For most people, the 4th of July is a time for both celebration and reflection, and as far as places to accomplish this dual purpose, Vancouver, Washington offers just the ideal combination of opportunities as well as surroundings to make it great. Here are just a few of the many festive ideas for the 4th and beyond.
Fourth of July at Ft. Vancouver. If you have a hankering for a bit of the fourth with a historical flair, Ft. Vancouver and all that it stands for is the perfect setting for an Independence Day celebration. On July 4th, Ft. Vancouver goes into overdrive with activities of all sorts, starting with fireworks galore. You can spend all of your time leading up to the fireworks kicking back on the stunning lawns of this national historic site, enjoy partying with friends at the adult beverage pavilion, or grab the kids and take part in the many games that go on all day long.
Historic Train Rides. How about celebrating the 4th with a ride on a historic railroad? The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad runs to the Heisson area and continues through a 330-foot rock tunnel and finally stops at Moulton Station in Yacolt Falls. Space is limited on this event, so reservations are highly recommended.
Science in the Park. Are you looking for a way to channel your inner nerd? Science in the Park is a special event that takes place over the 4th of July celebration that bring together the summertime concert series with a series of science-oriented events in Esther Short Park. Enjoy the fun of every noon concert, but also bring the kids so they can take part in the wide variety of crafts and science demonstrations that will awe parents as well as kids.
Imagine Homes Realty Concert Series. There are probably few things that match the fun of enjoying a concert while relaxing in the cool grass of summer. Enjoy the relaxing music and inspirational dance forms being performed during this annual event.
Standup Comedy Night. Does your funny bone need a tune up? You are sure to get all the adjustments you need when local comedians take to the stage to show who has the laughs and who can keep it up longer than anyone. Just bring your funny bone for a workout.
Columbia Tech Center Evening Movies. Could there be anything more relaxing than enjoying a movie in the setting of a cool summer evening? That’s exactly what you get when you take time out for the Columbia Tech Center Evening Movies. Bring your lawn chair and blanket so you can save a space in front of this massive outdoor screen made available to enjoy movies, both new and classics.
Whether you are in Vancouver, Washington for business, pleasure, or for a move, you will find plenty to do during the 4th of July holiday, where everybody will find themselves plenty to enjoy. Make plans today so you don’t miss a thing. There’s plenty to do. All you have to determine is which to do first. See you there!