Rainier Days in the Park

"The whole town knows it's (The Hurricane) here. It's the loudest ride on the midway (from riders screaming)" says operator Jeffery Blair. "The Hurricane" was attracting plenty of screaming riders at the 2017 Rainier Days in the Park.

Rainier Days in the Park, the city’s signature summer celebration, takes place from Friday through Sunday and features craft and food vendors, a carnival, a parade, a long list of entertainment and a fireworks show along the banks of the Columbia River.

The celebration starts at 3 p.m. Friday and continues that day until about 10 p.m., then continues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fireworks show takes place at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Friday’s entertainment lineup features Ray Prestegard at 3 p.m., pro wrestling at 6 p.m. and Poison’us (a Poison tribute band) at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule starts with the parade at 10 a.m., then music by Greg Park at 11 a.m., Steelhead at 1 p.m., Mech at 3 p.m., Brass Tacks at 5 p.m. and Dr. Love (a Kiss Tribute band) at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s events include a 10 a.m. community worship service featuring recording artist Jake Hamilton and preacher Scott McNamara. Several worship teams will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. and Jake Hamilton will perform at 5 p.m.

Vendors and carnival rides will be open during the entire festival, which will take place at Rainier City Park located just west of downtown along the Columbia River.

Among the corporate sponsors, Teevin Bros. is the main event sponsor, Luigi’s Pizza is the parade sponsor, Fibre Federal Credit Union is the fireworks sponsor, Rainier Chevron is the volunteer sponsor, RA Construction Inc. is the stage sponsor; and Deli Store & More is the Sunday sponsor.

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