Now presenting the Community Calendar, brought to you by Natalie on KBOO Portland on this 4th of July weekend. This information is also fired up on the KBOO.fm website or call (503) 231-8032.
You can chase your blues away and help fight hunger at the 22nd annual Waterfront Blues Festival. One of the largest festivals of its kind, this event is a major fundraiser (or shall we say foodraiser) for the Oregon Food Bank. KBOO will be broadcasting. For details, you can swim over to http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/
This weekend includes several free Fourth of July festivities, including:
Happy Valley Fourth of July Family Festival: The 13th annual event kicks off with a parade at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment, kids activities kids. Happy Valley Park, 13700 S.E. Ridgecrest Road. www.ci.happy-valley.or.us
The Annual Star Spangled Parade, featuring an Oregon's 150th Birthday theme, in Lake Oswego. 503-675-3983
Estacada Fourth of July Sky Show and Fun Festival: Parade at noon, festival, kids fun center, belly dancers and eight bands. Estacada High School, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. www.estacada4thofjuly.com or 503-630-3909.
At West Linn festivities, their Mayor will dance with participants for donations to the West Linn Food Bank. Willamette Park -- West Linn, 1100 12th St., West Linn. 503-723-0101
For printed and recorded information about community events, we invite you to visit our website at kboo.fm/communitycalendar. And you are welcome to stop by the KBooth at the Blues Festival. Whether you participate in 4th of July events, or go for a hike in a park, may we all enjoy the feeling of independence.