August Local Events
Though many of the summer community events we look forward to all year have been postponed or had format changes this year, summer is not canceled. We still have a long stretch of sunny days and warm weather to enjoy. Sometimes you can have the most fun right in your own backyard, other times you and the family just really need to get out for a change of scenery. Many Clark County organizations are doing their best to present modified versions of events enjoyed by so many in the community. Some changes to events involve social distancing rules, and some events have gone virtual. Participating in local events, virtual and otherwise, is a great way to give support to local businesses and organizations during these challenging times.
August Farm Days
August 1 & 2, 11am-4pm
Pomeroy Living History Farm
20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt
Pomeroy Farm presents a social distancing friendly drive-thru experience, including an I-Spy activity, local vendors, and farm history. While taking a scenic drive of the historical grounds, there will be several snack options available, including popcorn, cotton candy, coffee, and ice cream. Visitors also have the option to make purchases ahead of time and pick up at the event. Find the list of vendors on the event page.
Annual Garlic & Tomato Festival at Northwest Organic Farms
17713 NW 61st Ave, Ridgefield
The Garlic Festival is an all day event that features live bluegrass music, tomato and garlic tastings, fresh fruits and vegetables, craft and art vendors, activities for the kids and a whole lot of fun. Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners will be on hand > to showcase 20 different varieties of tomatoes and 10 different varieties of garlic all for the tasting. This year’s festival will take place in August. Watch for the date to be announced and other event updates at northwestorganicfarms.com.
Vancouver Farmers Market
Downtown: Saturdays 9-3/Sundays 10-3. 8th & Esther St.
Columbia Tech Center: Thursdays from 10am-2pm through August 27. 17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Camas Farmers Market
Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm through September 30. Located on 4th Ave, between Everett and Franklin in downtown Camas. www.camasfarmersmarket.org
Salmon Creek Farmers Market
Tuesdays from 11am-3pm in the East Parking Lot of Legacy Hospital along NE 23rd Ave. www.salmoncreekfarmersmarket.com
9th Annual Ridgefield Big (Virtual) Paddle
The Ridgefield Big Paddle Challenge commemorates the designation of the Lewis River to Vancouver Lake Water Trail. This year’s challenge is to complete a 5 mile paddling adventure somewhere on the Lewis River to Vancouver Lake Water Trail during the month of August. Register and find additional information and activities right at RidgefieldBigPaddle.com.
Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival 2020
August 14 & 15
The 12th Annual Columbia River Triathlon & MultiSport Festival offers something for everyone from a Sunset 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, & AquaBike, Girlfriends All Women’s Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike/5k, Kids Triathlon and more at one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Vancouver Lake. Hosted by Why Racing. Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver. Register and get event updates at www.whyracingevents.com.
Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival 2020
August 16, 9am-1pm
The 24th Annual Girlfriends All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival offers something for everyone. The course is flat and fast and the swim is downstream with the current and close to the shore so perfect for a 1st time Triathlon or Multisport event. Hosted by Why Racing. Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver. Register and get event updates at www.whyracingevents.com.
Clark County Historical Museum Historic (Virtual) Walking Tours:
August 4, 12pm-1pm Downtown Battle Ground
Learn about Battle Ground’s quirky history, from its beginnings as an immigrant community to an infamous bank robbery in 1946. Discover architectural gems designed by prolific architect, Day Hillborn, and hear stories about the people that settled in the communities which eventually became the City of Battle Ground. Access tours at: www.facebook.com/cchmuseum/live_videos/
CCHM is waiving the ticket fee for this year’s walking tours. If you are able, please consider donating the cost of a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or buying an annual membership to help support their mission.
Camas (Virtual) First Friday
The theme is “Small Town Summer Fun & Flamingos” so put on your flamingo shirt and break out those yard flamingos to join in the fun! Watch for a new game or activity posted on the Downtown Camas First Friday Facebook Page every morning Aug 2-7. A Facebook Live event on First Friday 5pm is when winners from the week will be announced with more chances to win for watching and responding! Activities will include: Morse Code challenge, caption this!, seek & find, animal challenge, pick & pic (post a picture of your Summer fun), Downtown challenges, merchant passport art gallery receptions on First Friday at Attic Gallery and Camas Gallery and more!