Washougal, Wash. – June 9, 2014 – The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced release of its 2014 Summer Port Report, a twice-yearly publication highlighting current activities including the recently concluded ‘Community Convergence Project’ with Portland State University Students, the C-W Aviation Association’s summer youth programs, and the second annual Community Appreciation Day, Wheels & Wings, held in September at Grove Field Airport.
“The cover page features our upcoming Concert Series and includes the schedule of children’s events and musical entertainment for July 4 and August 16. It’s designed to be displayed as a quick reference when planning summertime family activities,” said David Ripp, Executive Director. “We anticipate another capacity crowd for both concerts and invite everyone to make the Riverside Concert Series part of their summer fun.”
This year’s 4TH OF JULY celebration begins at 4 p.m. with a patriotic-themed Children’s Bike Parade. Children 3 to 11 are invited to dress up and decorate their bikes for the parade around Marina Park. At 5 p.m. the sack races will start and all ages are welcome! Prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners in both events. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with jazz and rock from the Jacob Merlin Band, followed by Big Night Out’s high-energy “dance machine” and at 10 p.m. the City of Washougal will launch its fireworks show which grows more spectacular every year!
On AUGUST 16TH, Rocket 88 will begin a music-filled evening with country, swing and rhythm & blues at 6 p.m. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain 8-9:30 p.m., wrapping up the Port’s Riverside Concert Series with their special brand of entertainment, 50’s and 60’s oldies hits, popular with all ages.
Food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more will be on hand at both events for concert-goers, young and old. Parking on the 4th of July will be available at the former Hambleton site with the Boy Scouts directing traffic and two tractors pulling hay-filled wagons will transport people from the lot to Marina Park. Plan to come early and reserve your spot in Marina Park!
For additional information about the concerts and more see Summer Port Report
About the Port of Camas-Washougal:
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and a 360-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, 4-lane launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, guest docks and is home port to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Newly acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property connecting a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east of the marina. The industrial park boasts a 100 percent occupancy rate with more than 40 businesses and an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee, and Parkersville National Historic Site.
More information is found at www.portcw.com.