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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Parades and Special Fun in Clark County WA -Frugal Fun Tips

Where I live in Clark County, WA, there are many small local events that give our growing county a hold onto the small town atmosphere. Taking advantage of these local events can be a fun, frugal way to entertain the kids as well as learn a little about your community. I am listing a few special events as well as the annual ones.

May 20 is Luke’s Lego’cy Carnival at King’s Way Christian School 78th St, Vancouver WA from 5-9 pm. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Luke, he was a courageous and inspiring young man who fought a tough battle with leukemia 3 times and went on to heaven last May. This carnival is to remember Luke’s love of Lego and to keep his memory alive in our hearts.

May 21st Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. A tradition since 1964. Parade starts at 10 am.

May 21-22nd Dozer Days – Playing with the Big Machines. Held over in the Quarry in Fisher’s Landing. For more info

June 3-5 Hockinson Fun Days. A great Pancake Breakfast and a fun Parade For more info

June 16-19 Planter’s Days, Planting good seeds by doing good deeds, is this year’s theme for our northern neighbor, Woodland’s fun and historic civic celebration. The kid’s made great pirates on last year’s VBS float in the Planter’s Day parade! Aargh! For more info

4th of July Parade in Ridgefield is the Saturday before the 4th.

July 4th Don’t forget the celebration at the Fort!

July 8-10 Amboy Territorial Days will be featuring the Rockin Dixie Wrecked Band again!

July 16-18 Harvest Days in Battle Ground. More info at

July 22-23 Camas Days has chosen Jungle Safari as its theme this year. Sounds exotic! Go to for more info.

August 5-14 Clark County Fair. Okay, this isn’t really a frugal event but there are ways to do it on a tight budget. With a Fred Meyer coupon, the first day offers free admission and a free Pancake Breakfast. Bring a small backpack with snacks and water to save on exorbitant fair prices. Lots to see and do that won’t cost money. I love the 4H displays. My son loved the Lego creations and my daughter enjoyed the sewing projects and photography. There are some very talented kids in Clark County. Several places including the Columbia Credit Union have discounted ride tickets and bracelets. After last year’s dizziness, I think I will pass on the rides this year!

August 25-28 La Center’s Our Days Festival takes place. Let’s end the summer with some fun!

Hope you can take in a few events and have some frugal fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Laura! I didn't know about some of these!