Friday, Aug. 9
— Kool-Aid Exhibit: Re-Discover the Dream, Hastings Museum, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
— Free Kool-Aid and family activities, Hastings Museum, 1–5 p.m.*
— Senior Fest games and events, City Auditorium, 2-4 p.m.
— Kool-Aid Jammers Boat Races, Hastings Aquacourt. Register by 4 p.m., races at 5 p.m.
— Klub Kool-Aid sneak peek event for Klub members only, City Auditorium, 6-8 p.m.
— Kool-Aid After Dark, Hastings Museum, 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10
— Annual Kool-Aid Classic Bicycle Tour*, Highland Park (behind Hastings Museum). Registration at 7 a.m., race begins at 8.
—Hastings farmers market*, downtown and Hastings Museum locations, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
—Kool-Aid Exhibit: Re-Discover the Dream, Hastings Museum, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
—Kool-Aid Days Grand Parade, downtown, 9-10 a.m.
—Kool-Aid flying disc golf tournament, Lake Hastings, 10 a.m.
—CHild Identification Program (CHIP), downtown, 10 a.m.-4p.m.
—The Kool-Aid Days Trolley, connecting all downtown events, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
—The world's largest Kool-Aid stand, downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
—Kool-Aid Days Kollectibles goods for sale, downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
—Carnival Games, City Auditorium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
—Giant Inflatables, Second Street and Lincoln Avenue, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
—Non-profit organization displays, downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
—Festival food vendors, downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
—Downtown live stage entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
—Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest preliminaries, auditorium park stage, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m..
—'Connections to the Past' historical society film showings, Hastings Public Library auditorium, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the hour.
—Kool-Aid CuteKid Contest, City Auditorium. Registration at 11:30 a.m., contest at 12:30 p.m.
—Kool-Aid Cruise of America*, Highland Park (behind Hastings Museum). Cars assemble starting at 2 p.m., cruise begins at 4:30 p.m.
—Shakespeare with Noodles, Auditorium Park Stage, 2 p.m.
—Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest finals, City Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
—The World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand, Brickyard Park, 6-9 p.m.
— Koncert Kool-Aid featuring the Kahuna Beach Party Band, Brickyard Park, 7:30 p.m.
— Fireworks, Brickyard Park, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11
— The Kool-Aid Days Trolley, connecting all downtown events, 1-6 p.m.
— Kool-Aid Exhibit: Re-Discover the Dream, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Hastings Museum.
— Fun in the Sun Car Show, Pastime Lanes Bowling Ally, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
— Kool-Aid 5K Fun Run & Walk, Lake Hastings. Registration begins at 8 a.m., event begins at 9 a.m.
— Festival food vendors, Lake Hastings, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
— Family FunFest*, Lakeside Community Church, 12-3 p.m.
— Kardboard Boat Races, Lake Hastings. Registration by 12 p.m., races run from 2-5 p.m.
* Events followed by an asterisk indicate an independent event endorsed but not sponsored by Nebraska's Official Soft Drink Heritage Foundation.
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