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Fourth fun, 2nd helping: A reminder of July 4th events

A recycled rundown of holiday activities from our Weekend section

By , Columbian staff writer
Published: July 3, 2018, 7:16pm
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Spencer Kauffman, a facilities maintenance worker with the city of Ridgefield, helps secure the American flag outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July parade. Kauffman, who said he planned to help out during the parade, said he was looking forward to the festivities and planned to watch fireworks with loved ones later in the evening. Amanda Cowan/The Columbian
Spencer Kauffman, a facilities maintenance worker with the city of Ridgefield, helps secure the American flag outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July parade. Kauffman, who said he planned to help out during the parade, said he was looking forward to the festivities and planned to watch fireworks with loved ones later in the evening. Amanda Cowan/The Columbian Photo Gallery

It’s impossible to get upset about a holiday, especially one as fun as the Fourth of July, but this year’s celebration does present a unique circumstance.

Instead of bookending a long weekend or landing on the weekend, this Fourth comes smack-dab in the middle of the week, on Wednesday. That’s probably created a predicament for many of you, who had to forgo using time off, or have performed paid time off acrobatics to slip a vacation in.

It’s also created a dilemma here at The Columbian, since we usually like to highlight fun events in the Weekend section, which runs on Fridays. With almost five full days having passed since the Weekend section came out — an eternity in the news world — we’ve scrabbled together a rundown of Independence Day events just in case you need a rehash.

Vancouver

• What: Vancouver’s annual fireworks display.

• When: people advised to arrive after 6 p.m.; fireworks begin at 10:05 p.m.

• Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

• Cost: Free.

• Information: thehistorictrust.org/calendar/vancouvers-fireworks-spectacular

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• What: Fort Vancouver black powder demonstrations.

• When: 1 to 6 p.m.

• Where: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

• Cost: Free.

• Information: www.nps.gov

Camas/Washougal

• What: Port of Camas-Washougal Fourth of July Concert, including live music, a beer garden, food vendors and fireworks.

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• When: 6 p.m. start time.

• Where: Port of Camas-Washougal.

• Cost: Free.

• Information: www.portcw.com

Ridgefield

• What: Ridgefield downtown parade and celebration.

• When: 7 a.m. start time; fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m., view them from the Port of Ridgefield, north of Division Street.

• Where: The firefighter’s pancake breakfast will be at the Ridgefield Community Center, where registration also opens for fun runs; the parade begins after that at 11 a.m. in downtown Ridgefield, followed by a Lions’ Club lunch and live music at Overlook Park.

• Cost: Free.

• Information: ridgefieldwa.us/event/4th-july-parade-festivities

Felida

• What: Felida Neighborhood Association Children’s Parade.

• When: Arrive at 10:45 a.m. for a rendition of the national anthem played the Vancouver Community Concert Band at the main picnic shelter in Felida Community Park. The parade will leave the north side of the park at 11 a.m. and return to the south side for refreshments, games, community information and a picnic. Fresh fruit and bottled water provided.

• Where: Felida Community Park

• Cost: Free

• Information: https://www.facebook.com/FelidaNA/

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