47th Annual Wilkeson Days Parade and Handcar Races - Visit Rainier

47th Annual Wilkeson Days Parade and Handcar Races

july 2022

30jul9:00 AM11:00 PM47th Annual Wilkeson Days Parade and Handcar RacesThe 47th Annual Wilkeson Days Old Time Parade and Handcar Races takes place Saturday, July 30

Event Details

The 47th Annual Wilkeson Days Old Time Parade and Handcar Races

Visit the historic mining town during the annual Wilkeson Days and you’re in for a day of celebration. The small town welcomes locals and visitors for a parade, food, vendors, and a handcar race you won’t forget. The annual Wilkeson National Handcar Race celebrates railroad and coal mining history in a fun way that takes over the entire town. The parade and handcar races are a family-friendly event with kids games and live entertainment. 

Vendors open at 9:00 AM

Browse a variety of booths near the historic Coke Oven Park. 

Parade starts at 11:00 AM

Vintage cars, floats, and more cycle, cruise and march through the streets. 

Handcar Races start at 1:00 PM

Visitors can enjoy the handcar race as spectators cheering on races from the stands or those who are 18 years or older can signup and compete. Teams of four (and someone to push the car off) race an old fashioned railroad handcar down a 400+ foot track. 

The historic mining town of Wilkeson gateway to the Carbon Glacier is located approximately 50 miles from Seattle. 

Click here for more information. 

Wilkeson Days Handcar Race Team

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location

Town of Wilkeson

540 Church St.