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Welcoming Week (Hutchinson)

September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcoming Week graphic that illustrates outstretched hands around "Belonging begins with US"

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy fellowship with neighbors at this free community celebration! Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident – no matter where you’re from – you belong in Hutchinson!

Sunday, Sept. 12 • 12-4 p.m. at Masonic West River Park, 1003 Les Kouba Pkwy NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • FREE Concert by Sounds of Hope, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Based in St. Paul, Sounds of Hope brings lively music from around the world right to our community! Each year, the organization hosts Songs of Hope™, a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in St. Paul for kids aged 10 and older from around the world. They then go out into communities to perform and share their music. Since the program hasn’t been able to happen this year, Minnesota-based musicians are coming together for this special performance coming to Hutchinson!
  • Activities for kids and families, like piñatas, face painting, games and more!
  • Food vendors

This event is part of Welcoming Week celebrations across southwest Minnesota led by local communities and supported by Southwest Initiative Foundation in partnership with Pioneer PBS and Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. Learn more about Welcoming Week

Locally, we have members of the community representing 10 organizations planning this fun, new event!

  • City of Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Center for the Arts
  • Hutchinson Connects
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Hutchinson Public Library
  • Maplewood Academy
  • New Journey United Church of Christ
  • Ridgewater College
  • River of Hope Lutheran Church
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation

We’d love for more people to join us as community partners! Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved.

For more information, contact Karen Grasmon at 320-587-4848.


September 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Masonic West River Park
1003 Les Kouba Pkwy NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350 United States
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