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May 2009

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May 1 - 3
59th Annual Loyalty Day Celebration
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.
Long Beach, WA

May TBA
Halibut, Sturgeon Fishing Opens
Contact your favorite charter office.

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

May TBA (7pm)
Medley of Music Performances
Pioneer Church, 100 Main Street (behind the Fire House), Cathlamet, WA
Sponsored by the Pioneer Music Association
360-849-4328

May 1 - 2
Ridgefield Art Association Members' Show and Sale
Ridgefield, WA

May TBA
Rods and Reels: (Hot Rods) Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Support Dollars for Scholars and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes!
Wahkiakum Fairgrounds, Skamokawa, WA
360-849-4257

May TBA
Rods and Reels: Sturgeon Fishing Derby followed by a Salmon and Chicken BBQ (Noon - 3pm)
Support Dollars for Scholars and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes!
Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds, Skamokawa, WA
360-849-4257

May
Saturday Market at the Port
A weekly Saturday Market with vendors selling arts, crafts, housewares, plants, foods, hand-sewn items, beauty makeovers, weekly entertainment & more!
Port of Ilwaco, WA

May - Sept (10a - 4p)
Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco
Shop in a beautiful setting for food, baked goods, produce, artwork, jewelry, soaps, candles, and plants.
Ilwaco, WA
360-642-3495

May TBA
Tall Ships in Ilwaco!
Join us for a Nautical Renaissance! Tall Ships. Dockside Tours. Adventure Sails. Fun for all ages.
Ilwaco, WA

May - Oct (Fridays 3 - 7pm)
Two Islands Farm Market
Shop for locally grown plants, flowers, herbs, produce, poultry, beef and lamb, along with delicious bread and pies. Visit the Master Gardener and 4H booths, while enjoying live music.
For more info or to be a vendor, 360-849-4145

May 2
Blessing of the Fleet
Join us for a free boat ride and participate in the annual blessing of the fleet.

May 2
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.
Ilwaco, WA

May 9
12th Annual "MOTHER'S DAY PLANT & GARDEN FAIR"
Presented by the Columbia Gorge Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association
9 AM to 4PM - Downtown Camas, Washington - 4th Avenue between Adams and Everett Dallas, Cedar & Birch between 3rd & 5th.
Running concurrently will be the CAMAS COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR, also on 4th Avenue between Everett and Garfield, downtown Camas from 9am to 1pm.
If you have any questions regarding the Plant Fair, please feel free to call Nancy P 360-817-9173, Sally G. 360-834-1091, or Paula B. 360-834-7598

May 10
Mother's Day
Celebrate Mom by spending a fun-filled few days at the beach doing her favorite things.

May 16
9th Annual Surf Perch Derby
Individual and team prizes. Try your hand at surf fishing and get pointers from the experts.

May 16 (8:30am)
Annual Great Whitetail 5K & 10K Fun Run
Julia Butler Hansen Wildlife Refuge
Skamokawa, WA
360-795-3278

May 22 - 25
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.

May 23 - 24
SummerFest!
Clowns, Bubbles, Face Painting, Musicians, Pets, Contests, Fun & Games, a Dunk Tank and More! SummerFest events are FREE and family-friendly, in Downtown Long Beach.

May 28 - June 14:
Portland Rose Festival
Parade, Rides, Fireworks, Fleet Week (TBA)
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR

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