The July First Friday celebration in downtown Camas is happening tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., with live music from the Vancouver-based Americana roots band, the Mudbugs, happening just outside Miss Nola’s, at the corner of Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Cedar Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tim McCusker, owner of Miss Nola’s, helped organize a crawfish feed and dog parade for the “Dog Days of Summer” themed First Friday. At 5 p.m., the owners of Miss Nola’s were busy getting their live crawfish ready and gathering steam for the free hush puppies they’re giving away this evening.
The dog parade is Mardi Gras themed, combining Miss Nola’s low country, New Orleans inspired fare with the Barkus Parade, the annual dog parade portion of the Mardi Gras celebration and a word-play on “Bacchus” the Roman god of wine and intoxication.
To see all of tonight’s events, visit the Downtown Camas Association and check in with the Post-Record’s Facebook and Twitter sites to see photos from the dog parade and other First Friday festivities.