Get Ready for Deer Park Settlers Day Weekend July 21-23, 2017

Deer Park Settlers Day is a tribute to The Old Settlers’ Picnic of yesteryear.  The event is the oldest continuous community celebration in the State of Washington, running over 100 years. The Settlers Day Committee is run by local area volunteers who put together a wonderful day full of family events including a downtown parade, a community picnic, class reunions, arts and crafts fair and lots of good food. The annual Settlers Day event takes place the 4th weekend in July. Over the last few years, community organizations have added additional events around the Settlers Day celebration to make this a full weekend community event.

Friday July 21st

Kicking off Settlers Day weekend is the second annual Settlers Day Wood Bat Baseball Tournament sponsored by the Tri-County Little League. The tournament runs from Friday July 21 to Sunday July 23. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Settlers-Day-Wood-Bat-Tournament-1716754651945647 for up-to-date tournament information.

Also on Friday and Saturday is the Clayton Pro West Rodeo.   The event is held at the Clayton Community Fair grounds which is located at 4616 Wallbridge  in Clayton, WA. For more information visit their website at http://claytonprowestrodeo.webs.com/.

Saturday July 22nd

On Saturday morning from 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM the Boyer Mountain Masonic Lodge holds its annual pancake breakfast at their lodge building at 310 N Main Street. Enjoy a complete pancake breakfast with all the fixin’s before Settlers Day festivities begin. For pricing and menu information see the Chamber’s Event Calendar for July 22. Look for Boyer Mountain Lodge Pancake Breakfast.

At 10:00 AM the annual Settlers Day Parade begins on Main Street.

Bring your favorite camp chair, an umbrella, and refreshments and enjoy a good old fashioned community parade featuring floats, marching bands, equestrian entries, antique cars, and much more. The parade ends at Mix Park.

Deer Park Kiwanis Club’s Settlers Day BBQ

After the parade the event moves to Mix Park for a picnic. Here you will find an arts and crafts fair, food vendors and an afternoon of family oriented entertainment.

Sunday July 23rd

Round About 5K event in Deer Park, Washington on Sunday raised money to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose mission is to: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

On Sunday visitors and residents alike are invited back to Mix Park at 10:00 AM for a community nondenominational church service sponsored by local area churches.  After the service stay around and for a pot-luck lunch. Bring food to share, a blanket or camp chairs to sit on, frisbees and other fun stuff, and  a friend. A freewill offering will be received as well. For more information contact Pastor Tim White at 509-998-3259.

Also on Sunday is the Round “About 5 K” Charity Run. The Round “About 5K” is an enjoyable scenic run/walk (strollers welcome!) weaving and winding through the streets of Deer Park, including two roundabouts hence the name. The race begins at Deer Park Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, 707 South Park Street in Deer Park, WA at 8:00 AM. Visit their website at https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/DeerPark/RoundAbout5K .

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