Area Events

 

Corn Hole and Countrycom  May 17th & 18th 2014

Guests and competitors will enjoy this inaugural celebration. A Corn hole throwing competition, great food and live country music entertainment both days. Come learn the newest line dance and compete to win! Sunday brings an old fashioned breakfast gathering and the competition continues. Sunday afternoon brings a chili cook off and more live country music. Go to www.travelcolumbiacounty.com for more information.

 

Scappoose Summerfest    June 27th & 28th, 2014  (formerly called Pow Wow)

The Scappoose Boosters have been busy planning two fun days of activities at Veterans Park to generate funds to support community youth programs. The current list 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.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Portland Gay Pride Waterfront Festival.       June 14th & 15th  2014

Events include a bustling festival with plenty of entertainment and performances (featured artists this year include , and more), food and crafts vendors, and hobnobbing at grassy, tree-shaded Tom McCall Park, on the east edge of downtown, overlooking the beautiful Willamette River and the oft-photographed bridges that span it. For more info go to www.Pridenw.org.

 

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, 2014

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.

Grand Floral Parade in Portland  June 2014


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.

http://www.rosefestival.org/events/grandfloralparade/

 

A Time to Remember: July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Show

Many activities including old fashioned picnics, apple bobbing, games, family activities,  fireworks show at dusk. Old Town St. Helens, Plaza Park and Columbia View Park.

 

Sauerkraut Festival  2014

 FREE 25th Annual Sauerkraut Festival: Cabbage bowling, sauerkraut ice cream and more. The Sauerkraut Festival takes place in Scappoose, Oregon on Saturday 2014. 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.

Wings & Wheels 2014

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    June 5th thru Aug 27th, 2014

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   July 25th thru 27th, 2014

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

 

PDGA Disc Golf World Championship   Aug 9th thru 16th, 2014

Portland, Oregon is proud to be the host for the 2014 PDGA Disc Golf World Championship.

Portland has an array of disc golf parks around the area and we have grabbed 5 of the best courses to help determine this year’s champions. If you have played in a Beaver State Fling you will be familiar with Milo McIver East and West. If you played in the 2013 Women’s USDGC you are familiar with Pier Park and Blue Lake Park. The two additional courses that we will be using are Trojan Disc Golf Park home of the Oregon Disc Golf Championships and the newest addition to the area, McCormick Disc Golf Course. Both of these courses are located just minutes from Scappoose Creek Inn. Go to www.pdga.com for more information.

 

Spirit of Halloweentown every weekend in October. 2014

The Spirit of Halloweentown descends on Saint Helens each October. Join us for a month long celebration of the season. See the giant scarecrows, fall colors and merchants turned to immortal forms as fairies, witches ghosts and ghouls. We love Halloween and we let it show.

Follow us on Facebook for a schedule of activities.

“St. Helens Haunted Tours” Shoestring Community Players 2014

“St. Helens Haunted Tours” is a live ghostly tour through Olde Towne St. Helens in conjunction with “The Spirit of Halloween Town”. Tour length of each performance is 45 minutes. See the local haunts, and re-live the secret, interesting, spooky, and creepy history of St. Helens, Oregon. A very unique, special event with visual effects, and ghostly character scenes throughout downtown. We provide you with a medium guide to walk along the streets giving you a memorable experience for years to come. Maybe even see a real spirit or two along the way.

This show is different from last years “St. Helens Haunted Tours”. The route has been changed as well as more interactions have been added. “We are trying to keep the show fresh and interesting”, said Brian Vaerewyck, director of the show. “There are many new twists and turns. We even have a few places where people will get a startling scare,” Brian added.

The cast is fairly large with a 45 minute show. Cast and production staff to name a few: Alex Baker, Anthony Harrell, Brandon Cutshall, Brian Vaerewyck, Byron Ohler, Colleen Ohler, Dahnrae Duran, Jake Hutchison, Janel Tierney, Jeff Nelson, Jennifer M Budnick, Jimmy Gerdes, Joey Baker, John Miller, Keith Marks, Laurie Hallaian, Mark Reed, Noah Payne, Patrick Birkle, Paul Coca, Ray Kessinger III, Robert Gatlin, Shannon Vaerewyck, Stefan Vaerewyck, Taylor Vaerewyck, Teresa Gerdes, and Toni White.

St. Helens Haunted Tours will be performing in the evening on the 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and 30. Show Times 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. A limited number of discount tickets will be available for pre-sale starting October 1st. $8 tickets are available October 1st at Bertucci’s (2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens) and on-line at www.sscpmusicals.com. At the door $12 tickets will also be available ticket booth in the Plaza Square in front of the Columbia County Courthouse 30 minutes prior to the performance.

 

Oktoberfest – Supporting CASA for Kids. 2014

5:30 PM – 11:59 PM

Location

Columbia County Fairgrounds

Support CASA for Kids, Inc. and come join the fun with us and celebrate Oktoberfest at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, door prizes, raffles, Yodeling contest, live music by Ruby Falls Band and much more. $40 dollars gets you in the door, live entertainment, and dinner from Blackbird Catering. Pay with cash at the door and receive $5.00 off your entrance.

Christmas Ships 2014

 

Saturday, Dec  – 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  – 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.

Additional information, restaurants, and outdoor viewing locations