Hutchinson Emancipation Day Celebration
Dates: August 2, 2018 - August 6, 2018
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: City Wide
Address: Various locations throughout Hutchinson, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: (620) 474-2213
Time: See description for times.
Price: No Admission
Beginning in 1889 the Black Community of Hutchinson, Kansas has annually celebrated the January 1, 1863 issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. By signing the Emancipation Proclamation President Lincoln initiated the legal process that resulted in the total abolition of slavery in the United States with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. August 2nd - Thursday evening, Stringer Fine Arts Center, 600 E 11th, 6:45, Movie. August 3rd- 3 Point Shoot Out, Ave A Park, 6-8 p.m.; Jazz in the Park, Ave A & Main, 8 p.m.; Youth Dance, 600 W 2nd, 8-11 p.m. August 4th - 3 on 3 basketball Tournament, 501 S Main, 7:30 a.m.; Emancipation Day Parade, 10 a.m., starting at B & Main; Picnic, noon, Stringer Fine Arts Center, 600 E 11th; Annual Car & Bike Show in honor of Eddie Tipton, noon-2 p.m.; Old School Jam, Encampment Building, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., age 21 & up , buffet opens at 11 p.m. August 5th - Gospel Fest & Ice Cream Social, Stringer Fine Arts600 E 11th, 3 p.m., featuring G.od A.nointed N.ew Generation, The Emancipation Youth Community Choir. Although the Emancipation Day Celebration has its origins in the unique historic experience of Black America these events are open to people of all races to celebrate and enjoy. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Charles Crumble, 620-899-9012.