Featured Events & Festivals

Culture

McThread’s Art Works
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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.

Phone Number
360.261.2373
Address
1233 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Ashtown Brewing Company
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Ashtown Brewing Company
Phone Number
360.353.5286
Address
1145 11th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
J Squared Barrel House
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J Squared Barrel House
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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

Phone Number
360.703.3939
Address
1520 Commerce Ave
Longview, Washington 98632
Spirits
Yes
Willie Dicks First Street Tap House
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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.

Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 10:00
Friday & Saturday 11:00 to 11:00

Phone Number
360.787.1354
Address
135 N 1st Street
Kalama, WA 98625
Dinner
Yes
Lunch
Yes
Cowlitz Farmers Market
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Cowlitz Farmers Market
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Tuesdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(May through October)Saturdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(April through October)
7th Avenue – Longview
(across from Cowlitz County Fairgrounds)

Phone Number
360.785.3883
Columbia Theatre
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Columbia Theatre
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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.

Phone Number
360.575.8499
Address
1231 Vandercook Way, Longview WA 98632
Stageworks Northwest Theatre
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Stageworks Northwest Theatre
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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.

Phone Number
360.636.4488
Address
1433 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Roland Wines
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Roland Wines
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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.

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday 5 pm to 9 pm

Website Address
Phone Number
360.846.7304
Address
1106 Florida Street
Longview, WA 98632
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
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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.

Address
115 South Pekin Road
Woodland, WA 98674
Arts of the Mountain
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Arts of the Mountain
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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.

Phone Number
360.431.9802
Address
Arts of the Mountain c/o The Silver Lake Grange
3104 Spirit Lake Hwy Silver Lake WA