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.
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Here’s what you can expect at this summer festival.
2023 Vancouver Summer Fest
On Saturday, July 1, 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 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. to 1 p.m. Rock N Roll Cowboys
- 2 to 4 p.m. Full Zoo
- 5 to 8 p.m. 5 Guys Named Moe
Performance line up on the kids stage:
- 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Spencer Sprocket
- 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Alphabeticians
- 2 to 3 p.m. Timothy Alexander Magician
- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Angel Ocasio
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.
You can attend the festival for free and park for free.
Free parking is available at these locations near Fort Vancouver:
- Clark Public Utilities building on Mill Plain and Fort Vancouver Way (1200 Fort Vancouver Way).
- Fort Vancouver Way and E. Evergreen Blvd.
- South lot in front of the O.O. Howard House on Fort Vancouver Way.
- 5th Street will have limited parking to the east of Fort Vancouver Way
- Federal Highway Administration parking lot at 610 E 5th St.
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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