Southwest Washington Festivals and Events
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May 2004
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May, 1
Blessing of the Fleet
Join the Loyalty Court for a free boat ride and participate in the annual blessing of the fleet.
Ilwaco

Contact: Butch Smith 360-642-3333

May, 1
Chocolate Festival
Skyview High School, Vancouver
Call 360-514-3314

First Saturday in May
Kalama Community Cleanup
Kalama, WA

May 1-2
Loyalty Day Celebration (54th Annual)
Initiated in 1950 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyalty Day is a National Salute to Patriotism. Long Beach boasts The longest consecutively running Loyalty Celebration in the nation.
Ilwaco

Contact: Bob or Judy Andrew 360-642-4441, fax 360-642-8004

May, 1
Loyalty Day Children's Parade
All are welcome! Join this kids-oriented parade in Ilwaco. After the parade, kids can get a close-up look at a Coast Guard helicopter.
Contact: Bob or Judy Andrew 360-642-4441, fax 360-642-8004

May (Saturdays)
Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco
A weekly Saturday Market with vendors selling arts, crafts, housewares, plants, foods, hand-sewn items, beauty makeovers, weekly entertainment & more!
Contact: Desiree Rusch 360-642-2690

Every Thursday - Sunday (May 1-16)
Slocum House Theater presents "The Green Room"
Old Slocum House Theater, Vancouver
Call 360-696-2427

Every Saturday & Sunday in May
Vancouver Farmers Market
Esther Short Park, Vancouver
Call 360-737-8298

May, 1
Willapa Bay Seafood Festival (3rd Annual)
Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta. Seafood demonstrations, vendors. Ride an oyster boat in Willapa Bay. Watch the shucking contest.
Contact: Marilyn Sheldon 360-665-2804
Education Vendors: Howard Teague 360-665-4547
Food Vendors: Cris Wiegardt 360-665-5125


May, 2
Loyalty Day Parade
This parade boasts more than one hundred entries from around the country each year and lasts more than two fun-filled hours. Pacific Hwy in downtown Long Beach.
Long Beach

Contact: Bob or Judy Andrew 360-642-4441, fax 360-642-8004

May, 6
Alive After Five - Art Walk
Downtown Vancouver
Call 360-993-1318

May 7 & 8, 14-16,20-22
Clark College Theater presents "The Taming of the Shrew"
Clark College, Vancouver
Call 360-992-2346

May, 8
Horseshoe Lake Kids Fishing Derby
Horseshoe Lake, Woodland, WA
Ages 5 to 14 years Event limited to 600 kids. $2.00 entry fee.
Demonstration Booths - Food & Prizes

Contact Steve Woods at 360.695.5906

May, 8
Mother and Daughter Dolls
Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-993-5679

May, 8
Mother's Day Plant & Garden Fair
Downtown Camas
Call 360-834-2472

May, 8
Walk for the Animals (13th Annual)
Esther Short Park, Vancouver
Call 360-750-0847

May, 9
Mother's Day at Pearson Air Museum (Free Admission to Mothers)
Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-694-7026

May, 15
Armed Forces Day Dance
Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-694-7026

May, 15
Hazel Dell Parade of Bands
Hazel Dell, Vancouver
Call 360-576-1195

May 15-16
Herb Festival
Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt
Call 360-686-3537

May, 15
Perch Derby (Surf Fishing)
Individual and team prizes. Try your hand at surf fishing and get pointers from the experts.
Long Beach

Contact: Al Harper 360-642-8322

May, 15
Vancouver USA Scottish Country Dancers performance at Herb Festival
Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt
Call 360-892-4366

May, 16
Bravo! Vancouver Concert Series "A Night at the Opera"
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Vancouver
Call 360-906-0441

May, 16
Christina Aguilera Concert
Clark County Amphitheater, Ridgefield

May, 16
East Clark County Great Artists Series - Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Garfield Performing Arts Center, Camas
Call 360-834-3151

May, 18
Mount St. Helen's Eruption, 25th Anniversary
Displays, movies. Bonneville Dam.
Call 509-427-4281

May, 18
Spinning Wheel demonstrations
Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-993-5679

Every Wednesday through the summer beginning May 19
Cruz-in the Runway
Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-694-7026

May 21-23, 28-30
Christian Youth Theater presents "Charlotte's Web"
Columbia Arts Center, Vancouver
Call 360-735-5555

May, 22
Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Concert
Clark County Amphitheater, Ridgefield

May, 22
Drilling and Mason Bee Blocks demonstration
Cedar Creek Grist Mill, Woodland
Call 360-225-5832

May 22-23
Sturgeon Festival
Water Resource Education Center, Vancouver
Call (360) 696-8478

May 22-23
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra "Ode To Joy"
Skyview High School, Vancouver
Call 360-735-7278

May 22-23
Vancouver USA Singers - Beethoven's Ninth with Vancouver Symphony
Skyview High School, Vancouver
Call 360-546-1553

May, 23
Family Fun Day
Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver
Call 360-694-7026

May 29-31
World's Longest Garage Sale
28-miles of garage sales! Grab a copy of the Chinook Observer, or just follow the signs. There are so many sales, you can practically walk from one to the next, up and down the Peninsula.
Peninsula

Fishing Derby
Held May 8, 2004
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