ChehalisFest, normally a single-day event, will return this year for July 26 to 31.
Shops downtown will offer discounts and sidewalk sales, special events, game tournaments and more throughout the week. New this year is the ChehalisFest Car Show, hosted by Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, and two scavenger hunts.
The “Family Scavenger Hunt” begins at the butterfly mural next to Market Street Bakery. At each stop, scavengers can scan a QR code to enter their names into a drawing for an envelope full of gift cards to local stores, totaling $300 in value. The “Downtown Summer Stroll” is the same concept with a separate prize of $300 in local gift cards, but this hunt is only made available to shoppers at participating businesses in downtown Chehalis.
ChehalisFest is hosted by the Chehalis Community Renaissance Team, a member of Washington State’s Main Street Program. The organization aims to support Chehalis businesses through “Chehalis Coworks,” creating connections between businesses and beautifying the city, among other projects, according to executive director Annalee Tobey.
“We’ve almost tripled the amount of responses we've had in past years on Facebook,” she said of ChehalisFest 2021.
Also reflective of the community’s energetic response to this year’s event, there will be 30 different vendors involved in the July 31 street fair.
When asked her favorite part of ChehalisFest, Tobey said it was “seeing the streets full of people just having a good time. There’s nothing better.”
For more information, visit experiencechehalis.com/event/chehalisfest or the “Experience Chehalis” Facebook page.
Family Scavenger Hunt
Visit every stop to earn an entry into the drawing for $300 downtown shop gift cards. Start the hunt at the butterfly mural next to Market Street Bakery.
Summer Stroll Gift Card Giveaway
Shop at stores and earn entries to win $300 downtown shop gift cards.
Sidewalk Sales, Contests and Promotions at retail locations downtown.
Free Young Eagle Flights
By reservation only for ages 8 to 17 throughout the month of July. To schedule, call 360-701-1397 or 360-269-0070.
Saturday July 31 Schedule
Lewis County Historical Museum, 599 NW Front Way, Chehalis; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$6 for blueberry pancakes, sausage, eggs and orange juice, coffee or milk. Children age 7 and under eat for free. Proceeds will go to the museum.
Saturday Street Fair
Sponsored by Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill
ChehalisFest Car Show
Downtown Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration for the show opens at 7 a.m., closes at and costs $25.
Chehalis Kids Zone and Vendor Fair
Prindle Street and Chehalis Avenue; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prindle Street; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prindle Street; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Featuring Chris Guenther, Jeremiah and Strike Nine
Hot Dog and Hamburger Lunch
Prindle Street and Chehalis Ave; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.