Vancouver Spotlight

Vancouver, WA Events

Our calendar is chock-full with the original events that keep Vancouver USA humming all year round. Check out annual favorites like the Recycled Arts Festival, the Vancouver Brewfest, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, and Three Days of Aloha.

One of the biggest parties in town is the Clark County Fair. Known here as “summer's best party,” the Clark County Fair offers a 10-day whirlwind of fair food favorites, carnival rides, furry friends, and nationally renowned entertainment. even rates the fair as one of the Top 10 in the Nation!

Of course, with Vancouver's rich history, many of our events are a true blast from the past. Vintage Baseball, Lantern Tours, and Campfires and Candlelight all bring history to life at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.  

Farmers Markets, free summer concerts in Esther Short Park, First Friday Artwalks…what ISN’T going on?

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Monsters A-List Dance Competition

May 06, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Monsters Dance is the only all hip hop dance event, offering instruction from industry professionals and giving dancers real opportunities! Monsters Dance tours the country with its weekend dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles &...

Tacos & Taps

May 06, 2016
  • Location: Clark County Food Bank
  • 6502 NE 47th Ave Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: $35 General Admission or $45 VIP Fiesta Pass!
  • Phone: 360-693-0939
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Clark County Food Bank will host their unique event - Tacos & Taps – for the third year in a row. This event brings together 10 of Clark County’s finest chefs and 10 local brewers for an evening of unlimited taco creations, generous beer pours and live music. All food, beverage, and entertainment has been generously donated. The heart behind Tacos & Taps is...

On-Going Events

Camas First Fridays

Started March 06, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Downtown Camas
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Held in charming, historic Downtown Camas and hosted by the DCA and the downtown merchants, Camas First Fridays are monthly themed passport events featuring games, art, dining, and after hours shopping. We welcome you!

VDA's First Friday Downtown

Started February 05, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Downtown Vancouver USA
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants open their doors to celebrate opening night of various art exhibits. Live music and citywide receptions welcome all in Downtown Vancouver! Please visit the Vancouver's Downtown Association website for more specific details.


Special Events

19th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair

May 07, 2016
  • Location: Historic Downtown Camas
  • 315 NE 4th Ave Camas, WA 98607
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-216-7378
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In charming Downtown Camas, just in time for Mother’s Day! From funky finds to rare beauties, Camas Plant & Garden Fair is a unique and special event not to be missed! Plants, Trees, Flowers, Vegetable Starts, Local Growers & Vendors, Garden Art, Bird Feeders, Deck Planters, Hanging Baskets, Garden Supplies, Free Kids Fun Zone 10am–3...

An Afternoon Concert

May 07, 2016
  • Location: Columbia Presbyterian Church
  • 805 Columbia Ridge Dr. Vancouver, WA 98664
  • Times: Starting: 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free - Donations accepted
  • Phone: 360-448-8572
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Benefit Concert by Clark County Music Teachers Association.

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Mother's Day Dinner and Wine Train

May 07, 2016

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad in conjunction with Moulton Falls Winery will be operating Saturday, May 7 with a special diesel dinner & wine train trip departing the Moulton Falls Winery at 5:00pm. The diesel train will pick up passengers at the winery, and proceed to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot tunnel then cross the East Fork of the Lewis River. On the return tr...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Mother's Day Weekend Train Ride

May 07, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  • 207 N Railroad Avenue Yacolt, WA
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for children five to 12, and $9 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free!
  • Phone: 360-686-3559
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Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with a fun train ride for the whole family. We offer a 13 mile round trip starting in Yacolt through the beautiful logging and farming country of North Clark County -- stopping at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Along the way you cross the Lewis River, see excellent views from our cliff-side vantage point and experience the thrill of riding...

May Day Arts & Crafts Festival & Concert

May 07, 2016
  • Location: Clark College - Gaiser Hall
  • 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $5 - presale, $7 - at the door, 10 and under free
  • Phone: 360-901-3749
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This year our Ke Kukui Foundation May Day Arts & Crafts Festival will be held at a new venue, in community partnership with the Community Wide Diversity Events Committee at Clark College. Our May Day Court will be comprised of our 2016 May Day King and Queen and their eight Hawaiian Island princess attendants, wearing their respective island flower lei and colors. There wil...

Mother's Day Tea

May 07, 2016

Join us in the Gathering Place as we celebrate mothers with a lovely afternoon tea. Our seasonal menu will include assorted tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and two varieties of tea.

Prime Fighting Evening: Mixed Martial Arts Dinner

May 07, 2016

The Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) has partnered with Vancouver-based Prime Fighting LLC to promote the first annual Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Dinner presented by Charlie's Bar & Grill. 

Ride Around Clark County

May 07, 2016
  • Location: Hanna Hall, Clark College
  • 1820 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663
  • Times: Course open 6:30am-5:00pm
  • Admission: Prices vary: $30-40 day of ride, kids 12 & under free with paying adult
  • Phone: 360-607-3271
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Four beautiful rides through the scenic Clark County, Washington countryside. This is the largest event hosted by the Vancouver Bicycle Club in Vancouver, Washington, USA and is fully supported with plenty of food, mechanics and SAG support. There are 5 distances: 18, 34, 54, 66 and 100 miles. Rest stops about every 15 miles. Road support crew checking riders on the rou...

Uptown Home Brew Challenge

May 07, 2016

Trap Door Brewing has partnered with Great Western Malting...Port of Vancouver,USA, Brewcraft USA and Bader Beer & Wine Supply for the 1st annual #UptownHomeBrewChallenge! - 15 teams brew onsite competing for the best brew - Winning beer gets to brew in Trap Door's 15bbl brewhouse - Home brewing education (brewing Q and A) - Live music - Onsite t-shirt art - Food Ca...

WellMama Family Wellness Festival

May 07, 2016

WellMama 2016 is coming! A super-fun and engaging health & wellness festival! We are committed to connecting families with healthy resources and products in their communities. Includes education, entertainment, games, prizes, gift bags for the first 50 families, raffle and more!

On-Going Events

Open Saturday at Pearson Field

Started September 12, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Pearson Field Education Center
  • 201A East Reserve Street Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-992-1818
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The Fort Vancouver National Trust helps to host this free educational experience, with the Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. Experience the "Golden Age of Aviation" at the North...

Vancouver Farmers Market

March 19, 2016 to October 30, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • 8th & Esther Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Sunday - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-737-8298
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The market is Southwest Washington's #1 visitor attraction and home to over 250 vendors. You'll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. The Vancouver Farmers Market is a pet friendly place where you can chat with people who have grown or created your purchase, grab a bite...


Special Events

3 Grands Concert for the Blind

May 12, 2016
  • Venue: Kiggins Theatre
  • 1011 Main St., Vancouver Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: Doors Open at 5:00PM, Concert Starts at 6:30 PM
  • Admission: $50 for General Admission: Includes complimentary Medley Dinner Box and two beverage
  • Phone: 360-693-1511
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The School of Piano Technology for the Blind and Pacific Foundation for Blind Children will host 3 Grands Concert for the Blind on Thursday, May 12, at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. This lively, fun-filled concert promises a one of a kind evening with three grand pianos, three accomplished blind musicians, and one outstanding jazz vocalist guaranteed to...


Featured Events

Special Events

113th Anniversary of the English Farm at English Estate Winery

May 14, 2016

Join us at English Estate Winery for a special 113th Anniversary of the English Farm. This year we also celebrate 100 years of the Manor House, built by the English Family in 1916. We will celebrate 113 Years of family farming in Clark County with tours, music, wine and food. This FREE, family friendly event, will include tours of the Farm and the Winery conducted by the...

May Second Saturday at the Water Center: Fix it! Build it! – Public Works Week

May 14, 2016

Celebrate Public Works Week by learning about and exploring some of the amazing things the City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department does in the community. The services provided by Public Works support our community’s everyday quality of life. Kids can engage in hands-on activities during this special May Second Saturday event that will be held from noon to 3 p.m....

USAV Junior Beach Tour - Rain or Shine Open

May 14, 2016

The USAV Junior Beach Tour offers tournaments to boys and girls ages 10 to 18. The age divisions are 12-and-Under, 14U, 16U and 18U in Open and Club categories. Refer to their Age Divisions tab for specific age bracket criteria on their website.


Southwest Washington Wind Symphony

May 15, 2016
  • Location: Performing Arts Center, Union High School
  • 6201 NW Friberg-Strunk St. Camas, WA 98660
  • Times: 3:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-574-8386
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"Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars…." Music pondering the beauty and mystery of outer space is legendary. "Exploring the Cosmos," conducted by Patrick Murphy, presents concert band compositions expressing man's fascination with the universe. Selections include the American premiere of "War of the Worlds" by Adam Gorb, &qu...


Military History Talk: Update on the Islamic State

May 19, 2016


On-Going Events

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