Fun things to do near Camas - May - June

Posted on May 24th, 2012

Here are a few more reasons to come to Clark County (of course we hope you'll stay at teh Camas Hotel!)

Take Your Turn in the Driver's Seat!
Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Air Museum - May 26
Head out to Pearson Air Museum this Saturday for its second Open Cockpit Day of the year. Sit inside various rare vintage planes, take a spin in the flight simulator lab and explore the current exhibits! Weather permitting, local pilots will even give free airplane rides to children!

Big Changes at the Fort
Memorial Day at Fort Vancouver - May 28
It's going to be an exciting Memorial Day at Fort Vancouver, when the East and South Vancouver Barracks will close as a U.S. Army Reserve post and become the most recent addition to the national park during the Post to Park Celebration, followed by the annual Soldiers' Bivouac. Come be a part of history and witness the transition of the Barracks and then stick around to explore the numerous camps with costumed interpreters portraying various eras of the Fort's history, from the

Civil War through WWII!
Logging Like They Used To
Open Farm Weekend at Pomeroy Farm - June 9-10
 It's almost time for the 2012 Open Farm Weekend at the Pomeroy Living History Farm. Head out to Yacolt to see some steam logging, operating steam donkeys, and antique logging equipment and demonstrations! Over 25 staff will be on hand dressed in period clothing and providing living history entertainment for all.

More Upcoming Events
May 26 - Spin In at the Mill at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill
June 1 - Children's Cultural Parade at the Fort Vancouver Parade Grounds
June 9 - National Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver
June 13 - Opening Day of the Camas Farmer's Market

Check out the Event Calendar www.visitvancouverusa.com for more information on these and other upcoming events.

Community News
A Grand Opening and a Prestigious Award
On Friday, May 18, Vancouver welcomed its newest winery to the downtown area. Burnt Bridge Cellars, located at 1500 Broadway, specializes in artisan wines made from vineyards in Eastern Washington. To top it off, less than a week after opening the tasting room, it was awarded a gold medal at the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards for its 2010 Les Collines Viognier!
 
A Brand New View  
One of the first signs of the future waterfront development in downtown Vancouver has appeared! Just south of city hall, construction crews have cleared a path through the railroad berm, opening up a view of the river that hasn't been seen in over 100 years. Eventually, both Esther and Grant streets will run under the railway, connecting downtown and the waterfront development.

Everybody's Running for the Weekend
On June 16, the Vancouver USA region will become a runner's haven! In downtown, the second annual Vancouver USA Marathon will bring thousands of participants and spectators to Esther Short Park for the marathon, half marathon, Freedom 5K and Kids Marathon! Just down Highway 14, the Washougal Motocross Park will host the first Spartan Race to be held in the Pacific Northwest. If you're feeling brave, come on out and attempt the course consisting of mud, trails, and an obstacle course. Or, if you prefer, come out just to watch others attempt the course!

Father's Day Activities 
A brewfest, chili cookoff, fitness expo and live music...all within a couple blocks! We're basically handing you the perfect Father's Day weekend on a silver platter! Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for even more special offers as June 17 draws nearer. 

Who's Your Daddy? Brewfest 
In just its third year, the  Who's Your Daddy? Brew Festival has already outgrown its previous home of By the Bottle in downtown Vancouver and has moved outside to become Vancouver's first outdoor craft beer festival of its kind! Celebrate Father's Day one day early by taking him to Turtle Place, located on 7th and Main Street, to enjoy some unique beer, take part in the chili cookoff, and maybe even participate in the tin foil hat contest!

Vancouver USA Marathon Festivities 
Throughout Father's Day weekend, the Vancouver USA Marathon will keep the party going downtown! With a fitness expo at the Hilton, live music in Esther Short Park and of course a race to watch, Dad is sure to have a good time. Oh, did we mention there will also be a beer garden at Esther Short Park as well? Breweries including Widmer, Ninkasi, 10 Barrell Brewing, Michelob Ultra, and Shock Top will all be on hand for the festivities!
We hope to see you soon!


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