Thursday, July 28th will begin with the Kettle Boil Challenge, held at the Squamish Valley Golf Course at 6:00pm. Teams of two will attempt to boil water in the fastest time. It’s free to watch, $15 to enter.
On Friday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, across from MacDonald Realty on Cleveland Avenue, the World Championship Chair Carve will be held. It’s a free event to watch. Chairs will be auctioned off after the contest, with proceeds going to Big Brothers & Big Sisters. And then at 6:30pm, the Squamish Days Bed Races will be held on Cleveland Avenue. Each team of 4 pushers, and one rider, will have to navigate through and obstacle course spanning two blocks.
9:30am on Saturday, there will be a free Kid’s Festival, held in O’Siem Pavilion Park. There will be face painting, races, bouncy castles, a bean bag toss, bubble station, mini golf, balloon art and more. At 1:30pm the Novice & Intermediate Logger Sports Show will be held at the Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds. During the show, the Rotary Beef Barbecue will be held. It’s a 50 year tradition, with meat slowly cooked over a bed of alders.
Saturday night, the Axe Throwing Invitational will be held at Chances, at 6:00pm. 30 entrants will battle it out. It’s a free event and everyone’s welcome. Following the axe throw, Chances is holding the Logger’s Stomp Dance, at 9:00pm. There will be live music and dancing for a 19+ audience.
Sunday morning, the Peter Harris Logger’s Pancake Breakfast will be put on by the Squamish Elks, from 7:00 – 11:00, at the Chieftain Centre Mall. The price is $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12. At 8:25am, the tenth annual Squamish Days 8K Run will begin at Howe Sound Secondary School. Ten minutes later, at 8:35, the Squamish Days Flashback Mile even will begin. The Flashback Mile focuses on speed instead of distance. Post race, there will be awards and refreshments.
At 11:00 on Sunday, July 31st, the Festival Parade will make its way down Cleveland Avenue, from Vancouver Street to Pemberton Avenue. The main even begins at 1:30pm sharp at the Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds. Admission for the World-Class Open Loggers Show is $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children under 12. During the show, the Rotary Beef Barbecue will again be held.
Monday morning, August 1st, the festival will wrap up with a Picnic at the Pavilion. The event will be held at O’Siem Pavilion Park. Enjoy a picnic, or purchase drinks and refreshments from vendors on location, while listening to live music.