Bonney Lake Days, the annual two-day festival at Allan Yorke Park, is gearing up for this weekend.
The summer celebration begins 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with the opening of the ever-popular Kids Zone, which includes arts and crafts, games and rides for children.
The Kids Zone is also open all day Saturday.
Stage shows will be performing all afternoon and through the night as well.
Ed Taylor, playing jazz, will be taking the stage from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Sonic Funk Orchestra rounds out the night’s music entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m.
The traditional firework show, sponsored by Cascade Water Alliance, is slotted to begin at 9 p.m.
Saturday starts off at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, hosted by the city’s Kiwanis Club. The all-you-can-eat event costs $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12 year old.
The buffet ends at 10 a.m.
While some will opt to consume calories, others will burn them that morning in the 5K and 10K run at 9 a.m.
Registration can happen all the way up to the day of the race on www.active.com.
Those registered in the race already can pick up their packets at the Fleet Feet Booth on Aug. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. or on the day of the race from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The Bonney Lake Days parade begins at 9:30 that morning, starting at Emerald Hills Elementary and ending at Allan Yorke Park.
The Les Schwab Car Show starts after the parade at 10:30 a.m. and stays open through 3 p.m. Judging for the show ends around 1:30, with awards presented at 2:30.
Stage shows for Saturday start at 10 a.m. with Dancemakers NW, East Pierce Fire and Rescue at noon, Auburn Dance Academy at 1:30 and the Sumner High School Jazz Group at 3:15.
The Allan Yorke boat launch is closed all day Friday and Saturday for the event.
Additionally, this year’s chalk art competition has been cancelled, but is expected to be held in 2017.