KeizerFEST 2023 will be the last in its current form before things change for 2024.
A remnant of the Keizer Iris Festival is the selection of a formal iris for KeizerFEST, now held in August.
An iris is selected 15 months before the festival to allow the Keizer Art Association (KAA) to hold a festival poster contest for artists. The official art is selected in May each year for the following year’s KeizerFEST.
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Saturday night at KeizerFEST was filled with music. The talented students from McNary High School’s Audio Production and Technology program, the FlexTones and Rhythm & Business before JFK closed the night out.
After the parade, KeizerFEST Saturday featured the car show, Crown the Hound and all the fun and games of the KeizerFEST grounds and carnival.
Runners and walkers started Saturday off with the KeizerFEST 5K on River Road, immediately prior to the parade.
The Valley Credit Service KeizerFEST Parade made its way down River Road Saturday, featuring local businesses, politicians and community members.
KeizerFEST opened Thursday honoring the sponsors of the event with the annual Sponsor Appreciation Luncheon
Despite the change of venue and scheduling for the hottest month of the year, KeizerFEST 2022 was a big hit. Official attendance numbers aren’t yet available, but estimates go as high as several thousand just for the parade, and the Southeast Keizer Neighborhood Association reported having more than 1,800 visitors[Read More…]