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The Annual Boatnik Festival In Grants Pass Kicks Off The Summer Season On Memorial Day Weekend With Hydroplane Races, Drag Boats, Live Music, Carnival Rides And Plenty Of Fun For The Whole Family

 

Boatnik is an annual event held over the Boatnik4 Memorial Day weekend and kicks off the start of the summer season in Southern Oregon. The Rogue River running through Grants Pass has been home to the Boatnik Festival since 1959.

Boatnik1Boatnik starts on a Thursday at Riverside Park in downtown Boatnik6 Grants Pass and continues through the weekend, ending the event on Monday with the Memorial Day Monday Men's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament Championship Game and the Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race. Some of the highlights of Boatnik include the downtown Grants Pass parade, a fireworks show, drag boat exhibitions and white water hydroplane race warm-ups. Boatnik11 Other activities for the 5-day festival include sprint boat buoy racing, Boatnik10 live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts, eating contests and food vendors with all types of cuisine. The festivities end with the annual Monday Sundae Ice Cream Giveaway. Boatnik is presented by The Grants Pass Active Club, whose members donate their time and personal resources Boatnik5 throughout the entire year in preparation for this awesome and exciting event. All profits raised during Boatnik are returned to the community, helping children in need as well as Boatnik22 donations made to many local programs for kids. For more information about Boatnik contact The Grants Pass Active Club. If you would like to read more about Boatnik, see "Boatnik on the Rogue River" in our Things To Do Annual Events listings for the month of May.

 

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