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Try this: Clark County Fair continues; Columbia River Triathlon and Endurance Sports Festival

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 10, 2023, 6:03am

A fair to remember

The Clark County Fair wraps up this weekend at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Grandstand entertainment (included with admission) includes Tuff Trucks at 2 and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Monster Trucks at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9 for kids 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under are free. Carnival wristbands for unlimited rides are $37. The fair is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it closes at 11 p.m. Rides open daily at noon. Parking is $8 cash. Get details at clarkcofair.com.

Arts and craft

The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance presents the Washougal Art and Music Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main St., Washougal. The plaza will feature fine art by 25 professional artists from around the region. Singers and songwriters with the Washougal Songcraft Festival will offer live music. Admission is free. Learn more at washougalarts.org. The songcraft festival’s kick-off concert is 6 p.m. Friday on the patio at 54-40 Brewing, 3801 S. Truman St., Washougal, featuring a lineup of original songwriters from the Pacific Northwest. Another concert will be offered at 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and beer and food are available to buy.

Tipple and taste

The ilani Wine and Food Fest offers rooftop wine tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and specialty food pairings. Events include a vintner’s dinner at Michael Jordan Steakhouse at 7 p.m. today ($223); poolside dine-around at 7:30 p.m. today ($64); celebrity chef dine-around at 7:30 p.m. Friday ($95); champagne and cocktail brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday ($59); rooftop grand tasting at noon and 5 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday ($59); and the vintage elite cru at 4 p.m. Saturday ($105). Buy tickets at ilaniresort.com.

Music of the heart

Magenta Theater presents the musical “Amélie,” at 1108 Main St., Vancouver. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 20. The play follows a young woman who lives quietly on the outside but loudly in her mind. She improvises small, surprising acts of kindness that bring joy (and mayhem). When love comes her way, Amélie realizes that she must say what’s in her heart. Tickets are $28 at the door, at magentatheater.com or by calling the box office at 360-949-3098.

Go the distance

Columbia River Triathlon and Endurance Sports Festival is Friday through Sunday at Frenchman’s Bar, 9612 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver, with a Sunset 5K and 10K Run; Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike; Women’s Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike and 5K; and Kids’ Triathlon, plus other activities. Registration costs range from $61 to $201. The Kids’ Triathlon is free. Spectators are free. To participate, register at whyracingevents.com.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like Comedy on Tap at the Kiggins Theatre, Downtown Alley Flea Market and All-Church Summer Sale at Columbia Presbyterian Church — see  events.columbian.com.