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Colfax 150-year Celebration
July 23-24

Colfax is pulling out all the stops to celebrate this summer. July 23-24 will be a fun filled 2 days a city-wide party, with fun in the sun, history and community pride. We can't wait to see you on Main Street, Spring Street and Schmuck Park. For more information email colfaxchamber@gmail.comCome to Colfax and help us celebrate 150 years of history, farming and community   Check back often, more details to come. Colfax is the Whitman County seat and heart of the Palouse; Colfax is the center of government and Wheat production in Whitman County.   Nestled among the rolling his of this geologically interesting and history rich area, Colfax awaits your visit. Check out this link for a history of Colfax.

Colfax -- Thumbnail History - HistoryLink.org

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jul/06/colfax-looking-to-attract-new-generation-of-visito/

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July 1-August 31

Art Wall of Colfax - a project by Tom Mohr
Exhibit sponsored by The Colfax Chamber of Commerce - at The Libey Gallery

Hanging now at the Libey Gallery in Downtown Colfax, an incredible exhibit incorporating old and new, past and present Colfax, created by local photographer Tom Mohr. Tom combines historical photos, with a nod to the Colfax 150-year celebration, with contemporary images captured in Mohr's unique style. A must see while in town. The Gallery is located at 104 S Main Street and is accessed through the Colfax Library during library hours.  Monday - Friday 10-6, Saturdays 1-5. Special hours on July 23,12-5 pm, The Colfax Celebration. Admission is Free.

Special Thanks to the Whitman Heritage Digital Collections, which is a project of Washington Rural Heritage. Washington Rural Heritage

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July 23

City of Colfax - Lippett Fountain Rededication at Eells Park
9:30 am - 10:15 am

 Don't miss the start of the FUN and Fanfare!  The Mayor of Colfax and other dignitaries will kick off the Colfax 150 Celebration with a rededication of the beloved Lippett Fountain at our own Eells Park.  

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The City of Colfax

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July 23

Colfax Arts Council - 10:15-10:45  Colfax 150 Mural Dedication & Yarn Bombing

Join The Arts Council in the official unveiling and dedication of the newest mural in Colfax. Created by local artist Henry Stinson and chosen to represent Colfax and our history.

Don't miss the yarn bomb installation the Arts council has been working on all year. Look for fun yarn wraps in unexpected places around town during July.

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July 23

Kid Zone
11 am-5 pm

2:30-3 pm -Local Leaders Dunk Tank

The Colfax Downtown Association brings you The Free Kid Zone. So much family fun in one place. 11 am-5 pm Between The Dusty Attic and US Bank. Visit the dunk tank, face painting and other fun and games free to the public. Local celebrity Dunk tank 2:30-3 pm, come see the leaders of our great city take one for the team! Try your hand at dunking them.

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July 23

Children's Parade
10:30 am - line up on mill
11:00 am - parade start

Colfax Kids Parade- Too much Fun!  Show your community pride kids, Come on down to The Colfax 150-year Celebration. If you want to participate meet at Colfax Monument parking lot at 10:30 July 23. Kids 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: alliekaycofer@gmail.com to participate.

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July 23

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Spring Street Vendor Market
11am -7pm - Food & Craft Vendors Market
11am-3pm - Free Happy Camper photo booth sponsored by SEWEDA and The Dept. of Commerce

 

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We have an exciting Line up of local artists, crafters, merchants, community groups and food 11-7 pm on Spring Street. Visit the Happy Camper Photo Booth Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Colfax Chamber of Commerce for a free family photo 11-3 pm. 

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Main Stage at Spring Street Entertainment

11am -12:30 pm - Diamond Joe Band

1 pm-1:45 pm Magician Cecil Lewis

2 pm-4:00 pm - Country singer Chad Bramlett

Diamond Joe

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Mainstage Entertainment sponsored by P1FCU and Whitman Hospital & Medical Center. Cecil the magician sponsored by the Whitman County Library.

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Colfax Fire Department
11am-3pm - Kid Commando Obstacle Course

Kids come test your skills at the Colfax Fire Obstacle Course Next to Spring Street in the former WaFd Bank parking lot. 11-3 pm FREE

Bounce House on Mill Street
11am-3pm - at the Baptist Church

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July 23

Cornhole at Corks N Caps
6 pm - 9 pm

Bring your team to Corks N Caps to play while enjoying the Concert and wine/beer fest. Synergy One will sponsor Cornhole during the event Saturday night at Schmuck Park. Play against friends, neighbors and new acquaintances, to gain fame and our admiration while having a great time. Claim the title of Best of the Colfax 150!. Thanks to sponsor: Brandon Allen from Synergy One . This is part of the Corks & Caps event so will be 21 and over only.

You must purchase a Corks & caps ticket to for entry. http://givebutter.com/

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July 23- This event requires a ticket and is 21 and older

Corks & Caps - Wine & Beer Festival in Schmuck Park
5 pm - 10 pm

 

Live Music

5:30-6:45pm Diamond Joe Band

7:30-9:30 pm Chance McKinney

Cornhole 

6-9 inside the Corks n Caps. see above.

Colfax Chamber of Commerce presents Corks n Caps, a Wine & Beer Festival in our beautiful Schmuck Park, tickets available here now. Tickets include 5 drink taster tokens for wine, cider or beer tastings, an exclusive corks n caps cup, Entry to the concert and the food truck area.  5-10 pm Local Music, food , cider, beer and wine vendors from the amazing Palouse area. What a way to spend the evening with your neighbors! 

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Full sponsor
list below

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Midnight Swim a the Colfax Pool

9pm-12 am - Free

Drop the kids off at the pool and come over to the Corks and Caps /wine & Beer festival in Schmuck Park.

July 24

Cycle Colfax
11- 2 pm
12-1 pm-Live music at the Perkins House /Bring your own Lunch

Bring your bike and start at the Historic Perkins House to pick up your Pedal Passport, then pedal through history with this self-guided, family friendly bike tour of Colfax, hitting a few of our landmarks, collect stamps at each station, return the passport to the Perkins House for a vintage selfie and discounts from local retailers. Tour takes approximately 45 min. with easy to moderate routes available. End back at the Perkins House for music and tours of the house. Any time between 11-2 pm.  Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

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Free toddler to preteen/teen bike helmets available while supplies last. Come do the free ride, starting at the Perkins House

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July 24

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Guided Volksmarch (walking tour of Historical Colfax) 9am-11am

DISTANCE: 6K…TRAIL Rating: 2B

START POINT: Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St, Colfax, WA 99111. From I-90, east or west, take US195 south toward Pullman.  Colfax is approximately 1 hour south. US 195 is Main Street in Colfax.  The library is located on the right. There is parking available behind the library, on the side by US Bank, and Mill Street (one block east of Main). Ask for the start box at the checkout counter. LIBRARY HOURS: Check for current times on the Whitman County Library Website. Also available using the OSB.

​TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The route is on paved surfaces, sidewalks, and rail beds through the historical downtown of Colfax, Washington.  The walk does contain one set of cement steps to reach the trail on the levee along the Palouse River.

ESVA Challenges-Whitman County, Womb to Tomb (School, Church), Historic Train Station, Frontline Heroes (Restaurant, Police, Grocery Store)

AVA Special Programs: Little Free Libraries

Point of Contact: Shirley Cornelius, (509) 397-4366 EXT 106, shirleyc@whitco.lib.wa.us

Meet at the Library Sunday morning 9 am for a community walk. See the route below. After the guided walk, there will be lunch for sale by friends of the Library.
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July 24

Disc Golf Course Demonstration  9am-11 am

 

Friends of the Park will host a Disc Golf Demonstration at Schmuck Park. 9-11 to show off the newly installed disc golf course. The course is still in process, but meet the Friends of the parks for an introduction of the newest activity in Colfax.

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Event Sponsors

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