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La Conner Old Fashioned 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 5:00pm
La Conner Marina   359 North 3rd St.   La Conner, WA

Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate the 4th of July the old-fashioned way.

Highlights of the day will be a free outdoor concert at the La Conner Marina followed after dark by a fireworks display over the Swinomish Channel. The concert features Pacific Northwest Legends Jr Cadillac and local classic rock favorites The Walrus.

A children's parade, hot dogs, three-legged races, and a watermelon contest start the day’s festivities. Browse the town’s eclectic array of specialty shops, museums and galleries during the day. Enjoy the outstanding local cuisine offered by its fine dining restaurants and sample the local brewery and wineries.

The parade starts at 12 noon, with a community picnic and children's events following at Pioneer Park, 1200 South 4th St. The evening entertainment at the marina is from 5-9pm followed by the fireworks show. There will be local food vendors and a beer/wine garden provided by Anacortes Brewery at the concert opening at 5pm.

The concert is a Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts fundraiser for local under-served music students. Proceeds from the beer garden and a raffle featuring donations from local artists, photographers and business's will go to the La Conner School District for music lessons for students who can't afford music lessons and equipment rental.
REFA 2018 4th of July Show Pacific Northwest rock pioneers Jr Cadillac have been rock'n the Northwest for 48 years and their line up includes Don King, bass, vocals and bottomless memory. Steve Sarandos, tenor sax and vocals, searing solos. Steve "Sr. Keys" Flynn, piano, organ, vocals and winning smile. George Rudiger, drums and 1 vocal...which I think we'll pull outta the box...middle name, "Solid". Brian "Tito" Steiner, percussion and general zaniness, also winning smile. Jim King, tenor sax, harmonica and vocals. The gentle hurricane. Ned "Lalo" Neltner guitar and vocals.
REFA 2018 4th of July Show
The Walrus has been energizing clubs, parties, weddings, and outdoor events since 1995. The band's vocally rich and intricate arrangements include songs by the Beatles, Queen, Jackson 5, B-52s, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, The Trammps, CSNY, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin and many others. The Walrus is made up of five seasoned professionals who care about making every event and performance fun, smooth and enjoyable for all.

Rick Epting PhotoIn 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor. Our mission is "to enhance the quality of life in Skagit County through the arts."

Rick Epting  was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.

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