Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
The city of Washington is gearing up for a busy year.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Washington City Council gave the go-ahead to several organizations’ plans for events throughout 2021.
Main Street Washington got the green light for five events.
On May 7, they will host the Main Street Masters putt-putt tournament.
Businesses will be setting up miniature golf holes around the Square on sidewalks or inside their doors that day.
They plan to restart the Washington Farmers Market, which will be on the Square on Thursdays from May 20-Oct. 14.
There will be four Movies on Main Street events with family movies being shown at the bandstand.
There will be one movie per month in June through August and in October as part of Hocus Pocus in the Park.
The Sip & Shop/Fall Fashion Week Mashup is tentatively set for Sept. 9.
“This event is contingent upon continued lowering of COVID numbers and increases in vaccinations, as well as retailer and winery comfort,” the event application stated.
Main Street Washington plans to bring back the annual SNOW Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Parade on Nov. 27.
The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is planning on two Alive After Five events.
On May 4, they will host the KCTC anniversary celebration. On June 8, they will have Paneless Window Cleaning.
The Blessed Out Movement plans to offer Yoga in the Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from May through September.
Washington Middle School will present Washington Middle School’s Got Talent on May 18.
Middle school students will put on a talent and variety show for the public in the band shell.
Music Inc., Latinos for Washington and Justice for Washington are teaming up for a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration Day on June 19 with a day of music, speakers and food.
Latinos For Washington is planning a Latino Festival on Sept. 25 in Central Park.