It’s time to pull out a fresh calendar and decide how to spend the next 12 months. Our free time is precious, so making the most of it with our loved ones is important. Maybe you are new to Clark County and not sure what there is to do, or maybe you have lived here your whole life and are looking for some fresh ideas. Either way, this list of 24 things to do in Clark County in 2024 is a great way to kick off your bucket list.

Bob Chapman, Shanna Baird, and Duane Sich standing by a Little Food Pantry food bank in Vancouver
Bob Chapman, Shanna Baird, and Duane Sich collaborated on planning and installing a Little Free Pantry at Hazel Dell Elementary School. The popular pantry has been providing food for community members since March 2022. Photo credit: Ginny Smith

1 – Create a Little Free Pantry

Help others and yourself give back by setting up a Little Free Pantry in your neighborhood! It’s not as hard as you might think.

2 – Attend the Washougal Songcraft Festival

The Washougal Songcraft Festival had its first year in 2023 and is looking forward to 2024.

3 – See a Show at the Joyce Garver Theater

The Joyce Garver Theater in Camas had a restoration in 2022 and it’s just waiting for you to come and experience it. Make 2024 the year you do!

4 – Indulge in Locally-Made Chocolate

If you have not heard of Whimsy Chocolate, you are missing out! This locally-made chocolate is sure to become your new favorite.  And they have vegan and gluten-free choices.

5 – Pamper Your Pet (And You!) With a Massage

We all need to be better about self-care. Make 2024 the year you put that at the top of the list for both you and your pet. Four Paws Massage in Vancouver can help, they offer massages for dogs and humans!

6 – Check out Hydrotherapy for Your Dog

Does your dog need a bit more than just a massage to feel his best going into 2024? Try Splash Canine’s Hydrotherapy!

7 – Join the Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal

This historic garden club is back and ready for you to join them. The Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal helps keep our area beautiful while educating about good garden practices.

A person sorts raw wool into a machine
Raw wool comes into the Pendleton Woolen Mill in huge bags and begins to inch its way toward becoming Pendleton products. Photo credit: Danielle Visco

8 – Tour Pendleton Woolen Mills

Did you know you can tour the Pendleton Woolen Mills? Learn all about how raw sheep fiber is transformed into those iconic Pendleton blankets and more.

9 – Try a New Coffee Shop

Who doesn’t like trying a new coffee shop? And we have plenty of them in Clark County! In 2024, why not try somewhere new? This coffee shop list in Vancouver can help you get started.

10 – Experience Acupuncture

Working Class Acupuncture is committed to making therapy affordable for all, so if you have been putting it off, try it in 2024.

11 – Visit Birdhouse Books

Birdhouse Books in downtown Vancouver is a treasure trove for bibliophiles. Explore all they have to offer in 2024.

12 – Explore Historic Sites

Whether you have lived here your whole life, or are new to the area, visiting local Clark County historic sites are always a great bucket list item.

13 – Find Treasures at Local Craft Fairs and Markets

Supporting small businesses and local artists is a great thing to have on your to do list! Don’t miss any of these annual craft fairs, festivals and markets in Clark County in 2024.

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Koda, Bear, Opie, and Taz enjoy a fun day and a bit of friendship at the Ike Memorial Dog Park (aka Ross). Photo courtesy: DOGPAW

14 – Take Your Dog to An Off-Leash Dog Park

Does your dog need more exercise? Add these Clark County off-leash dog parks to your list of things to do for 2024. Your dog will thank you.

15 – Visit the Camas-Washougal Skate Park

The Camas-Washougal Skate Park has been undergoing renovations. 2024 is a great time to take the skaters in your life to check it out.

16 – Have a Date Night More Often

For 2024, decided to make a night out with your significant other a priority. These date night ideas for Clark County are inexpensive, so you can keep to your budget and still have quality time.

17 – Explore Fort Vancouver’s Historical Garden

The Fort Vancouver Historical Garden is a fun thing to do on a nice day. Learn about early gardening, the history of the fort and maybe even some gardening tips!

18 – Join 4-H With Your Child

County 4-H groups are a great way for your child to engage in projects they love while learning important life lessons. From robotics to horses, there is a Clark County 4-H club for everyone!

19 – Volunteer

Volunteering more at local nonprofits should be on everyone’s 2024 list. Great Life Mentoring is always looking for mentors and volunteers, especially now that they have expanded.

Vancouver Art Space Painting Class
Students work on paintings during a Vancouver Art Space class. Photo credit: Barbara Sheehan

20 – Get Creative at the Vancouver Art Space

Are you secretly an artist? Let your creative self out in 2024 by getting involved at the Vancouver Art Space.  They offer classes, events and more for all types of artists.

21 – Learn Glass Blowing

Did you want to learn a new hobby in 2024? How about glass blowing? Head to Firehouse Glass and make 2024 your year!

22 – Support Journey Theater

In 2024, support Journey Theater by seeing a show or joining in as a performer!

23 – Visit Battle Ground Lake

This beautiful spot is a wonderful place to spend family time or me time. Right that best-selling novel or commune with nature more in 2024 at Battle Ground Lake.

24 – Take a Tour in Camas

Camas has a lot to offer visitors and locals alike. In 2024, take one of these fun Camas tours and discover more about the area.

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