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.
April 19 — 11th Annual Cherry of a Ride, St. Mary’s
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
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
April 25 — KODL Classic Car Show, Federal Street, 8
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
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.-