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Each year during the Camas Days Festival, downtown Camas plays host to an array of family activities, live music, and great food and local wine and beer. This year, the festival is set for Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 in conjuction with the annual Ducky Derby and the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 5K. For detailed information, including a schedule of events, click here.
Visitors should expect to see arts and craft vendors, a gated wine and microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, a kids parade and a main parade, a kids’ activities street, a softball tournament, and the famous bathtub races in front of Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas.
The festival has been an annual tradition for over 40 years. It is held on the fourth Friday and Saturday in July, and regularly draws 10 to 15 thousand people. More information can be found on Facebook, here.
The opening ceremony for the 26th annual Relay for Life of Vancouver kicks off at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 26, at McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd. in Vancouver. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a fundraising event that celebrate people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times. In addition to the relay, participants can expect a fun zone for both kids and adults, and a food cart gathering. The annual luminaria celebration will be held at 10 p.m.
A “fight back ceremony,” held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, gives Clark County residents the opportunity to make a pledge to take action in the fight against cancer. Pledges range from making lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk, to volunteering for programs that help those battling cancer, to advocating that cancer be a priority for elected officials. For more information and to register a team, visit www.vancouverrelay.org.
Where’s Waldo? In Vancouver, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six different local businesses and resources throughout Vancouver this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, magic kits and more. Participating community businesses and resources include:
Sunrise Bagel; Vancouver Pie Company; Paper Tiger Coffee, Garside Florist; Bad Monkey Bike Shop; Kazoodles; Vancouver Water Resources Center; Vancouver Grocery Co-op; Arnada Naturals; Vancouver Pizza Island; Hobby; Village Pearl; Fort Vancouver Historic Site Bookshop; GamesPlay; Canine Utopia; Tiny Hiney’s; Orchards Feed; Ice Cream Renaissance; Beacock Music; Parkrose Hardware; Leonardo’s Pizza; Dave’s Killer Magic; Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop; Cruise-In Consignment; and Vintage Books.
Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information, call Vintage Books at 360-694-9519.