It’s that festival time of year! The 4th of July marks the time of year here that boasts of community festivals and events. This week’s 4th of July Parade was a nice way to celebrate the 4th in a traditional way. The parade lasted only about 45 minutes but it was fun to see all the local floats, organizations and politicians parading before relaxed and happy crowds. Even the warm weather Tuesday didn’t dampen spirits.
Festivals are a great way to meet people, learn about communities and participate in fun events. Here’s a few to keep in mind.
It’s a celebration of the dairy industry and the cheese it produces; Toledo Cheese Days will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th. There’s a car show on Saturday from 7am-5pm. Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center and then catch the parade at 11am. After the floats, check out the kids carnival, barbecue, horseshoe tournament and of course free cheese sandwiches! Learn more online at toledolionsclub.org.
The Lewis County Historical Museum’s 12th annual Pioneer Pie Social will be held this Sunday, July 9th, at 1:30 at the Claquato Church. The event will feature a pie auction, chicken bingo, potato sack races, candy scramble, and live music from Chris Guenther. The church is located at 125 Water Street in Chehalis, off of Highway 6. For more information, call 360-748-0831.
The Napavine Funtime Festival is July 15th and 16th! The Funtime Festival features a car show, lawnmower races, and of course the parade on Saturday, July 15th at 11am.
Chehalis Fest will be held on Saturday, July 29th. The day starts off with a traditional pancake breakfast, and then an All-American hot dog barbecue lunch hosted by the Lewis County Historical Museum. American Graffiti will be playing at the Chehalis Theatre. Bethel Church will host the KidZone. Book N’ Brush will be hosting a Where’s Waldo event. Kids can fly free with young Eagle Flights at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport. The Annual Chariots Car Club Show will feature lots of classic cars on display along Chehalis Avenue, along with live music from the Backfire Band. Call 360-345-1738 for more information.
The annual Mossyrock Blueberry Festival will be held on August 4th, 5th and 6th. This event features something for everyone in the family, including a classic car show, pancake breakfasts, pie eating contest, family dog show, quilt show, and live music. The annual Blueberry Festival parade starts at 11am on Saturday! You’ll find more details at mossyrockfestivals.org.
The 75 annual Morton Loggers Jubilee will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 10-13th. The Queen’s Coronation will be held on Thursday, 8/10 at 8pm at Morton High School. Saturday, the Lion’s Club Loggers Breakfast starts at 6am, at Jubilee Park. The 10K run starts at 8am and the Jubilee Championship Bed Races get underway at 11am on Main Street. The Grand Parade starts at 11:30, also on Main Street. this years Logging Shows will be held on Saturday at 2pm and at noon on Sunday. For more information, head to loggersjubilee.com.
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