Pacific Days returns this weekend

Pacific Days celebration returns this weekend, kicking off with a kids' parade on Friday and ending with the Pooch Pageant on Sunday. Festivities at Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. SE, get under way at 4 p.m. Friday. A kids' parade, featuring decorated bicycles, begins at 6:15 p.m. It will wind its way from the Pacific-Algona Senior Center, at 100 Third Ave. SE, to the park.

An Army color guard opens the 2014 Pacific Days Grand Parade.

Pacific Days celebration returns this weekend, kicking off with a kids’ parade on Friday and ending with the Pooch Pageant on Sunday.

Festivities at Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. SE, get under way at 4 p.m. Friday. A kids’ parade, featuring decorated bicycles, begins at 6:15 p.m. It will wind its way from the Pacific-Algona Senior Center, at 100 Third Ave. SE, to the park.

The Kids’ Talent and Karaoke contest unfolds at the park from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday’s festivities begin with a pancake breakfast at the senior center from 8 to 10 a.m. The meal of pancakes, sausage, hot chocolate and coffee, is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the senior and youth programs in Pacific.

The grand parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alpac Elementary School, 310 Milwaukee Blvd. N., moseys south on Milwaukee Boulevard, turns right on Third Avenue SE and ends at the park.

Free activities — inflatable toys, kids games, a dunk tank, raffles, and food and craft vendors — await at the park.

Pacific Police present their annual Bicycle Auction at 12:30 p.m., selling off unclaimed bikes found or recovered during the past year. Bicycles may be viewed prior at Pacific City Park. All sales are cash only.

Pacific days continues from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sunday, highlighted by the Pooch Pageant at 2 p.m. at the park.

For more information, visit www.pacificpartnerships.org.

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