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Downtown Camas is home to many exciting family-friendly events throughout the year. Click here for a 2016 printable two-sided event calendar!
Held in charming, historic Downtown Camas and hosted by the DCA and the downtown merchants, Camas First Fridays (5-8pm) are monthly themed passport events featuring games, art, dining, and after hours shopping—fun for the whole family! See left sidebar for a link to current First Friday event information. You may want to call ahead for dining reservations and come down early to shop and stroll.
In addition to First Fridays, you can expect to find lots of festivals and events around Downtown throughout the year. These events attract the larger community as well as visitors from Portland and beyond, and everyone is welcome to participate!
Spring Planting Day, Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1 – 4 pm. A community-powered floral beautification day. Come lend a hand and help turn our town into a visual delight to enjoy all summer long! Click here to learn more.
The Camas Plant & Garden Fair returns to Downtown Camas, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9am-4 pm – This event fills the entire downtown area with a fantastic selection of plant & garden related items from local vendors. Held the day before Mother’s Day, the plant fair draws in thousands of people each year. Click here to learn more!
Camas Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays, June thru September, 3-7 pm – A shopper’s paradise. Come to nibble or shop ’til you drop! A variety of local produce, plants, and food all from local vendors. True to their mission of offering an agriculturally based market that educates and provides access to healthy food options to all in the community.
The Camas Car Show, Saturday, August 6th (new date), 2016, 4-8:30pm – It wouldn’t be summer in Camas without the Annual Camas Car Show! Come downtown to check out all the classic and custom cars while local merchants celebrate the height of summer throughout town!
Camas Days, For two full days in July (22 & 23, 2016), the community of Camas celebrates with a parade, music, street vendors, a wine & microbrew street, and kid’s activities. Organized by the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. Crafts and food court: 10am-8pm. Wine, microbrew and music: 5-11pm.
The Camas Vintage & Art Street Faire, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9am-3pm, brings antiques, vintage vendors, upcycled items, and a wide variety of art vendors to town in late August. One block dedicated to fine and recycled art. Hosted by Camas Antiques and the DCA.
Camas Girls’ Night Out, Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5 – 9 pm – A fun and powerful evening celebrating the strength of being a woman. The night benefits health charities that take care of women in our community. Find out more and view photos of previous events on facebook.com/camasGNO.
Boo Bash Trick or Treat, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3-5pm: Families are invited downtown to “trick-or-treat” in full costume at participating businesses, the Camas Library and City Hall. The Boo Bash is held on the Wednesday before Halloween each year.
Little Box Friday and the Golden Ticket Event help encourage shopping local for the holidays! Little Box Friday is November 25th, 2016 (the day after Thanksgiving) and the Golden Ticket Event starts on Small Business Saturday (November 26th) and runs through December 16th.
Holiday Sip & Shop in Downtown Camas on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 4-9pm. Shopping, sipping, and other fun holiday activities! A “fun”draiser for our Downtown Camas efforts!
Hometown Holidays, First Friday in December, 6-9pm. Get your photo taken with Santa! Watch the tree-lighting, do holiday kids’ crafts, enjoy the caroling and music performances, drink cocoa, take a hay ride, get a start on your holiday shopping, and enjoy the beauty that is Downtown Camas all dressed up for the holidays. All activities free of charge. Hosted by the City of Camas.
You can view photos of the good times that are happening at First Fridays and other DCA Sponsored Events in our Facebook Photo Album. Keep informed of upcoming events by signing up for the Weekly Downtowner!
We hope you will Come Downtown! for all the upcoming events hosted by the Downtown Camas Association.