Kinetic Skulpture Race karries on traditions of kweens, rubber chickens and mediocrity

PORT TOWNSEND – This weekend marks the silver anniversary of the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skulpture Race.

For the 25th time, krazies will come from miles around to unleash their unique brand of kinetic weirdness on Port Townsend.

Leading up to Sunday’s big race will be various activities, some for families and others strictly for mature audiences.

At 6 p.m. tonight, food and drink will be served at the early K-Bird Hospitality Party at Water Street Brewing, 639 Water St., Port Townsend.

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., racers, skulptures and “wanna-be parade participants” will assemble at the U.S. Bank parking lot, 1239 Water St., for the parade.

The parade will start at noon, with the procession traveling down Water Street to Monroe Street.

There, at 1 p.m., break and float tests for the skulptures will take place to ensure they are sea, sand, street and mud worthy.

The 25th Rosehip Kween will be koronated at the Koronation and Kostume Ball that will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The ball – at the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., Port Townsend – will be open to those 21 years and older. Admission will be $15 at the door.

Those interested in becoming this year’s kween must come ready with a talent, a joke and a recipe to share.

Organizers have invited all the former kweens to the ball.

They will choose the runners-up for the Rosehip Kween.

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