Downtown Camas is home to many exciting family-friendly events throughout the year.
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 list in the left sidebar for a link to 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!
Boo Bash Trick or Treat, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 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.
Hometown Holidays, Friday, December 5, 2014, 6-9pm. Get your photo taken with Santa! Watch the tree-lighting, get a start on your holiday shopping and enjoy the beauty that is Downtown Camas all dressed up for the holidays.
Camas Holiday Home Tour, December 6-7, 2014 – This annual fundraiser brings you to area homes that have been specially decorated for the holiday season. In partnership with the Camas/Washougal Soroptimist Society, we bring you a showcase of local design, historic architecture, musical talent, raffle prizes and more. Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 11am-3pm.
Spring Planting Day, Sunday, April 26, 2015, 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. For Volunteer Registration Form, click here: Planting Day–DCA Volunteer Release Form
The Camas Plant & Garden Fair returns to Downtown Camas, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9am-4 pm – This event takes over the whole downtown area and offers fantastic patio, plant & garden related items. Held the day before Mother’s Day, the plant fair draws in thousands of people each year. Click here to learn more!
Every Wednesday, June thru October, 3-7 pm: Camas Farmer’s Market – A shopper’s paradise. Come to nibble or shop ’til you drop! A variety of local produce, plants, and food all from local vendors. We are true to our 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, July 11, 2015, 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! Click on title for all the information.
Camas Days, For two full days in July (24 & 25, 2015), 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 Faire, Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9am-4pm, brings antiques, vintage vendors, antique appraisals, and historic walking tours to town in late August. One block dedicated to fine and recycled art. Hosted by Camas Antiques and the DCA. Click here for more info and for an artist application.
Camas Girls Night Out, Thursday, September 24, 2015, 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. View photos of previous events on facebook.com/camasGNO.
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.