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White vendor tents filled with colorful art in Esther Short Park.

Vancouver Arts & Music Festival – Friday

Friday, August 2, 2024
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Add to Calendar Friday, August 2, 2024 12:00 pm Friday, August 2, 2024 12:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Vancouver Arts & Music Festival – Friday Get ready to dive into a world of electrifying creativity at the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival! This spectacular free event is open to all ages and will transform Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver into a stage for artistic brilliance! From vibrant stages to pop-up galleries, awe-inspiring juried art shows, toe-tapping family activities and tantalizing food vendors, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is a sensory explosion like no other. Attend the festival on Friday and lend your hands to create a collaborative community mural with artist, Sarah Lynne Hunter. You can also explore local galleries and businesses during… Esther Short Park

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Esther Short Park
605 Esther St. Vancouver, Washington

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Get ready to dive into a world of electrifying creativity at the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival! This spectacular free event is open to all ages and will transform Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver into a stage for artistic brilliance! From vibrant stages to pop-up galleries, awe-inspiring juried art shows, toe-tapping family activities and tantalizing food vendors, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is a sensory explosion like no other.

Attend the festival on Friday and lend your hands to create a collaborative community mural with artist, Sarah Lynne Hunter. You can also explore local galleries and businesses during VDA’s First Friday Art Walk.

Esther Short Park Community Stage 

12 p.m. Welcome with Mayor McEnerny-Ogle
12:15 p.m. Land Acknowledgement with the Traveling Day Society Drum Circle
12:30 p.m. Vietnamese Lion Dance
1 p.m. Pakilistli Ballet Folklórico
1:30 p.m. Fort Vancouver Pipe Band
2 p.m. Hip Hop Soulsation Academy
2:30 p.m. Cottage Dance Academy
3 p.m. Metropolitan Performing Arts
3:30 p.m. Ballet Folklórico of SW Washington
4 p.m. Columbia Dance
4:30 p.m. Yeates Academy of Irish Dance

Phil Arnold Way Community Stage

12 p.m. Carpathian-Pacific Express
1 p.m. Zyanna
2 p.m. Seth Moran, Fiddle Looper
3 p.m. The Bylines
4 p.m. Bossa PDX
5 p.m. Darling Radio
6 p.m. The Juleps

Esther Short Park Main Stage at 7 p.m.

An evening of Tchaikovsky featuring cellist, Zuill Bailey with Maestro Brotons and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Stay after the concert for a screening of West Side Story (1961) in the park.

Volunteers Needed: This free festival is made possible thanks to the support of outstanding volunteers! Be part of the excitement and help with setup, vendor support, artist assistance and more. Friday volunteer spots are full, join the wait list.

Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the City of Vancouver, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Oliva Family Fund. With support from United Grain and OPB. Special thanks to Vancouver Farmers Market, Columbia Arts Network and Vancouver’s Downtown Association.