Get ready for Camas Days

It’s that time of year again. It’s summertime and Camas Days is just around the corner.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce staff and many volunteers work for months to prepare for and put on this event, which highlights the many special attributes of this small community.

The festival week’s official kick-off is Wednesday, as The Rockaroos return to Crown Park to perform to the delight of local children and families.

Then, the featured events begin on Friday, when downtown Camas will be filled with vendors of food and arts and crafts, and everything in-between.

The parades, of course, are among the most popular. The Kids Parade begins at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, when more than 200 children dressed in their finest rock ‘n’ roll garb will march behind a Camas-Washougal Fire Department fire truck down Fourth Avenue, tossing candy and waving to the crowd.

Then, a few thousand people will line the streets of downtown Camas on Saturday, waiting patiently for the boom of the cannon, which traditionally signifies the start of the main parade at 11 a.m. The lineup will include floats created with care and humor by local businesses and organizations, as well as walking groups, equestrian teams, classic cars, and marching bands.

These events are just a glimpse into what Camas Days has to offer. The Camas-Washougal Post-Record news staff has put together a special section outlining details of the festival’s events.