CARLTON — The theme of this year’s Fun Days celebration may be “Carlton’s Got the Blues,” but that’s simply a reference to the music. Festival-goers’ moods will ...

 

 


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  • 31st Annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

    Sunday, June 25

    The 31st annual McMinnville Lions Club Fly-in/Drive-in/Ride-in Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 25 from 7am to noon at the McMinnville Airport. Breakfast for adults is $8, kids under 10 $4. See fun helo demonstrations or even take a ride in a helicopter for $25. Proceeds support Lions Club charities. See you there!

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    McMinnville Fireworks

    Tuesday, July 4

    The “Celebrate in Mac: July 4th Spectacular” will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way. The event includes food vendors, merchant booths, a farmers market, beer tent, and fireworks beginning about 9:30 p.m. Museum admission for this occasion will be $5.

    For more information, visit mcminnville.org/july-4th/.

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