Oh the fun we will have! August 4th, 5-8pm. Summer games, live music, ribbon cuttings, treats, art shows, after hours shopping, and much more! For all the details, visit here!
The Annual Camas Days celebration brings bathtub races, toilet paper tosses, parades, kids’ activities, elephant ears, live music in the beer and wine garden, and having fun together in Downtown Camas!
Here are the Key Highlights:
Vendor & Food Booths open at 10am on both Friday and Saturday
Kids’ Street opens at 11am both days
Wine and Microbrew Street with music 5-11pm on both days
Parades–“Once Upon a Time” Theme! Kids Parade 12:15pm Friday, Grand Parade 11am on Saturday
Bathtub Races & Firehose Spray 1pm on Saturday.
Plus the Annual Used Book Sale at the Library Fri-Sun (see post below). So much going on! Click here for the full Schedule of Events!
Our local Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce organizes this event and is working hard again this year to bring you a spectacular time!
Enjoy all that Downtown Camas has to offer during this fun weekend and remember to support our local businesses!
We asked for donations of local art that celebrates Downtown Camas and we received some amazing entries! Thank you to all that participated! Here are some of the top choices from both adults and students:
Eva Solevad, Age 15
Charlotte Burton, Age 19
Isabelle Wright, grade 10
Ahmika Kluka, Age 17
Emma Schiller, Age 15
Annika Spykerman, Age 14
Justine Pauly, Age 16
Lucille Snyder, grade 9
The cars this year were simply amazing! Thank you to everyone that came out! Thank you also to our generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, Bluez Cruizer, Virtuosity dancers, vendors and merchants who all work together to create a meaningful community event.
Best in Show was awarded to Steve Chaney by the mayor for his 1954 Chevy Corvette
Best Ford: 1929 Ford Roadster owned by Jim and Gay Kane
Best Chevy: 1967 Chevy Camaro owned by Clifford Criss
Best Mopar: 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T owned by Mark Sundby
Most Authentic Vintage: 1940 Olds Touring Sedan owned by Ed and Peg Sinclair
Best Interior: 1962 Chrysler 300 owned by Gary Pierce
Most Creative Paint: 1961 Nash Metro owned by Lona Smith
Best Work in Progress: 1954 Chevrolet Bel air owned by Roadmen Drifters
Most Racy Import: 1973 Jaguar XKE V-12 owned by Dan and Jeanette Simons
Best Original American: 1954 Chevy Corvette owned by Steve Chaney
Shiniest on the Block: 1963 Buick Riviera owned by Ken Cousins
Best Muscle Car: 1966 Ford Mustang owned by Sam and Cherri Melton
Top Truck: 1957 Chevy Pickup owned by John Ziegler
Best Wheels and Tires: 1953 Studebaker Pickup owned by Chad Goodwin
Most Original Paint: 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera owned by David Gerton
Best Backside: 1973 Chevy Camaro owned by Marilyn Clulew
Best Pre-1950s: 1936 Ford Cabriolet owned by Marc Luce
Best Topless: 2000 Plymouth Prowler owned by Jeff Chilcote
Best Custom: 1950 Chevy Sport Coupe Deluxe owned by Rick and Linda Davidson
Best Bike: 1999 Indian Custom owned by the Sushi Joint
For all the photos on Facebook, click here!
Dogs dressed in green, gold, and purple flooded into Downtown Camas for the July First Friday “Dog Days of Summer–Mardi Gras Style” sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe and hosted by the DCA. There was a talent show and dog and owner look alike contest as well sponsored by Naturally Healthy Pet. SO MUCH FUN! There was Zydeco music by The Mudbugs, free hushpuppies compliments of Miss Nola’s, dog vendors and a Camas “Barkus” parade and costume contest. Small town fun at its finest.
Here were the winners of the contests:
Most Clever: Brutus–did many tricks following both English and German commands!
Most Difficult: Charlie–balanced a cup on his head while owner poured a glass of water into it!
Cutest: Tie between Frankie and Princess Aurora!
Dog and Owner Look Alike Contest:
Karlee Lawrence with Cookee
For photos of the event, click here!
The “Dog Days of Summer” First Friday in Downtown Camas returns on July 7th and this year will be adding some Mardi Gras style to the event! This annual celebration for dogs and their best friends brings a Mardi Gras Doggie Parade sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe, doggie activities, doggie talent show sponsored by Naturally Healthy Pet, vendors, live music, kids’ crafts with a dog theme, a dog breed guessing activity in participating businesses, and more to downtown.
Plus art shows, after hours shopping, dining specials, and just having fun together in Downtown Camas! For all the info, click here!
Salud! Wine Bar-Event Center-Wine Storage opens in Downtown Camas today, June 14th! The official Ribbon Cutting will be on First Friday, August 4th–come celebrate this new business with us! Come see how they’ve transformed the space (224 NE 3rd, formerly Sears) and besides terrific wine selections, they will offer small plates such as fondue, cheese platters, and charcuterie. Live music every Friday and Saturday night. They also plan to have events such as Murder Mystery Dinners, Guest Chef Dinners, Wine and Cheese or Chocolate Pairings, and more! Join one of their many Salud wine clubs or store your favorite wines at the perfect temperature. Check out their website for more info!
Salud! is a great addition to our downtown experience.
Saturday, July 8th from 4-8:30pm will bring a fantastic celebration of classic and specialty cars and trucks to our historic downtown. Lots of entertainment and kids’ activities, too! For more info, visit the Car Show webpage.
Thank you to our returning Title Sponsor Westlie Ford and to all our sponsors that make this event possible! iQ Credit Union, Country Financial–Courtney Wilkinson, Carla Edwards-Realtor, Excavator Rental Services, Birch Street Uptown Lounge, B&B Fish Market, Apiary Security Technologies, and the City of Camas.
This event benefits the Camas Washougal Treasure House Food Bank. Bring two cans of food, get a free raffle ticket, and help those in need!
We look forward to the Camas Car Show each year–hope you will join us! Here are some photos from last year’s event! So much fun!
What a fun night! Families and friends enjoyed the poker tour (thank you Camas Antiques for dealing and sponsoring!) and all the games and crafts throughout town! iQ Credit Union and the Port of Camas Washougal brought their prize wheels and The Paint Roller Mobile Paint Party brought rock painting which all added to the festive mood!
The live music by Lance Kinnaird and Lauren Abraham hosted by Mesa was spectacular and added to the relaxing summer vibe of the evening. The ribbon cutting for Mill City Brew Werks‘ new expansion was a hoot and they were packed! What a great new space. For pics of the ribbon cutting, click here!
For First Friday photos of all the fun, click here!
We have hearty vendors, volunteers, sponsors and customers! Despite some rain, we had a great turnout for the 20th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair and the vendors definitely delivered! Everything was so beautiful, healthy, and artful. Our downtown was filled with color!
Thank you to all that were involved and that came to make this a fantastic community event!
Click here for pictures of the event!