Summer Fest invites the community to play, connect and celebrate this Independence Day. Held at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, this all day event has a full line up of activities and entertainment for families and people of all ages.
This event is replacing the fireworks show at Fort Vancouver. View my full list of local 4th of July fireworks displays and celebrations.
Here’s what you can expect at this summer festival.
2022 Vancouver Summer Fest
On Sunday, July 3, Summer Fest features two stages with live music and entertainment, games on the lawn, BBQ, and outdoor activities for the whole family. The first 500 guests will receive flags and stickers.
Summer Fest is free and open to all from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Note that this event does not have a fireworks show.
Here’s a list of entertainment at the event.
Game areas and equipment will be spread around for all to enjoy, including badminton, horseshoes, lawn checkers and croquet. There will also be entertainers like face painters, magicians and caricaturist artists. Also, don’t miss the giant bubble blowing show.
There is a corn hole corral for games with friends and family. You can also peruse the marketplace with a variety of vendors.
Music and Entertainment
Performance line up on the main stage:
- 11 a.m. – Yuma de Cuba
- 12:30 p.m. – Full Zoo
- 3 p.m. – 5 Guys named Moe
- 5 p.m. – Huckleberry Road
Performance line up on the kids stage:
- 11 a.m. – Spencer Sprocket
- 12:30 p.m. – Angel Ocasio
- 2 p.m. – Timothy Alexander Magician
- 3:30 p.m. – Giant Bubble Show
- 5 p.m. – The Alphabeticians
Pack a blanket and stay for the free movie in the park, Sandlot, at dusk.
Food and Beverages
There is BBQ and favorite summertime food available for purchase. There’s also a cider and beer garden for guests 21+. You are welcome to bring your own food.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is located at 612 E Reserve St. in Vancouver. For more information, visit the event website.
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