Ridgefield’s Big Paddle
7am – 5pm FREE
Ridgefield Waterfront, 111 W. Division St, Ridgefield
At the waterfront enjoy a canoe, kayak, or paddle board adventure in the morning and afternoon, plus other festivities like vendors at Paddler’s Village, live music, a wine and beer garden, and an obstacle course for all ages. If you plan to participate on the water, please register and pay the $5 fee at ridgefieldbigpaddle.com. Rentals are available through Alder Creek Kayak.
The Craft Beer & Wine Fest
Fri 5 – 10pm, Sat 12 – 10pm, Sun 12 – 7pm
General Admission $25+
Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St, Vancouver
Now in its seventh year, the Craft Beer & Wine Fest features the best wines from Washington State, local craft brews, talented artisans, live music and great food. This year, visit Whiskey Town for craft bourbon, and hang out to hear Nick Mardon Blues Trio from Seattle.
Hike on the Dike
9am – 2pm
$25 (includes T-shirt and swag bag)
Pendleton Woolen Mill, 2 Pendleton Way, Washougal
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) welcomes local animal welfare celebrity, Amanda Giese, Founder of Panda Paws Rescue and star of Animal Planet’s “Amanda to the Rescue,” as Grand Marshal of their popular event “Hike on the Dike.” This scenic hike along the Columbia River will help support work to take in, care for and rehome homeless pets in the Camas-Washougal community. Meet at the Pendleton Woolen Mills parking lot for the organized 5K and Festival. Dogs on leash are welcome to join their families for the walk and for the fun!
Annual Nature Adventures Family Fun Day
$10/child, $25/family (under 2 free)
Fallen Leaf Lake Park, 2911 NE Everett St, Camas
Dress up as a wild thing and enjoy a day of running, walking and soaring! There will be fun and educational nature-based activity stations and a fun journey around the beautiful lakeside trail, as well as live music, games, art activities, face painting and much more!
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Father’s Day Steam Train Weekend
12pm & 2:30pm
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, 207 N Railroad Ave, Yacolt
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be showcasing their steam engine this Father’s Day Weekend. Bring Dad out to reminisce about times gone by while riding behind a 1929 steam locomotive. It runs south about seven miles to the Heisson area, through a 330 foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. The train departs at Noon and 2:30 PM from the station in Yacolt, WA. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.
9am – 6pm FREE
Fort Vancouver Regional Library Headquarters, 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver
Kick off summer with this incredible opportunity to stock up on reading material for those long, lazy days ahead. Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is hosting a three-day used book sale with thousands of books. Come find terrific titles for yourself, the kids in your life, and your favorite reading buddy. Books will be bargain priced at $1 for most hardbacks and paperbacks, and 50 cents for mass-market adult fiction paperbacks. There is free parking for the event, and help recycle by bringing your own box or bag.
We’re ALZ In: Summertime Block Party
Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St, Vancouver
Join together to show love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease on the day with the most light – that’s the day we fight! Elfin Services, SWEAP, Mikey’s House Team and In It Together RN have joined forces to create a fun and educational event for the community to honor those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, their caregivers and those lost to the disease. The event will raise funds and awareness to help advance research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
There will be food, games, educational booths, a family fun zone and brand new this year, a Beer and Wine Garden! Come enjoy live music at Esther Short Park with your friends and family while showing your support for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.
June 21 – 23
Festival of Balloons
All Day (1st launch at 5:45am)
Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave, Tigard
The annual Festival of Balloons soars into Tualatin Valley for a weekend of lively entertainment, carnival and food. The event kicks off with hot air balloon launches at 5:45 a.m. and ends with the “Night Glow.” Come early and watch the teams assemble and inflate their crafts. Depending on weather conditions, most balloons launch by 7:00 AM. There are no balloon rides during the festival; however, following the balloon launches, FREE tethered rides on the main event field are available on a first-come, first-served basis (weather permitting as long as fuel lasts).
Recycled Arts Festival
Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm FREE
Esther Short Park, 301 W 8th St, Vancouver
With more than 35,000 visitors, the two-day Recycled Arts Festival is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. More than 120 vendors display their artwork made from at least 75% recycled and repurposed materials. The Festival is packed with art, music, food and activities designed to make learning about reducing waste and recycling fun.