There's even more to look forward to when it comes to festivals and fun times with the family! Several gatherings and events fall just outside the realm of the officially-sponsored community festivals that take place annually across Lewis County — but these are all worth checking out and participating in!
Got a bicycle? Join in Ride the Willapa, a two-day event on the Willapa Hills Trail! Are you a garage sale and swap meet fanatic? Look no further than the Packwood Flea Market. And if you're a bluegrass fan, two music festivals in south Lewis County — Winlock Pickers Fest and the Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival — are must-attend events.
Take a look at these other major events going on throughout the year here in Lewis County, and come discover more of why we love celebrating rural life!
The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce presents this annual parade that makes its way through the heart of downtown Chehalis, ending with an appearance from Father Christmas himself. Bundle up and bring the family on down to South Market Boulevard, because this event is completely free. Dozens of community groups, churches, businesses and organizations create floats for the parade that celebrates the holiday spirit in our communities.
The Lighted Tractor Parade is a delight for everyone, urban and rural, young and old. What started as a small parade with only a handful of tractors has evolved into a do-not-miss holiday experience. More than 80 entries decked out in holiday splendor with a minimum of 1,000 Christmas lights each rambled through downtown Centralia in 2016! This year's event takes place Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.