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Festival of Lighted Boats – Kalama

Get into the spirit of Christmas on the Columbia River! Join the Grinch and The Who’s for an evening parade of beautifully decorated boats from the Kalama waterfront! Lit boat parade, music & caroling, live entertainment, festive food & drink, Santa photos, family fun, McMenamins beer garden!

When:  Saturday, December 9th 2017
Time:  5 pm to 8 pm
Location:  Marine Park – Kalama
Hosted By:  Kalama Chamber of Commerce and The Dolphin Yacht Club

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McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
215 Hendrickson Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge

McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge opens Friday, April 20. We welcome you to the newest McMenamins property, Kalama Harbor Lodge – a tropical-inspired oasis along the Columbia River – nestled between Kalama’s landmark totem poles and the marina at the Port of the Kalama. Inspired by the Hawaiian heritage of John Kalama, the property is reminiscent of the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. You’re sure to feel the relaxation of an island vibe while taking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

The new hotel will include 40 guestrooms with private bathrooms and individual lanais, most with a view of the river. The property will include a restaurant & lounge with wood stoves and a bar made of salvaged radio telegraph poles, as well as a wrap-around outdoor patio with views of the river and four fire pits for which to gather ‘round. Watch our brewers through the large front window as they make the newest selection of handcrafted ales in the seven-barrel brewery just inside the main door. Step inside the gift shop to find McMenamins gear and handcrafted beverages, including growler fills and bottles to-go. Take the elevator to the fourth floor, where you’ll find the Rooftop Bar with the best views of the river. Watch the boats come and go, handcrafted ale in hand.

Let us be the location for your next meeting and event or upcoming wedding. We have room for up to 120 people (standing). For more information and to inquire about booking private events, please go to our website.

Meander along the path that leads from the hotel past the totem poles and Marine Park to Ahles Point, where you’ll find a small log-cabin style shack built by Kalama manufacturer Mountain Log Homes. The Shack will be warmed by fireplaces inside and out, with a patio and views of the Columbia River.

McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge will honor the town’s roots and historical significance with its unique architecture, commissioned art and visual touches. Similar architecture can be found today in Kalama in an 1870s structure that was the Northern Pacific Railway’s hospital. John Kalama — originally of Kula, Maui — lived in the area as an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Kalama River and the city both bear his name. Descendants of John Kalama are members of the Nisqually and Warm Springs Tribes.

360.673.6970
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Playa Azul II
262 Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
360.673.5067
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Untouchables Car Show

For the last 20 years the Untouchables Car Club has hosted their car show in historic downtown Kalama on the third Sunday in August.   Good weather usually prevails and the show averages well over 300 cars per year.   The Kalama Chamber of Commerce helps to put the event on.  It’s a great day of fun in downtown Kalama.

Proceeds sponsor scholarships to Lower Columbia College for our local High School Graduates and the needy in our local community.

When:  Third Sunday in August each year
Location: Kalama WA

360.425.0125
Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant
274 NE Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
360.673.1818
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Motel 6
602 NE Frontage Road Kalama, WA 98625
Motel 6 Kalama WA is conveniently located of off I-5. Elvis stayed at this location in 1962. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, Micro-Fridge units, flat screen tv’s, and memory foam beds in all of our guest rooms.

Motel 6 Kalama WA is conveniently located of off I-5. Elvis stayed at this location in 1962. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, Micro-Fridge units, flat screen tv’s, and memory foam beds in all of our guest rooms.

(360) 673-2855
Columbia Inn Restaurant
698 NE Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
360.673.7600
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Poker Pete’s
168 North 1st Street #8
Kalama, WA 98625
360.673.3240
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Antique Deli & Pastry
413 N 1st Street
Kalama, Wa 98625
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360.673.3310
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Fireside Cafe
5055 Meeker Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
360.673.3473
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