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2021 weekend festivities begin at Boatnik

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Boatnik is gathering momentum Friday, and the crowds are out enjoying the festivities at Riverside Park. Friday the Davis Show Carnival, and bingo, are all in full effect. Carnival-goers say while the layout may look a little different due to …

Boatnik is back on for 2021!

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — One of Josephine County’s biggest events of the year is happening after all. The City of Grants Pass says multiple city staff is working with the Grants Pass Active Club to organize Boatnik under the current county risk …

Boatnik 2021 canceled

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A major Southern Oregon event has been canceled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. Last year, the Boatnik festival was canceled due to complications during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, this year’s Boatnik saw …

Boatnik Board meeting Thursday to discuss 2021 plans

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —The future remains uncertain for Boatnik. This Thursday the Boatnik Board will meet to discuss the event’s future. It’s a previously scheduled meeting. The Grants Pass Active Club previously said it’s planning the event as if it is going to happen. But it …

Prominent GP Boatnik contributor passes away

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Grants Pass community members say they’ve lost a special individual. A prominent pillar in the Boatnik community passed away last week. George Keller was an Active Club member for over 20 years. He was involved in numerous committees that planned Boatnik. A …

Fallen soldiers honored in Grants Pass ceremony

Normally Memorial Day is the end of the annual Boatnik festival. This year instead of boat races, concerts and a carnival, there was a 30 minute ceremony to honor fallen soldiers. The cancellation was due to social distancing guidelines. Typically, the event …

GP Active Club discussing Boatnik’s future

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Grants Pass Active Club is working on a back-up plan for it’s annual Boatnik event, as it continues to watch the pandemic unfold. Currently, the annual event is still on for Memorial weekend. However, the Active Club …