Riverside Concert Series

Riverside Concert in Marina Park

Saturday is expected to be beautiful, with cooler temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Why not spend Saturday afternoon exploring Washougal? There’s the popular Washougal Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Reflection Plaza, featuring art for sale by almost 30 local artists. Grab a bite and a pint at Amnesia Brewing or a cup of expertly brewed coffee at Washougal Coffee Company, enjoy sushi at The Sushi Joint, pamper yourself with a beauty treatment at Glo Beauty Lounge, and browse the latest fashions at LuLu’s Boutique. (If you’re feeling adventurous, you might even get a tattoo at 3rd Heart Tattoo.)

Later in the evening, head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be a beer garden and food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and plenty of family-friendly fun on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. Washougal’s riverside concerts are extremely popular, so come early to save your spot. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Fourth of July in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside this summer with its Fourth of July Celebration and Riverside Summer Concert Series in Marina Park, which blasts off with a bang on Tuesday, July 4.

Arrive early to park on the future site of the Washougal Waterfront Development, or choose the overflow lot on 2nd St., near the Best Western. Grab a hay ride on a tractor-pulled trailers and ride to Marina Park in style. The Children’s Patriotic Bike Parade starts at 4 p.m., with kids’ games and activities continuing until 5:30 p.m. Food available to purchase includes cotton candy, flavored popcorn, snow cones, tacos, elephant ears, sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and milkshakes, teriyaki bowls, hot dogs, gyros, and a beer garden hosted by the local Lions Club. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with We Three followed by 5 Guys Named Moe. At 10 p.m., the City of Washougal will launch its wow-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, come back to Marina Park for live music from 6 to 7 p.m. with King Louie and LaRhonda Steele, Edwin Colman III, and Renato Caranto. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more at both events. The concerts are extremely popular—especially the Fourth of July celebration—so come early to save your spot. There’s free parking and no entry fee for either event. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal. To see more cute photos of last year’s Fourth of July celebration, visit the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Facebook page.

4th of July & Riverside Concerts

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside this summer with its 13th Annual Riverside Summer Concert Series in Marina Park.

Camas-Washougal’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 4, with a patriotic-themed Children’s Bike Parade. Children ages three to 11 are invited to dress up and decorate their bikes for the parade around Marina Park. At 5 p.m., all ages are welcome to participate in the sack races. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners in both events. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with jazz and rock from the Jacob Merlin Band, followed by Big Night Out’s high-energy “dance machine.” At 10 p.m., when it’s nice and dark, the City of Washougal will launch its aaah- and 000h-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, Rocket 88 will begin a music-filled evening with country, swing, and rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert series with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more at both events. Parking on July 4 will be available at the former Hambleton site, with the Boy Scouts directing traffic and two tractors pulling hay-filled wagons to transport concertgoers from the lot to Marina Park. The concerts are extremely popular—especially the Fourth of July celebration—so come early to save your spot. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.