A full day of fun is planned during Umatilla Landing Days, which celebrates the community’s 152nd anniversary.

The event kicks off Saturday with a downtown parade at 10:30 a.m. Line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. at Nugent Park on Eighth Street. Although it’s too late to pre-register for judging, participants can still join the fun. Motorized vehicles must be operated by a licensed driver and all entrants under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The festival kicks into high gear after the parade, continuing at Umatilla Marina Park. It will include kids games, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, vendors, food booths, ferry re-enactments and Old Town Umatilla tours.

To catch one of the ferry re-enactments, be sure to sign up at the Ferry Information booth, located near the docks at the marina. There is no fee for taking the boat ride but donations are accepted, which helps offset fuel costs. The Old Town Umatilla tour is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Umatilla Museum, 911 Sixth St., and at 1 p.m. starting at the Umatilla Chamber booth, right next to the stage at Umatilla Marina Park.

The entertainment, which begins at noon, features the Round-Up City Cloggers, Irrigon cheerleaders, BBPD and Totally Kids. The Umatilla First Robotics Team also will show off its engineering skills featuring a medicine ball-throwing robot.

The entertainment headliner is Blue Tattoo at 7 p.m. The local group will keep things rockin’ into the evening. Be sure to hang around the marina park or find another viewing spot for the fireworks show, which blasts off around 10 p.m.

There’s no charge to attend the event, but parking at the marina is $3, which goes to the fireworks fund.

For more information, visit www.umatillaoregonchamber.org or contact 541-922-4825 or karen@umatillachamber.net.

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