2015 Northwest Cherry Festival

Photo by Mark Gibson.

In its 36th year, the Northwest Cherry Festival will look a little different in 2015 as it moves to First Street. Expanding to three days, the festival will officially begin Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. with a tribute to the community, but events surrounding the festival stretch out over a week.

EVENTS:

April 19 — 11th Annual Cherry of a Ride, St. Mary’s

Academy

April 21 — Cherry Festival Lip Sync Contest, 7 p.m.,

The Dalles High School auditorium

April 23 — Brigham Young University-Idaho Symphony

Band, 7 p.m., TDHS auditorium

April 24-26 — Northwest Cherry Festival, Downtown

The Dalles on First Street

April 24-26 — Senator Ted Ferrioli Entertainment

Stage, Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 12-7 p.m., Sunday 10

a.m.-2 p.m., First Street

April 24-26 — Open-Air Market, food, arts and craft

vendors, artisans, petting zoo, mechanical bull, First

Street

April 24-26 — Davis Family Carnival, First Street

April 24-26 — Bicoastal Media/Guild Mortgage Company-

Home and Lifestyle Show, Civic Auditorium, Friday 5-8

p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 25 — Breakast at the Mid-Columbia Senior

Center, 7:30-10 a.m.

April 25 — Parade sponsored by Ron Tonkin Subaru, 10

a.m.

April 25 — KODL Classic Car Show, Federal Street, 8

a.m.-3 p.m.

April 25 — Teddy Bear Parade, precedes Cherry

Festival Parade, Kmart parking lot

April 25 — 14th Annual Poker Run at Cherry Festival,

Kmart parking lot

April 25 — Sock Hop with The Twang Shifters, First

and Washington, downtown The Dalles, 7-10 p.m.,

Tickets are $5 and available at the Chamber, KODL and

Klindt’s Booksellers

April 25-26 — 2nd Annual Cherry Festival Softball

Tournament, Kramer Fields

April 26 — Worship Center, Main Stage, 10-11 a.m.

April 26 — Cherry-Oke Contest, Main Stage, 11:30 a.m.-

2 p.m.

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