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Children’s Cultural Parade at Fort Vancouver
May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmfree
The National Park Service and the Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts are proud to again host the annual Children’s Culture Parade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, May 13.
The route brings students on a 0.7 mile walk from Pearson Air Museum through the national park and into the fort site. The parade begins at 10:15 am at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver. The route continues north on East Reserve Street, turns west on Evergreen Boulevard, and finally proceeds south via the Park Road to the fort site, 1001 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver. The Children’s Culture Parade ends inside Fort Vancouver, where closing statements honor students’ hard work this school year. The public is encouraged to join the students, the mayor of Vancouver, and honored guests at 11 a.m. inside the fort. The entry fee will be waived for the event. The event will conclude at 11:45 a.m.
The parade will include school marching bands and approximately 750 local third and fourth grade students. At the conclusion of the parade, National Park Service volunteers will greet visitors wearing 1840s clothing and the Vancouver Community Concert Band will provide music. The entire procession will rest on the grass in front of the Chief Factor’s House to hear music and brief remarks. For more details, visit www.nps.gov/fova/learn/news/parade-2022.htm.