Celebrate the Fourth of July locally

Fireworks and live music are planned

Independence Day will be celebrated at a variety of locations in the Camas, Washougal, Vancouver and Stevenson areas.

Fireworks and dance music will take place at the Port marina

Organizers of the July Fourth celebration at the Port of Camas-Washougal promise the event will be bigger and better than before.

Food vendors, including the Camas Lions, will be open for business beginning at 4 p.m., at Marina Park, 24 S. “A” St.

The music will start at 6 p.m., with folk-rock singer and songwriter Justin Klump, of Portland, entertaining the crowd for 90 minutes. The 12-piece dance band “Big Night Out” will perform rock, pop and funk, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Immediately following the concert, the City of Washougal will provide a fireworks display over the Columbia River, adjacent to the music venue, at 10 p.m.

Event parking will be available adjacent to the Westlie-Ford dealership and on vacant property of the former Hambleton Lumber company. Parking assistance will be provided by Boy Scout Troop 324, and parking shuttles will be available.

For individuals who plan to moor their boats on the breakwater dock to watch fireworks, the event docking fee will be $15. Wristbands will be issued to show proof of payment.

For more information, contact the port at 835-2196 or visit www.portcw.com.

Skamania Lodge to kick off outdoor concert series

The Fourth of July at Skamania Lodge will feature musician Patrick Lamb and fireworks.

Lamb is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., in the lodge amphitheater, followed by a fireworks display.

Reserved seats can be purchased for $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. General admission tickets are $8 in advance or $12 the day of the show.

Skamania Lodge is located at 1131 S.W. Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson. To purchase concert tickets, call (503) 432-9477 or visit www.tickettomato.com.

Fort Vancouver to include entertainment and fireworks

Tickets are now available for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America.

The activities, including games, food, music and fireworks, will take place at the Fort Vancouver National Site, 750 Anderson St. The gates will open at 8 a.m., and the entertainment will kick off at noon.

The “Kids’ Patriotic Parade,” presented by Fred Meyer, will begin at 4 p.m., and the fireworks show will launch at 10:05 p.m. The Vancouver Toyota Main Stage will feature Lamb and Hit Machine.

General admission tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate for those 13 and older. Children ages 12 and younger have free admission. Tickets can be purchased at Fred Meyer stores or online at www.fortvan.org/fourth.

Prime Viewing tickets include picnic dinners, a performance featuring “5 Guys Named Moe” and unobstructed front row seats to the fireworks show. Prime viewing tickets are $50 for guests 21 and older, $25 for those younger than 21 and free for children age 5 and younger.

For more information, email events@fortvan.org or call 992-1808.

Camas Farmer’s Market to feature berries

The Camas Farmer’s Market will celebrate “Berry Days,” on July 4.

It will include free berry shortcake at 5 p.m., a pie eating contest, carnival games and live music by Rick Meyers.

The market, which features a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lavender, cupcakes, tamales and Cajun cuisine, is open Wednesdays, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., through Oct. 10, in front of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

For more information, contact Market Program Coordinator Marilyn Goodman at 838-1032 or marilyn@camasfarmersmarket.org or visit www.camasfarmersmarket.org.