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    2015 astoria
2015 schedule of events
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Saturday, Aug. 8
Astoria Regatta Junior Parade
Regatta Sailboat Races
6 p.m. Downtown Astoria. Free.
All weekend long The Astoria Yacht Club will be holding its annual Regatta Sail-
boat Races. Saturday, wind permitting, you can view the races east of the Astoria
Megler bridge, toward the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Sunday’s races
will be held to the west of the bridge. Please contact the Astoria Yacht Club for
more information.
Thursday, Aug. 6
Queen’s Luncheon
12 p.m. Lum’s Auto Center, Warrenton. Honors 2014 Queen Claire Helligso and
past Regatta Court royalty. Reservations required, Suggested donation to support
court scholarship fund. Sponsored by Lum’s Auto Center.
Grand Land Parade
Regatta Queen’s Coronation
6 p.m. The Liberty Theater. This year’s court of four princesses will vie for the cov-
eted Queen’s Crown, followed by light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by Pacific Power.
Softball Tournament
8 a.m. Tapiola Park (Sat. and Sun.) Free. Hosted by Astoria Parks and Rec.
Portland Royal Rosarian Rose Planting
Seamen’s Memorial
11 a.m. Maritime Memorial Park. The United States Coast Guard honors all those
who have dedicated their lives to the maritime industry, from military seamen to
commercial fishermen. Free.
9:30 a.m. The Flavel Museum Gardens. Every year, the Royal Rosarians honor
local Regatta officials with a planting of selected roses. Free. Hosted by Portland
Royal Rosarian Foundation.
Regatta Through the Years
Gathering of Past Admirals and Presidents
1 p.m. Columbia Center, Coho Room. The chef at Columbia Memorial
Hospital will cook up a delicious lunch for the past admirals and presidents of the
Astoria Regatta. Reservations required, $35 per person. Sponsored by Columbia
Memorial Hospital.
Admiral’s Reception
6 p.m. The Liberty Theater. Join Admiral Patrick Reiten and hundreds of revelers
for a swanky reception. Top local restaurants will feature signature appetizers. $20
per person or $10 per person with Regatta Pin. Sponsored by Teevin Bros. and
Warrenton Fiber-Nygaard Logging.
Regatta Sidewalk Faire
2 to 5 p.m. Downtown Astoria Merchants. Shop in the wonderful Astoria summer
air. Free. Hosted by Astoria Downtown Historic District Association.
Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. Astoria Moose Lodge. The Moose Lodge will start your parade day right
with a traditional pancake feed. Cost for adults is $8, children 12 and under, $4.50.
Sponsored by Moose Lodge of Astoria.
Friday, Aug. 7
12 p.m. Downtown Astoria. Join Grand Marshal Willis Van Dusen at the one of
the oldest Grand Land Parade west of the Rockies. Free. Regatta 1-Mile Sprint!
11:45 a.m. at the start of the Parade route: 17th and Exchange. Free, no registra-
tion required. $100 prize for top female/ male finishers. Come kick off the parade!
Sponsored by Astoria Parks and Rec.
Celebration Honoring Former Mayor Willis Van Dusen
3 p.m. Regatta Square. We celebrate our beloved ex-mayor and Grand Marshal of
this year’s Grand Land Parade. Free cake provided by City of Astoria.
Highwater Boat Parade
5:30 p.m. Columbia River Maritime Museum. Before the sun goes down, at high
tide, gather with us at the 17th Street dock for the annual Regatta Boat Parade!
Free. Sponsored by Englund Marine and Industrial Supply.
Regatta Awards Reception
After the boat parade Astoria Yacht Club, West End Mooring Basin Marina.
Following the Boat Parade, there will be a reception to give awards in different
categories to participants. Free.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heritage Museum. Explore the rich history one of of the
oldest festivals in the west! This special display will be shown both Saturday and Sun-
day. Cost $4 for adults, $2 for children. Exhibit by Clatsop County Historical Society.
Regatta Fireworks Show
Regatta Square
Sunday, Aug. 9
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12th and Duane streets. Come to Regatta Square for barbecue
salmon and hamburgers. Enjoy a beverage from local and national breweries in our
unique Beer Garden, while listening to some entertaining music and performances.
There will also be a free Fun Zone for children, with games, a bounce house and
much more. The activities start right after the parade at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Ohana
Media Group and Providence Seaside Hospital.
Ducky Derby
Dusk. Along the riverfront.
11:30 a.m. Astoria Yacht Club, West End Mooring Basin Marina. Root for your
Ducky to win prizes! $5 per duck. Free to watch. Sponsored by Astoria Yacht Club.
Rockin’ Regatta’s Summer Pops Concert
3 p.m. AHS Auditorium. Presented by the Columbia River Symphony.
one city block
• 3 locations
pub +14 taps
pizza joint +14 taps
taproom +19 taps
+2 cask engines
august 5-9,2015 •
John D. Bruijn
news & coordination:
Mckinley smith
Festival Contact:
kevin leahy
1483 duane st
Advertising Sales:
Betty Smith
Brandy Stewart
Wendy Richardson
Lisa Cadonau
Laura Kaim
Holly Larkins
Advertising Design:
Kevin Weidow
Kay Makela
Richard Ridgeway
Judi Cahill
© 2015 The Daily Astorian
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