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Vancouver, Washington August 2-4, 2024

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August 2-4, 2024

The Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival is coming back to Vancouver, Washington.

Free and open to all ages, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival features award winning musicians, visual artists from across the region and talented local performers. Explore stages, pop-up galleries, art demonstrations, family activities and local food vendors in Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver.

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Downtown Vancouver

Explore festival events in historic downtown Vancouver and enjoy easy access to delicious street food, Northwest dining favorites and award-winning wineries.

Live music and dance performances from festival headliners and featured local performers.

Explore juried art shows, meet local artists and find a masterpiece to take home.

Art demonstrations, family activities and interactive art experiences for the community.

Enjoy delicious treats and international flavors from local food vendors and downtown eateries.

Additional festival events will be held at Kiggins Theatre, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and Vancouver Farmers Market.

Performances

Celebrate summer with a diverse lineup of local artists and internationally recognized performers.
The 2024 Vancouver Arts & Music Festival lineup will be announced soon…

Thank you to our 2023 Special Guests

Time for Three

Two Time Grammy Winners

Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Actor for "The Wire" and "The Walking Dead"

Arianne True

Washington State
Poet Laureate

Astral Mixtape

Music Education Ambassadors

Festival Schedule

The Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is returning to Esther Short Park August 2-4, 2024.
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Esther Short Park Main Stage Esther Short Park Stage on the Bricks 7th Street Community Stage Around the Festival
Judged regional & national art shows and sales at City Hall Plaza and the Hilton throughout the festival. In addition to scheduled events, enjoy daily art demonstrations featuring glass blowing, ceramics and calligraphy; an instrument petting zoo; balloon art; roaming entertainers; face painting; food vendors; lawn games and more!
12:00 PM
Welcome with Arianne True, Washington State Poet Laureate & Traveling Day Society Drum Circle
Michelle Alany & Ot Azoy Orkestra
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
Esther Short Park Main Stage Esther Short Park Stage on the Bricks 7th Street Community Stage Around the Festival
Judged regional & national art shows and sales at City Hall Plaza and the Hilton throughout the festival. In addition to scheduled events, enjoy daily art demonstrations featuring glass blowing, ceramics and calligraphy; an instrument petting zoo; balloon art; roaming entertainers; face painting; food vendors; lawn games and more!
10:00 AM
Discover over 250 local vendors
at the Vancouver Farmers Market
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Festival Brass Band
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
Esther Short Park Main Stage Esther Short Park Stage on the Bricks Around the Festival
Judged regional & national art shows and sales at City Hall Plaza and the Hilton throughout the festival. In addition to scheduled events, enjoy daily art demonstrations featuring glass blowing, ceramics and calligraphy; an instrument petting zoo; balloon art; roaming entertainers; face painting; food vendors; lawn games and more!
10:00 AM
Discover over 250 local vendors
at the Vancouver Farmers Market
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Our Sponsors

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In Partnership With:

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Showcase your commitment to arts, culture and community building in Southwest Washington as a sponsor of the 2024 Vancouver Arts & Music Festival!
A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.
Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Special Thanks To:

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Join Us August 2-4, 2024

“My family and I attended all three days of the festival and absolutely loved it. We hope it continues and will be going every year we can!” -2023 Festival Attendee

Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is a celebration of our regions exciting arts community.

The festival draws visitors to Vancouver’s historic downtown, growing the city’s creative economy and supporting local businesses.

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FAQs

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival this summer! This is an outdoor festival, so please come prepared for summer weather and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. 

All activities, performances and concerts are free and open to all ages. There will be food vendors and art available for purchase. NOTE: Items purchased at the regional and national art shows will be completed through online transactions only, cash and check will not be accepted.

All aspects of the festival are family friendly.  The lawn south of the playground in Esther Short Park will host youth and family activities.

View our schedule here!

The Vancouver Arts & Music Festival will go on, rain or shine. Small, personal-sized umbrellas are allowed. Tarps or tenting are not allowed.

Blankets and beach towels are a great option and always welcome. Single size, low-rise beach/lawn chairs are also okay.

There will be food vendors in Esther Short Park. On Saturday and Sunday there will also vendors at the Vancouver Farmers Market on Esther and 8th Streets until 3 p.m.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the festival. Alcohol is strictly prohibited at the festival, except when dining in at one of Vancouver’s award-winning restaurants.  

Unless it is a service animal, please consider leaving your pets at home. If you cannot, please be aware of crowd size and pavement temperatures throughout the festival grounds. All dogs must be on a leash.
415 W 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington

Bicycle racks are accessible throughout Vancouver’s downtown for short term bike parking. Bike Clark County is hosting a bike corral for anyone who wants to leave their bike in a secured area.

The bike corral is open Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Esther Short Park, near 8th and Columbia streets.

The Esther Short Park lawn is available during the day for chairs/blankets. The lawn is used for concert seating from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.