2024 Airway Heights Day
August 24th, 2024
MORE EVENT INFO COMING SOON!
Airway Heights Day annual event brings our summer to a close each year with a fun filled Friday night and all day excitement on Saturday. Airway Heights Days takes over our 10 acre Sunset Park in the heart of the city and turns it into a hub fun and exciting activities for the family to enjoy. Airway Heights Days celebrates a number of annual traditions such as racing (and smashing) custom designed watermelon racers, followed by a movie under the stars to kick off the weekend. This truly is a community festival for any and everyone to enjoy. Be sure to come and enjoy a variety of free family activities, local food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and much more.
Airway Heights Days also serves as a fundraiser for two our our local non-profits: The Airway Heights Kiwanis Club and CARES (Citizens Associated fro Recreation, Education, & Social Equity). Both of these amazing organizations serve to improve our community through their focused missions. The Airway Heights Kiwanis Club, a member of Kiwians International, works to serve the children in our community by creating opportunities for growth, support, and success. CARES works to improve the quality of life to the community by promoting and supporting programs, activities, and opportunities that expose community members to new recreational opportunities as well as educating young people on the importance of making positive life choices.
SEE YOU AT the 2024 Airway Heights Days!
Friday Night Community Festivities
Gather your pit crew and get your watermelon to the annual Airway Heights Days KICK-OFF EVENT…The Watermelon Races brought to you by the Airway Heights Kiwanis Club. Enjoy the spectacle Friday Night August 18th, as Sunset Park is transformed into Watermelon Pit Row, where creativity runs wild and it’s smash or be smashed. Build your watermelon racer and feel the thrill of competing in this fun and spirited family friendly community event.
BECOME A PART OF THIS ANNUAL TRADITION
Each summer this event brings families and business together for a fun action packed community event. Families and businesses celebrate teamwork, creativity, ingenuity, diversity and fair play, in the quest for the Championship Plaque. Businesses can issue official challenges to other businesses for the ultimate prize…bragging rights!
WHAT ARE WATERMELON RACES?
Handcrafted watermelon racers are built following official Watermelon Racer Rules (see below). Racers are placed side by side and let loose down the race ramp. First racer to the finish line wins and moves on to the next round…the loser…gets smashed with the Mallet-O-Justice by their competitor or in rare cases granted amnesty. All races are single elimination; so build a racer that can withstand multiple races.
Prizes are awarded for: Grand Champion – Resident and Corporate, Best Decorated, Most Innovative Design, Best Team Spirit and Best Crash.
* RACE IN THE CORPORATE CUP AND CHALLENGE ANOTHER LOCAL BUSINESS *
Sponsored by The Airway Heights Grocery Outlet
Team up and toss some bags at the 2024 Airway Heights Day Cornhole Tournament. Backyard & Competition Divisions – Doubles format. Prizes awarded for 1st & 2nd Place in each division! Divisions may be combined based on registration numbers.
MORE TOURNAMENT INFO COMING SOON!
Tournament will be following the American Cornhole Association rules and regulations.
The center of Airway Heights Days is the annual show and shine car show! This great community car show hosted by the Matadors Auto Club, takes place from 10am to 4pm in the ball field of Sunset Park and has some of the greater West Plains area’s best cars on display. From classic cars and hot rods to imports and tuners, motorcycles and more!
ENTRY FEE: $20
Portion of entry fees go to benefit the CARES non-profit Youth Recreation Scholarship Program.
For more information and to register your car please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by and hosted the Matadors Auto Club.
Airway Heights Days invites a fun blend of live entertainment that offers something for everyone right at center stage.
To be a part of the 2024 Airway Heights Day Entertainment Lineup contact (509)244-4845.
Be a part of this great community event by giving help in a variety of areas or services. We sign off on all hours served for volunteerism. We do not accept court appointed community service hours.
Example of volunteer opportunities:
Call (509)244-4845 for more info on volunteering or to get signed up today!
Airway Heights Day offers local and regional businesses or organizations the opportunity to get in on the action and creatively promote in the community while supporting the largest of our community events. Each year this event brings live entertainment, children’s activities, annual traditions, and variety of vendors to Sunset Park for a day of fun for everyone. This annual event is an excellent opportunity to be recognized as an organization that is making an impact on our community by supporting an event that is important to the Airway Heights Community.
For more information on sponsorship levels and activities, please contact Airway Heights Parks & Recreation at (509)244-4845.