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A fun celebration of dogs on July’s First Friday! July 7th, 5-8pm. Doggie talent show with prizes and new this year, a parade sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe with a Mardi Gras theme in honor of the Barkus Parade at Mardi Gras! How fun! There will be Cajun Zydeco music as well by The Mudbugs from 5:30-7:30pm compliments of Miss Nola’s!

Vendors, kids’ crafts with a mardi gras dog theme, a dog breed guessing activity in participating businesses, and more! There will also be a dog and owner look-alike contest! Bring your favorite pooch (leashes required) and make a fun night of it! Parade and music sponsored by Miss Nola’s Cafe and talent and look alike contests sponsored by Naturally Healthy Pet in Downtown Camas.

Miss Nola’s will be giving out free hush puppies! Perfect themed treat! 😉

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The Doggie Talent Show & Dog & Owner Look Alike Contest will be at 6pm and the Camas Barkus Parade will be at 7pm. There will be judging of best costumes in the parade with prizes for “Most Original”, “Cutest”, and “Most Mardi Gras Inspired”. For the Talent Contest, the judging will be for “Most Clever”, “Most difficult”, and “Cutest” Talents. Sign up when you get to First Friday at the DCA table, up to 15 minutes before each event. The contests, parade, crafts and other fun will be between 4th and 5th on Cedar Street. No cost to enter.

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society will be there with their famous “ball pool” filled with delicious dog treats!

Mesa will also host another outdoor summer concert with additional outdoor dining. Check back for more info coming soon!

Come down and paint with The Paint Roller Mobile Paint Party!

Fences for Fido is a non-profit who’s mission is to provide quality of life for dogs living outdoors – come see what valuable information they have to offer.

For delicious, gourmet, homemade dog treats, check out Pup Town Cafe!

Abbey with Polka Dot Paws will be on hand with her one-of-a-kind dog-friendly creations, handmade dog bandanas and pet accessories.

Do you want to learn more about a fun and worthy cause called Strutt Your Mutt? The Best Friends Animal Society will be on hand to help you understand more about raising awareness about saving the lives of homeless pets.

Original Bully will be at First Friday with their Bully clothing line and spreading the awareness about these wonderful dogs. Come see them!

Pucker Up!  We are excited to have Must Love Dogs NW with us this year.  Their mission is to reduce and prevent animal homelessness.  This year they will be bringing their “kissing booth”- FUN! 

For a vendor application, click here!