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2019 Kool-Aid Days

August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

2019 Schedule Below:

Friday, August 9, 2019
*Hastings MuseumFamily Fun Admission is just $5 per person during Kool-Aid Days! Freeactivities includeKool-Aid Stand (5 original flavors),Solar Observing (weather permitting),and WatermelonSeed-SpittingContest. Spittingheats take place each hour based on age.All heat winners areentered into adrawing for the top prize. Separate, special $5 admission required for the super screen Theatre. Movies and show times available at HastingsMuseum.orgor (402) 461-2399. Museum Open9 AM – 8 PM FREE activities

1 PM – 5 PM

Senior Fest For kids atheart who are55+.  This event is specifically geared towards our moreexperienced Kool-aid drinkers! PlayBINGO, drink Kool-Aid, enjoy some entertainment and maybe win aprize. Hastings City Auditorium2 PM – 4 PM
Klub Kool-Aid Sneak Peek Event Beat the crowds and see Kool-Aid Man, Poppin’ Penelope’s balloonart, play the indoorgames, food & fun! Memberships available at the door. Hastings City Auditorium6 PM – 8 PM Members Only
Saturday, August 10, 2019
*Annual Kool-Aid ClassicBicycle Tour This 20, 40 or 65 mile tour travels scenic paved roadsaround theHastings area. Starts behind the Hastings Museum at Highland Park. Registration fee. (402) 463-1138 Registration 7 AM
Ride at 8AM
*Hastings Farmers Market  Area farmers gather in the parking lot behind the HastingsMuseum to offer local produce, meats, baked goodsand crafts. 8 AM–Noon
*Hastings MuseumFamily Fun  Museum admission is just $5 per person during Kool-Aid Days! Free activitiesinclude Kool-Aid Stand (5 original flavors) and SolarObserving (weather permitting). Separate, special $5 admission requiredfor the super screen Theatre. Details at HastingsMuseum.orgor (402) 461.2399. Museum OPEN9 AM – 8 PM FREE Activities

1 PM – 5 PM

*Flying DiscGolf Tournament  sponsored bythe Hastings Dept. of Parks& Recreation at LakeHastings. Registration is by hole #1. Shotgun start. $20 Entry fee/Open Division $30.(402) 461-2324. Registration 9:30AMStart 10 AM
The Kool-Aid Days Trolley Free transportation connects Hastings Museum and downtown events passing the buildingwhere Kool-Aid was invented and driving throughHastings’ Central Historic District. 10 AM – 3 PM
Kool-Aid Days Grand Parade Marching bands and morefrom all over Nebraskajoin the procession down Second Street in Downtown Hastings to kick off the biggest day of the festival and welcome Kool-Aid Man. Announcer’s stand at 2nd and Denver Avenue. 9 AM
The World’s  Largest Kool-Aid Stand  Buy acommemorative mug for $2 or $4 (color changing) mug todrink all you can of 20 flavors of the sweet stuff. Sugar free served all day, too! 10 AM – 4 PM
Kool-Aid Days Kollectibles   Inside and outside the City Auditorium you can buy t-shirts, mugs, bags and many more Kool-Aid Days items! 10 AM – 4 PM
Festival Food Vendors Shaved Ice, Ice Cream, Funnel Cakes, BBQ, Sandwiches, Pasta & More 10 AM – 4 PM
Non-Profit Organization Displays   Don’t miss a visit with local non-profits. Free games & giveaways await! 10 AM – 4 PM
Indoor Games  Test your skill and win prizes inside the City Auditorium. Tickets for sale on the field and in the gym. 10 AM – 4 PM
Kraft Korridor  Vendors from all over the area will have a variety of goods to peruse and purchase. Come see the unique talents and goods! 10 AM – 4 PM
Face Painting    What festival is truly complete without aface painting? Choose from a large variety of designs.Requires tickets available on field or in auditorium. 10 AM – 4 PM
 Poppin’  Penelope  Get your free balloon creation from this amazing balloon artist back for a return engagement. 10 AM – 4 PM
Giant Inflatables  Giant inflatables fill the field for kidsand adults to romp and climb. Tickets available on thefield and in the City Auditorium. 10 AM – 4 PM
Downtown Live Entertainment The Downtown MainStage features some of the finest talent in Nebraska. Local performers and event finals will light up the stage. The newly crowned Miss Kool-Aid Days will be on stage throughout the day. The Amazing Arthur will perform his high-energy magic act at 10:30 AM and 2 PM. 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest Preliminaries  Compete to be the fastest Kool- Aid chugger in your agegroup and advance to the finals. Preliminaries will be held on the festival grounds. Finals to be held on the Mainstage at 3:30pm. 10:30 AM
Kool-Aid CuteKid Contest  Babies & kids in 4 age categories compete for prizes & bragging rights.  All Cute Kids receive a ribbon of participation. Registration will be upstairs in the Auditorium, contest will be on Auditorium Stage, and winner announcement will be outside on the Main Stage.  (402)984-2881 Registration 11AM Contest 11:45 AM Winners 1:30 PM
Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest Finals  Final heats and award ceremonies on the Downtown Mainstage with prizes for contestants in four age categories. 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
BRICKYARD PARK (Woodland Ave. & D Street)
Koncert Kool-Aid: Luke Mills & Fireworks Come celebrate this Nebraska summertime favorite with a homegrown Nebraska countryartist: LUKE MILLS! So come kick up your boots and enjoy the World’s Largest Kool-Aid Stand as it moves to the park. Lots of food vendors, good entertainment, and you can buy Kool-Aid Days Kollectibles, too. Admission is free with any Kool-Aid Days 2019 mug or shirt OR admission is $2 and you get a coupon goodfor a mug. Fireworks will follow the concert. Park Opens6 PM Koncert

7:30 PM

Sunday, August 11th
*Fun in the Sun Car Show  Hundreds of classic cars gather at Pastime Lanes Bowling Alley. Trophy presentation at 3:30PM. (402)462-2695 9:30 AM–3:30 PM
*Hastings Museum Family Fun   Museum admission is just $5 per person during Kool-Aid Days! For the Egg Drop Challenge, eggs will be dropped from the roof of the Museum. Can you protect your egg? Eggs and materials provided free. Open to first 200 participants. Egg Vessel Assembly 1 PM – 3:30 PM. Drop begins at 3:30 PM. Free activities also include Kool-Aid Stand and Solar Observing(weather permitting). Separate special $5 admission required for the super screen theatre. Movie info online at HastingsMuseum.org or call (402) 461.2399. Museum OPEN9 AM–5 PM Free Activities

1 PM – 5 PM Egg Drop Challenge

1 PM – 4 PM

The Kool-Aid Days Trolley Trolley – Free transportation connects Hastings Museum and the Fun in the Sun Car Show (Pastime Lanes). 12 PM – 3 PM
Kool-Aid 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Run/Walk  Starting at Lake Hastings Picnic Pavilion, follow a 5K or 1 Mile route.Prizes for all age divisions Registration7:30 AM Run  9 AM
Kool-Aid Stand and Kollectibles Bring your Kool-Aid mug and enjoy 6 flavors of thesweet stuff. This is also your last chance to purchase Kool-Aid Kollectibles during the festival. Noon – Until Boat Races End
Festival Foods Lake Hastings Noon – Boat Races End
Kool-Aid Kardboard Boat Races  The Kool-Aid KardboardBoat Races sail LakeHastings. Trophies will be awarded in many categories, including “Most Spectacular Sinking”. Boats go on display at noon and race heats begin at 2 PM with awards ceremony to follow. RegistrationNoon

Race Heats

2 PM


August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am
August 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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