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Paint The Town Red Week
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 3, 2022
The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses celebrate the return of Pittsburg State University students. This annual celebration coincides with the first home Gorilla football game of the season.
MONDAY, August 29
Start of Paint the Town Red Week
Begin decorating for business and campus contests
TUESDAY, August 30
3p Evergy Community Favorite polling begins at PittsburgAreaChamber.com/PTTR
WEDNESDAY, August 31
9a Paint the Town Red Business Decorating Contest Judging
9a PSU on-campus judging begins for all departments
12p Business decorating contest winners announced live on KSN
6p-8p Paint the Town Red Block Party & PSU Pep Rally on Broadway in Downtown Pittsburg. Both the community and students are invited to enjoy music, games and food.
6:30p Run with Gus kids fun run begins at 5th and Broadway (free)
6:40p Winners announced for the PSU on-campus decorating contest
THURSDAY, September 1
8a Chamber Coffee at PSU Alumni Center – Paint The Town Red Kickoff
11a Evergy Community Favorite polling closes
7p Kickoff between PSU Football and Central Missouri (first home game of the season)
FRIDAY, September 2
9a Chamber Coffee hosted by Little Balkan’s Day at Pritchett Pavilion
9a-5p Paint the Town Red Freeman Health System 5K packet pick-up at the Chamber office, 117 W 4th St
SATURDAY, September 3
6a-7a Paint the Town Red Freeman Health System 5K packet pick-up and race day registration at the Axe Library
7:30a Paint the Town Red Freeman Health System 5K race begins. Starts at Axe Library. Ends at Gorilla Village.
8:30a 5K Award Ceremony