DOGWOOD DAZE READY TO BLOSSOM 2017
Blossoming dogwood trees of various colors, green grass and blue skies are in the offing for the annual Dunsmuir Dogwood Daze, May 27, 2017, in the little Train town in the canyon called Dunsmuir.
Celebrating its eighth year, Dogwood Daze features a Pie Social, Art and Music a Doggie Parade, Soapbox Derby, and a City-wide yard sale are also part of the gala event. This year’s Dogwood Daze will offer all of these and more. The Doggie Parade is free and no registration is required.
Costumes are encouraged.
The Soapbox Derby begins on upper Dunsmuir Avenue at Spruce Street and continues down the hill to Pine Street. Categories are: mini 3-6 years, Juniors 7-10, Teens 11-15, and Adults 16 and up. All are free except for Adults who will be charged $10 each.
The ever popular and growing Pie Social, sponsored by the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society – Dunsmuir Museum, the fun begins at 10:00am and ends when the pies are gone. Slices and whole pies may be purchased. Last year’s event sold out by 2:30 pm, and they had over 200 pies baked by 73 local men and women. The Pie Social is in Dunsmuir Historic Amtrak Depot.
A new addition last year, was the adult Derby Races on Upper Dunsmuir Avenue, where Big Dave Keisler the “Gravity Car Derby Champ” – Undefeated in Siskiyou County, Challenges all Adults 16 years and up. So, bring your gravity Car and see how you stack up to the Champ. The Soap Box carts for the younger kids is for all ages and sizes. The Derby cars come down the hill to the cheers of the spectators; trophies and prizes are awarded. For more information call Big Dave Keisler at 925-9365.
Beautiful native Dogwood trees will be on display around town with concentrations on Sacramento Avenue, the Children’s Park, and Hedge Creek Falls Park. Native species will be on tour in the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens. Merchants will offer several specials and it will be a shopper’s paradise with the traditional city-wide Yard Sale lasting all week-end.
Events including trees on display and location of yard sales will be listed on a map available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 5915 Dunsmuir Avenue.
And don’t forget the City-Wide Yard Sale Event which – for $5 we’ll put your yard-sale on the Dunsmuir map, which we distribute from the Chamber and other establishments throughout Dunsmuir. The maps are usually ready the Thursday before the event. You must be a Dunsmuir Resident and live within Dunsmuir. You can make application at the Chamber until May 20, 2017.
“There is something here for everyone, and most events are free”. “So, come and enjoy our beautiful downtown, its unique shops and wonderful restaurants. Dunsmuir has been designated as California’s Number One Small Town, according to Expedia. Take a stroll through this interesting historic Victorian downtown.
Make it a fun filled day. Plan on coming!”
Events start at 10am and continue into the evening. Enjoy local restaurants, music and shopping. Further information may be obtained from the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce at 235-2177 or www.dunsmuir.com, or *protected email*
This event is sponsored by the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, the City of Dunsmuir, and Pacific Power.