Jun
1
Fri
2018
White Salmon SpringFest – Friday’s Activities
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm

FoodPrepPremier Gorge Spring Festival Since 1976
Something for Everyone, Family Fun for All in White Salmon, WA

Spring Fest has been a premier community event in the beautiful Columbia Gorge for 40 years, since 1976!  3000+ Attendance. More activities than ever this year! Featuring our Traditional Downtown Parade, Great Entertainment, Games, Competitions, Food and Drink  and non-stop Family Fun for ALL at the White Salmon Spring Festival!

 

For more information, please email wsspringfest@gmail.com and keep checkin’ back for updates!!

Gravity_Defying.284214738_std[1]Festival hours:

  • Friday 2:00 p.m. – 12 p.m.
    – Entertainment, Competitions, Concessions

  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.
    – Fireman’s Breakfast, Entertainment, Competitions, Concessions.
  • Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Grand Opening ceremonies are Noon at the Main Stage.

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  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    – Entertainment, Competitions, Concessions
Kurt Van Meter
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Kurt Van Meter and his band will be playing Friday’s main event. Their old-school style of Country Music brings the crowd on a journey they’ll never forget.

Garth Brooks told Kurt, “You are obviously doing something right. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

More about Kurt and his band at https://kurtvanmetermusic.com/

Jun
2
Sat
2018
White Salmon SpringFest – Saturday’s Activities
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – Jun 3 @ 1:00 am

Parade BeniventisPremier Gorge Spring Festival Since 1976
Something for Everyone, Family Fun for All in White Salmon, WA

Spring Fest has been a premier community event in the beautiful Columbia Gorge for 40 years, since 1976!  3000+ Attendance. More activities than ever this year! Featuring Great Entertainment, Parade, Food and Drink, Games, Competitions, Gear Swap, and non-stop Family Fun for All at the White Salmon Spring Festival!

FoodPrep

For more information, please email wsspringfest@gmail.com and keep checkin’ back for updates!!

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Festival hours:

  • Friday 2:00 p.m. – 12 p.m.
    – Competitions, Concessions
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.
    – Fireman’s Breakfast, Gorge Cruiser Car Show, Competitions, Concessions.
  • Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Grand Opening ceremonies are Noon at the gazebo.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    – Competitions, Concessions
Harmony of The Gorge
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Harmony of The Gorge

These wonderful singing ladies help with our opening ceremonies and sound great..

Harmony of the Gorge is a group of women singers dedicated to achieving musical excellence and personal growth by providing quality education and opportunities to perform and promote the art form of four-part acappella harmony. We are all members of Sweet Adelines International.

Have fun singing acapella music – while you learn more about the voice, vocal production, song interpretations, and ringing of chords!

Find out more about us at www.harmonyofthegorge.com and “Like” our Facebook page to keep up with us.

White Salmon Jazz Band
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

White Salmon Jazz Band

1:00-3:00 pm – White Salmon Jazz Band is a 17-piece big band that plays a mix of swing tunes, jazz and contemporary, with many of your old favorites and a few that are sure to become favorites. White Salmon Jazz is dedicated to the performance and promotion of jazz music.

Throughout the years since its inception, the band has always welcomed young people, including players from The Dalles, Hood River Valley, Trout Lake and Columbia High Schools. The band donates to local schools to help pay for instruments, sheet music, and other items to support the music departments. In 2007, they instituted the 1st annual White Salmon Jazz scholarship. Since then they have sent a total of 7 local students to jazz band camp.

This band is living proof that music can last a lifetime, and it is never too late to get out and play and have lots of fun doing it. “Like” their Facebook page to keep in touch.

Big River Blues Band
Jun 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Big River Blues Band

A rocking band that lives and loves the Columbia River Gorge! Band Members Rolf Diek, (bass); Dan Boller, (keyboard, vocals); Don McCaskell, (guitar, vocals); Jose Maya, (drums) play Blues, Funk, Roots.

During the summer of 2015, Dan Boller was looking to put together an ensemble to play at local festival. Having shared musical experiences separately with the rest of the members, he decided to get together for a rehearsal in preparation for the event. After the performance everyone was very excited about the results. The energy,the vibe, the chemistry was obvious…. Big River Blues Band was born.

“Like” their Facebook page to keep in touch.

Mojo Holler
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Mojo Holler

Mojo Holler weaves threads from mountain ranges to the Mississippi Delta into a tapestry of indie folk rock. Mister Baker channels innate genius through lap steel, slide, and dobro. Missi is a genuine Appalachian ‘Mountain Mama’ whose vocals bring burning intensity to each song. The pair were lauded by South by Southwest founder Louis Black, who called them the ‘godchildren of Mississippi Fred McDowell.” Bass guitarist Eric Shirazi lends an infectious, funky groove to mix that takes the group to a higher plane.

The band formed in 2012 as the duo Missi & Mister Baker. They released their debut album, “Where Black Ravens Flew,” in late 2014, and were tapped to showcase at South By Southwest in 2016. Its founder, Louis Black, said of the pair: “Why Missi had to move to Portland from Austin in order for The Bakers to channel their inner Mississippi Fred McDowell, I do not know. But she did, and they did.” The album combines complex rock guitar and country stylings with rich vocals that hearken Joplin and Fleetwood Mac.

Jackpot Recording producer and Tape Op Magazine publisher Larry Crane says the pair’s pair’s Americana-styled original songs were some of his favorites. “Missi’s fabulous voice, along with Mister Baker’s deft fretwork, brings the whole show home.”

The late Lisa Lepine, a Portland legend in music promotion, said of their mission: “They weave their dark, modern spirituals from shared roots in magic, ‘mericana, and metaphysics. Mister Baker, like Robert Johnson before him, may have made a deal with the devil — channelling an innate genius through lap steel, slide and dobro. Missi’s earthy voice brings burning intensity to each song. Picture them sitting knee-to-knee on a Southern Delta, watching the dark moon rise and singing from their eternal souls.”

Columbia Gorge Bellydance
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Columbia Gorge Bellydance

Columbia Gorge Bellydance consists of 4 bellydance troupes in The Columbia Gorge.
Raqs Aahaa-advanced
Raqs Uhuru-intermediate
Shamaamah-beginning
Raqs Petite-children.
Coming Soon Burlesque Fusion Troupe Raqs Va Va Voom.

“Like” their Facebook page to keep in touch.

Live Wire – Tribute Band
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 12:00 am

Live Wire – Tribute Band

Live Wire, the band, formed in 2005, the brainchild of bassist Terry Ryan. Since its inception, the Oregon based band has been on a Rock and Roll Ride! Throughout the years the lineup has changed but there is one thing that has remained the same… The bands love of delivering music accurately and with a passion and energy that is second to none.

Bassist, Terry Ryan, and Drummer, Stan Baker, make up a very formidable rhythm section. Lead Guitarist, Justin Merritt, brings energy and guitar wizardry to the stage that will amaze and entertain you! Female Front Person, Deborah Fletcher, delivers hard driving vocal ranges that will captivate the audience!

Live Wire has previously performed all over the Northwest gaining fans, momentum and recognition as an AC/DC Tribute Band. Currently, although Live Wire still rocks plenty of AC/DC in their sets, they have taken a turn toward a more diverse set of cover tunes ranging from Guns and Roses, Judas Priest and The Scorpions, to ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and Journey. Live Wire’s love of all types of music has led them to cover more modern musical bands such as Bruno Mars, and Maroon 5. Live Wire entertains the masses with a very diverse set of cover tunes that has something for everyone to enjoy.

The band has opened for such national acts as foreigner, night ranger, Pat Travers and has played in venues big and small. One thing is for sure… When Live Wire hits the stage… The energy exchange between the band and the crowd is undeniable!

“Like” their Facebook page to keep in touch.

Jun
3
Sun
2018
Doubles Tennis Tourney FINALS
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am

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The hottest players around go at it in the Finals on Sun. June 3rd.  Come out to support your favorite players as they go toe-to-toe in the White Salmon tennis competition of the year.  Who knows, if we get enough talent and support we might make it as a WTA Tour stop.

Doubles Tennis Registration Form

Grace Baptist Church Service
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00am-12:00pm
Grace Baptist Church Service in the Main Stage area

White Salmon SpringFest – Sunday’s Activities
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

FestivalAislePremier Gorge Spring Festival Since 1976
Something for Everyone, Family Fun for All in White Salmon, WA

Spring Fest has been a premier community event in the beautiful Columbia Gorge for 40 years, since 1976!  3000+ Attendance. More activities than ever this year! Featuring Great Entertainment, Parade, Food and Drink, Games, Competitions, Gear Swap, and non-stop Family Fun for All at the White Salmon Spring Festival!

FoodPrep

For more information, please email wsspringfest@gmail.com and keep checkin’ back for updates!!

REDNECK HORSE SHOES

Festival hours:

  • Friday 2:00pm–12:00pm
    – Competitions, Concessions
  • Saturday 9:00am-1:00am
    – Fireman’s Breakfast, Gorge Cruiser Car Show, Competitions, Concessions.
  • Parade starts at 11:00am
  • Grand Opening ceremonies are Noon at the gazebo.
  • Sunday
    – 8:00am-10:00am SpringFest Fun Run/Walk

    10:00am-5:00pm Competitions, Concessions
Afro Latin Swing Dancers
Jun 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Afro-Latin Swing Dance

Hannah & Johnny Swing

Afro Latin Swing, Hannah & Johnny with friends will be performing from 12:30-1:30pm on Sunday, June 3rd. They will be performing Salsa piece & Lindy Hop, as well as playing some Salsa & Swing music so others in the community can join in on the dancing!

Hannah & Johnny teach Salsa, West African, East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop classes. Classes are posted at gorgedance.com.

They also lead an all-ages salsa practica/social dance at the Mt. View Grange, 1085 N. Main St in White Salmon. Casual tips available from our friendly volunteers and long-time dancers if you’re eager to learn. Social dancing from 8-10:00. Admission by donation (suggested $3-5 per person) to dance the night away to salsa, bachata, and more. Location: Mt. View Grange #98, 1085 N Main Ave, White Salmon, WA 98672, USA

Contact email: afro.latin.swing@hotmail.com

Bogaloo Brass Band 
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bogaloo Brass Band is a group of talented Columbia High School Students who perform locally

Rudi Bakke Jazz Band
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3:00-4:00pm – Rudi Bakke Jazz Band

May
31
Fri
2019
Youth Talent Competition
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

3:00pm-4:00pm – Youth Talent Show

Teams can register using this Youth Talent Show Registration

Gun Shy
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

Gun Shy is a very diversified group of guys, they play a great mix of music, playing Older Classic Country Tunes tones
like:
Keys in the Mailbox by Conway Twitty
Crystal Chandelier by Charlie Pride
Jambalaya by Hank Williams
Neon Moon by Alan Jackson
To tunes likeWhite Wedding by Billy Idol
Bluest Eyes in Texas by Restless Heart
The Dance by Garth Brooks
Silver Wings by Merle Haggard
Twenty years ago by Kenny Rogers.

Mike Mutton is on lead guitar/vocals, Ben Tibbets on bass/vocals, Mike DeMello on twelve pedal steel guitar/vocals, and Archie Olsen on drums. All the members have been playing for a long time. Archie and his brother Kenny used to play at The Rhineland Inn back in the 80’s and Mike M. used to play often at The Elkhorn when it was open. Ben Tibbets is
the nephew to the infamous Benny Tibbets from The Dalles area who played at The Shamrock and cut albums and toured the circuit. Ben played music with his uncle Benny Tibbets when Benny played at The Eagles in The Dalles. Mike
DeMello he is very good on The Twelve Pedal Steel and has a very strong voice for delivering the old style classic country.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
3on3 Basketball Tournament
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am

3on3 Basketball pits hotshots and great defense against each other in a fast moving short court competition. There are many benefits to having a tournament, one of the biggest is to give a lot of teenagers something to do. 

3on3 Basketball Tourney
Refreshments Available

5 players maximum per team
Girls encouraged to team up with the boys.
$5.00 admission fee per person. 

All players by paying admission fee agree to and sign a hold harmless waiver, absolving all the event sponsors, White Salmon Spring Festival, The City of White Salmon or the White Salmon Valley School District for any damages caused by injury in consideration for participation in the tournament. Under 18 must have parents signature agreeing to the terms of the event. All proceeds go to White Salmon Community Ed Basketball. No money prizes awarded, prizes are from donations of the community sponsors.

Guaranteed two games
1) Pool play for seeding – play every team once
2) Single elimination – brackets
2 divisions:
    14 and under
    14 +
Self reffing: The games are intended for self governance.
    Players call own fouls
    Defensive fouls keeps possession
    Offensive fouls are turnovers check the ball from top of key or (3 point line.)
    Fighting and flagrant fouls result in disqualification of teams or persons responsible
    All disputes are final and resolved by the 3 on 3 committee
    Use of any drug or alcohol will result in disqualification of team 
Scoring: 
Score by 1
No 3 points
No free throws
First team to 11 wins

For more information please call John at 509-493-1480

White Salmon Fireman’s Breakfast
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

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Rise and shine early on Saturday, then get ready for a big day of fun and entertainment with the Firemen’s Breakfast from 7:00 am-10:00 am at the White Salmon Fire Station

SpringFest Parade
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join The Parade And Get In On The Fun!

The Springfest Parade starts at Noon from the White Salmon ballpark and goes along Jewett Blvd and Main St. to Rheingarten Park.  It’s great fun to participate in the parade or just to watch.

White Salmon Spring Festival Parade Application

Parade Rules & Information

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SpringFest Grand Opening
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

SpringFest Grand Opening begins when the parade arrives at the park. Let the festivities begin.

Welcome to White Salmon Welcome to Springfest

Welcome to White Salmon

Welcome to Springfest

Jun
2
Sun
2019
SpringFest Sunday Fun Run/Walk
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am

Join your friends and neighbors for the 2019 SpringFest Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. in White Salmon. Walk or run your way through quiet streets with awesome views while raising money for community health programs. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Power of Produce (POP) program at the White Salmon Farmers’ Market. This food assistance program puts hundreds of dollars of fresh produce in the hands of kids and seniors.

Choose the course that’s right for you! The Fun Run and Walk offers two 5K courses and the option to combine them into one beautiful 10K. Plus, the popular Kids 1K is an awesome way for our youngest athletes to get involved.

Join in the Kids 1K at 9:00 a.m. The 5K and 10K will start at 9:30 a.m. All courses start and end at Rheingarten Park. Refreshments will be available along the way and at the finish.

Online pre-registration is $10.00 for individuals, $15.00 for a family. Day-of registration is $15/individual and $25/family. Check-in and Event Registration begins at 8:15 AM in the covered picnic pavilion.

Don’t want to walk or run but still want to join in the fun? The event is currently looking for volunteers to help with aid stations, event set-up and day-of registration. To get involved, please call Debi Budnick at Skyline Hospital, 509-637-2601 or email at debibudnick@skylinehospital.org or visit www.wsfunrun.com