September 13th, 14th and 15th 2013
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One hundred years ago, in 1913, the design and construction of the Columbia River Highway was initiated. Today, the Historic Columbia River Highway is the main roadway in Cascade Locks and goes by the names WaNaPa Street and Forest Lane. The ‘old highway’ has many stories to tell. This year, we will celebrate the enduring value of the historic highway together.
Historic Highway State Trail Dedication
Saturday, September 14th at 11am
Held at the new McCord Creek Bridge near John Yeon Trailhead
by Oregon Department of Transportation
Shuttle or cycle in; nearest parking will be at Ainsworth exit 35
Walk the Bridge of the Gods
Sunday, September 15th at 10am
sponsored by the Port of Cascade Locks
A rare hour-long opportunity to walk the bridge without vehicle traffic!
Food, Wine and Beer Garden
3pm-10pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12pm-5pm Sunday!
Located on the plaza between Columbia Market and Cascade Inn
Beer by: Cascade Locks Ale House & Thunder Island Brewing
Wine by: The Pines 1852 & Pheasant Valley Winery
Cascade to Crown Ride
Sunday morning, September 15th
Ride the Historic Highway from Cascade Locks to Vista House
by Pedal Nation Events
Cascade Locks Cruise-In Car Show
Saturday, September 14th
Information and registration - click here
Exclusive route through Oneonta Tunnel.
People's Choice Award/prize!
Goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 50 vehicles registered!
5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, September 14th - 8am
Run or walk the Historic Columbia River Highway!
by Columbia Gorge Running Club
Historic Highway Inspired Art Show
Begins on Friday, September 13th
Artist's Reception on Saturday, September 14th - 5pm to 8pm
by Lorang Fine Art and Gorge-ous Gifts
Cascade Locks Quilt Block Trail
An all-new self-guided tour! In the news: Dalles Chronicle
by Bridge of the Gods Quilters
Map brochure available at event info booth and City Hall
Saturday Kids' Activities
Giant Bubbles by Hood River Library District
Kite Festival: bring your own or buy on-site from Hood River Hobbies!
Commemorative coloring pages by Lorang Fine Art
Meet Smokey Bear by US Forest Service
Fall Group Campout
Friday, September 13th and, Saturday September 14th
Eagle Creek Campground
by Friends of the Gorge
Evening campfire presentations; guided day hikes; explore the new trail
Drop-in Movie (30 minutes on loop)
Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
Oregon Public Broadcasting's Paradise Road
The story of Sam Hill and the highway legacy he left behind.
presented by: Best Western Columbia River Inn
live music • scenic boat rides • commemorative souvenirs
In the news: Portland Monthly, Oregonian, About.com, BikePortland