The Rhody Festival is Back! Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 12 p.m. After a pandemic year without a Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend—it’s back. You’re invited to bring your Pembrokes and Cardigans and march with us in the Grand Parade as the “Quimper Corgi Clan”. The parade starts at noon in “Uptown” Port Townsend at the intersection of Lawrence and Harrison. We are “staged” about an hour before. That location, and our parade place, will be given to us a couple of days ahead. We’ll post that on the Smiling Corgi website. You may also just wait near the start corner and jump in with us as we pass. The route is about a mile long, it’s mainly flat with a slight downhill near the end. It’s easy, about a mile, and you get to hear from each intersection ahead, “Look! The corgis are coming!” And… there’s a Cake Picnic as we finish.
We always have a great time, and the parade ends in a cake picnic.
We are number 61 in a parade of 98 entries. Our staging location is on the east (water) side of 1700s block of Lawrence, between Calhoun and Cass. This is 4 blocks from the start line at Lawrence and Harrison.
The parade starts at 1:00 p.m., we are typically 30 to 45 minutes down the line. If you want, it’s easy to meet us as we walk up Lawrence to the intersection of Harrison where the parade officially starts.
The parade is a little over a mile in length and two-thirds is a gradual downhill walk.
My girl “Billie Jean” GCH Stillwater Style finished her AKC Grand Championship in Puyallup, WA, last weekend by winning Select Bitch on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, she also won second place in the National Owner Handler Series group competition. What a weekend!