by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - This years Summer Celebration had a lot of madcap fun. Kids enjoyed hula hoops while the Latin American folk band Grupo Condor played.People turned out en masse for Estacada’s annual Summer Celebration on July 26-27.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Tia Powers, Faith Ross, Elizabeth Soots, Sarah Sjaastad and Amanda Guthu of Tribella Belly Dance posed for a photo after their performance.The sun warmed the festivities as music played, belly dancers danced, faces were painted, art was bought, food was munched and unicycles wheeled by.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - A giant dog joined the ranks of Summer Celebration puppets watching over Third and Broadway. This larger-than-life puppet was crafted by artist Am Griswold A giant dog joined the ranks of larger-than-life puppets watching over the intersection of Third and Broadway.

As of 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Michele Kinnamon, director of the Estacada Public Library, estimated that 80 children had visited the library’s booth to make puzzles, tambourines and other crafts.

Children were treated to several hands-on art opportunities at booths along Broadway.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - The Summer Celebration puppets kept a watchful eye over the festivities.They could have their faces painted, get a balloon animal or hat, make soap or lavender sachets, and more.

Booths offered artistic curiosities of every kind. by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Phil Lingelbach, artist and chairman of the Estacada Development Association, enjoyed a prime vending space near the main stage. He showed off his hand crafted wooden spoons.Hand-carved spoons, blown glass nude torsos of women, henna body art and paintings were just a few of the art offerings for sale.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Kids got to test their circus skills thanks to Circus Cascadia.Circus Cascadia had set up an array of fun circus activities near the stage. by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Grupo Condor serenaded the Seattle crowd from the main stage.As bands graced summer celebrators with delightful sounds, children hula-hooped, tight-rope walked and attempted to stay up-right on stilts with the help of Circus Cascadians in festive costumes.

Estacadans celebrated summer in style.

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