Getting Ready for the Highland Community Days on Aug. 24-26
Highland Community Days kicks off on Friday, Aug. 24 and runs through Aug. 26.
It all begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. There are over 35 vendors to provide you food, entertainment or products. There is live entertainment throughout the weekend at the Pavilion in the City Square, located at 607 Maple Street.
The event kicks off on Friday night with a special performance by “Gone Fiddling Again” at 5:30 pm followed by a Karaoke contest at 7:30 with cash prizes of $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place. The entry fee is $20 for this contest.
On Saturday, August 25th, things get started with a Kiddie Parade at 9:45 am. The Grand Parade follows at 10 am. “Rebel Rose” gets things started at the Pavilion at 11:00 am. The Dancing Horses, a popular tradition at our event each year with hundreds of people eager to watch, starts at 11:30 am this year. Just follow the crowd after the parade ends to N. Tieton Road (at the end of Wisconsin Avenue).
Some of the other performers on the main stage this year are Sophia Tilley and the “Short Side of Wishbone.”
The Talent Contest is becoming a favorite at Highland Community Days. It takes place on Saturday, August 25th, at 5:00 pm at the Pavilion. There is an adult and youth division with cash prizes for both. Adults take home $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $35 for 3rd place. The youth division wins $50 for 1st place, $35 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place. The contest is free to enter. Get your entries in and don’t forget a chair so you can enjoy the show.
Saturday’s events conclude with a street dance at 8 pm with “The Pony Boys.” Last year’s event was another crowd favorite and this year promises to be the same. We’ve added some special lighting for the park this year so our nighttime activities will have a nice ambiance – come check it out!
Sunday’s events begin with a FREE pancake feed at 9 am, sponsored by the New Country Church and Cowiche Harvest Foods. Gospel music at the Pavilion will take place during the breakfast to get our Sunday started just right. Other music will follow at the Pavilion throughout the day. This promises to be a great day at our event. Sunday might even provide some impromptu opportunities for open karaoke (and its free!) so bring your CD, your best voice and a chair for your comfort!
Throughout the weekend, their will be live entertainment for your enjoyment and plenty of food to satisfy your appetite. With more than 35 vendors, you will have plenty to browse and even take home a few new items from your wish list.
The event concludes on Sunday at 4 pm.
For more information about our event, go to our website at: www.highlandcommunitydays.com or call 509-673-2055. See you there!