Jan 1-4 (ongoing from Nov 29)
Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd., Portland
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”, the 27th annual Safeway Winter Wonderland powered by Advantis Credit Union, will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, with over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Food donation barrels for Sunshine Division are located near the ticket booth entrance.
Vancouver Art Space, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., #283
Gain skills and learn techniques using charcoal, pencil, color pencil, pen & ink, and pastels.
Drawing subjects will include Still Life, Portraiture, Fantasy and more! Please bring an 9×12 or larger drawing board, 9×12 or larger drawing pad or sketch book, and your favorite drawing tools.
Comedy Show: Tiffany Haddish
ilani Resort, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield
Tiffany Haddish has quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers. She can currently be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on the TBS comedy series The Last O.G. and as host of Kids Say The Darndest Things on ABC. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, a role that earned her the 2018 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.”
ilani Resort, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield
Sample from hundreds of beers, ciders and spirits at the ilani BrewFest. Indulge your senses in a celebration of the Pacific Northwest and beyond featuring delicious food, games, live entertainment and much more. The weekend will be packed full of exciting events including a Beer and Food Pairing Dinner, Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Tasting, two Grand Tasting sessions and an exceptional Brew Brunch!
Jan 18 & 25
Lantern Tour: An Evening at the Fort
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd.
$25 for adults, $10 for children 15 and under
The “Lantern Tour: An Evening at the Fort” is a wonderful opportunity to experience the reconstructed Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver at night. Each adult attending the program will carry their own candle lantern and tour with a Park Ranger through the reconstructed fort’s Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s House, Kitchen, and Bake House.
In each building, visitors will experience historical vignettes with costumed living history interpreters, including graduates of the park’s Youth Volunteer Programs. Visitors will learn what activities would have occurred during the evening hours at Fort Vancouver, and enjoy a cup of hot cider at the end of the tour. These tours meet at the entrance gate to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, 1001 E 5th St.
Clark County Antique & Collectible Show
Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield
Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 10am – 4pm
$6 (good for both days), $3 children, $20 early bird, $6 cash parking
Two hundred and fifty booths with vendors from all over the U.S. are slated to participate in Clark County’s Antique and Collectible Show, plus a feature exhibit of early artifacts from an archeological dig in downtown Vancouver. The show returns with many thousands of outstanding vintage items ranging from period lighting to estate jewelry and everything in between. If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show is for you.
MLK Day of Service
Blandford Canyon – Meet on the corner of MacArthur Blvd. & Blandford Rd.
Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have our largest volunteer event of the year! Join us for invasive plant removal (even years) and tree planting (odd years). Tools, gloves, snacks, and water will be provided. Please remember to dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. The minimum age for children to volunteer is 10 years old. Children from ages 10-14 will need a parent or guardian present to participate. Teens from ages 15-18 only need a parent or guardian signature on our release form. Register online.
58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival
Gaiser Hall Theater, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
$5 per day
Clark College hosts the 58th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival, presenting three full days of exhilarating big band jazz. Sixty middle and high school jazz ensembles from throughout Washington and Oregon are scheduled to perform in this year’s competition with trophies presented to the top three jazz ensembles for middle schools and A through AAAA division high schools.
The Clark College Jazz Festival has been host to one of the largest jazz festivals in Southwest Washington for over 50 years! During the day, groups perform to an esteemed panel of adjudicators made up of renowned jazz educators and performers for the privilege of returning to perform in the evening finals competition where they will be ranked for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. On the final evening of the festival, one band from the entire festival is selected to receive the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy, a tradition which has been passed down since 1963.
Health Wellness & Abundance Show
Vancouver Mall, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr.
Whether you’re looking to live a healthier, happier or more financially secure life in 2020, this is the place to be! Vendors will be set up in the common areas (aisles between stores) of the mall and will be giving away free samples of their products, as well as offering show specials. There will be exhibitor demonstrations, mini seminars, wellness products, energizing activities and helpful tips and tools you can use to keep your resolutions and stay on track to living your dreams.
Race for Warmth
Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Join the Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills. Since 1985, Operation Warm Heart has provided nearly $2.4 million to over 11,000 customers who are barely making ends meet, but don’t qualify for other government programs that could help them pay their winter bills. Registration includes a long-sleeved shirt and a race bag.