Where to See the Christmas Ships in Vancouver WA 🚢

Photo from Christmas Ships Parade For more than 65 years, local Vancouverites have looked forward to the fleet of Christmas Ships that cruise by on the Columbia River in December. The longtime tradition started in 1954 with a single sailboat adorned with a wreath and now attracts eager visitors to…

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Upcoming Events: Holiday Preview 🎄

Vancouver WA has a variety of events throughout November and December to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy twinkling holiday lights, Santa sightings, cultural celebrations, and so much more. This preview is just a selection—be sure to check events and search by dates on our Events Calendar…

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Farmers Market Round-Up

In Vancouver WA, there is a market for almost every neighborhood to stroll through for fresh, local produce and handmade trinkets. In addition to the nationally recognized Vancouver Farmers Market, which continues to amaze visitors on weekends, neighborhood markets attract mid-week shoppers and…

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Vancouver USA’s Summer 2021 Festivals

Last year was not a vintage year for summer festivals anywhere in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic meant that crowds, large events, and organized gatherings were either canceled, severely limited, or held predominantly online or virtually. However, thanks to the success of the vaccine roll-out, 2021…

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Safe & Virtual Holiday Events Line-Up 🎄🎁

While this year’s holiday activities may not include little ones sitting on Santa’s lap or gathering in Esther Short Park with hundreds of people, creative efforts by our local businesses and organizations have revealed new ways to experience the season’s greatest gifts. Find these safe holiday…

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SW Washington Fall Checklist 🍂

While there’s no such thing as a bad season in Vancouver USA, autumn might just take the cake for the most beautiful time to visit. From the colorful hikes to the crisp air and fresh produce, there isn’t a better place to fully experience the splendor of the season. And the best part: We took out…

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