Clark County’s Must-Attend Summer Festivals and Events

Summer is the time of the year when friends and family create some of the best memories of their lives. In Clark County, the season brings a vibrant array of festivals and events that reflect the community's spirit.

This blog will guide you through the diverse offerings that make summer in Clark County special. Whether you're seeking entertainment, cultural experiences, or simply a way to enjoy the warm weather, you'll find plenty of options to explore. Let’s delve into the events that make summer in the county a time to remember.

Camas Car Show

When: June 29, 2024

Where: Downtown Camas

The Camas Car Show is back for its 17th year, lining the streets of historic Downtown Camas with classic and custom cars and trucks. There will be raffles, live music starting at 3 p.m., a dance performance at 5 p.m. by the Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio, and family-friendly entertainment such as balloon art and kids' activities. Plus, spectators can enjoy the show for free, making it a great opportunity to spend a summer day strolling through a charming downtown and enjoying some classic Americana.

69th Annual Rose Show

When: June 29, 2024

Where: 4120 NE St Johns Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661

The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will hold its 69th Annual Rose Show, "Spotlight on Roses." This free event is anticipated to be the largest rose show in Washington. You’ll see exhibits of beautiful roses grown in the Northwest along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures. The Rose Show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the large gymnasium at the First Evangelical Church.

Movies in the Parks

When: July 12 – August 23, 2024

Where: Rotating Vancouver Parks

Free Friday Night Movies return this summer to Clark County parks. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends.  Movies begin at dusk, but the fun starts at 7 p.m. with activities from local groups. Catch classics like Shrek, Barbie, West Side Story – 1961, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, and School of Rock. Food and drinks are available for purchase from local vendors, or you can just bring your own picnic to enjoy.

Pomeroy Farm Days

When: July 6-7 & August 3-4, 2024

Where: 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt, WA 98675

Savor the summer with Pomeroy Farm Days, a two-day event happening every first weekend of July and August. Stroll through historic farm grounds bathed in sunshine, listen to live music performances, and browse a market filled with local artisans and vendors. Moreover, kids can participate in a fun i-Spy activity and meet farm animals. Admission is free but suggested donation is $3 per person or $15 per family.

Harvest Days Parade & Festival

When: July 19-21, 2024

Where: Main Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604

The Battle Ground Festivals Association is gearing up for the 2024 Harvest Days Parade & Festival. This three-day event promises a vibrant parade, a classic car cruise, and a bustling vendor fair showcasing local artisans and delicious treats. Don't miss the chance to support local businesses, enjoy a talent show, and cap it all off with a dazzling fireworks display.

4 Days of Aloha

When: July 25-28, 2024

Where: W Columbia St and 8th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

4 Days of Aloha, taking place at Clark College and Esther Short Park, is a festival celebrating Hawaiian culture with events for all ages. Over four days, you can enjoy hula and craft workshops, cultural performances (hōʻike), live music, a community gathering (pāʻina), a multi-cultural celebration, and even a fun run. This popular event attracts people worldwide, offering an opportunity for you to experience the aloha spirit in the Pacific Northwest.

Clark County Fair

When: August 2-11, 2024

Where: 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642

The Clark County Fair roars into Ridgefield for ten days of summer fun. Held at the Clark County Event Center, the fair offers a smorgasbord of entertainment – grandstand shows, concerts, and a stage dedicated to Columbian entertainment.

But that's not all! This year's centerpiece is a colossal Dino-Themed Educational Exhibit. Stretching across 18,000 square feet, this prehistoric adventure promises a Jurassic-sized journey for visitors of all ages.

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest

When: August 9-11, 2024

Where: 605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest offers a weekend of indulging in over 100 local brews, wines, and spirits alongside delicious food and live music. Held at the scenic Esther Short Park, the festival boasts a variety of craft selections, art, and cuisine. Beat the summer heat under the shade of giant trees or cool off at misting stations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the Pacific Northwest's bounty – it's fun for the whole family, even your furry friends!

Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival

When: August 2-4, 2024

Where: Esther Short Park & Various Locations

The Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival brings three days of music, art, dance, and food to Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver. Attendees of all ages can enjoy live music on three stages, showcasing genres from jazz to alternative rock. Regional and national art shows will be on display, with opportunities to purchase artwork. Daily activities include interactive mural painting, art demonstrations like glass blowing and ceramics, and a children's area with instrument petting zoos, face painting, and lawn games.

Picnic in Color

When: July 28, 2024

Where: 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607

The Downtown Camas Association presents Picnic in Color, a vibrant celebration of creativity. Local artists will guide collaborative art projects, bursting with color. Enjoy music, live entertainment, and a variety of food options from vendors like My Chicago Tales Hot Dogs and Kona Ice. Downtown Camas restaurants and cafes are also a short walk away. Wear your brightest colors and unleash your creativity at this fun-filled event.

As summer unfolds in the county, the variety of events and festivals ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully, this guide helps you make the most of the season and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Embrace the opportunities, connect with the community, and savor every moment of this vibrant time of year. Here's to a memorable summer in Clark County!

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