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Try This: Juneteenth, Bikes and Brisket, car shows

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 13, 2024, 6:03am

Life and liberty

The city of Vancouver and Odyssey World International Education Services will host a Juneteenth celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Esther Short Park, Sixth and Esther streets, in downtown Vancouver. Juneteenth is a federal holiday honoring the liberation of the last slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. Vancouver’s Juneteenth celebration includes live music with LaRhonda Steele and Jujuba, art displays, local vendors and community resources. Get all the event details at jfcvancouver.org.

Vroom vroom

Touchmark at Fairway Village’s 16th Annual Car Show and Music Festival is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2911 S.E. Village Loop, Vancouver. Stroll among custom cars while listening to live music from five local bands on two stages. Enjoy a barbecue dinner, beer garden, raffle prizes and entertainment. Entry to the event is free, but donations are suggested for the Alzheimer’s Association and Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Park at the C-Tran station at Southeast 162nd Avenue and use Touchmark’s free shuttle to get to the car show.

Country roads

La Uva Fortuna Farms, 16712 N.E. 219th St., Battle Ground, will host Bikes and Brisket: A Father’s Day Ride from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Riders will start at the winery with coffee and doughnuts then take a 2.5-hour motorcycle ride on scenic country roads. Riders will also get a lunch of wood-fired brisket, jalapeno-lime coleslaw and barbecue beans. Tickets are $19.99 to $69.99. Get tickets at lauvafortuna.com.

Rev it up

Orchards Cars and Coffee will host the Couve Father’s Day Auto Show in Vancouver Mall’s north parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy live music, food, raffles and family-friendly entertainment, as well as classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Organizers will accept donations of food and money for local nonprofit organizations. Spectators are free. Vehicle registration is $10. Register at eventcreate.com/e/couveautoshow2024.

Tacos and tunes

The next event in The Historic Trust’s Summer Fest series features live music, beverages from Hot to Trot and tacos from Razo’s Tacos from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver. Live music will be provided by True Vibez. Guests should bring picnic blankets and low-backed chairs. Admission is free. Learn more at thehistorictrust.org.

… And more

For more details about these and other events – including Clark College’s bevy of free spring concerts, Forest Yoga at Columbia Springs and trivia night at Slow Fox Chili Parlor –  visit events.columbian.com.