Aug 05, 2022

Emancipation celebration kicks off Friday evening in Hutchinson

Posted Aug 05, 2022 10:06 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The annual Emancipation Celebration kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday in Hutchinson.

Lots of activities are planned including the special dedication ceremony for a plaque honoring Chester I. Lewis. The dedication will take place at the Chester I. Lewis Plaza at 12 E. 1st starting at 6 p.m.  Also on Friday night will be the 3-point shootout along Washington near Avenue A, a jazz concert in Avenue A Park and a teen dance at the encampment building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

Saturday kicks off with the annual Emancipation Parade starting at 10 a.m. at Ave. B. The parade will run north to 12th Avenue. A community picnic will follow at 12 noon at the Stringer Fine Arts Center and a dance at the encampment building on the fairgrounds at 9 p.m.

The celebration ends with the Sunday gospel fest and ice cream social at 3 p.m. at the Stringer Fine Arts Center.

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