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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Pirates, kites and kinetic sculpture races are just some of the fun events planned in Oregon this weekend. 

Rockaway Beach, OR (06-22-12 through 06-24-12). As part of the festivities, the Boom Bilge Rats will perform two music/pirate vaudeville shows, PDX Yar, Pirates of the Cursed Sea--with help from the Portland Pirate Festival Folks. For more information, visit: <http://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=67488>

Klamath Falls, OR June 22-24, 2012
Kinetic Sculptures are homemade, human-powered vehicles able to travel (hopefully) over land, sand, muck, rocks and, oh yeah, water. They carry one, two, four or more people. The race is to see if these fantastic creations are able to negotiate the course. Awards are given for engineering/construction, art, speed and many other frivolous achievements. The Race is really a Festival put on FOR THE FUN of all involved, including spectators. This years there is a Dr. Seuss theme. For more info, visit <http://www.klamathkinetic.org/>

The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is held on the beach at the D-River Wayside from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012.
The weekend includes featured flyers, family-friendly activities like kite-making, a kid’s kite parade, and a mass ascension. This year’s theme is “Stars & Stripes” The festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world! Join us as we display a dizzying array of red, white and blue kites! For more information, visit: <http://www.oregoncoast.org/summer-kite-festival/>

For more festivals and events, visit the Oregon Festivals & Events Association Web site <http://www.oregonfestivals.org/>.

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