You “gnome” this First Friday is going to be “fairy” fun! The Gnome and Fairy Gala returns to May First Friday with gnome and fairy-themed games and activities, after-hours shopping, dining, art shows, and two ribbon cuttings, celebrating new things coming to Downtown Camas. The event this month is Friday, May 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You know there is a lot of fun planned when it has to start an hour earlier to accommodate the extra celebrations.
Themed gnome and fairy virtual activities on the Downtown Camas First Friday Facebook page will start on Monday, May 3rd where you will have the chance to win downtown gift cards and other prizes for participating. You have until 3:00 PM on First Friday to complete. The winners of each activity will be posted on the Facebook Page at 5:00 PM on First Friday.
On Friday, may 7th at 4:00 PM will be the unveiling of three Camas Historic Interpretive Panels that will be installed along 4th Avenue. They tell the story of Camas and are a project that has been in the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) plans for several years. This was a collaborative effort of the DCA, Clark County Historical Museum, Clark County, and City of Camas Public Works.
Get your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Gnome and play the Garden Gnome and Fairy Gala game and find the gnomes and fairies doing silly things throughout downtown businesses. You are entered to win for each one you find. Passports with instructions will be available on the May First Friday webpage and in participating shops.
“We of course love all the fun activities that this First Friday brings,” says Carrie Schulstad, director for the DCA. “And we are especially excited about the unveiling of the historic interpretive panels that we have been discussing for a decade! They are beautiful and engaging and represent such a great community collaboration sharing the story of Camas. We hope everyone can join us for First Friday and both our ribbon cutting celebrations!”
First Fridays are Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping themed family-friendly events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to support downtown and develop community and are being held in-person along with virtual activities throughout the week.
For more information, visit Downtown Camas Association May First Friday Gnome and Fairy Gala online or the Down Camas First Friday Facebook page.