Entertainment at Fun in the Park can be called participatory or passive.  Ringing the central park are all kinds of games, crafts, body art, inflatables, and things “to do.”  Fun doesn’t stand still around the main stage, however, as dancing, singing, up-tempo bands, juggling/comedy, gymnastics, and martial arts are scheduled to amuse and entertain in the comfort of generous shade canopies for a food-break and viewing pleasure.

Perhaps the Northwest’s finest comedic juggler, Rhys Thomas, returns to the FITP main stage for his 7th appearance in 15 years.  He will be joined by recording artist Michele Van Kleef and a pair of regional bands, Infamous Soul and the Gospel Hooligans, as professional performers.  Wilsonville youth display their talents in dancing, gymnastics, and martial arts to complete the lineup.   Here’s the schedule:



Rhys Thomas, Comedic Juggler

Thomas has dazzled world-wide audiences since 1987 with interactive comedy and high level circus tricks.  He brings Newtonian Physics to the stage with hilarity and dexterity.  “Clean comedy, amazing tricks, and interactive shenanigans with an educational flair” is what  ingratiates his fans.

It’s a never fail formula that’s been enjoyed from the Smithsonian Institution to the International Congress of Neurological Surgeons, from Mediterranean cruise ships to Singaporean shopping malls, Arabian stages to American theaters, festivals, schools and banquets for over two decades.  FITP is honored with his presence.  Performance 11:30.

His talented daughters Matilda and Izzy have learned from their masterful Dad and will join him in relating to our attendees as “roving revelers.”


Lee’s Martial Arts Academy, Student Performance
Tae Kwon Do, Demonstration

Lee’s Martial Arts Academy of  Wilsonville is led by Master C.Y. Lee, a native of South Korea who studied and graduated with a degree in Combative Martial Arts in 1997 from Yong-in University.  He is highly recognized for his belief and dedication to the art and philosophy of martial arts.  Students perform at 1:45.


Innovative Dance, Student Dance Performance

Under the tutorial eye of Molly Kaleikilo, young dancers from Innovative Dance will demonstrate the skills, turns, flips and moves they’ve been learning all year.  Whether tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical jazz and/or acrobatics, you will be impressed with Wilsonville’s dancing devotees.  Performance: 11:00.


Scott Brockett Trio

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Scott Brockett is not your ordinary pop rocker. His music has been featured on over 60 radio stations across the country, he has been included on the Taste of Triple A radio sampler, he won the Portland Idol competition in 2010, and was a top ten finalist for the Seattle America’s Got Talent.

After leaving a mark on the northwest music scene with his former group Holding Out, Scott is now well into his solo career and crafting tunes that manage to combine the emotional impact of soul with the grit and energy of pop-rock. Performance: 12:30.


Ora Nui Tahitian Dancer Troupe

Ora Nui’s dance style is authentic ori tahiti, or Tahitian dance. It is the cultural dance style of the Society Islands in the South Pacific. Ora Nui will be telling the story of Areiti: Tahiti’s little mermaid. It is a story of how a little mermaid named Areiti, the deity of friendship and love, is entrusted by the goddess of the sea with a special mission. She must go on land to change the hearts of a savage tribe, however, she can not use her voice. How does she do it? You’ll have to watch and see. Performance: 2:15.


Red Shoe Productions

A one hour stage show filled with music, games, and prizes. Performance: 3:00.


Youth Music Project

The Youth Music Project Intern Band is the top high school rock band at Youth Music Project, a nonprofit school of popular music in West Linn. The YMP Intern Band plays a mix of alternative rock covers and original songs. Recent gigs include headlining “Bring Your Kid to Music Millenium Day” at legendary Portland record store Music Millenium, and entertaining theatergoers at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland. Coached by Brian Robertson, band members are part of the YMP Internship Program and assist in YMP music classes after school and weekends. As individual musicians, they have experience in a variety of musical genres such as jazz, pop punk and classical music. Performance 10:00 am