The ninth annual Gorge Days celebration is taking place in North Bonneville, Washington, Friday and Saturday, July 5-6.
All events take place at or around North Bonneville City Park and the celebration is sponsored by the City of North Bonneville, North Bonneville Volunteer Fire Department and the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce.
The weekend kicks off Friday morning with the citywide garage sales that continue all day Saturday. Last year there were over 50 sales to visit. Get your map at the Chevron gas station or City Hall. There will also be antique vendors in the park. On Friday evening join in the fun at a barbecue dinner in City Park followed by a sock hop. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the DJ will start spinning at 6 p.m. Come in a poodle skirt and penny loafers and get ready to twirl a hula hoop or do the limbo. Better yet, drive a classic car and join in the cruise that begins at 8 p.m. A beer and wine garden will be open throughout the evening’s festivities.
Saturday’s highlight is “Too Hot for the Streets” with 300 to 400 hot rods, classic cars and vehicles of every vintage expected. The car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grass in City Park and is a fundraiser for the North Bonneville Volunteer Fire Department. Saturday’s schedule is jam packed and includes a pancake breakfast hosted by the North Bonneville Seniors at the Senior Center, citywide garage sales, food vendors, a wide variety of antiques, arts and crafts and informational booths. There will be a free Heritage Trails “Find the Bigfoot” scavenger hunt with prizes.
Fort Vancouver Regional Library presents “The Caterpillar Hunter” through their Dig Into Reading program. The Friends of the Library will hold their popular annual book sale as well. Returning to the park is the Kids Zone with an inflatable obstacle course and slide. Buy a bracelet for $5 and let the kids ride all day. New in 2013 are a 5k or 10k Gorge Days VolksWalk and a watermelon eating contest hosted by Gorge Winds Community Grocery. Plus we have heard that Elvis will be making an appearance in the afternoon.
Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts are returning again for a free concert that begins at 4 p.m. in the main park. Open seating on the lawn is available for all but, bring a low-profile chair or blanket. Several food vendors will be open to provide your dinner for the evening
For more information and the full schedule of activities, visit www.gorgedays.net or call 800-989-9178.