Shop fresh at the Litchfield Community Market, 1-5pm May through October along North Fourth Street. For more information, call 320-552-1387.
Block party 5-8pm at Oak Heights Covenant Church, 1398 South Grade Road SW, Hutchinson. This event features free games, food and entertainment for all ages. For more information, call the church office at 320-587-8483.
Night of cars and bikes 5:30-8pm weekly through August 25 at American Legion Post 104 in downtown Litchfield. For more information, call 320-693-9074.
Thriving Thursdays in Litchfield features Crimson Edge 6:30 to 8:30pm in Central Park. The final performance of the season is August 25 and features music by October Son and a pet parade.
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY, AUG. SEPTEMBER 25. 5
Minnesota Grand Gathering offers 12 days of fun, food, fellowship and more. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.mnstatefair.org.
Showing Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW “Wild Whimsy of the Northwoods” by Diamond Knispel Through Sept. 16. A reception and artist talk will be 5:30-7pm Friday, September 2nd. Exhibition viewing hours are 10:00-17:00 Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free to view the show and attend the artist reception. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278.
The Dassel History Center, 901 First St., is hosting the Crow River String Band at 19:00 at the history center. The band plays a mix of bluegrass, gospel and country music, plus humor and storytelling. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Dassel History Center. For more information, call 320-275-3077.
Hutchinson Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through October at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. SW For more information, email [email protected].
party in the park, 2-4:30pm at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. This is a free family fun event with bouncy houses, free hot dog and chips lunch, face painting, food vendors, prize giveaways including a camping set and ice fishing house. For more information, call 763-222-9648.
Live music by Scarlett Woods 3-6pm at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. Entry is free. Upcoming performers include: Trent Shaw on September 4; Kevin Gerdes on September 11; Bill Litzau on September 18; and John Beck on September 25. For more information, visit www.croriverwinery.com.
Yoga is offered 6:30-7:30pm Tuesdays through October weather permitting at Jomas Hill Winery, 67755 205th St, Darwin. Cost is $15 and includes a drink after class. To register, visit www.jomashillvineyard.com/events/ or call 320-212-6144.
It’s Piano Bar Request Night with Phil Thompson 5-8pm at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. Entry is free. This event contains audience requests. Thompson, who knows over 500 popular songs, is set to perform country favorites and pop hits from the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and more. For more information, visit crowriverwinery.com.
Artist reception and talk by Diamond Knispel, creator of the Wild Whimsy of the Northwoods exhibit, at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278.
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY, SEPT. 2-5
Looking for deals and steals, save the dates for it Hutchinson Garage Sales Citywide.
Hutchinson Concert Association presents B2wins 7-9pm at CrossPoint Church, 1215 Roberts Road SW, Hutchinson. Admission is a concert association membership or $25 ticket at the door. For more information, visit hutchisnonconcert.weebly.com.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 16-17
48th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. Hours are 10:00-18:00 Friday and 9:00-16:00 Saturday. For more information, call the Chamber at 320-587-5252.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 24-25
Elks 41st Annual Gun Show & Knives at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchinson. Hours are 08:00-17:00 on Saturday and 09:00-15:00 on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 12. For more information, call Dale Harbarth at 320-587-8989.
– Have an event for the A&E Calendar? Local entertainment-related events are welcome and published one time free of charge. Email information to Kay Johnson at [email protected] or call her at 320-753-3541.