with interactive experiences, where you can meet and engage with talented creators, immerse yourself in comic culture, and unleash your imagination like never before! This event is organized by NaCl Comic Cons with regular tickets priced at $5/adults, and $30/adult VIP ticket (15 & under receive FREE admission when accompanied by an adult!)

    Get Tickets!
  • Smallville Scavenger Hunt Website Tile (820 X 428 Px)
    Saturday, June 22 | 1-4 p.m. | DCI Park

    Dive in and discover all the parallels shared by Hutchinson and Smallville. Are you familiar with Downtown Hutchinson? Then this event will be a breeze for you! But don't worry if you're new to the area — everyone is welcome to discover the Smallville story. This is a FREE event for all ages!

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    Saturday, June 22 | 4-11 p.m. | KS. State Fairgrounds

    Join us on the Midway at the Kansas State Fairgrounds for Smallville Fair Food & Tunes, featuring the June Midway Movie Night with the Justice League! Admission is FREE, so come enjoy family fun for all ages from Smallville Festival Announcments, LIVE music, fair food favorites, and Ye Old Mill rides ONLY -$4 per person!

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