JULY 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Wednesday, July 4
(Southwest Washington)

This year is all about a bigger, brighter BOOM! End your Independence Day with a BANG at Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular! Pack a snack and a blanket, come to the Fort, and stake out your spot to watch the biggest fireworks show in the region.  We recommend community members start arriving after 6 pm in anticipation of a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 10:05 pm. Visitors should be aware that there will be no food vendor services on site at this year’s event.  Visitors are encouraged to either eat before coming to the site, or to bring their own picnic dinner for the event.  Paid parking lots will be available to the east and west of Fort Vancouver National Site and all downtown metered parking is FREE for the holiday.  ADA parking is FREE onsite along 5th Street for those with a valid ADA permit.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 4, from 10:05 - 10:25 p.m.  Visit thehistorictrust.org.




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Dine the Couve
October 1 - 31
(Southwest Washington)

During the entire month of October, restaurants from across the city of Vancouver will offer special 3 for $23 menus that showcase what they do best.  That means it can be the traditional three-course meal of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, or eateries can take a more unique approach by mixing in craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, and other options.  Feeling ambitious (and hungry)?  This year, 31 restaurants are participating—that's one menu to try each day of the month!...More 

Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 1 - November 15
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms.  Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More

Clark County ScareGround's
Haunted House Scream Park
October 5 - November 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Clark County ScareGround's is the Northwest's premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center campus in Ridgefield, WA.  Featuring four Haunted Houses, the Scream Parlor, Midway & Exhibits, photo ops, and ghouls galore!  The ScareGround's is the #1 destination for a scary-good time this October...More 

Portland State of Mind
October 11 - 25

Cheer for the Vikings at homecoming. Find a career or internship.  Play augmented reality. Hear from best-selling author Cheryl Strayed.  Get scared out of your mind at a haunted house.  The possibilities are endless during Portland State of Mind, PSU’s 14-day festival of knowledge and culture...More 

America's Largest Antiques and Collectible Show
October 26 - 28

Attending an Antique & Collectible Show can be an emotional and fun-filled journey into the past.  Pricing for many of the treasures you find at the show are modest and there is nothing like coming home and unwrapping your newly found discoveries.  For many, it's a second chance at owning an item that you may have thought you'd never see again in your lifetime.  Some items you'll find at the show include pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, and much more!  This show also includes a show within a show - The 45 table Portland Custom Knife Show.  Want to have an item appraised? Accredited appraisers will be at the show during all public hours, providing verbal market evaluations for $7 per object with all proceeds to the Portland Police Sunshine Division...More