Saturday is the last day of Washington Summer Classic and Ridiculous Day, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, the oldest in the state.
Residents can check out sidewalk sales and other offerings from businesses around the Town Center Square, enjoy food trucks and the modern agricultural exhibit, and other traditions like the Ridiculous Princess and Superhero contests. , and pulling tractors for children. The Ridiculous/Tractor Parade will then march through downtown at 5:30 p.m., which Washington Chamber of Commerce events coordinator Alisha Davis is not to miss: “This year, I anticipate it will be quite a big parade. We’ve already had a lot of people sign up and get excited about it and we’re also honoring some of these “Ridiculous Honorees” as we call them. Some of the old business owners that have been around for a long time. So they will wear sashes to show that we honor them and that they have been here a long time in our community and all that they have done.
To continue the 75th anniversary celebration of Ridiculous Day and downtown Washington, the chamber has moved the annual Flightline Live concert from the Municipal Airport to Central Park with no admission charge, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will include a drinks tent. KCII broadcasts live from 2-6 p.m. Saturday during the Washington Summer Classic as part of the Big Red Radio Summer Town Tour.