GRANTS PASS, Ore. —A longstanding tradition in Josephine County, is wrapping up and organizers say it was a success! The final Boatnik event Monday was the Tom Rice Memorial Hydroplane Race. Organizers say the 5-day long event brought in thousands ...

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Hundreds of people showed up at Boatnik on May 29th to see some of the fastest boats around. Some of these boats were topping out at well over one hundred miles per hour. They were ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The excitement at Boatnik continued on May 28th with its annual street parade. 6th street was packed as families gathered for memorial day weekend. There were one hundred floats from local businesses, school bands, veteran organizations, ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Josephine County’s signature celebration is now back, in full. Thursday marks the first day of the 2022 Boatnik Festival. In case you don’t know, this community celebration goes back more than half a century! The event that’s ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Hundreds gathered Monday at Riverside Park, on the final day of the 2021 Boatnik festival. 11 racers competed in the tom rice memorial hydroplane race Monday afternoon. For some, it’s one of the annual festival’s signature events, ...

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 ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County’s biggest event of the year is back this Memorial Day Weekend. Boatnik starts Thursday, after a year off due to the pandemic. Locals are excited to welcome back the event that unofficially kicks off ...

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 ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Boatnik was canceled last year due to complications during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Now, this year’s Boatnik is seeing a similar fate. But organizers are being vague about why. Since 1959, the Grants Pass Active Club ...

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 ...

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