Due to a variety of factors, including ever-decreasing sponsorship and volunteer support, ongoing light rail construction and upcoming Riverfront Park construction, the Board of Directors of Celebrate Milwaukie, Inc. (CMI) has determined we will not hold the annual Milwaukie Daze summer celebrations for the next couple of summers. We will instead focus our energies and resources on planning for a fantastic festival event at the time of the dedication of the new Riverfront Park, which we hope will be in 2015.
The Milwaukie Daze Parade and Festival has been one most valued Milwaukie traditions since 1972. The annual festival has been called many things throughout the years, including “Milwaukie Daze”, “Centennial Days” and “Riverfest”. What hasn’t changed through the years is that Milwaukie Daze would not happen without the intense efforts of the volunteers who work so hard to plan and staff the event and the sponsors that financially support the event.