Sept 3

Fermenting Vegetables and Yogurt – “You Can!” Food Preservation Class

WSU Clark County Extension, 78th St Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St



Learn how to prepare refrigerated dill pickles, processed dill pickles, sauerkraut and yogurt. You will learn what type of salt used in pickling and how to tell when they are done fermenting. You’ll also learn how to make yogurt, including types, spoilage and shelf life. Learn trouble-shooting, processing, food safety and what tools and utensils are needed for all the products in this class.

Sept 5 – 14

North Bank Beer Week

Various Locations in SW Washington

Northbank Beer Week is a celebration of Southwest Washington Beer! From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Dwinell Country Ales upstream in Goldendale, WA & Loowit Brewing at the Interstate Bridge Crossing to Dick’s Brewing Co. in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. We’re proud of the beer we brew on the north bank of the Columbia River!

The festivities begin on September 5th at the annual Kick-Off Celebration at 3Peaks Public House in Ridgefield. All week long, you’ll have opportunities to partake in unique and fun beer events at breweries and taprooms all across the north bank. We’ll finish strong September 15th with Brewing Bridges Collab Fest, a brand spankin’ new event that features 20+ new collaboration beers between SW Washington and Oregon brewers debuting at Pearson Air Museum. See website for calendar of events. 

Sept 7

Campfires & Candlelight

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd


Stroll back in time and experience the night life of U.S. Army soldiers, Oregon Trail immigrants, and the residents of Fort Vancouver Village from 1845 to 1945. Once inside the Fort, visitors have the opportunity to observe life evening activities by campfires and candlelight. This is Fort Vancouver’s largest living history reenactment of the year.

Sept. 7

Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival

Evergreen Park, 3500 East Fourth Plain Blvd

11am – 5pm

Celebrate Vancouver’s Fourth Plain International District at the community’s annual festival featuring food, music, art, dance, and sport from around the globe! The Fourth Plain Multicultural Festival is free and family-friendly, and will have live multicultural music and dance performances throughout the event, local food vendors, a celebration of the four new Fourth Plain wall murals, games and activities for people of all ages, and booths for local organizations. The festival’s location at Evergreen Park is adjacent to a Vine stop (Bus Rapid Transit) — walking, biking or taking transit is encouraged! ALL are welcome! Bring along your family, friends and neighbors, and come join in the fun!

Special thank you to our generous event sponsors: City of Vancouver, Fourth Plain Forward, Clark County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Habitat for Humanity, Umpqua Bank, Columbia Distributing, and others!

Sept 8

Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Esther Short Park, West 8th & Columbia Sts.

10am – 3pm

No registration fee. Donations encouraged.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

Sept 13

Watercolor Retreat

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, 41 Tree-ific Dr W, Washougal


This drawing-and-painting-focused retreat will weave meditation techniques and forest meanderings into the art process. The practice will include technologies of painting with watercolor in the outdoors, drawing to capture tree and plant gestures, recording field notes, painting in layers to conjure up wild complexities, and quieting creative anxieties. We’ll bring mindfulness to each moment, every leaf we sketch, each wild mark and brushstroke, in the creation of a series of mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, and ink.

Space is limited; for those age 14 and above only.

Sept 14 – 15

APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K

Sunday, September 15: Marathon, 7am; Half Marathon, 8am

Esther Short Park, 301 W 8th St

Saturday, September 14: Sunset 5K, 6pm

Run through history at the inaugural APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon, and Sunset 5K. The course will take you on a flat, fast, and scenic route through Fort Vancouver, Officer’s Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport, the historic Old Apple Tree, and along the Columbia River. This marathon is a Boston-qualifying marathon and will be two spectator-friendly loops.

Sept 21

Forest Therapy Workshop at Columbia Springs

Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy

9am – 12pm


Experience a series of slow, mindful activities designed to open and engage the senses and connect you with nature in a way that invites healing interactions. This relaxing experience is hosted outdoors, rain or shine. Participants will engage in a mile of slow walking on trails and non-vigorous activity. There is a $30 per person fee for this class. Registration is limited to 15 people per workshop.

Columbia Springs is a non-profit natural area and education center that relies on community support. Learn more at

Sept 22

Ridgefield Oktoberfest

11 AM -10 PM

A family-friendly event with German-style food, local beers, & live music held in conjunction with Experience Ridgefield. See website for event schedule!

Sept 28

StompFest at Rusty Grape

Rusty Grape Vineyard, 16712 NE 219th St, Battle Ground


Free to attend; $30 for a team of 2 to stomp

It’s stompin’ time again. Grab a partner with the biggest, fastest feet and head on out to stomp some grapes. The event is free for spectators and there will be live music throughout the day.

Sept 28 – 29

TacoFest Vancouver

Esther Short Park, 301 W 8th St

$5 – $130, Children 3 and under are FREE


Profits benefit the teachers, students, families and programs supported by the Evergreen School District Foundation.

Sept 28

Alderbrook Park Oktoberfest

Alderbrook Park, 24414 NE Westerholm Rd, Brush Prairie

11am – 12 am

$10, $6 for ages 4-13, kids 3 and younger FREE

Sept 28

Summer’s End Promenade

Officers’ Row, 1101 Officers Row


Free to attend

The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site invites you to attend a very special Summer’s End Promenade, a chance to see over 100 years of fashion. Costumes will highlight the decades between the 1840’s and 1940’s. Come and chat with our knowledgeable living history interpreters and the distinctive clothing of each decade, as well as details of local history.

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