Boatnik Finale a Balance of Fun, Reverence and a lot of Revving
Memorial Day marks the fifth and final day of the 55th Boatnik festival.
There’s plenty of action in Riverside Park from the start as Davis Shows Carnival and Midway opens at 9:00am and keeps everything hopping until 8:00pm.
The 43rd Annual Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament resumes play at 9:00 as well, with the Championship Game scheduled for 2:00pm.
The Whitewater Hydroplane Race warm-ups will bring the first revving on the River from 11:00am to 11:45am.
Boatnik Refreshment Garden is open from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and BINGO will be called from Noon to 5:00pm.
All will be called to rest from Noon to 12:45pm as the Active Club presents a special Memorial Day Observance.
Whitewater Hydroplanes pre-race introductions follow the Memorial Day Ceremony.
The Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race is on at 1:00pm. It will get loud along the Rogue from Riverside Park to Robertson Bridge and back for 2-laps.
Full live race coverage will be broadcast on KAJO AM 1270 from pre-race to wrap-up, with outposts at Riverside Park, Whitehorse Park, Robertson Bridge, and our eye-in-the-sky, Pacific Aviation Northwest.
There will no-doubt be a contingent of Boatnikers making their way to the “Monday Sundae Ice Cream Giveaway” at 1:30pm, a not so secret diversion during the race.