Organizers Happy with Boatnik Turnout

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Newswatch 12 team walked in the Boatnik Parade on Saturday. After it wrapped up, hundreds of people flocked to Riverside Park. It was full of visitors enjoying drag racing along the Rogue River, children enjoying a zipline, and others enjoying bull riding. Organizers say the weather worked to the festival’s … Continue reading »

Boatnik Begins

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Boatnik festivities began on Thursday. The carnival kicked off Thursday afternoon at Riverside Park. It will continue Friday. On Friday afternoon, you can play bingo or check out the refreshment gardens. Then Saturday evening, there will be a boat show, live music and a firework show. “It was something that everyone … Continue reading »

Boatnik Wraps Up

By Yessenia Anderson GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For five days now, Riverside Park in Grants Pass, has served as the location for all things Boatnik. Families have enjoyed boat races and carnival rides, but everything will come to an end Monday evening. The Monday kick-off began with a salute to our fallen heroes. The ceremony … Continue reading »

Boatnik Parade Kicks Off

By Yessenia Anderson GRANTS PASS,Ore. — Before people made their way over to Riverside Park the festivities kicked off with a drumroll. The parade began early this morning. Marching down 6th street in Grants Pass with dozens of floats, vehicles and people. This year’s theme was,  ”Home of the free, because of the brave”, an … Continue reading »

Marijuana Petition Feud At Boatnik

By Yessenia Anderson GRANTS PASS,Ore.–It was down a food stand strip of vendors that Voter Power Foundation said they set up their booth but were told to tear down several hours later. The Grants Pass Active Club, organizers of Boatnik, said they gave the OK to the foundation under certain terms. “They told us that … Continue reading »

Out & About: Memorial Day Weekend 2012

By Kathy Wing This Memorial Day weekend is nothing short of spectacular with everything from the traditional to the unusual. The Fifty-Third Annual Boatnik festivities kicked off today in Riverside Park in Grants Pass. There are carnival rides, food, fireworks, and a boatload of other activities for the entire family. The popular Boatnik parade sets … Continue reading »