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The annual Memorial Day weekend festival in Grants Pass gets under way this afternoon, when carnival rides open at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park. It continues through Monday, with the carnival, a parade, boat races, a boat show, dances, concerts, fireworks and food.

The festival’s main events, the boat races, take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the park. A parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Grants pass Active Club conducts the five-day festival as a fundraiser for children’s programs.

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