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Vancouver, WA Events

Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner! Enjoy sunny days and warm nights with these original Vancouver USA events.

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest takes over Esther Short Park in early June with tasty beverages, talented artisans, live music, and great food. Later in the month, it's the Recycled Arts Festival's turn, which regularly sees more than 35,000 visitors in two days.

Several outdoor summer concert series' and movie nights are in full swing by July, held at Vancouver-area wineries and parks. Fort Vancouver is gearing up for its Independence Day fireworks show, and don't miss Washougal's Weird Beer on the River Festival a few days later.

Head to the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater for headliners like TrainBrad Paisley, and Foreigner. Catch classic cars cruising downtown streets and hula your way through the 3 Days of Aloha Festival.

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07-25-2017

Featured Events

Fort Vancouver 2017 Summer Archaeology Program

June 27, 2017 to July 28, 2017

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invites the public to engage with archaeologists at one of the Pacific Northwest's premier archaeological sites. Tuesday through Saturday, June 27 to July 28, from 9 am to 4 pm, members of the public can visit excavation sites at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks and learn about how archaeologists study the past. A special summer lectur...

Salmon Creek Farmers Market

June 20, 2017 to September 26, 2017
  • Location: Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
  • 2211 NE 139th St Vancouver, WA 98686
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-574-5093
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The Salmon Creek Farmers market is a neighborhood, community-based market offering fresh, unique seasonal produce, wholesome food, and handmade or repurposed crafts primarily from neighboring farms, artisans and small businesses throughout SW Washington.

Special Events

Boomerang Fine Arts: "Cars, Cars, Cars"

July 07, 2017 to July 28, 2017

This exhibit, which highlights car-related artworks by local artists, will run in conjuction with the annual Cruise the Couve event on July 15. Visit on July 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. during First Friday too! The reception will have live music and light refreshments. The art exhibit continues through Friday, July 28.

07-26-2017

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Franklin Street Farmers Market

July 12, 2017 to August 30, 2017
  • Location: Clark County Public Service Center
  • 1300 Franklin Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Phone: 360-737-8298
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The Vancouver Farmers Market has added a mid-week market on Wednesday afternoons through the end of August. It features produce and products from local small farms and food producers. The market is located in the plaza in front of the Clark County Public Service Center, next to the Courthouse. Metered parking is available on the street and in the parking garage on the north sid...

On-Going Events

Camas Farmers Market

June 07, 2017 to October 04, 2017
  • Location: 4th Ave, between Everett and Franklin
  • Times: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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The Camas Farmer's Market brings a celebration of our region's agricultural bounty, and the community joins right in. Freshly harvested seasonal produce, flowers, natural products, and a hearty variety of prepared and hot foods fill the market. Enjoy chef demos, healthy living and gardening information, kids' activities, and live local music. Chat with a farmer, fill your baske...

Imagine Homes Realty Noon Concert Series

July 05, 2017 to August 09, 2017

The noon concerts are a great way to add some musical inspiration to your workweek! Bring your friends and family down to Esther Short Park on Wednesdays throughout July and August, grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and sounds of summer. Schedule Wednesday, July 5th: Vancouver Pops Orchestra Wednesday, July 12th: Lincoln's Beard Wednesda...

07-27-2017

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Special Events

Columbia Tech Center Farmers Market

June 01, 2017 to August 31, 2017
  • Location: Columbia Tech Center
  • 17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98663
  • Times: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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The Vancouver Farmers Market is a pet friendly place where you can chat with people who have grown or made your purchase, grab a bite to eat, watch the kids play, and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing day in Vancouver USA.

Reading in the Wild: Story & Nature Series

June 15, 2017 to September 21, 2017 (Every Thursday)

The City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center offers a free, outdoor reading series for kids, from 3 to 6 years old, called Reading in the Wild. The program connects fun stories with nature activities. Sit under a tree, listen to a story, then roam around the garden to play with plants, rocks, water or critters in the dirt. Please note: Children must be accompa...

07-28-2017

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Heisen House: Summer Concert Series

May 26, 2017 to September 29, 2017

Join Heisen House on Friday nights during the summer for a concert among the vines. Gates open at 5 p.m. Enjoy a $10-$12 dinner from a local restaurant, along with Heisen House wine and great music (rain or shine). All ages are welcome; no reservations required.

Special Events

Rusty Grape: Movies on the Lawn

June 30, 2017 to September 01, 2017

Every Friday from June 30 to September 1, Rusty Grape will be showing movies on the lawn. Here is the 2017 summer line-up: June 30 - Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory July 7 - A Good Year July 14 - The Labyrinth July 21 - Clueless July 28 - Big Trouble in Little China Aug 4 - Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 11 - Shrek Aug 18 - Pee Wee's Big Adventure Aug 25 - 50...

07-29-2017

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8th Annual Heisen House Lavender Festival

July 29, 2017

Join the historic Heisen House for their 8th annual Lavender Festival.

Aloha 5K Fun Run

July 29, 2017

The Annual Aloha 5K Fun Run continues to bring awareness to health and exercise in the Hawaiian and Hawaiian-at-Heart community. Whether you're a serious runner or walking with the ʻohana (family), this 5K course will bring out the Aloha spirit as it follows along the beautiful Columbia River. There will be live music at the turnaround. Where else in the region can you get a f...

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: Steam Mid-Summer Weekend

July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
  • Location: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  • 207 N Railroad Ave Yacolt, WA 98675
  • Times: Trains depart at 12 PM & 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $13-$20
  • Phone: 360-686-3559
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The entire family will enjoy the 14-mile, round trip from Yacolt to Basket Flats through the beautiful logging and farm country of North Clark County -- stopping at Moulton Station on the return trip to visit Yacolt Falls. Along the way you will cross the Lewis River, see excellent views of the river from our cliff side vantage point and experience the thrill of riding through ...

Ridgefield Farmers Market

May 13, 2017 to October 07, 2017
  • Location: Davis Park - Old Town Ridgefield
  • between Main & 3rd Ridgefield, WA
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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The Ridgefield Farmers Market is the epitome of small town, Northwest living. You'll not only find the best in local fresh fruits and veggies, but you'll also get to visit with vendors of various artisans and crafts. See our county's beauty depicted through the eyes of Cat-Fish Photography, partake in the many perks of our black and white pasture friends at Silver Star Dairy, a...

Vancouver Farmers Market

March 18, 2017 to October 29, 2017 (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 to eat, ...

On-Going Events

Open Saturday at Pearson Field

Started May 28, 2016 (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...

07-30-2017

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Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival

July 30, 2017
  • Location: Fort Vancouver High School
  • 5700 E 18th Street Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is a free, family-friendly event that is open to the entire community, celebrating the culture, history, and diversity of the Fourth Plain International District. Featured activities include music, dancing, soccer clinics, food & drinks, craft vendors, and an organized walk/bike along Burnt Bridge Creek.

Summer Concert Series: Petty Fever

July 30, 2017

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to water Petty Fever, a two-time recipient of the "Tribute Band of the Year" award from the Los Angeles Music Awards in Hollywood, CA. They provide a stunning salute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, performing over three decades of classic Petty hits such as American Girl, Free Falling, Breakdown, Running Down a Dream, and You W...

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