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Try This: Celebrate Fourth of July at events around Clark County (plus a couple in the Gorge)

By , Columbian staff writer
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Jean-Pierre, left, and Napoleon, two therapy alpacas from MTN Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas, stand Monday, July 4, 2022, before a Fourth of July parade in downtown Ridgefield.
Jean-Pierre, left, and Napoleon, two therapy alpacas from MTN Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas, stand Monday, July 4, 2022, before a Fourth of July parade in downtown Ridgefield. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Vancouver

Summerfest Picnic in the Park is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site parade ground. The free festival features live music from 5 Guys Named Moe, Full Zoo and Rock N Roll Cowboys, plus a kids’ stage with Spencer Sprocket, The Alphabeticians, Angel Ocasio’s Comedy and magician Timothy Alexander. Play cornhole, lawn checkers and croquet, scale the climbing wall or get your face painted. Bring a picnic, buy food from vendors and enjoy beer and cider in the beer garden. The reconstructed Fort Vancouver, Visitor Center and Pearson Air Museum will be open until 4 p.m. Learn more at vancouversummerfest.com.

Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host a free Fourth of July concert and fireworks on Tuesday at Washougal Marina Park, 24 S. A St. Seating is first-come, first-served in the park’s grassy area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low-backed chairs. A variety of food vendors will be available and the local Lion’s Club will offer a beer garden. Live music starts at 6 p.m. with Shades of Huey and continues at 8:30 p.m. with 5 Guys Named Moe. The fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. For more details, call the port at 360-835-2196.

Ridgefield

An estimated 5,000 people will attend the popular Fourth of July celebrations in downtown Ridgefield on Tuesday in Overlook Park and along Pioneer Street and Main Street. The free community festival features a fun run at 8 a.m., pet and kid parade at 10:15 a.m., Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m., a pie-eating contest at 2 p.m. and a Downtown Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food trucks, artisan vendors, kids’ activities and dancing. Learn more at ridgefield4th.com.

La Center

The city of La Center is hosting Saturdays in the Park, featuring free, live concerts in Sternwheeler Park, 100 W. Fourth St., La Center, every week through Aug. 5. Attendees should bring picnic dinners, blankets and low-backed chairs for seating in the outdoor amphitheater. Opening act Dan Dingman starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with Bob Seger tribute band Knight Moves taking the stage at 6 p.m. For the complete lineup of bands, see facebook.com/Saturdays-in-the-Park.

Yacolt

Yacolt will host Rendezvous Days on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday in locations around town. Enter an all-ages kickball tournament at 6 p.m. Friday. Join the Bigfoot Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday or enter the chalk art contest at 11 a.m. Enjoy an outdoor vendor market in Yacolt Central Park at noon and a block party at 1 p.m., followed by office chair races at 4 p.m., watermelon eating contest at 5 p.m., sack races, tug of war and hula-hooping at 6 p.m. and music and dancing at 7:30 p.m. The Hellz Bellz Ultra Marathon is 6 a.m. Sunday. On Tuesday, see the Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. Learn more at townofyacolt.com.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Evergreen Block Party and Art Extravaganza, the Fourth of July celebration at Skamania Lodge and fireworks at Skamania County Fairgrounds and the Gorge Days Festival in North Bonneville — visit events.columbian.com.

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