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June Jaunt promises entertainment for all ages,interests
Event showcases what communities have to offer
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Children play on an inflatable twister game during the 2017 June Jaunt in Great Bend. Organizers say there is much planned for this years event. - photo by Tribune file photo

 Mark your calendars for June 1-3 to take part in the seventh-annual K-96 June Jaunt. This 166-mile-long event, held the first weekend of June, stretches from Great Bend to Tribune, featuring arts, antiques, crafts, cuisine, music and so much more. 

Visitors to the communities can choose from a variety of events, designed to showcase authentic rural Kansas at its finest, said Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes. Along the drive, choose from crafts and antique shows, car shows, concerts, barbecues, outdoor movies, magicians, kids’ games, sidewalk and garage sales, and food. 

“We love being part of this regional partnership,” says Lindsey Singley, Scott City Chamber director and one of the 2018 June Jaunt regional partners. “Each community is unique and will showcase a wide range of sights, sounds and events, great for all ages.”

These are a few of the events one can experience in each community:

• In Great Bend, Friday includes the Annual Cruise Night and Car Show to the Airport, Run the Runway and free outdoor movie showing “Pearl Harbor.” On Saturday, in the Barton County Courthouse Square there will be jumbo yard games, outdoor food and vendor fair, inflatable kids zone, live music and entertainment all day, beer garden, Great Bend’s Strongest/Fittest Competition, Fashion Show, horseshoe tournament and more. 

• In Dighton, enjoy the Kick Off to Summer Party. Take in sidewalk and garage sales, flea markets, street dance, Disney of the Prairie, games and more.

• In Scott City, experience sidewalk sales, community-wide garage sales, antiques/flea market, vintage car cruise from Scott City to Tribune, museum tours, games, and more.

• In Tribune, watch a family movie, livestock show, Full Moon in June Family Fun Run/Walk, car show, garage and sidewalk sales.

As an added incentive to travel the entire route, visitors can take part in a selfie contest. By capturing all the fun participants are having in the communities and using the appropriate hashtags, they will be entered for a chance to win chamber bucks from the participating communities. 

For more information, pick up a June Jaunt tabloid at participating communities, or visit the website at