Tenino's 150th Jubilee


The City of Tenino will celebrate its sesquicentennial on Saturday, July 8, with a Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Planned activities include the Opening and Flag Ceremony including the Rainier Brass Quintet America’s Firs Corps Band from JBLM, Old Time Carnival Games, Kids Zone with Bounce Houses, Silly Procession & General Hullabaloo Walking Parade, Musical Entertainment, Birthday Cake, Dignitary speeches, Pony Rides, Field Games, Magician Jeff Evans, Talent Show, and Food booths. The Jubilee is free to attend and will take place at Tenino City Park. Visitors are encouraged to check out the new playground and pump tracks while attending the Jubilee.  

The Jubilee Schedule of Events
(Tentative- subject to change)

10 am: Opening Ceremonies

Brass Quintet, America's First Corps Band, JBLM, WA

Flag Ceremony - VFW Post 5878
National Anthem 

Peter Abbarno
Wayne Fournier
Closing Music


10 am: Procession Registration

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Carnival Row Opens 

  • Monarch Sculpture Park: Sculpting Booth 
  • Tenino Young at Heart:  Costumes
  • That:  Spin Wheel 
  • PTSA: Fishing the Quarry Game Booth
  • Colvin Ranch: Lassos, Horseshoes, how to make a Brand.  (Sponsorship)
  • Farmers: Lollipop Booth (Sponsorship)
  • First Presbyterian:  Ring Toss Booth
  • Tenino Athletic Booster Club: Football & Golf
  • Cornerstone: Book and Craft Booth
  • Scouts Troop/Pack 14: Recruitment
  • Tenino Community Service Center: Water Station
  • South Thurston Fire (Dunk Tank)
  • Stone Carvers: Demonstration
  • Brandon’s Blacksmithing: Demonstration 
  • Lion’s Club: Display
  • 4H Booth (Sheep, Goat, Calf)
  • Ping Pong Balls in a Cup, get a prize.
  • Face Painting

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Kid Zone Bounce Houses

11 a.m.: Procession Line-up

11:00 a.m.: Rattlin’ Bog Performs Quarry House Stage

11:30 a.m.: Silly Procession & General Hullabaloo Walking Parade (The rules are as follows: No motorized vehicles.  Participants must be dressed up in a family-friendly costume, and/or have a pet in costume (clean up after your pet), and/or have a decorated human-propelled vehicle like a bike, trike, scooter, rickshaw, skateboard, derby car, etc., and/or have an instrument.)

Prize Categories:
Best Historic Costume
Best Silly Costume
Best Musical Group
Best Pet Costume
Best Non-motorized Vehicle
Most Creative
Participants will receive a Jubilee Button

12 p.m.: Birthday Cake at the Quarry House

12 p.m.: Presentation of the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Pony Rides

12 p.m.: Tenino Talent show at the Quarry House Stage

12:30 p.m.: Field Games Commence (In-Person Registration for Field Game activities)

2 p.m.: Magician Jeff Evans -Quarry House Stage   Sponsored by the Tenino Timberland Library

3 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Quarry House Music Festival
The Mike Pierce Project
Imposter Syndrome
Tempo Lake Band 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Food Booths include:

  • Kettle Corn
  • Concessions Class of 2025 – Cotton Candy, Italian Sodas & More
  • Concessions Wrestling- Hamburgers & Hotdogs
  • Bigfoot BBQ – Pulled Pork, Ribs, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese & More
  • Steevee’s Sweet Treats – Ice Cream
  • Lava Shaved Ice
  • Boogie Beans Coffee Truck – Variety of Drinks and Food
  • Food by Shy’z Lunchbox (3:00-8:00)
  • Beer Garden by Raise for Rowyn (3:00-8:00)

Other Events in Tenino

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Tenino Farmer’s Market

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Tenino Arts Creative Market
-Chalk Art Contest on Olympia Street sponsored by Tenino Arts
-Decorations Downtown & Shopping
-Museum Open (Special Printing of Wooden Money)
-Book Release, Tenino 150 Years, Sesquicentennial Stories


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