Mason County Forest Festival
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Paul Bunyan Grand Parade — Traditionally held the weekend following Memorial Day, this parade has graced Shelton’s streets for the last 77 years. This year we are hosting it a little later to accommodate gathering restrictions. Commercial entries in the parade are a great way for organizations to show community support. Local businesses in various industries like shellfish, forestry, insurance, emergency services, utilities, and more make up a large portion of the pageantry of parade day. Non-profit groups and organizations are always highlights of the parade. From honoring our veterans to guiding our youths these organizations promote good will in our community each and every day. Look for entries from the Boy and Girl Scouts, Shriners, American Legion, 4-H, and various equestrian groups- just to name a few. Parade participants even compete for various awards in several categories. The unique award plaques have been designed and produced by local high school students. Some of the award categories include Grand Sweepstakes, Grand Marshall, Motorized Vehicles, Spirit, Creativity, Novelty, Equestrian, Bands, Dance/Drill, and more. Fireworks Show — The annual FREE fireworks show usually happens Saturday of the Festival at the Shelton High School. This year we are working on a safe strategy to present the spectacular show –keeping in mind crowd restrictions and fire safety. Thank you Manke Lumber and Hanson Motors for sponsoring.