The Capitol City Cornhole Classic is this Saturday. (courtesy/ Shangri-La)

Wednesday

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and Salem’s downtown alleys will be filled with live music, art vendors and food trucks from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s yoga in Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. More info about the event can be found on Facebook.

Thursday

Hundreds of luminarias will light up Riverfront Park on Thursday as community members gather to celebrate lost loved ones during Reflections on the River.

Melissa Lindley, a community outreach coordinator with Willamette Valley Hospice, said last year they lit up 24,000 luminarias in the park. “Intended to be a one-time event, we had so many requests to do it again, that we decided to continue the tradition with a bit smaller, but still impactful, event. This year, we are honoring the 1500 patients we have served over the last year with luminarias,” Lindley said.

There will be a short program of celebration and a veteran honoring ceremony at 7:30 and the reflection walk with glowing luminarias will be open until 9:00 pm. 200 Water St. N.E.

Friday

There’s a new tenant at Florida’s most exclusive trailer park, and she’s wreaking havoc.

Storms begin to brew with Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband during “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.”

The play opens on Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and runs until Sept. 28. Tickets can be purchased online. 324 52nd Ave. N.W.

Saturday

Celebrate "cerveza, comida and cultura" during this year’s Xichafest at Xicha Brewing Saturday.

Bands are playing throughout the afternoon, and have diverse musical influences ranging from rock to afrobeat. The night ends with salsa music from Dina y Los Rumberos.

Piñatas and face painting will be set up for the kids from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person. Kids 12 and under are free. A premium package includes entry, a Xicha Brewing glass and drink of your choice for $15.

The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. More info can be found on Xicha's website. 576 Patterson St. N.W.

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Hold onto your bean bags. The fourth annual Capitol City Cornhole Classic hits the Oregon State Capitol State Park lawn on Saturday.

Entrants must register by 3 p.m. Friday for the competitive team division and social team division. Day-of registration is allowed for the social single division and social youth division.

Players can bring their own 6-inch by 6-inch bags made from a durable fabric that weighs 15 to 16 ounces. Don’t have bags? Sets can be rented for $5.

And there’s more than just the competition. Family-friendly activities include a cornhole challenge course, airmail challenge and yard games. Food trucks and beer will also be on hand. Entry costs range between $15 to $60. Spectators are free.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and awards start around 5:30 p.m. 155 Waverly St. N.E. Registration is at the Shangri-La Oregon website.

Have a tip? Contact reporter Saphara Harrell at 503-549-6250 or saphara@salemreporter.com.