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 links 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!
Spring into History Day! Saturday, April 26th, 12-4pm. Come celebrate Camas history in downtown! A Photo Scavenger Hunt with prizes, hear a story/tell a story, a history walking tour, history spotlights through town, and a very special unveiling! Plus much more!! Our history clearly shows why Camas is the wonderful town it is today. Start at Journey church at 304 NE 4th. History Day Flyer
Spring Planting Day, Sunday, April 27, 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 Patio, Plant & Garden Fair returns to Downtown Camas! Saturday, May 10, 2014, 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 4th to October 1st, 2014, 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 5, 2014, 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! This event has been moved to Saturday this year due to the 4th of July holiday on First Friday. Click on title for all the information.
Camas Days, For two full days in July (2014 – 25th & 26th), 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 23, 9am-4pm, brings antiques, vintage vendors, antique appraisals, and historic walking tours to town in late August. New this year is block dedicated to art! Hosted by Camas Antiques and the DCA. Click here for more info and for an artist application.
Camas in White Dinner, Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6-9pm – The town turns out in style to dine with friends and neighbors on a warm summer evening under the stars. Enjoy a variety of catered or brought-from-home culinary delights, good friends and fun entertainment. View photos of this glamorous and breathtakingly beautiful event at facebook.com/downtowncamas.
Girls Night Out, Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5 – 9 pm – A fun and powerful evening celebrating the strength of being a woman. The night will benefit the Pink Lemonade Project and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance–both take care of women in our community. View photos on facebook.com/camasGNO.
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.
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.