Ahoy, there matey!
Pirates are set to hit the shore of the Columbia on Cottonwood Beach at Captain William Clark Park in Washougal on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
This is a new location for the event and what better place to see pirates! According to AJ Bogue, Washougal Business Association President, “Now in its fourth year, we decided to change things with a new location. We love the idea of a natural park setting with the beautiful Columbia River close by. It is the perfect spot to host pirate fun!”
As in years past, the event will be filled with music, entertainment, food, craft vendors, games and activities for kids, a beer garden, costume contest and so much more! Below is a list of activities and times:
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Dog Agility
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Kids Activities: Paint Rollers, Coloring Books, Little Matey Games, Treasure Hunt, Sensory Activities by Nicki Mann
2:00 PM – Groh Garden Opens (beer garden)
3:00 PM – K-9 Demo
3:45 PM to 5:45 PM – Ambient Act: Stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, contortion/hand balancing
4:00 PM to 4:20 PM – Forge Combat
4:25 PM to 5:35 PM – Bilge Rats and Pyrettes (starts off with a bang!)
5:40 PM to 6:00 PM – Act 1: Vaudeville Circus show featuring contortionist/hand balancing, juggling, and crazy combination trick
6:00 PM to 6:20 PM – Big Matey Games
6:20 PM to 7:30 PM – Bilge Rates and Pyrettes
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Act 2: Hula hooping, glow ball, club juggling, acrobatics, comedy magic, and group finale
9:00 PM – Grog Garden Closes
WBA and the City of Washougal joined to organize the event. Proceeds will go to support WBA initiatives. “Although the event is free to attend, we hope people will come ready to have a good time and make a donation towards our work to promote Washougal business. There is a suggested $5 donation for admission,” said Bogue.
Be sure to dress in your best pirate attire as there are prizes for adults, children, and pets! Washougal businesses are also getting into the spirit of things by extending special offers to event participants through the end of August. Kimberly Harp, WBA Board of Directors, Membership and Sponsorship said, “The Walk da Plank thru da Shoug’ promotion is a fun way to connect more businesses with locals and visitors who come to Pirates in the Park. Customers will love all the great deals on food, drinks and purchases in many of their favorite Washougal stores and restaurants. The pamphlet full of offer details will be available at the event.”
For more information and a full list of details, visit the City of Washougal online.