Across the River
festivals and events, to gourmet wining and dining, to boutique
historic sites, Vancouver is where the Northwest will find its summer.
- May 18: 30th
Anniversary of Mt. St. Helen’s Eruption
The Heathman Lodge’s Hiking Package (featuring cozy
accommodations, breakfast, bottled water, trail mix and local hiking
maps) is the perfect match for a day trip from Vancouver to the
Johnston Ridge Observatory, located just a stones throw from Mt. St.
Helens. Get an up close view of the giant crater caused by the 1980
eruption, then participate in a number of activities, including the "Tell Your Story" event on May 16th at Hoffstadt Bluffs
- July 4: Independence Day
at Fort Vancouver
Sorely missed after a year’s absence by
both locals and visitors, the Fort Vancouver fireworks, are back. Billed as the biggest
fireworks display west of the Mississippi River, this year’s event will
be a part of a new family-friendly fair at historic Fort
Vancouver featuring food, arts and crafts, live music and more.
Fireworks will be launched from the Pearson Airfield. The gates open at
8 a.m. with music and entertainment beginning at noon. Admission will
be $5 for adults and teens (children 12 and under are free).
- August 20-22: 51st
Annual Northwest Antique Aircraft Association’s Fly-in
Unique antique and vintage airplanes from across the
country will be on display at the historic Pearson Airfield, the oldest
operating airfield in the U.S. View the planes and meet the pilots,
then visit the adjacent Pearson Air Museum for a glimpse into “The
Golden Age of Aviation.”
- August 22: Concours
For the first time ever, the prestigious Concours d’Elegance has
selected Vancouver for its showcase of classic cars. View rare autos
including exotic cars like Ferraris and Alfa Romeos, along with antique
cars such as Ford’s Model T. More than 200 cars will be parked along
the scenic Officers Row in downtown Vancouver. Tickets are just $10.
For more information on any of the above
events and recommended
itineraries, visit www.VisitVancouverUSA.com.