Playtime in the Parks!
August 10 – 14
M,W,F at Hearthwood Park (801 NE Hearthwood Blvd)
T, TH at Image Elementary (4400 NE 122nd Ave)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

A FREE drop-in program for ages 5 – 11. Join us for fun activities, including games, sports, playground time, and crafts. No registration required; just stop by! Free lunches will be provided the first 15 minutes of program.

Science in the Park: Chemistry

August 12
Esther Short Park (Columbia & W 6th St)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Science in the Park is a special learning treat awaiting families who enjoy Vancouver’s summertime Destination Downtown Noon Concert Series. During every Noon Concert, children can try hands-on crafts and experiments, all designed for fun and learning about water, nature and the environment.

Destination Downtown Noon Concert Series:
“Water Tower”

August 12
Esther Short Park (Columbia & W 6th St)
Noon – 1 p.m.The City of Vancouver’s Destination Downtown program supports active and healthy lifestyles by providing free transportation resources and events to help you walk, bike, take transit, and carpool to your destinations. Use any of these transportation options to arrive at the Noon Concerts this summer and you will be entered in a drawing for some great local gifts! To learn more about the Destination Downtown program, stop by our booth during the concerts or visit the website at www.MyDestinationDowntown.com. We’ll see you there!

Blandford Canyon Ivy Pull 

August 12
Blandford Canyon (N Blandford Dr & MacArthur Blvd)
6 – 8 p.m.The Blandford Canyon Ivy Pull Team and teens from ‪#‎VancouverVolunTEEN‬ are combining forces to help get rid of English ivy, holly, Himalayan blackberries and other invasive species that are choking out native plants and trees in Blandford Canyon. Learn more about English Ivy from the Noxious Weed Control Board.

Vancouver Farmers Market

August 13
Columbia Tech Center (17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd)
3 – 7 p.m.August 15 – 16
Esther Short Park (Columbia & W 6th St)
Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Vancouver Farmers Market is a family and pet friendly place to spend the day, right across the street from beautiful Esther Short Park. You’ll discover fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, delicious food, unique accessories for yourself, home, or garden, and a lot more.

Riverview Six to Sunset Concert Series:
“Soul Vaccination”

August 13
Esther Short Park (Columbia & W 6th St)
6 – 8 p.m.The City of Vancouver and Riverview Community Bank are proud to present the free Six to Sunset Concert Series every Thursday evening from July 9 to August 13.

Country Financial Friday Night Movies:
“Jurassic Park” 

August 14
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (612 E Reserve St)
7 p.m., movie begins at dusk.The City of Vancouver and Country Financial are proud to present FREE movies every Friday night from July 10 to August 14 at different parks around the city.

Adopt- A-Park Work Party: Heritage Park  

August 15
East Vancouver, see Google maps.
8 – 10 a.m.

Volunteer alongside like-minded neighbors, give back to the community and help with general park maintenance.

Market at Vancouver Mall

August 8 – 9
Vancouver Mall (8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.“Market at Vancouver Mall” Farmers Market occurs every Saturday and Sunday, May through September. Located in the parking lot of the Westfield Vancouver Mall. Photo courtesy of the Market’s Facebook page.

Hoops on the River

August 15 – 16
Esther Short Park (Columbia & W 6th St)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.The Les Schwab Hoops on the River 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be bigger and better than ever! Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and surrounding the streets of Esther Short Park, Hoops on the River will host some exciting new events, new resources and more excitement to mark the 9th year of this event. With a FREE (with sign-up) Friday night kid’s clinic presented by Shoot360, Adidas will have a retail tent in the park, and with many divisions based on skill and age group, there is a little something for everyone!

For more information on the Hoops on the River 3-on-3 basketball tournament and to register, please visit us at www.hoopsontheriver.org.

Columbia Tech Center Sunday Sounds:
“Patrick Lamb” 

August 16
Columbia Tech Center Amphitheater

1 – 3 p.m.The City of Vancouver brings FREE music to East Vancouver! We proudly present the Columbia Tech CenterSunday Sounds concert series starting July 26 located at the Columbia Tech Center amphitheater on Sequoia Circle near Columbia Valley Elementary School.

Check out all three family-friendly concerts with activities for kids provided by the City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of the local food vendors!

Save the Date:
Make a Difference Day of Service

October 24
Locations vary
Event begins at 9 a.m.

For more than 20 years, millions of volunteers across the country have gathered on the fourth Saturday in October to improve the lives of others in their community. This is a time to join forces with your family, friends and neighbors to Make A Difference.