Things to do
Kalama, WA 98625
1st Street Antiques located in Kalama WA. Open 11 am to 5 pm 7 days a week.
Longview, WA 98632
Antidote serves a rotating list of local ales, Antidote Taphouse is located in the heart of Longview, Washington.
With regularly updated taps, a great selection of wine, cocktails and an evolving menu, Antidote aims to bring you great service in a relaxing space.
With an ever-changing list of drinks and music, events and food, check back in as we keep things changing!
Antidote was opened in 2017 with a simple goal: Provide a variety of great, unique craft brews and pub-style food in a welcoming, unpretentious setting. While it looks like a tap house you might find in Portland or Seattle, founders Kelli and Andy Busack were committed to making something special and inviting to reflect the community of Longview. With a few local breweries beginning to take root in the area, Antidote is proud to be one of the first local-centric tap houses in the area.
Boasting a regularly-rotating list of craft brews from across the country and a host of locally made beers, Antidote strives and takes pride in, and reflects SW Washington. Simple, beautiful, but definitely unique, Antidote is a place for everyone.
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12 PM – 6 PM
3104 Spirit Lake Hwy Silver Lake WA
Arts of the Mountain you will find Fine Arts, Music at 3 venues along the Spirit Lake Highway (SR504)
In Castle Rock and Toutle in June at the Grange, Toutle High School, and The Twosome Art Gallery.
Don’t pass up the chance to turn a crank on the shoulder of an active volcano! The Ape Canyon ride, which begins on the south side of Mount St. Helens, is one of the Northwest’s premier mountain biking treks, with varied landscapes and incredible vistas. World-class single-track also awaits at Siouxon Creek, Lewis River, South Coldwater, and Old Man Pass/Falls Creek.
Tour de Blast – Road Biking
Tour de Blast is the essential event for road bikers, attracting crowds in excess of 1,000 each year. The 82-mile route from Toutle to Johnston Ridge takes riders into the very heart of the blast zone. If you can’t make the annual June event, you can still enjoy the experience and the views by following the ride route from Toutle Lake School to Johnston Ridge Observatory. Total elevation gain is 6,240′
STP Bicycle Classic
This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.
Castle Rock Bike Skills Park
This is an awesome dirt track located in Castle Rock, WA. Jump lines, drops, skinnies, log-overs, and the Pacific Northwest’s largest pump track.
5K, Kids Bloomathon (1 Mile Race), 1 Mile Race
Marathon, Relay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
The Blooms to Brews Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State — the Woodland bottoms farm country. Run past gorgeous tulip fields and the Columbia & Lewis Rivers. Take in breathtaking views of both Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood. Relax at the biggest post-party! Boston Marathon Qualifier!
We added an extra day to the loved Blooms to Brews event. Last year our 5K was so popular we are bringing it back! In addition we are adding a Kids Bloomathon (1 Mile Race) and a 1 Mile Race.
The Blooms to Brews Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Bloomathon (1 Mile Race/Ages 5-14), and 1 Mile Race (Ages 13+) takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State — the Woodland bottoms farm country! Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips and lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers.
Woodland, Washington is only 28 miles north of the Portland, Oregon airport! Easily follow the I-205 N to 1-5 N and Woodland is just off the freeway.
The post-party will be held at Columbia Fruit, LLC. Food, Love DJ and a beer or root beer are included in your registration! Spectators can meet their friends and loved ones at the finish line and join the fun! For spectators, beer and food will be available for purchase. Relax at the post-party with a cold microbrew or root beer!
Interested in a VIP Experience? Learn about adding the VIP option below.
The Blooms to Brews features microbrews from Loowit Brewing Co, Brothers Cascadia Brewing and Heathen Brewing as well as McMenamins. More breweries are being added as we get closer to the event! And we’ll be serving out of Heathen Brewing’s fire truck! The truck has taps on the side, and can be booked for your event by calling (360) 601-7454!
Check out other events, the latest gear, and more from our on-site exhibitors!
A finisher medal, race tech t-shirt, chip timing, goodie bag, and a post-party, featuring a finish line Polar Bear slip-n-slide, music, and refreshments.
Location: NEW LOCATION! Columbia Fruit, LLC. 2526 Dike Rd. Woodland, WA 98674
Bob’s Sporting Goods
Full-time Pro Shop employees
Archery Lessons, Seminars
11-lane air conditioned range
Full service repair shop
Offering Hoyt, Mathews, Mission Bows
Parts and Accessories
Longview, WA 98632
For more than two decades, the Broadway Gallery has been a staple in the local art scene. A collaborative effort by 50 area artists,
the Broadway Gallery hosts ongoing classes and special events.
This year Castle Rock Festival of Lights will be a drive through the city to see all the decorated businesses, streets and neighborhoods. Due to the Covid Pandemic we are unable to have the event as we normally do. Thank you for your understanding during this time. We wish you a very merry Christmas to you and all of your family.
Castle Rock Festival of Lights
Tree Lighting and Parade
Second Saturday of December each year
Free pictures with Santa start at 3:30.
Hometown Parade will start at 5:30, with a tree lighting ceremony to follow.
Gift Vendors, Food Vendors, local businesses and restaurants will be open during the event.
Santa will hang around for pictures until about 7:30 pm!
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Castle Rock Festival of Lights is an amazing family-friendly event each December.
Claim a spot of sidewalk along Cowlitz St. or Front Ave. for the hometown parade, starting at 5:30 pm. A very well decked-out Castle Rock Fire Department, several local businesses. Following the parade, the official tree lighting ceremony will begin near the Post Office at 126 W Cowlitz St. Santa will lead the countdown and we’ll flip the switch, illuminating the charming downtown with thousands of glittering lights. Following the lighting ceremony, the Castle Rock High School band and the Castle Rock Men’s Ensemble will lead the crowd in classic Christmas Carols. Businesses will be decked out, each trying to win the coveted Best Decorated Storefront award. The committee also encourages attendees to come early and stay late to enjoy restaurant and shopping specials throughout the town, on both exit 48 and 49. Festival-goers can also enter to win fantastic raffle prizes being drawn the night of the celebration.
And of course, Santa will be making his annual stop for free pictures with all the good little boys and girls, inside the Visitors Center located at 147 Front Ave.
Whether this is your 1st year or your 11th year, you are sure to have yourself a merry little Festival of Lights. There’s a lot to do in this little town! For complete details and a schedule of events, please visit the Castle Rock Festival of Lights Facebook page.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Located on the west side of Interstate 5 off exit 49.
The Castle Rock Information & Visitor Center is open
Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm for visitor information.
Climbing information – Permits
At 8,328 feet high (as measured by USGS in 2009), Mount St. Helens offers climbers a breathtaking view from the crater rim. Although it is not a technical climb, it is strenuous and hazardous due to ice, large boulders, loose pumice, fast-changing weather and volcanism. Climbers should be in very good physical condition, well equipped, informed about volcanic hazards, and have plenty of water and food.
The Mount St. Helens Institute has partnered with the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to help protect the volcano’s fragile features and to ensure climbers have a safe, low-impact experience on the volcano.
Before climbing Mount St. Helens, please read climbing rules, road and trail conditions, and other important information from the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. (please use the URL in the website field to get your permit and view rules and regulations)
Climbing permits are required year-round on Mount St. Helens. A Climbing Permit allows an individual or group (max size limit of 12) to be in or upon the area defined as the Mount St. Helens Closure Area #2 (PDF) during the 24 hour period designated by the permit. (please use the URL in the website field to get your permit and view rules and regulations)
To reduce crowding and protect natural features, the number of climbers per day on Mount St. Helens is subject to a quota from April 1 to October 31.
During the quota season, permits must be purchased online in advance. A permit may be printed up to 14 days before your reservation date. Once your permit has been printed, you cannot make changes. Outside the quota season, permits are free of charge and self-issued at the trailhead.
April 1 – May 14: 500 climbers/day. Must be purchased online in advance.
May 15 – October 31: 100 climbers/day. Must be purchased online in advance.
November 1 – March 31: Unlimited climbers. Permit is free and self-issue at the trailhead.
Climbing permits during the quota season cost $15 per person per day. A $6 reservation fee is charged per transaction.
Permits are one per Group, rather than one per individual.
The Permit Holder (the purchaser) of the climbing permit can make a reservation for up to 12 total climbing Group Members. The Permit Holder must be included in the climbing group.
The Permit Holder must provide the names of all Group Members at the time of purchase. While climbing Group Members’ names can be adjusted after the purchase, the Permit Holder name cannot be changed nor refunded without cancelling the entire permit. All climbers in the Group must carry a government-issued photo ID that matches their name on the list of members on the purchased permit.
Every year millions of visitors use Recreation.gov to plan, reserve and share their experiences in national forests, national parks, and other public federal lands. Recreation.gov hosts more than 3,000 campgrounds nationwide, including 18 on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
The historic Columbia Theatre opened as a vaudeville venue and movie house in 1925, declined during the mid-20th century and escaped what would have been a tragic ending in 1980 when excavation and demolition equipment heading toward the theater was diverted to help with the cleanup following the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Subsequently, a group of visionaries got together and saved the building. Today, the vibrant 1,000-seat theatre hosts nearly a dozen shows each year, ranging from musicals to comedy to children’s theatre.
1800 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
The Cowlitz Black Bears is an amateur baseball team located in Kelso / Longview, Washington. They play in the West Coast League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The league comprises teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Cowlitz calls David Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College home.
Story Field at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA, was remodeled for the 2010 Cowlitz Black Bears inaugural season. Amenities include Party Suites and the Bob’s Sporting Goods Party Deck in left field, the Home Plate Club in the grandstand area and picnic tables and a kids playground sponsored by Kelso, Washington’s Red Lion Inn.
Season: June, July & August
July 21, 22, 23 & 24
The History of the Cowlitz County Fair~
On September 3rd and 4th 1937 the Cowlitz Valley Fair was held for the first time in Catlin Park, beginning a tradition that has lasted seventy-five years and continues on to this day as the Cowlitz County Fair. With the exception of the four years during World War II, the annual fair has provided such stimulating and amusing entertainment as a milking contest between civic leaders from Longview and Kelso held the very first day of that very first fair. Contestants included Kelso Mayor W.E. Chinn, Kelso Kiwanis President Thomas H. Van Noy, President E.G. Ditlersen and Secretary Eugene Crumb of the Kelso Chamber of Commerce VS Longview Mayor John P. Bell, Longview Kiwanis President Verne DeVilbiss, President J.L. Norris and Secretary L.K. Martini of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The winner was Dr. J.L. Norris of Longview.
Other events of the day included the livestock judging contest and the Home Economics judging event. There were fair exhibits on clean easy milkers, grange feeds, grange flour, international trucks, batteries, tires, and J.I. Case Farm Machinery. The first day centered on farms and gardens. The Rose Valley Grange won first in the Grange exhibit division with a variety of farm produce. Pleasant Hill was 2nd and Kalama 3rd. The Judges were Mr.& Mrs. Heye Meyers of Vancouver.
COWLITZ COUNTY FAIR FOR THE 1st TWENTY-FIVE YEARS 1937 – 1962
Our fair began as The Cowlitz Valley Fair held at Catlin Park. But it didn’t stay put. The location moved to 15th Avenue and Ocean Beach Hwy in 1941, next to 7th Avenue and the old LP&N railway in 1942, then to Saddle Club Park in Longview at 14th and Baltimore in 1946, back to 7th Avenue in 1947, and finally to the present location in 1950. During this time the fair underwent two additional name changes: The Cowlitz County Fair in 1946 and The Columbia Empire Fair in 1949. There were no fairs nationwide from 1941 -1945 by government order due to WWII.
Right from the beginning the fair was a family friendly event. Admission increases reflected this, starting from only .25 to .50 cents for adults and from .10 to .25 cents for children under the age of 15. By 1962 admission was .75 cents for adults and the .25 cents for kids stayed the same and the age requirement was dropped to under 12 years of age and covered all of the events. The attendance grew from approximately 3,000 in 1946 to 23,302 in 1962.
From the beginning, the fair has had a western flare throughout, with many Country Western singers, comedians, and various other western themed performers. Events and entertainment included horse shows, juvenile rodeos, Sheriff’s Posse horse shows, many dog & chimp acrobatic performers, and jalopy races. Also in attendance were governors, noted political leaders, and T.V. & movie personality guest appearances. One of the exciting attractions was seeing who would win the crown for “Queen of the Fair.” Many of the young ladies who won the title of Queen had also first won a Rodeo title, demonstrating how hard working these youths were in the early days of the fair.
New building additions to the fair began with the construction of the automobile building in 1947 and went on to include the floral building, modern restrooms, model milk parlor and office building in 1948. Also added was a new horse show arena in 1952, a dormitory for youngsters who stay overnight for livestock exhibits in 1953, a caretaker’s house in 1954, and lastly in this time period, a 40’X120’ livestock building.
Kelso, WA 98626
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets information and artifacts that tell the story of Cowlitz County.
They provide exhibits, research facilities, and educational and public programs that serve a wide range of local citizens, students, and tourists.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Cowlitz Public Shooting Range is open to all members of the public, providing shooters with a safe place to shoot rifles, pistols, shotguns and archery since it opened on May 1, 2013. From the beginning, the range has staffed its operations with volunteers, a practice that continues to this day.
NRA certified Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are on duty at all times the range is open to insure the safety and fun of our shooters, friends and their families. The volunteer work of the RSOs allows the Cowlitz Game & Anglers to provide an excellent outdoor shooting range experience to its users at a very affordable price.
The Range is offers free firearm training classes open to any and all interested persons. These are classroom sessions only, not range shooting, but the range will be open as usual for shooting after the classes. All classes will be held at the Cowlitz Public Shooting Range Education Building, 1000 Toutle Park Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Take Exit 52 from I-5 and follow the signs to the end of Toutle Park Road.
Take exit 52 toward Barnes Dr/Toutle Park Rd
Turn or Continue East onto Old Pacific Hwy
Turn left onto Burma Rd
Turn right onto Toutle Park Rd
Continue 0.9 mi. to the end of Toutle Park Rd
Castle Rock, Washington 98611
The Crosscut Taproom is a small taproom with 12 draft handles featuring craft beer and cider with a limited food menu. For 21+
Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday 2 pm to 9 pm
Friday 2 pm to 10 pm
Saturday Noon to 10 pm
Sunday Noon to 6 pm
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!
Time: 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: Marine Park – Kalama
Hosted By: Kalama Chamber of Commerce and The Dolphin Yacht Club
Longview WA 98632
Five Dons Brewing aims to bring local beer to the Lower Columbia with our downtown Longview WA microbrewery.
Our beers include Hard Way Pale Ale, Blonde Next Door Blonde Ale and Dark Divide Porter.
Growler fills & Kegs to go only Wednesday 4:30 to 9:00 pm
Growler fills & Kegs to go only Saturday 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Toutle, WA 98649
Mile Marker 33
Admission is always FREE!
Plan a 60-90 minute visit to the Forest Learning Center at Mount St. Helens.
The Forest Learning Center showcases remarkable volcano and forestry exhibits (updated in 2020!), a new playground, picnic tables, a gift shop, wildlife viewing and rest area facilities. It is located inside the blast zone on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, 19 miles before Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Experience the story of Mount St. Helens and the recovery of forests, fish and wildlife following the eruption. Walk through the forest, hearing the sounds of the birds and animals on the mountain prior to May 18, 1980. Enter the “eruption chamber” to view an astounding video of what the forest looked like immediately after the eruption. Hear a first-hand report from a local newscaster who barely escaped. Breathtaking photographs and life-size models of loggers working in the blast zone bring the experience to life. The Forest Learning Center tells the story from nature’s perspective and gives a hands-on approach to learning in the Discovery Room where families can touch lava rocks, learn about the animals of the Pacific Northwest, and discover how trees grow.
Groups larger than 25 people are kindly asked to make reservations at least two weeks in advance by calling the Exhibit Reservation Message Number below. School field trip information is available on the website link.
The Forest Learning Center is a partnership of Weyerhaeuser, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Location: 33.5 miles from I-5, approximately a 40 minute drive east of Castle Rock, Washington.
From Interstate 5 in Western Washington, take Exit 49 and continue east on Highway 504 to Milepost 33. The Forest Learning Center is located at 17000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA. Please watch for wildlife on roadways.
Exhibit Reservation Message Number 360.414.3439
(Please leave a voicemail for groups larger than 25 people;
calls will be returned within 1-2 business days during regular operating season)
Woodland, WA 98674
Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc., Woodland, WA The headquarters of operations for all related entities of Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc. is located in Woodland Washington. Dobbe Farms, LLC is importing the best quality bulbs, such as lilies, tulips and iris, from the most reliable suppliers in the Netherlands. Dobbe Farms is also growing premium cut flowers such as tulips, peonies and other seasonal crops as well as growing tulips and iris for the bulb production at the farm in Woodland Washington. These products are sold through Holland America Bulb Farms in Washington as well as coordinated sales through Holland America Flowers in California.
Home to: Woodland Tulip Festival each April
This concert series features a different band and genre of music each week- so there’s a little something for everyone in downtown Woodland Washington!
The back drop to our stage is beautiful Horse Shoe Lake – making this a fun, memorable, photo-worthy way to spend your summer Friday nights!
We encourage dancing, and always have sidewalk chalk for the kiddos. Come once, come often, come every night- it’s a new experience each week,
and a great way to get out and enjoy our Northwest summer evenings in our big, little town!
A rockin’ good time for all ages! This family friendly festival is alcohal free and open to all ages. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy great music!
June, July & August each summer
Woodland, WA 98674
Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
To showcase the site, the Gardens and historic buildings have been lovingly maintained by the Hulda Klager Lilac Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization. The Society fully funds the care and upkeep of the historical site from the proceeds of Lilac Days, dues and donations. With the help of our volunteers and members, the Society continues to carry on the work of growing and showing the beautiful lilacs including those hybridized by Hulda Klager many decades ago.
Lilac Days 2021
April to May
History of Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Woodland is perhaps best known as the home of Hulda Klager (1863–1960), who was a prolific breeder of lilacs. The “Lilac Lady” Hulda Klager née Thiel, was long the pride of Woodland. She immigrated from Germany to Wisconsin in 1865, when she was just two years old, and came West when her family bought a farm in Woodland. Later she married and settled down on the family farm. When a friend gave her a book about Luther Burbank, she began creating flowers, hybridizing new varieties of roses, dahlias, even apples, and lilacs in particular. By 1920 she had created such a magnificent array of new hand-pollinated lilacs that she opened her garden on Lilac Week every spring for visitors. The floodwaters of 1948 rolled over her garden, destroying every shrub and hand-pollinated lilac. The loss grieved those who visited her garden or who had purchased her lilacs. From all over the Northwest, people sent starts of her lilacs from their own gardens. By 1950, at the age of eighty-seven, Klager, who loved flowers and who had been honored by the state of Washington as well as such organizations as the nationally famous arboretum at Cambridge, Massachusetts, again opened her home for Lilac Week. After her death in 1960, the Woodland Federated Garden Club, shocked that the garden might be bulldozed for industry, succeeded in raising money to buy it and have it declared a state and national historic site.
Longview, Washington 98632
The idea started simply. A date night. She loves the finest wines and he is partial to local craft beer. Where could they go to please both palates? Enter J Squared BARREL HOUSE. We’re a wine bar that also just happens to serve really good beer. But, we don’t want you to leave hungry. We’ve got food pairings which will make your taste buds explode! All of this set in a quaint, comfortable, and, dare we say it, romantic atmosphere. Perfect for happy hour, celebrations, or… A date night.
There is so much more to wine than white or red and we want you to taste it all. With more than twelve wines by the glass and wine flights, you can explore flavors and styles without being tied to a bottle. Of course, if you want a bottle, we will certainly accommodate.
Did you know that 70% of North America’s hops are grown right here in Washington state? We are also home to more than 300 breweries. We strive to bring you choices that you won’t see everywhere else and with 16 rotating taps, we’re sure that you will find something new to fall in love with.
Whether you are going to a performance at one of our two neighboring theaters, sneaking away for date night, or are just hungry, our Squared Snacks and Squared Plates are sure to satisfy. We use high quality, locally sourced ingredients and take pride in serving food that’s a little break from the norm. See our Menu
Toutle, WA 98649
Mile Marker 52
Located at the end of State Highway 504 (52 miles east of Castle Rock), in the heart of the blast zone. The observatory hosts interpretive displays that tell the biological, geological, and human story of Mount St. Helens. Visitors to Johnston Ridge Observatory can enjoy multiple award-winning films, listen to ranger talks, observe the landscape, purchase souvenirs, set off on a hike, or get a light lunch from the food cart.
Check out the annual summer Music on the Mountain series held throughout summer at the Johnston Ridge Observatory outdoor amphitheater (in partnership with Mount St. Helens Institute).
Cougar, WA 98616
Kalama Horse Camp, located on the southwest flank of Mt. St. Helens, is outside the blast zone of the 1980 eruption. The camp and its nearby trails are close enough to the mountain for you to observe how the most recent eruption changed the area. You’ll also plenty of evidence of previous volcanic activity. The campground loop trail allows easy access to the main trail head. The trail head parking area, found at the east end of the campground provides parking for day use. There are over 50 miles of trails and closed roads are available from the campground.
Kelso Highlander Festival
Tam O’Shanter Park
Kelso, WA 98626
When: September 2021
Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.
At beautiful Tam O’Shanter Park on Saturday, September 2021 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race. At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games begin. At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade. Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show “Journey Through the Highlands”. At 12:30 the Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field. The Silent Auction ends at 4:00. The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by Men of Worth, Darby O’Gill, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon. This is located under the covered area.
The Kilted Klassic Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8:00 AM at the Three Rivers Golf Course on Saturday, September 2021. Tee-off is at 10:00 AM. Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925
Sunday, September 2021
At 8:00 AM please join us for the Kirkin’ of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O’Shanter Park and again at 10:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way. There will be a special tea reception following the Kirkin’ at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a bagpiper and a Highland Dancer performing.
The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.
The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.
Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 2021, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso, $600 grand prize shopping certificate.
Kelso, WA 98626
Kelso Theater Pub & Backstage Cafe… We are a unique single-screen movie theater, showing current mainstream films & Occasionally first-run blockbusters.
The movie theater is for all ages. Watch a movie and have a pizza. The theater has been set up for your enjoyment. Tables have been placed in front of each seat for your dining enjoyment while watching one of our movies.
Our adjoining Backstage Cafe is open Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for lunch & Every evening for Dinner from 5 pm – 8 pm. Our full menu & specials
are always available in the cafe. Our menu is limited form but including all of our pizzas are always available in our Theater along with the standard movie fare. Beer & Wine is served in both Theater and Cafe & Chef Marc usually has a limited yet tantalizing selection of handcrafted desserts, including his signature Peanut Butter Pie as well as seasonal selections, all made from scratch.
Ariel, Washington 98603
The Lelooska Foundation since its creation in 1977 has sponsored a variety of educational programs aimed at preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Native Peoples of North America. Students, parents, teachers and the general public have been able to learn through living history programs, workshops, classes and museum tours offered throughout the year.
Living History Programs
The living history programs were developed by Chief Lelooska with the advice of Chief James Aul Sewide and tribal elders to share the history and culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) people. The Lelooska Foundation has sponsored these programs since 1977.
Lewis & Clark Bowmen
Archery Lessons – Youth and Adult, Individual/Group
Archery Shoots – Competitions
Archery Range Situated in the Woods – 3-D Range
(Range accessible to members only or during shoots)
Hunting Preparation Shoots – Fall/Winter Archery
Inexpensive Club Memberships
Woodland, WA 98674
Located 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, and just a few minutes (5 miles)east of I-5 at exit 21 (Woodland, WA.), the Lewis River Golf Course is tucked between the North Fork of the beautiful Lewis River and the evergreen foothills of the Cascade mountains. The golf course environment contains numerous species of shrubs and trees, framing the beautiful Pacific Northwest valley and the scenic Cascade foothills. The tree-lined fairways require accuracy to score well, and the greens, with challenging contours, are some of the finest you’ll putt on in the northwest. Also home to North Fork Bar & Grill.
Longview Parks & Recreation puts on a amazing amount of events each year for the community…
They put on 8 scheduled running & walking events to get us excited to get out and go have some fun around the Longview area
February: Heart & Sole 5k & 10k run/walk at Lake Sacajawea
March: Electrifying Shamrock Run at Lake Sacajawea
April: Running of the Fools 10k walk/run at Willow Grove
June: $5 – 5k series at Tam O’Shanter Park
July: Firecracker Fun Run 5 k course at Lake Sacajawea
September: Moonlight Run 5k course at Mint Valley Golf Course
October: Pumpkin Pi Run 3.14 mile run/walk at Willow Grove
November: Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at Lake Sacajawea
The Longview Squirrel Fest is the first of its kind on the West Coast and in the Mount St. Helens region! We’re nuts over this one-day festival in honor or our furry friends. Launching the first Longview Squirrel Fest was a dream of a local group, The idea came from the Sandbaggers who helped build and maintains the Nutty Narrows Bridge on the Civic Circle in Longview, they wanted a fun event that would be nutty enough for everyone from age 2 to 102.
The Civic Circle is transformed into an all day venue of fun, games, and music for the whole family to enjoy.
Kids 5 k Run
Go Nutty Squirrel Fest Parade
Kids Games & Activities
Beer & Wine Garden
Main Stage – Musical Entertainment
Woodland, WA 98674
Love Street Playhouse is a quaint venue located in the heart of Woodland at the base of the Lewis River Valley. Since 2007 it has earned the respect of local and surrounding communities for quality theatre. We have an intimate venue where everyone’s close to the stage, with a convenient location and affordable ticket prices. We look forward to seeing you at our productions in this coming year.
Kalama, WA 98625
C’mon by to experience the tropical-inspired oasis along the Columbia River.
Welcome to the latest McMenamins property, Kalama Harbor Lodge, nestled between Kalama’s landmark totem poles and the marina at the Port of Kalama. Inspired by the Hawaiian heritage of John Kalama, the property is reminiscent of the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Whether in the Cloud Bar atop the building, with a birds-eye view and the signature Three Rocks Rum Daiquiri, or enjoying free live music in the Lounge before wandering out to a firepit alongside the river, you’re sure to feel the relaxation of an island vibe while taking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Stay the night in one of the 40 guestrooms with private bathrooms and individual lanais, most of which have a river view and welcome pets. Take a moment to read the posted historical accounts of each room, such as the Doty Fish Co. story in Room 208, or The Cowlitz Tribe in Room 206.
The Pub and Harbor Lounge – which houses the glassed-in Holoholo Room — also allows for expansive fair-weather dining with a wrap-around outdoor patio. Enjoy free live music in the Harbor Lounge on select weeknights as you dine on Cedar Plank Salmon or the Expedition Elk Burger. Watch our brewers through the large front window as they craft the Pau Hana Gold Ale and more in the seven-barrel brewery, just inside the main door. Step inside Harbor Lodge Market to find McMenamins gear and handcrafted beverages, including growler fills, espresso, and bottles to-go.
Follow the path paralleling the river to discover Ahles Point Cabin, and warm up next to a fireplace inside or out, enjoying a handcrafted ale while watching boats come and go.
Historical significance and artifacts abound throughout, such as the serpent carving from a Chinook artist, and watch for masks peering at you, along with other artifacts from the Northwest and many tropical islands. Look even further for two secret rooms….
Consider Kalama for your next meeting and event, or upcoming wedding. Our Old 97 Private Events room(s) are for up to 120 people (standing). For more information and to inquire about booking private events, please visit our events website.
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.
Longview, WA 98632
McThread’s is located in historic downtown Longview, Washington, represents representational and abstract styles of fine art. We seek to promote the rich variety of local talent found in Southwest Washington and Oregon. We also seek to promote the visual art in our community by contributing to local educational efforts through our First Thursday art demonstrations and art talks.
McThread’s Wearable Art Boutique (an extension of Lord & McCords Artworks) represents one of a kind designer style wearable art and jewelry. Our designers specialize in knitted, crocheted and felted items, beaded scarves and purses, wooden collage purses, hand painted and batik silk and fabric art. We offer services in combining wearable art accessories and jewelry to make a fashion statement. We seek to promote women’s fashion in our community, not only by offering designer fashions, but by having fashion shows and First Thursday demonstrations.
At Mint Valley you will find one of the finest public golf courses in the state of Washington. The well-bunkered greens, water hazards, and tall trees will test every skill level. This par 71 championship course plays 6,432 yards from the back tees and 5,230 yards from the forward tees. The greens are always fast and in excellent condition. The course also features practice putting and chipping greens as well as a covered driving range. The course is easy to walk, but if you prefer to ride just call ahead and reserve a cart.
Mint Valley also has a six-hole, par 3 course with holes ranging in distance from 50 to 90 yards. This is a great place to fine tune your short game and introduce the game to beginning players.
Mint Valley Golf Course…it’s beautiful, friendly and affordable. Come out and play!
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Mile Marker 5
Mt St Helens Visitor Center is a world-class facility located on the western shore of Silver Lake. With its high ceilings and massive windows, the outdoors becomes a part of the architecture. Your senses will come alive as you enjoy the interactive exhibits, a step-in model of the volcano and theater programs that are offered twice an hour. Outside, a mile-long trail takes you into marshy plains surrounding Silver Lake where you can see waterfowl and a picture-perfect view of the mountain.
Make sure to take in one of the comprehensive presentations on the historical and cultural significance of the area. View exhibits showing the chronology of events leading up to the eruption and see the working seismograph. On your trip to Mount St. Helens, Silver Lake Visitor Center is the closest to I-5.
The Mount St. Helens Visitor Center opened its doors to the public a few years after the monumental eruption of Mount St. Helens. Functioning as a gateway to the mountain, over 30 miles away, our goal is to educate visitors on the historical significance of the landscape before and during the eruption. We also focus on the resulting impact on nearby ecosystems. Our vantage point offers a view of the Western slope of the mountain, visible from both our center and walking trail.
This unique building features expansive windows providing a glimpse of towering second-growth forest all around. A high archway and elaborately carved wooden columns contribute to the feeling of magnificence. Inside, visitors can enjoy a variety of interpretive displays that include comprehensive information on local history, geology, and re-growth and recovery of the land in the years immediately after the eruption.
Large, step-in model of the volcano
functioning seismograph and live feed of current Mount St. Helens volcano seismicity
Chronological timeline of events leading up to the volcanic blast on May 18, 1980
Theater program offered twice an hour; at :05 and :35 after.
Outdoors, visitors can explore Silver Lake along the 0.6 mile-long trail, including boardwalks over the wetland where a variety of aquatic plants and migratory waterfowl can be viewed at different times of the year.
Check out Washington State Parks Virtual Tours
Kalama, WA 98625
Marina & Recreational Area
The Port of Kalama offers stellar riverfront recreational facilities, including walking and biking paths, playgrounds, covered picnic shelters and the tallest totem pole in the Pacific Northwest! The Port operates a 222-slip marina, and its public beaches are a southwest Washington destination for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and just relaxing.
Welcome to our 11th year of womans philanthropy!
This is an event for all ladies that would like to join! Event features a purse raffle, high energy fashion show featuring local leaders/retailers, a wine pull, a Woman of Excellence Award, hors d’ oeuvres and more! There will also be an opportunity to win a pretty in pink jewelry prize! Don’t miss this fun and philanthropic women’s night out!
The Power of the Purse benefits United Way funded programs and efforts.
When: October 2021
Longview, WA 98632
Hosted by: United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties
Puzzle Quest Escape Room is filled with mysterious objects and using some of those items as clues you must work together with your team to attempt to complete your given mission and break free from the room.
The first and only full length Escape Room Game in Cowlitz County. Enter the room, accept your mission, and try to escape as the 60 minute clock counts down.
A great activity for team building, date nights, birthdays, family events, and more. Come and test your ingenuity, out-of-the-box thinking, mind power, and most importantly, team work as you use clues and items around the room to solve the puzzles and escape!
Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Located at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso WA.
341 Three Rivers Mall Drive
Toutle, WA 98649
Riverdale Raceway has both MX tracks and a drag strip.
MX – Riverdale Raceway has six outdoor motocross tracks that run year-round. On the west end there is a modern main track, a vintage track, an arena style track, a sand track, and a 50’s track. On the east end across from the drag strip is a big track that is vintage, beginner, and junior friendly.
All levels of riders from kids on 50cc bikes to experienced riders will find our tracks both fun and challenging! We run an open practice without classes so you can get as much ride time as you want.
Since we are a year-round track, we are open every weekend except for extreme weather conditions or if there is an event which uses the whole property. We will post any changes on our Facebook page or website news. We also send out emails. If you would like to receive emails, see our sign-up link.
Practice starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. The cost is $30 per rider. Camping is free if you ride, and there is no cost to spectators during practice. Gate fee for races is usually $10 per person. We are CASH ONLY.
If you would like to practice during the week, please call Dan at 360-749-1170.
Kelso, WA 98626
Here at Rocking Horse Ranch, LLC we offer Horse training, Riding lesson’s, Farrier service. & Training clinic’s
Colt starting, ranch versatility, tune-ups, correcting bad habits, ground work, trail obstacles, confidence building and working ranch horse.
Lesson’s we offer
We specialize in training horses from ground work to the finished bridle horse, roping, ranch versatility, working ranch horse, extensive trail riding, packing and horsemanship, lesson’s from beginning to advanced.
Mike Gunnels AQHA professional horseman
Longview, WA 98632
Roland Wines was established in 2008 with the purpose of making world-class wine from historic Longview, WA.
We are a local winery who values friends, family, and community life. Marc and Nancy Roland are teachers who love to share their love for wine and life with everyone. We make wine by hand with minimal intervention in a traditional French style. We only use grapes from the best vineyards in Washington state and we are constantly learning how to get the most out of our unique wine region.
Wednesday – Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm
Longview, WA 98632
The Rose Center for the Arts is the most elegant public building in Cowlitz County, with sweeping expanses of wood paneling and a mural by a nationally recognized painter in the lobby.
The state-of-the-art building defines the edge of the campus and provides not only classrooms and offices, but rehearsal, performance and exhibit spaces designed to showcase a variety of arts and cultural events.
Features include a glass enclosed lobby, 525-seat performance auditorum, 125-seat thrust theatre, art gallery, rehearsal rooms, costume shops, dressing rooms, classrooms, music practice rooms and offices.
Extensive use of timber, made possible by a donation from the Rose family, establishes a bond with the region’s history of lumber production. Fir and cherry wood paneling enhance the aesthetics, along with state-of-the-art variable acoustics, sound systems and lighting.
The Rose Center for the Arts at the Lower Columbia College opened in June of 2008 and offers a full program of events. In addition to the theatre, the facility includes an art gallery on two levels and an art walk around the campus
Spirit Peaks Drift Raceway is a very large industrial lot with a pretty consistent surface. Cones provide a variety of a long straight away bearing into a downward slope left corner with barriers to scrub. The layout consists of about 7 wide corners for some prime tandem opportunities. The venue is quickly growing in popularity and we are very excited to return with the whole team for some more fun!
Cowlitz County Event Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
sQuatch Fest is coming back in 2021 and you can expect world renowned Speakers, Authors and Researchers along with Brew Mountain that will be serving some of Washington’s finest beers. The Kids Cave will be back with even more for the children to do and don’t forget the fantastic vendors where you can find some one of a kind items. Stay tuned for updates.
Event Location: Cowlitz County Event Center
Date: Saturday, April 2nd & 3rd 2021
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Hosted by: Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce
Longview, WA 98632
The Theatre strives to enlarge live theatre arts as a vital part of the local quality of life by stimulating interest in, appreciation for, and participation in the theatre arts.
A community theatre in every sense — an active player in reviving Downtown Longview; a creative space that welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities and interests; a performance space featuring quality work at an affordable ticket price.
Longview, WA 98632
Tapped Roots NW – We are a small local craft tap house with a variety of independent craft beers and cider. We also offer a small food menu. Everything fresh daily.
Tuesday – Thursday 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Longview, WA 98632
The Children’s Discovery Museum was founded in 2016 with
the goal of providing a safe space for children and their families to learn. We are located in Historic Downtown Longview at 1209 Commerce Avenue. We specialize in interactive play and hands-on learning. Exhibits include
the nature niche, farm to market area, the giant Lincoln Logs, the doctors office, dental office, and everyone’s favorite: the ping pong ball shower. Stop by to see our facilities for yourself, and get the chance to experience learning through play.
Entry to the museum is FREE for Everyone!
Wednesday 11 am to 4 pm
Thursday 11 am to 4 pm
Friday 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Woodland, Washington 98674
A Family Pumpkin Patch with Activities, also offering Squash, Gourds and Corn of all kinds!
Open October 1st – October 31st
Prices according to variety and size with free parking and no admission fee….Family-Fun Activities include:
Hay Rides (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Pumpkin Bowling (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Photo Op PropsWe sell over 40 varieties of Pumpkins (large and small), Squash and Gourds as well as Corn Stalks, Corn and Hay.
Kelso, WA 98626
The Three Rivers Golf Course, an 18-hole course established in 1983 next to the Cowlitz River, is owned by the Kelso-Longview Elks BPOE 1482. The course is built on a base of material deposited in the Cowlitz River by the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens and removed by dredging. This porous combination of ash, dust, sand and silt drains well in wet weather, and golfers commute here from up and down the I-5 corridor when other Northwest courses are too soggy to play. The poa annua (annual bluegrass) greens putt well all year, and the winter rye fairways hold up well.
Four sets of tee boxes accommodate golfers with more or less length to their game. This Robert Muir Graves design plays almost 6,700 yards from the longest (blue) tees, with a men’s Course Rating of 71.7 and Slope of 128. Course length from the shortest (red) tee boxes is 5,393 yards, with a ladies’ Course Rating of 70.4 and Slope of 119.
Kelso, WA 98626
Three Rivers Mall is conveniently located right off of I-5 at exit 39. Shop stores including JCPenney, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Bath & Body Works, Planet Fitness and Regal Cinemas 12 & RPX, Claire’s, Lacey’s Locks and Lashes and more coming soon…
Off Site Locations around the Three Rivers Mall:
Fiesta Bonita Mexican Food
Longview, WA 98632
July 22 23 & 24 at 7:00 pm
The History of the Rodeo
The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo originated as a PRCA rodeo in 1975 under the direction of rodeo committee members Ron McCoy, Mel Boultinghouse, Cal Christensen, Vern Eaton, Wayne Gossett, Bill Merz, George Moore, Les Nelson, and Jan Searing. The rodeo was originally called The Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo, but after Mount Saint Helens spewed its fire and thunder upon this area in 1980, committeeman George Moore suggested in 1981 that the rodeo’s name be changed to The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo.
Since 1981, the rodeo has been known by this memorable name, which though was derived from a volcanic eruption, it also aptly denotes the thundering hooves and energy, which this rodeo brings to town.
When the rodeo began in 1975 we used a borrowed, portable arena that was erected just before the Cowlitz County Fair opened, and had to dismantle it after the fair ended. In 1979, we established a permanent arena. Although this arena was a vast improvement over a portable arena, we now have a state of the art arena, which we are proud to state was entirely constructed by committee members. Cowlitz County Fair Grounds 1970’s Our present committee is comprised of 12 committee members, whereas we had 8 committee members when the rodeo originated.
Christensen Brothers was our original stock contractor. Gold Buckle Rodeo Company is our present stock contractor. We began with $300.00 per added event, and now we add $3,000.00 per event, including barrel racing. Since this rodeo’s origination we have consistently drawn top cowboy and cowgirl contestants to the competition. The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo committee believes that the keys to success in having a great rodeo consist of having excellent stock, quality contestants, talented bullfighters, funny clowns, and exciting half-time entertainment. Each year we strive to make the rodeo the most successful rodeo competition we can bring to the Lower Columbia region. We hope that you have the opportunity to experience the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo!
Triangle Center – Triangle Center is located at the corner of Ocean Beach Hwy. & 15th Ave., Longview. It is a Community Center which opened in 1964 and was last renovated in 2005. It is an Open shopping mall with 1,635 parking spaces. It covers an area of 253,064 sqft.
The Triangle Center offers numerous stores and restaurants, including:
Ross, Petco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, Applebee’s, Winco, Big 5 Sports, Ace Hardware, Office Depot, US Cellular, Ultra, Chase Bank, Rite – Aid,
Five Guy Burgers, Little Caesars Pizza, Great Clips, Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt, USA Nails, G3 Liquor, Lane Bryant, Raw Juice Bar, AT&T, Maurices, Pacific NW Realty, Ichi Teriyaki, and more…
The Unique Tin car show and Cruise has become one of the premier car shows in the northwest. We are the second or third largest event in Cowlitz County and bring 500 or more classic and performance cars to the area every August. We provide a fun and profitable show for the local economy, give support to local charities and businesses, and manage to enjoy doing it. We hope to continue for years to come.
When: August 2021
Location: Cowlitz County Event Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Contact: Everett – 360.636.1969
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
Kalama, WA 98625
When crafting the idea for Willie Dick’s First Street Tap House, Jared and Katie Cox shared the goal to create fresh, high-quality food where guests can relax in a casual atmosphere, while indulging in a wide variety of beer selections from local PACIFIC NORTHWEST breweries.
Located in the heart of Kalama, WA, this husband and wife team have turned their idea into a reality. The friendly staff at Willie DICK’S FIRST STREET TAP HOUSE offers 24 rotating taps and a changing seasonal menu, providing a unique experience with each visit. They welcome all ages WITH A KIDS MENU, and even have a pet-friendly outdoor patio!
Local beer. Gourmet Hotdogs. Family-Friendly. Pet-Friendly. Great Staff.
Open 7 days a week 11 am to 10 pm