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Entertainment

Few communities can match the entertainment and annual events offered by Centralia

From balloons to boats, parades to fireworks and everything in between, there is always something happening to add to the enjoyment of your retirement.

  • The Balloon Festival is now an annual three day festival drawing more than 40,000 attendees and 40 hot air balloons with races daily and lots of other activities as well.
  • The Fall Festival and Halloween Parade are traditions which have delighted young and old for decades.
  • Fourth of July includes both a carnival and an incredible Fireworks display.
  • For those who enjoy speed, Centralia now hosts the Outboard Power Boat races on Raccoon Lake in July.
  • For 63 years and counting, Centralia High School has hosted its High School Basketball Holiday Tournament, drawing some of the finest athletes in the Midwest. What a great event for the sports minded retiree.
  • Our unique Band Shell in Library Park is the scene for many special events including movie showings and concerts.

To enhance your active retirement, try a relaxing night out, enjoy a movie at the local multiplex cinema or attend one of the many events offered by the Centralia Cultural Society.

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