It's finally here!
We can taste the handcrafted microbrews, feel the warm sunshine on the Columbia Riverfront, and enjoy the sultry sounds of jazz in Esther Short Park. The summer brings no shortage of original experiences to discover in Vancouver USA and, of course, the best part of exploring is sharing your discoveries!
Whether you're hiking through one of our 190+ area parks or joining event favorites like 3 Days of Aloha, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, or the Clark County Fair, we encourage you to share your photos and experiences with the tag #DiscoverVanUSA.
To kick things off, we're running a photo challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here's how it works:
- Step 1 - Get Creative! Make your own "USA" sign
- Step 2 - Find something that says "Vancouver," snap a photo
- Step 3 - Upload your picture publicly to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the tag #DiscoverVanUSA. Then, watch as we share your photos and even feature our favorites in next year's travel magazine.
If you need some tips on where to start your discovering, below you'll find a selection of original events and Vancouver USA attractions. For more area happenings, check out our full events calendar and, while you're there, explore our award-winning website.
- VDA's First Friday Downtown July 11 & Aug. 1
- Vancouver Farmers Market Saturdays and Sundays
- Ridgefield Farmers Market Saturdays
- Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market Saturdays
- Camas Farmers Market Saturdays
- Salmon Creek Farmers Market Thursdays, starting July 10
Discover Vancouver USA Originals
- Vancouver Rodeo July 2 - 5
- Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration July 4
- Seahawks 12 Tour July 11 - 12
- Tiki Kon July 11 - 13
- 7th Annual Art & Wine Fair July 12 - 13
- 6th Annual Fire in the Park July 19
- Washougal National | Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship July 23 - 26
- Camas Days July 25-27
- Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 5k Run & Walk July 27
- Art in the Heart Aug. 1 - 2
- Spartan Race: PacWest Spartan Sprint Aug. 2
- Vancouver Brewfest Aug. 8 - 10
- Hoops on the River Aug. 15 - 17
- Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival Aug. 21 - 24
- Kumoricon Anime Convention Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
From the Main Stage
- Journey & Steve Miller Band July 20
- Motley Crue - The Final Tour with Alice Cooper July 26
- Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden Aug. 29