2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 3-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information … Continue reading 2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Get ready for a full day of festivities at the Fort Dalles Fourth celebration in The Dalles, Oregon. The fun starts with an early morning run and ends late evening with fireworks. Here's the schedule: 7 a.m.—Rocket Run at the Bargeway Pub, 1535 Bargeway Road8 a.m.—Community Breakfast at the Bargeway Pub9 a.m.—Community Yoga at the … Continue reading The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Celebrate the Chinese New Year virtually with the Portland Chinatown Museum on February 20

Chinese dragon by artyangel, courtesy Pixabay Celebrate the Year of the Ox with the Portland Chinatown Museum on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pacific time. This virtual celebration is a rountable community event featuring highlights from past Chinese New Year parades in Chinatown in Portland, Oregon. Community members will share about … Continue reading Celebrate the Chinese New Year virtually with the Portland Chinatown Museum on February 20

Watch the Christmas Ships from the Zidell Yards Drive-in December 16-22

One of the Christmas Ships in a parade on the Columbia River between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the summer, the Zidell Yards Drive-in features movies hosted by the Northwest Film Center. For almost a week during the 2020 holiday season, they're opening for a family-friendly event. The Christmas Ships … Continue reading Watch the Christmas Ships from the Zidell Yards Drive-in December 16-22

Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II

Mice crash this tea party on the City of Sierra Madre's 2017 Rose Parade float, "The Cat's Away". (photo by Prayitno, Wikimedia Commons) On Thursday, officials for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, announced that the event on New Year's Day 2021 would be cancelled. Ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and the delays in reopening … Continue reading Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II

Portland’s Christmas Ships Fleet announces 2020 parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, December 4, 2020: All meet-and-greets have been cancelled this year due to COVID. The sailings continue as planned, except the Columbia River fleet will not go into Hayden Bay this year. The 2020 schedule for … Continue reading Portland’s Christmas Ships Fleet announces 2020 parade schedule