May 23 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Boatnik is an annual festival held in Riverside Park in Grants Pass, Oregon over Memorial Day Weekend for the past 60 years. There is no admission to attend Boatnik and there are many activities and shows throughout the weekend for all ages. There are additional activities available for purchase throughout the weekend 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 are a whirlwind of activities that include: Sprint and Drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, Papa John’s pizza eating contest, 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, the Memorial Day Service including a jet flyover.