Cascade Days in Concrete, August 16 & 17, 2024!

The Concrete Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s event will once again be held on the third weekend in August. Community members, business owners, and town leaders are excited about this popular summertime event. The tradition of Cascade Days goes all the way back to the 1930s. It grew from a campaign to build a highway connecting Skagit County to Okanogan County — formerly referred to as the North Cross State Highway, these days called North Cascades Pass or simply State Route 20. The earliest meetings to build and promote the road were coordinated by dedicated local leaders and prominent state and national figures — those meetings eventually turned into a celebration with a parade. Viola! “Cascade Days” began! (We do love a parade in Concrete.)

JOIN US – Cascade Days! August 16 & 17, 2024
Learn more about each of the main events via the pages below!


Friday Night Activities

August 16th

Enjoy the

Saturday Parade

August 17th

Come to the

Saturday Car Show

August 17th

Take Part in the

Saturday All School Reunion

August 17th

Want to be part of the fun? Join us as a Vendor at Veterans Memorial Park Friday and Saturday! Download a PDF vendor application now! Sponsorship, parade entry, and food contest forms coming soon.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES (subject to change)

Preparations for Cascade Days 2024 are underway! Below is an overview what we’re planning for 2024. Want to help coordinate this year’s fun? Please get in touch!

Friday, August 16, 2024

Veterans Memorial Park:

  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Adult Softball Game
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pickleball Game

Main Street / Town Center:

  • 6:00-10:00 p.m. Live Music
  • 8:00-9:00 p.m. Street Dance

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Main Street / Town Center

  • 11:00-12:00 p.m. Grand Parade (traveling west to east on Main Street, into Town Center)
  • 1:00 p.m. Parade Winners Announced
  • 12:00-3:00 p.m. Car Show – in Town Center
  • 3:00 p.m. Car Show Winners Announced
  • 12:00-4:00 p.m. Concrete Heritage Museum Tours
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Historic Concrete Theatre Tours
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Other activities TBD

Veterans Memorial Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Food Booths in the Park
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts in the Park
  • 10:00-4:00 p.m. Event Information & Souvenir Booth
  • 12:00-4:00 p.m. Kids Activities TBD
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest & Other Competitions
  • 12:00-4:00 p.m. Trout Pond
  • TBD: Firemen’s Muster

Silo Park

  • 1:00 p.m. All CHS Class Reunion – if you ever attended school in Concrete, you are welcome to attend!

    Social hour starts at 1:00 p.m. in Silo Park.
    Potluck served at 2:00 p.m.

    Please check in, stick on a nametag, and join the fun of seeing old friends and classmates!

    If you’re with one of this year’s milestone classes (2014, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1974, etc.) please get in touch so we can help you connect with class leaders.

When it came time to select a logo for Cascade Days, we went back to the drawing board. Over the years, there have been a number of different images used. We wanted one that captured the true spirit of the celebration: the fact that there’s a lot of history in these hills, and an equal amount of vibrant optimism growing here.

We wanted the logo to capture the essence of logging and cement plant days, but just as important as those largely bygone industries, we wanted to feature the mountains with the HIGHWAY going through them.

So we turned to our most famous local artist, Don Smith. We asked him to look at the elements of past logos and create an image that was fresh and bright. That’s what the celebration will be!

Shown here is the original watercolor Don created. You’ll see this image on some of our materials (maybe even coffee mugs!), along with the familiar round (button-shaped) logo.

Thanks, Don, for blending the old with the new and giving us an image that sets the tone for Cascade Days.

Want to be part of the fun? Join us as a Vendor at Veterans Memorial Park Friday and Saturday! Download a PDF vendor application now! Sponsorship, parade entry, and food contest forms coming soon.

Special Thanks to our 2023 Cascade Days Sponsors:

Concrete Herald

Concrete Herald

Concrete Heritage Museum

Concrete Heritage Museum


Janicki Industries

Nielsen Brothers, Inc

Nielsen Brothers, Inc.

Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy

Savi Bank Logo


Sedro Woolley Physical Therapy logo

Sedro-Woolley Physical Therapy

Weston Services, Inc

Weston Services, Inc.

Additional Sponsors Include Annie’s Pizza Station, Double O Ranch, Lemley Chapel, Loggerodeo, Loggers Landing, Lone Star Restaurant & Water’n Hole, Mike Hawkings Trucking, Northwest Propane LLC., Rallye Auto Sales Inc., and Sierra Pacific Industries. Thank you, sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!

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