Boatnik 2024

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Celebrate at the 65th Annual Boatnik.

Boatnik is an annual festival held in Riverside Park in Grants Pass, Oregon, over Memorial Day Weekend for over 60 years. There is no admission to Boatnik, and there are many activities and shows for all ages. Additional activities are available for purchase, including the Davis Shows Carnival, concert and Boatnik Brewfest.

The activities start Thursday evening with the Davis Shows Carnival, featuring food, rides, games, and family fun. The excitement continues Friday with the concert, a spectacular fireworks display on the river, midway vendors, and the carnival. Saturday morning features the well-known Boatnik parade that travels through downtown Grants Pass and ends at Riverside Park. Throughout the weekend, the festivities continue in the park, where there is a whirlwind of activities that include Sprint and Drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, Bingo, food vendors, Monday Sundaes, the Boatnik Brewfest, the Chevy Drive It Home Golf Shoot Out and a second night of patriotic fireworks. Monday is the highlight of Boatnik, featuring the World Famous Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race and the Memorial Day Service, including a jet flyover.

Thousands of locals and visitors worldwide come to share Boatnik’s tradition and unique experience.