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Founded in the late 1840's, Kalama is named for Hawaiian native John Kalama, who settled in the area after marrying the daughter of a Nisqually chief.

In addition to being a busy shipping center, Kalama claims two superlatives: a 140-foot single tree totem pole in Marine Park, and the first fish hatchery in the state.

Kalama is also a hot spot for antique shoppers - the town is hoome to eight antique malls and shops representing over 250 dealers. The section of the Columbia River near Kalama has become a favorite of windsurfers.

Kalama is on Interstate 5 in Cowlitz County between Kelso and Woodland.

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05/26 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.