Street dance kicks off the action, then cars, food, beverages and fun get rolling during Saturday

"Dance, dance, dance the night away."

Well, maybe Van Halen didn't write the definitive street dance song, but the sentiment is very much 'right on' as this year's Canby's Big Night Out Street Dance gets ready to drop on Aug. 26.

This year's event, located between Northwest Second Avenue and North Grant Street in downtown Canby, brings back live music via Return Flight (6 to 8 p.m.) and Kurt Van Meter (8 to 11 p.m.), local food and beverage vendors, free children's fun with the game truck, bouncy houses, children's arts and crafts and local merchants getting involved.

FILE PHOTO - Canby's Big Weekend is nearly here, with the street dance on Friday and the car show moving back to its previous downtown location on Aug. 27.

Big Weekend

Things really heat up on the weekend when Canby's Big Weekend gets rolling on Aug. 27.

The day will include the Basil+Art Festival at the Flower Farmer; the Canby Dahlia 10K run and half-marathon; Canby Farmers Market downtown, Cutsforth's Cruise-in returns to downtown Canby with hundreds of classic cars, the continuation of the Dahlia Festival and music from the Tom Petty tribute band, Petty Fever, at the Wild Hare Saloon.

To register for this year's Dahlia Run, go to

The Basic+Art Festival continues Sunday, and the Slice of Summer descends on the Wait Park gazebo for another musical interlude.

FILE PHOTO - Return Flight returns to the Canby Big Night Out Street Dance on Aug. 26 in downtown Canby.

This year's Cruise-in information:

Registration will be Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the corner of 3rd and Grant streets. The show and shine will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophy presentations from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. To register, go to

• Non-profit vendors will be the Canby High volleyball team, Canby trap team, The Canby Center, Canby girls soccer team and Canby cheer.

• The Rotary barbecue will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Music by JBL Productions from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

• Live music by Rebecca and Ray Hardiman and their Karen Carpenter tribute band from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Live music from Brent Lucich from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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