It’s almost summer, which means it’s time for outdoor family fun! We’ve put together a list of our favorite summer events in Vancouver. There’s always something to do here. Whether you like shopping at outdoor markets, checking out local festivals, or enjoying incredible live music, Vancouver has got it all!
Photo Courtesy of Vancouver Farmers Market
With our helpful guide, you’ll have no trouble planning fantastic outings for the whole family. We’ve compiled events that appeal to all age groups and interests to make sure there’s a little something for everyone.
Here’s our breakdown of the best events of summer:
Memorial Day Spring Wine Release Weekend
When: May 25 – May 27
Where: Southwest Washington Wineries
Pick up a free wine passport and visit all of your favorite wineries around Vancouver. During Memorial Day weekend, participating wineries will stamp your passport, and at the end, you’ll be entered to win prizes! Just grab a passport at the first winery you visit, get it stamped at each winery you visit, and leave it at your last stop.
This is a must for all wine lovers, and you might even win some pretty cool prizes! See more details on the SW Washington Winery Association website.
Vancouver Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Vancouver at 6th & Ester st.
When: Saturdays 9AM – 3PM & Sundays 10AM – 3PM – Every Weekend until October 27
Make sure to visit Vancouver’s amazing local Farmer’s Market at least once this summer! With over 100 vendors selling fresh produce, handmade goods, and crafts, there’s always something new to see, taste, or hear.
The Vancouver Farmer’s Market is pet-friendly and great for all ages. Come listen to live music as you browse local artisan goods with your family. It has become a staple for the local community and is absolutely worth a visit, maybe even a weekly visit.
Find more information about the Vancouver Farmer’s Market.
Craft Beer & Wine Fest
Where: Esther Short Park
When: June 7 – June 9
At the 7th Annual Craft Beer & Wine Fest you can taste local craft beer and the best local wines from all across the Southwest Washington region. There will also be live music, vendors, food trucks, and more. Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun!
Featuring brews from a wide range of local breweries, there’s certain to be something you’ve never tried before.
Learn more about the Craft Beer & Wine Fest.
Clark County Recycled Arts Festival
Where: Esther Short Park
When: June 29 – June 30
Come see amazing works of art that are created from recycled materials. Meet the artists and learn how they use various household objects to create stunning sculptures. This is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest with over 35,000 visitors each year.
This free family-friendly event has over 120 vendors, live music, food, and activities. Learn about ways you can help reduce, reuse, and recycle in your community while seeing amazing works from artists that come from all over the Pacific Northwest.