Chocolate treats, chocolate-themed movies and activities, art shows, crafts, games, prizes, and more will all be part of the sweet First Friday event in downtown Camas, happening from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Downtown businesses will be serving and selling chocolate delights and other romantic gifts, plus wine tastings and Valentine’s Day-inspired promotions at certain locations. What’s not to love? It’s Camas’ annual “Chocolate Affair to Remember,” a very popular First Friday family event (for obvious reasons) and it’s back this year with even more delights.
For starters, the Liberty Theatre will show the original “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (at 6:45 p.m.) and “Chocolat” (at 3 and 8 p.m.) and theater will also be doing wine and chocolate tastings in the Granada Studio from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person for a flight of four local wines paired with Theo Organic Chocolates and others. But we know there’s something even dearer to your heart than chocolate, and that’s Downton Abbey! In honor of Downtown’s final season, anyone who attends First Friday dressed in Dowtown-inspired attire will be entered to win a Downton Abbey gift basked donated by Camas Antiques, and filled with things any fan would love.
The evening’s other activities are too numerous to list here, but include a book signing with local mystery author Ellie Alexander at Cake Happy, chocolate fondue at Natalia’s Cafe, free red and silver hair tinsel at The Wild Hair, sales on chocolate soaps (like chocolate mint swirl and mocha fudge) at The Soap Chest, dessert waffles from the Hello Waffle cart, Truly Scrumptious treats at Arktana Shoes (plus a sale on anything red!), drawings for Moonstruck chocolate at Lizzabeth A., Valentine’s kids’ crafts at Journey Church, chocolate balsamic vinegar tasting at Navidi’s, live music at Flutes & Rocks, and three artists’ receptions for new exhibits at Camas Gallery, Attic Gallery, and Second Story Gallery featuring more chocolate tastings, raffles, and art sales. For details on EVERYTHING, click here or visit downtowncamas.com.