GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite an announcement earlier this month that the Boatnik festival would be canceled for 2021, organizers revealed this week that the event will still happen, perhaps with some modifications.
Organizers at the Grants Pass Active Club said in a post on social media that the Memorial Day weekend celebration will "look different" and parts of the plan are still being put together, but that the Davis Shows carnival will be returning.
"Will we give this community what it’s been looking forward to for months now? Yes, WE will! The Grants Pass Active Club could not be more excited to serve this community and to raise money for youth programs in the valley," the Boatnik page posted on Facebook.
In addition to the iconic boat races, Boatnik usually features the carnival, a parade, concerts, and other events.
More information about the schedule, ticket prices, and other details are expected over the next several days.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.