Pendleton, Oregon
3:00pm Thursday, June 27, 202411:59pm Saturday, June 29, 2024

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, this year's festival is scheduled for June 27-29, 2024 and will take place at the historic Happy Canyon Arena in Pendleton, Oregon.  There will be an expanded lineup of Americana and country artists performing including  Charley Crockett, Randy Rogers Band, Silverada (formerly Mike and the Moonpies), Kaitlin Butts, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Bella White, Cody Canada & The Departed, Vandoliers, Cat Clyde and more. The festival is also adding a third stage (Queens Barn Stage) as well as daily yoga sessions from world renown Acosia Red Elk.

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Cathedral Park Dock & Beach (St. John's)
2:00pm8:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024

FREE // All Ages // More Info + Cleanup Photos

Human Access Project is throwing a Grand Opening Party to celebrate a new $900,000 dock at Cathedral Park and the removal of 150 tons of concrete from the river's edge by the community.

  • Music by Snack and Red Leathers (Funk / Soul)
  • Free swimming lessons from Black Swimming Initiative
  • Free kayak rentals from Mosquito Fleet
  • Life jacket giveaway
  • BBQ by JP
  • Community booths and more!
Schedule of Events:
  • 2-3:30pm Free Swimming Clinic by Black Swimming Initiative
  • 3:30-4pm Ribbon Cutting
  • 4-7pm Live Music
Human Access Project (HAP) feels a grand opening party is important to bring attention to how much the river edge of the beach has changed. This party is an invitation to St. Johns to celebrate the new dock and beach. HAP anticipates St. Johns, in time, will turn into a river recreation playground - very likely this summer. This party represents a milestone moment of this change for St. Johns, North Portland and the city as a whole.

Human Access Project has been working on improving the recreational value of Cathedral Park Beach since 2021.
In 2021 HAP recruited 100 volunteers to remove 25 tons of concrete and rubble from the North side of the Cathedral Park Beach.

In 2022 HAP received an American Rescue Plan grant of $300k. They negotiated with Portland Parks and Recreation to use this money to replace the Cathedral Park Dock. The total cost of the dock is $900k. HAP catalyzed the dock replacement. The dock will have swim ladders and will be elevated by pontoons to improve water circulation inside of the dock.
In 2023 HAP recruited 150 volunteers to remove 125 tons of concrete and rubble from the South side of the dock. They had divers come out to look for trash inside the dock. The result of removing the concrete on the south side of the dock is that there is a new South Beach at the park where people can hang out, walk their dogs etc.

HAP is actively working on pulling permits to remove derelict pilings from the beach which they hope to do this summer in September. They foresee continuing to be involved in upgrading and stewarding the river experience at Cathedral Park.
Interested in lending a hand as a volunteer? Please send an email to

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