First Saturday events, Farmers Markets, and more planned for rest of the summer
The spring rain seemed to last a little longer than the norm this year, but it appears the weather, for the most part, has turned. It must be time to get out and celebrate outdoor, community-based events throughout Clark County.
Might as well start it out on the three-day, Fourth of July weekend.
The Hockinson Summer Artisan Market is Saturday. Local growers, artists, and makers will display a variety of treasures. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the event taking place at NE 182nd Ave., and NE 159th Street in Brush Prairie.
There are a couple of events in Ridgefield this weekend, too.
Ridgefield First Saturdays and Street Fair will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sidewalk chalk drawing contests, pop-up activities, sidewalk sales, music, food, and local eateries will be featured. Plus, local artists will be showcasing, and selling, their work. The event takes place at Overland Park.
Also at the park that day will be the Ridgefield Farmers Market.
In downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Farmers Market will continue its Saturday and Sunday showcases through the end of October. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The event is held on 8th and Esther Streets, next to Esther Short Park.
The Salmon Creek Farmers Market runs on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through the first week of October. It is located at the Salmon Creek Grange, 1900 NE 154th Street.
The Camas Farmers Market is held from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of September. It is located on NE 4th Ave., between NE Everett Street and NE Franklin Street in Camas.
And the East Vancouver Farmers Markets is every Thursday through the end of August. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
These are just a few examples of the many community events throughout the the region this summer.
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