Vancouver Spotlight

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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Special Events

“Moon Over the Brewery” – Magenta Theater Production

June 09, 2017 to June 24, 2017 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Magenta Theater
  • 1108 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: 7:30pm June 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 2:00pm June 17, 24
  • Admission: $20-$22
  • Phone: 360-635-4358
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What could be more appropriate for micro-beer destinations Vancouver and Portland than a play titled "Moon Over the Brewery" directed by Melissa Barnick? Well, Bruce Graham's play does occasionally focus on the moon, but it has absolutely nothing to do with beer! Miriam Waslyk is a single mother who uses moonlight to help enhance the drab surroundings of the Pennsy...

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.

FVRL Foundation Used Book Sale: BookFest ’17!

June 22, 2017 to June 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Fort Vancouver Regional Library Headquarters
  • 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98663
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-906-4700
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Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation's summer used-book sale will bring more than 20,000 books to Library Hall (downstairs at FVRL Headquarters). There is free parking for the event, and help recycle by bringing your own box or bag.

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...


Featured Events

2017 US Rowing Northwest Masters Regional Championships

June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017
  • Location: Vancouver Lake Regional Park
  • 6801 NW Lower River Road Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Phone: 800-314-4ROW
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The 2017 USRowing Northwest Masters Regional Championships will be held at the Vancouver Lake Regional Park. USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international compe...

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

2017 Invasion of Valhalla Lacrosse Tournament

June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017
  • Location: Jason Lee Sports Complex, Columbia River High School, & Kings Way Christian School
  • Times: Game times vary
  • Phone: 503-890-5929
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Back for the 5th Season, Valhalla Lacrosse Summer Invasion provides clubs from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California an amazing opportunity for local competition. The invasion will host 80+ boys and girls teams in 7 team divisions. Teams are guarenteed 4 games with potential for playoffs to crown a champion.

Adidas Clash at the Border

June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017

The 2017 adidas Clash at the Border presented by Summit Mortgage soccer tournament brings together top level premier, select, classic, and travel teams from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Idaho, Hawaii, Canada, and more for a weekend of competitive soccer on brilliant fields truly on the border. Games will be played in Camas/Vancouver, Washington and Delta Park in Port...


Featured Events

From Moscow to Vancouver: Valery Chkalov and the First Transpolar Flight

June 24, 2017

Join the National Park Service, representatives from the Russian Consulate in Seattle, and our partners at Pearson Air Museum for a special program celebrating the 80th anniversary of Valery Chkalov's landmark transpolar flight from Moscow, Russia, to Pearson Field, and its significance to our community. The program will include music by the Vancouver Community Concert Band, br...

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, ...

Special Events

Bigfoot Fun Run

June 24, 2017
  • Location: Town of Yacolt
  • 202 W Cushman St Yacolt, WA 98675
  • Times: Starting: 9:00 AM
  • Admission: $30-$35
  • Phone: 360-686-3922
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The annual Bigfoot Fun Run is a 5K/10K walk or run in Yacolt, WA. Meet Bigfoot and try to catch him for a photo op. This is a timed event and each participant receives a finishers medal and T-shirt. 

CREATION: A Celebration of Life through Music and Movement

June 24, 2017
  • Location: Skyview High School Auditorium
  • 1300 NW 139th ST Vancouver, WA 98685
  • Times: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Admission: All Ages. $15 in advance, $20 at door
  • Phone: 360-699-7150
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Come experience our epic year-end dance production!! Packed with all the passion, heart, and excellence the community has come to expect from a Groove Nation Production. See the story of Creation unfold through the elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth - by professional dancers in stunning routines, accompanied by visual effects and lighting! June 24th at 6pm. Groove Nati...

Fort Vancouver Rose Society’s 64th Annual Rose Show "Rainbow of Roses"

June 24, 2017
  • Location: Vancouver Church
  • 3300 NE 78th Street Vancouver, WA 98665
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-695-0456
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This event is the largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest - hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras - will be on display along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures.

Survive and Thrive: Lifeways of the Fur Trade at Fort Vancouver

June 24, 2017

Survive and Thrive: Lifeways of the Fur Trade combines historical lessons with skill-building practical learning sessions to immerse visitors in historical fur trade ways of life. The program begins with historical lessons, including guided tours of the site and its archaeological collections. Visitors also participate in practical learning sessions such as tool identification ...

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...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Kiggins Theatre!

Started June 25, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)

Vancouver now has it's very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated "R" film and parental discretion is advised.     ...


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

Hello Vancouver!

June 28, 2017

Get out for the night and join the hosts of Hello Vancouver for a brand new, live talk show that looks at life as we live it here in this incredible corner of Southwest Washington! A no host bar and concession snacks are available for purchase, or have dinner before or after at the restaurant right next door.

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...


Featured Events

Brad Paisley at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

June 29, 2017

With Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell

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