Kool-Aid Days kicks off for 22nd year

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Kool-Aid Days kicks off this weekend in downtown Hastings, celebrating its 22nd year. With events ranging from Lake Hastings, the City Auditorium, Hastings Museum and more, there is something for everyone.

Shirts folded and ready to be sold inside the Hastings City Auditorium for the 22nd annual Kool-Aid Days festival. (Source: KSNB)

Events run all weekend and include games for children in the City Auditorium, a .5K run downtown, a Cute Kid contest and everything in between.


Merchandise is available for purchase in the Auditorium where attendees can find mugs, hats, t-shirts, anything they may want. Each item is branded with the signature Kool-Aid smile.

"Our t-shirts are definitely the most popular, every single year," Jessica Rohan, Kool-Aid Days president said.

The money from all the merchandise goes toward the next Kool- Aid Days festival.

Events begin at 9 a.m. Friday morning and end at 8 p.m. Sunday night.