2015 Events and Festivals

This is the “not bored” list!

Be sure to hang onto this issue of The Valley Bugler, full of all the up- coming Festivals and Community Events for the month of July!

Saturdays & Sundays all Summer in Long Beach, WA

Enjoy Face Painting, a Horse & Wagon and other fun family things to do at the world’s longest beach!

One such special event is the weekly sidewalk chalk coloring con- test, usually held on Saturdays.

Get a team or compete against one another for whoever can have the most FUN with their chalk art.

Or, take some time on a lazy Saturday afternoon to check out the art- work on the sidewalks!

Another adventure is horseback riding on the beach. The main en- trance of the public beach usually contains a horse riding company that can deliver seasoned horses ready for a beautiful trek along the beach with you on their back.

Long Beach, WA


July 2-4

Go Fourth Festival in Longview. It’s time for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, plenty of piroshki and of course, the fireworks. Facepainting, henna tattoos, fireman’s hole-in-one challenge, and festival vendor fodder a major bonus, too. Come see what the rest of 60,000+ people find so ex- citing each year!


July 3

Port of Ilwaco Fireworks Display! The Friday eve before the 4th.

July 4

Clatskanie Heritage Days Festival and 4th of July Parade. Music, Log- ging Show, Fireworks and More in Clatskanie City Park during the July 4 weekend.

July 4

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade in Ocean Park @ 1pm. Go to the Bank of Pacific’s parking lot at NOON to decorate your kids’ bikes so they can be in the parade.


July 4

Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach in Long Beach starting at dusk.


July 4

Fourth of July Parade & Festival in Warrenton and Astoria. 11am – 3pm on July 4th, includes Car Show @ 11am, Motorcycle Show @ 11am, Community BBQ @ 12pm-3pm and the Parade @ 3pm.


July 4

Firecracker 5K fun run at the Port of Ilwaco. Info online.


July 4

Seaside, Oregon Fireworks display and fun daily activities

July 9-12

Toledo Cheese Days invites every- one to join them for Cheese Days.

Car Show and Parade are on Saturday. More info:


July 9

Summer Concerts at the Lake. First of six concerts from 6 to 8 p.m Thurs- days at Lake Sacajawea. See article on p.6 for complete music lineup.


July 9-12

Rainier Days in the Park. See web- site for information.


July 9-12

Annual Winlock Pickers Fest at Winolequa Park in Winlock.Instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’! David Grier headlining.


July 10-12

Kalama celebrates 125th Anniver- sary all three days! River-to-River Run & Walk Challenge 5K/10K. Awards and Prizes given out, and ribbons for all age groups. Register:


July 15-19

Annual SandSations and City SandSations in Long Beach. From 10am – 6pm everyday, watch solo artists at the Third Street entrance, Downtown Long Beach. Competition kicks off Friday with free sculpting lessons at the beach and the Actual competition on Saturday, the 18th. More info: www.funbeach.com

July 15-19

Columbia County Fair and Rodeo in St. Helens. Thursday the 16th is Kids Day at the Fair, and Sunday the 19th is Half Price day at the Fair. More info online:


July 16-18

Castle Rock Fair, with parade, vendors, youth activities, music and more, at Castle Rock Fairgrounds. See page 6 for full description.

July 11-19

Kalama Community Fair and Pa- rade. Kalama, WA.

July 18-19

Clamshell Rail Road Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum



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Everyone is welcome to run – and the kiddos 5 and under are free!

If pushing a stroller, please keep in mind you’ll be dashing through several feet of bubbles.

We love our furry friends, and a handful of our events benefit them. With that said, all animals must be leashed and of course, you’re solely responsible for them.

For more information, visit the web site: thecolordash5k.com

Price is $35 per team, $40 individual and $85 for family. There is a special discount code available from the ad, be sure to use it to get the best price to have fun!

Bring friends and family for fun!

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