GRANGER - With April nearly here it's time again to plan for the Granger Cherry Festival.
As always, the 64th annual festival in Granger will be held the last weekend in April, kicking off the Lower Valley's festival and parade season.
The Granger Lions Club will be hosting the Cherry Festival, to be held Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, noon to 10 p.m. each day.
Concessions and carnival rides will be open all three days of the festival, with live entertainment planned Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
A highlight of the Cherry Festival is the parade that winds through downtown Granger on Saturday. The parade grounds behind Granger Elementary School will be open for floats to arrive, starting at 7 a.m.
The floats will be judged starting at 9:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, the festival focus will be at the Granger Pond, where the public is invited to participate in the annual fishing derby.
The derby will begin at 7 a.m. and conclude at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest and heaviest trout that are caught by anglers.
All Washington state laws and catch limits apply for the Granger fishing derby.