50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River 2015

50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River 2015Celebrating 50 years of High Speed Action on the Water and in the Air, the 50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River is happening on July 24 to 26.

50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races on the Columbia River
Well it’s that time of year again, time to head down to Kennewick Washington's Columbia Park for the 50th Annual Columbia Cup for the Unlimited Hydroplanes race at the Water Follies.

Nearly 70,000 spectators from throughout the Northwest will converge along the Kennewick and Pasco banks of the Columbia River to enjoy the races and a spectacular air show featuring an alpha jet.

The Water Follies sponsored by Lamb Weston will take place, July 24 to 26, and will be full of high speed hydroplane racing in the Columbia River and an over the river air show. The weekend festivities will begin on Friday, July 24 and finish up on Sunday, July 26. The rest of the weekend will be full of various hydroplane heats, air shows and fly-ins, food, and other festivities here is a complete schedule of events for the weekend.

Columbia Cup Tickets
The cost to attend the Water Follies varies depending on the type of package you would like to purchase.

Weekender Two-Day Admission Ticket
Adult: $25
Children 6 – 12: $10
Children 5 and under: Free

Saturday General Admission Ticket (Available at the gate)
Adult: $15
Children 6-12: $5
Children 5 and under: Free

Sunday General Admission Ticket (Available at the gate)
Adult: $25 gate
Children 6-12: $5
Children 5 and under: Free

One Day Pit Access (Does not include Park admission)
Friday: $10
Saturday: $10
Sunday: $10

Three Day Pit Pass – Best Value! (Includes park admission) $45

General Admission Parking
Columbia Park:
Friday & Saturday $5 per car.
Sunday $10 per car.
You will be charged each time you re-enter the park.

Pasco:
Friday Free Parking Saturday $5 per car.
Sunday $10 per car.

Look for official Water Follies parking signs off of Sylvester Street in Pasco. 

Reminder: Limited Pasco general admission parking is available. Look for official Water Follies parking signs off of Sylvester Street in Pasco. You will be charged for parking each time you re-enter the Franklin County parking area.

Weekend's Schedule of Events:

2015 HAPO Gold Cup & Air Show Schedule

Friday, July 24
8:00am Park Opens
8:15am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
9:15am 1 Liter Hydroplane Testing
9:45am Grand Prix Hydroplane Testing
10:15am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
11:30am HAPO Over the River Air Show
1:25pm 1 Liter Hydroplane Heat 1
1:45pm H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifying
3:55pm Vintage Hydroplane Dash
4:20pm 1 Liter Hydroplane Heat 2
4:40pm Grand Prix Hydroplane Dash
5:05pm Legends Casino Dash for Cash
6:00pm Castle Catering Speed & Feed (by invitation only)

Saturday, July 25
8:00am Park Opens
8:15am Grand Prix & 1 Liter Hydroplane Testing
9:00am Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
9:40am 1 Liter Hydroplane Heat 3
10:00am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
11:30am HAPO Over the River Air Show
12:00pm All Drivers Autograph Session at the Stage
1:30pm 1 Liter Hydroplane Heat 4
2:00pm Grand Prix Hydroplane Heat 1
2:15pm All Pilots Autograph Session at the Stage
2:30pm Frontier Communications H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1A
3:00pm Frontier Communications H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1B
3:25pm Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
3:50pm Grand Prix Hydroplane Heat 2
4:10pm CO-Energy H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2A
4:40pm CO-Energy H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2B

Sunday, July 26
7:00am Park Opens
7:30am Church Services at Stage
8:00am Joint Testing, H1, GPW, 1 Liter
9:20am Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
10:00am Opening Ceremonies
10:20am Atomic Screenprinting H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3A
10:45am Atomic Screenprinting H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3B
11:05am Grand Prix Hydroplane Heat 3
11:30am HAPO Over the River Air Show
1:30pm 1 Liter Final
2:00pm Fast Signs H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 4A
2:30pm Fast Signs H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 4B
3:00pm Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 598 Grand Prix Hydroplane Thunder Cup
3:20pm H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Provisional Heat
3:50pm Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
4:40pm HAPO Presents the APBA Gold Cup for Unlimited Hydroplanes

HAPO Over the River Air Show Daily Schedule
Lucas Oil Skydivers
Anna Serbinenko, Sky Dancer
United States Air Force F16, Viper Demonstration Team
Greg Anders, P-51 Heritage Flight
Lucas Oil Aerobatics
The Patriots Jet Team

For more information go to http://www.waterfollies.com/


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3 Responses to "50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River 2015"

Shirley Kelly wrote: Great information and it sounds like guest are in for a really good time. I was surprised by how reasonably priced the admission tickets are. I spend more than that going out to the movies.

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 12:53pm.

Lamb Weston’s Free Fry Friday Throughout Tri Cities Washington wrote: [...][...] Lamb Weston, this year’s sponsor of the Columbia Cup is also sponsoring Free Fry Friday today, July 23. Stop by a participating restaurant and order [...][...]

Posted on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02am.

Summer Events at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick Wa wrote: [...][...] Party On July 29, 2011 come on out to Clover Island Inn for an evening of fun and gear up for the 46th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races, Colorblind will be playing. Things will kick off at 7:00pm and go until about 11:00pm. The cost is [...][...]

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 3:03pm.