Friday, July 25, 2014

Chautauqua parade Aug. 2 will feature jugglers, clowns, and a marching band

The Chautauqua Festival coming to Orofino July 31 – Aug. 2 will include a parade that will march through downtown Orofino starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. The parade will include jugglers, clowns, unicyclists, stilt-walkers and local community members who will march down Michigan Avenue to put on an “Everybody’s Welcome” parade to let the public know about Chautauqua’s arrival.

Following the parade the educators and entertainers of the Chautauqua Festival will provide an afternoon festival of workshops including juggling, magic, organic gardening, mask-making, clowning, bubble blowing, alternative energy, quilt making, samba drumming and dance.

The following workshops are scheduled (with the possibility of more to come):

3-5 p.m. - Water Color Painting with Janet Brewer

3-5 p.m. - Flint Knapping with Mike Tylzinski

3-30 p.m. - The History of Belly Dancing by Yazmin

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Performing Belly Dancers

4:30-5 p.m. - The Heritage of the Dulcimer - Barbara-Lee Jordan

4-5 p.m. The Essentials in Playing Bridge - Margaret Cook

4-4:30 p.m. Intro into Composting - Patrick Slater

The festival comes to town after a nearly 100 year absence, to honor Orofino local and longtime Chautauqua member Faith Petrick, who recently passed away.

That evening a Family Style Vaudeville Show will mark the closing of the festival and it will take place at the Orofino High School starting at 7 p.m. The cost for the show will be $10 per adults and $5 for children ages 11-18. Children 10 and under are admitted free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased at the following Orofino locations: The Real Estaters on Michigan Avenue, Orofino Chamber Of Commerce on First Street, AmericanWest Bank on Main Street, and Lewis Clark Credit Union on Johnson Avenue.

The Clearwater Community Concert Association, based in Orofino, is hosting this event as part of their community outreach program for the 2014-15 season.

For a complete list of events please visit the Chautauqua Facebook page or email Kathy Pence at or call 208-476-9428.

Orofino will welcome an amazing parade to its downtown streets during the Orofino Chautauqua Festival which will take place on July 31, to Aug. 3.

Please contact Kathy Pence at or call 208-476-9428 for more information or visit their Facebook page at

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