Moundridge will feature fun for the whole family this weekend, as the Black Kettle Festival returns for its 14th year on June 1 and 2. Here are three highlights:
1) Appreciate the arts
Festival-goers looking to be entertained over the weekend will not be lacking for options. On June 1, the Moundridge Arts Council will be performing the play "It's a Long Story" at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Pine Village, new to the festival this year.
Additionally, there will be kid-centric entertainment with a screening of "Zootopia" at 8 p.m. June 1., while jazz in the park is back this year and going on June 2.
2) Get in the competitive spirit
Those who want to actively participate in the festival will have several chances over the weekend, including the opportunity to compete in the corn hole tournament starting at 11 a.m. June 2, a new event in 2018. Other competitions going on include the softball tournament and 5K run, both going on June 2 as well.
Numerous opportunities also exist for the younger attendees to get involved, with a rock climbing wall, firemen's games and other activities to be offered at the festival.
3) Motor on out
Simply want to cruise through the festival and enjoy some more leisurely events, then check out the car show to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Wheat Ridge Park.
If a different mode of transportation piques your interest, there will also be a fly-in at the Moundridge Municipal Airport from 7 to 11 a.m. June 2. Breakfast will also be offered at the fly-in, hosted by Southwind Global Aviation.
Looking to check out some unique rides at a more leisurely pace, then you can set up to watch the festival parade beginning at 10 a.m. June 2 starting on Christian Street.
If you go
When: June 1 and 2.
Where: Various locations, including Black Kettle Park and Wheatridge Park, Moundridge.
How much: Cost for events varies. For more information, call the Moundridge city office at 620-345-8246.