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Visit Hood River Announces First Friday in August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2023
Contact:
Katie Kadlub, Visit Hood River, 208-867-0498, katie@visithoodriver.com

Visit Hood River Announces First Friday in August

(HOOD RIVER, Ore.) – Visit Hood River (VHR) has announced the 2023 Summer First Friday series will continue on August 4th, to be held on Oak Street, downtown Hood River.

Visit Hood River will hold August’s First Friday on August 4th from 5:00-8:00pm. The theme for August is “Hot August Nights” and will feature a car show, with classic and new cars lining downtown Hood River on Oak Street. There will be prizes awarded by the City, Visit Hood River, and also a Kid’s choice award.

There will be arts and craft vendors, live music, and businesses will keep their doors open late to welcome locals and visitors alike to enjoy the beauty of Hood River. “The first two events we had this summer were amazing and very well attended,” said Katie Kadlub, CEO of Visit Hood River. “We look forward to August’s car show and hope to make this an annual event each year.”

Oak Street between 1st and 6th Streets will be closed from 5:00pm-8:00 pm, with the closures beginning around 4:30pm for set up. Please be advised when parking downtown that day.

About the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce dba Visit Hood River:

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce dba Visit Hood River is a nonprofit business association serving our tourism and business Stakeholders. Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is truly breathtaking, offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit, and fantastic food, wine, beer, and cider. With accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to historic B&Bs, Hood River is a four-season destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts, weddings, corporate events, and more. It was named the West’s best “Nature Lover’s Destination” in the 2021 Sunset Travel Awards, a “Top 10 Best Small Town Beer Scene” in the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards, a Top 10 Wine Destination for 2017 by Wine Enthusiast, and 2015 “Best Adventure Town” in the West by Sunset magazine. Visit Hood River supports economic development, community development, and destination marketing for Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier, Odell, Parkdale, Pine Grove, and Mt. Hood. For more information, call 800-366-3530 or visit www.visithoodriver.com.

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Questions?

Contact ashley@visithoodriver.com

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