2019 Camas Days Calendar of Events

Look for more coverage inside the July 25 issue of the Post-Record

Thursday, July 25

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Concert in the Park

Come enjoy the funk, fusion and folk rock sounds of the Brian Odell Band at Crown Park in Camas.

Friday, July 26

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Camas Library Used Book Sale

The Camas Public Library will host its annual used book sale inside the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Vendor Booths

More than 100 vendors will sell crafts, gifts, food and more on six blocks along Northeast Fourth Avenue in historic downtown Camas.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Food Booths

Find food from all over the world at the food booths on Northeast Birch Street, between Northeast Third and Northeast Fourth avenues in downtown Camas.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Kids Street

Bring the young ones to this festival favorite at Northeast Dallas Street and Northeast Fourth Avenue and enjoy a bouncy house, slide, climbing wall, fast-pitch and more.

11:30 a.m. — Kids Parade judging

Parade attendees will meet in front of Camas City Hall on Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Franklin Street for a parade line-up and judging.

12:15 p.m. — Kids Parade begins

The children’s parade will wind its way from the Camas Public Library down Northeast Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas, toward the paper mill and back to its original starting point on Northeast Fifth Avenue near the library.

5 to 11 p.m. — “A Toast of Camas” Wine & Microbrew Street

Come enjoy adult beverages and live music on Northeast Birch Street, between Northeast Fourth and Northeast Fifth avenues in downtown Camas, at this 21-and-older, roped-off wine and microbrew street.

Entertainment includes the Beth Williams Band from 5 to 7 p.m., and then the Hot Shots, a band that includes bass player Jim Hively, who played with the former Wise Guys band that regularly came to Camas Days, will play from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Cost is $5, to be paid at the event entrance. Bring cash for beverage tokens. Ages 21 and older, only. Gates close at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

7:30 to 11 a.m. — Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

The Camas United Methodist Church, at Northeast 14th Avenue and Northeast Garfield Street, hosts its annual blueberry pancake breakfast, a fundraiser for Camas’ “Movies in the Parks,” at 708 N.E. 14th Ave., Camas.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Camas Library Used Book Sale

The Camas Public Library will host its annual used book sale inside the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Vendor Booths

More than 100 vendors will sell crafts, gifts, food and more on six blocks along Northeast Fourth Avenue in historic downtown Camas.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Food Booths

Find food from all over the world at the food booths on Northeast Birch Street, between Northeast Third and Northeast Fourth avenues in downtown Camas.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Kids Street

Bring the young ones to this festival favorite at Northeast Dallas Street and Northeast Fourth Avenue and enjoy a bouncy house, slide, climbing wall, fast-pitch and more.

11 a.m. — Camas Days Grand Parade

A beloved part of the annual Camas Days’ tradition, the grand parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and heads through downtown Camas along Northeast Fourth Avenue, between Northeast Oak and Adams streets.

This year’s theme is “Candy Land” and lifelong Camas resident and local historian Virginia Warren is the 2019 Grand Parade’s grand marshal.

1 p.m. — Bathtub Races

Enjoy some zany fun after the Grand Parade with the annual Bathtub Races. This event gets underway at 1 p.m., near the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas, and features teams of three: two to push the bathtub on wheels down the street and a third brave soul to sit steer the rig while submerged in freezing cold water from the city’s fire hydrant.

Lucky for the participants — and anyone who might get splashed during the race — weather forecasts are calling for sunshine with temperatures in the 80s.

5 to 11 p.m. — “A Toast of Camas” Wine & Microbrew Street

Come enjoy adult beverages and live music on Northeast Birch Street, between Northeast Fourth and Northeast Fifth avenues in downtown Camas, at this 21-and-older, roped-off wine and microbrew street.

Entertainment includes the Beth Williams Band from 5 to 7 p.m., and then the Hot Shots, a band that includes bass player Jim Hively, who played with the former Wise Guys band that regularly came to Camas Days, will play from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Cost is $5, to be paid at the event entrance. Bring cash for beverage tokens. Ages 21 and older, only. Gates close at 10:30 p.m.

6 to 8 p.m. — Steak Feed at Grove Field

Annual steak feed costs $15 per person and includes introductory membership into the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association (CWAA) plus a dinner of steak or chicken, salad, baked potato, pork and beans, lemonade and cake.

Proceeds benefit the CWAA scholarship fund. Guests are asked to bring their own steak knives. This event is held at the Grove Field airport, located north of Camas in Fern Prairie.

Sunday, July 28

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Softball Tournament

Come watch the annual American Softball Association-sanctioned “D” tournament at Ione Street and 19th Avenue in Camas.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Camas Library Used Book Sale

The Camas Public Library will host its annual used book sale inside the library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Grove Field Open House

The folks from the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association will offer first-come, first-served plane rides for $25 per person. There also will be airplane displays, refreshments and more on hand at this annual aviation-themed open house.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Picnic in Color

An art-focused, family friendly event bursting with color, creativity, community, collaboration and fun, the Picnic in Color, now celebrating its second year, asks participants to wear bright colors and bring a picnic basket, or purchase food from local vendors/restaurants, to eat together in downtown Camas at tables provided for the event. Win raffle tickets for fun prize baskets for wearing bright colors.

Noon — Ducky Derby

Now in its 24th year, the annual Ducky Derby is a fundraiser for Camas-Washougal Rotary Club programs that benefit local students. Ducky Derby drops 5,000 rubber ducks from Camas’ Third Avenue Bridge into the Washougal River to “race” to the finish line.

The winning ducks will gain some great prizes for their lucky “adoptive parents,” including the grand prize of a one-week Alaskan cruise. It costs $10 to adopt a duck. Ducks sell out fast, so look for Ducky Derby booths at Camas Days ahead of the Sunday duck drop.