CELEBRATION OF SPRING TEA
It’s time to celebrate the coming of Spring with our annual Tea at the Watts House . Due to popular demand we will be hosting two teas this year:
MAY 4, 2013 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
MAY 11, 2013 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The teas will follow the British Tradition of sweet and savory much like we did last year with a some new exciting variations and menu items. Since we are hosting two teas, the number of guests per tea will be reduced to allow ample room for comfort as well as surprise entertainment.
Tickets are on sale starting April 1, 2013 and are $20 each.
For more info go to Watts House.
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
America’s Favorite Old-Fashioned Big Top Circus is Coming to Town!
Saturday , June 1st
Location to be determined.
Between 9:30 & 10:00 a.m. – Tent Raising & FREE Tour
1:00 p.m. Midway & Box Office Open (pony rides, moonbounce, concessions and more)
2:00–3:30 p.m. – First Show
4:30-6:00 p.m. – Second Show
Kids are $6.00, Adults are $10.00. (Note: Day of the Circus, Kids are $7.00, Adults are $13.00).
Thanks to the sponsorship of The South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus is coming to South Columbia County on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Columbia River BMX Redline Cup/State Race Double
The Redline Cup Series involves a rider counting his/her best two scores (new for 2013) from Redline Cup events, according to the Redline Cup/State/Provincial Points Table, and his/her scores from Saturday & Sunday at the Redline Cup Final. Riders may race a Redline Cup Final in any region (new for 2013).
For more info go to USABMX.com
Foot Traffic Flat Marathon & Half Marathon July 4, 2013
The “Flat,” as we affectionately call it, has become a Fourth of July tradition around Portland. The course, as the name implies, is about the flattest and fastest half and full marathon on the West Coast. For more info click here Foot Traffic Flat.
But in addition to the fast times expected from completing this event, runners and walkers will be treated to the beautiful sights of Sauvie Island, including thousands of songbirds, majestic bald eagles, and picturesque farmland that most of the island residents subsist off of.
Oh yeah, don’t forget the island-fresh strawberry shortcake! Not only is it scrumptious, but the islanders themselves serve it to you. Be sure to thank them and shake these wonderful people’s hands!
River City Speedway
River City Speedway features Quarter mile clay oval auto racing. Divisions include Modified, Sportsman, Street Stock, Women’s and 4-Cylinder Dwarf Cars, Tracers and Pacific Mini Sprints
For racing schedule go to River City Races.
Portland PIRATE Festival will Invade Historic St. Helens, OR
Labor Day weekend; 8.31.13 and 9.1.13
Mark yer Map and set yer course!!!!
If you’ve ever dreamt about Treasure Island or longed for a peg leg and a shoulder-perching parrot, rush to this incredibly fun festival. St. Helens is turned into a pirate village peopled by costumed attendees and featuring cannon fights, all sorts of Music, entertainment, food and drink (a pint of ale, anyone?) and 2 markets featuring all things nautical, historical, and pirate-related (down to buccaneer hats, swords, and garb for endangered damsels). There are also many kid oriented activities that add a family-friendly quality and good-natured revelry is widespread. Don’t miss it.
For more info go to http://portlandpiratefestival.com/
Keep a weather-eye here for details on all the new amenities including Camping; RV facilities; Boat Access; Shuttle services; a Friday night party and much much more!!!!!!
Grand Floral Parade in Portland 6.8.13
For a hundred years, the spectacle of the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade has helped define the Portland Rose Festival as one of the world’s great celebrations. In this — the Rose Festival’s signature event — the larger-than-life all-floral floats, high-stepping marching bands and impressive equestrian units tell a story throughout the grandest parade on the Rose Festival calendar.
Thousands line the streets of downtown Portland in anticipation of the largest single-day spectator event in Oregon.
A Time to Remember: July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show
Many activities including old fashioned picnics, apple bobbing, games, family activities, music from 13 Nights on the River and fireworks show at dusk. Old Town St. Helens, Plaza Park and Columbia View Park.
Scappoose Pow Wow 7.11.13 thru 7.14.13
The Scappoose Boosters have been busy planning three fun days of activities at Veterans Park to bring the Pow Wow back to Scappoose and generate funds to support community youth programs. The current list of events, running from July 11 through July 14, 2013, include: talent show, children’s parade, vendor booths, carnival, fun run, greased pig scramble, softball tournament, beer gardens, car show, and many other entertaining activities. Please visit the boosters at http://www.scappooseboosters.org or on Facebook for an updated schedule of events. You can also find information on sharing historic photos, entering the talent show, hosting a vendor booth, and sponsorship/advertising opportunities. The Scappoose Boosters are excited about the New Beginnings for the Pow Wow and look forward to helping bring this great event back to the community of Scappoose. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sauerkraut Festival 9.21.13
FREE 24th Annual Sauerkraut Festival: Cabbage bowling, sauerkraut ice cream and more. The Sauerkraut Festival takes place in Scappoose, Oregon on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. Once home to the Steinfield pickle factory, this small Oregon town draws 10,000 visitors annually to it’s saurkraut festival. Events and include cabbage bowling and a sauerkraut eating contest. Try a chocolate sauerkraut cupcake, sauerkraut ice cream and the famous Scappoose Sauerkraut Sandwich! Browse local artisan and farmer’s booths. Kids play in the Cabbage Patch. For more info click here.
The annual festival is held in Heritage Park, in Scappoose, the third Saturday of September from 10am to 6pm.
Columbia County Fair & Rodeo 2013
Welcome! The location is close, the grounds beautiful and the entertainment… well it’s entertaining-all great reasons to join us for a fabulous week of events and activities for both kids, adults… and even grandparents. Check out our Fair & Rodeo Entertainment Schedule for the dates and times of your favorite events. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a some time at the Columbia County Fair & Rodeo.
The Fair includes a two day NPRA Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, Stock Car Races, Exceptional Rodeo, Entertainment Stage, C.E.P.A. Expo, Vendor Booths, Talent Show, Carnival, Exhibits and other misc. entertainment.
The 2013 Fair will be held July 17 – 21, 2013
• Fair hours
10am – 10pm Wednesday & Thursday
10am – Midnight on Friday & Saturday
10am – 5pm on Sunday
• Average fair attendance is 28,500+
Check out the Fair Schedule. http://www.columbiacountyfairandrodeo.com/events.html
Wings & Wheels 8.24.13
Scappoose Industrial Airport
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
5.00/Adult & Children or 20.00 Cap for families (2 adults and 4 childern max, rules do apply)
Presented by the SCC Chamber, in partnership with the Port of St. Helens and Oregon Aero.
A one day event filled with fun and excitement for the whole family!! There will be antique aircraft, classic cars, model trains, demonstrations, raffles, music, arts and crafts vendors, food and much much more. Come out and join us!!
For more information go to our facebook page.
13 Nights on the River Concert Series 6.6.13 thru 8.30.13
Thursday nights June thru September the Columbia View Amphitheater in Historic Riverfront St. Helens becomes the living room of the community. Families & friends gather to enjoy a variety of music with the beautiful Columbia River as a backdrop. An Open Air Market offers options for dinner and a variety of merchandise vendors to peruse as well. Schedule information can be found at the 13 Nights on the River.
Maritime Heritage Festival Event Dates: 7.26.13 thru 7.28.13
Family-friendly event with maritime demonstrations, boat building, antique and classic boat display rides and tours, two WWII vessels including PT 658 and LCI 713, music and water-skiing show.
The show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Vintage boats
of all kinds, Native American canoes, and larger vessels like the WWII veterans LCI 713 and PT
658, and the steam-powered sternwheel tug Portland will be open for tours. For more info Maritime Heritage Festival
Christmas Ships 2013
Saturday, Dec 7th – St. Helens, Columbia City, RV Park on WA side
At 6:00PM, both fleets will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and head downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river conditions permitting crosses to the WA side and the RV Park, then returns to St. Helens City Docks. The fleet is out about two hours. Ships remain overnight at St. Helens City Docks and leave Sunday for the trip up Multnomah Channel. Additional information and outdoor viewing locations
Sunday, Dec 8th – Scappoose, Multnomah Channel to the Willamette River
At 4:30PM, both the Columbia and the Willamette Fleet will meet in the afternoon at Coon Island and leave for Scappoose arriving approximately 5:00PM then continue up the Multnomah Channel to the Willamette River. This is a long night and arrival at the Willamette River is usually between 8:00P and 8:30P. It is not possible to give a closer time frame due to weather conditions, debris in the river, and other conditions beyond our control.