There were concerns Friday that fog would threaten the annual Tri-Cities Christmas Lighted Boat Parade — a Columbia River tradition that began in 1962 — but participants at the Clover Island Yacht Club in Kennewick said this weekend's conditions are not nearly thick enough to scuttle their holiday celebration.
And the fleet is scheduled to return again Saturday night. About 30 boats will be decked out in festive lights and holiday animation.
Boats will leave the Clover Island Yacht Club in Kennewick about 6 p.m. and make a leisurely trip to Howard Amon Park in Richland and back.
It will take the floating parade about 90 minutes to reach Howard Amon Park.
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Before the fleet arrives, the Barbershop Holiday Concert featuring the Columbia River Chordsmen, Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International and two choirs from Richland High School will entertain from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive, Richland.