Why should you go to the Recycled Arts Festival?

The Art! Of course, why else would you go to a "Recycled Arts Festival?" We have over 130 vendors all specialized in working with recycled materials. Don't miss the Sculpture Garden where you can vote for your favorite entry. Come be inspired and find a few treasures to take home.

Procession of the Species and Children's Art: This event is about building community! You can be a part of the fun and creativity by making costumes and masks (sign up for free costume workshops), and participating in the parade. Or, come down to the park and watch the Procession wind its way through the park by Brazilian MARACATUpdx beats. Kids can also get creative in the Children's Art Area throughout the weekend!

The Entertainment: We have a range of performers and bands throughout the weekend for your enjoyment. Relax in the shade listening to the music or laugh with JuggleMania or admire the live birds of prey with The Falconer.

The Food: What's a festival without some great food trucks and ice cream?!

The Community: The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is one of the biggest annual events in the area. Come explore with your family and friends and make some new friends!


Recycled Arts Festival | Esther Short Park | Vancouver, WA

he most eco-conscious festival in all of Clark County takes over Esther Short Park in June. Your family will be amazed by artists giving new life to old items.
​When ​June 23, 2018 : 9am - 5pm
June 24, 2018 : 9am - 4pm
Procession of the Species: June 24 at 11am
​Esther Short Park
​Pssst… Be in the Know!

*Limited Edition 2018 Recycled Arts Festival T-shirts will be on sale for $16 each at the Info Booth
*Tour the Tiny House: built to park model code, recycled aluminum siding, ready for solar
*Vote for your favorite sculpture in the Sculpture Garden

Win Free Prizes!

  • Collect stamps from booths on the 2018 RAF Passport for a spin at the prize wheel!
  • Find a Painted Rock around Vancouver leading up to the Festival with a RAF sticker on the back and bring it to the Info Booth during the festival to receive a prize!
  • Show any reusable water bottle at the Info booth to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a basket of goodies from Waste Connections!
  • Participate in the Procession of the Species with your costume to be considered for the Best Costume Contest.

Main Stage Schedule

Saturday, June 23


Festival, Day 1 opens

9:30 – 10:45


11:15 – 11:45


12:00 - 1:15


1:45 – 2:45

Floating Glass Balls

3:15 – 4:45

Green Tambourine


Festival, Day 1 closes

Sunday, June 24


Festival, Day 2 opens

9:30 – 10:00

Recycle Man

10:30 – 11:00

Portland Taiko

11:00 – 11:30


Procession of the Species

12:00 – 1:45

White Rhino

2:15 – 3:45

The New Iberians


Festival, Day 2 closes

Sponsors and Volunteers: Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the help of volunteers. So be sure to tell them how much you appreciate this event when you stop by their booths!

Presenting Sponsor: McCord's Toyota Vancouver

Sculpture Garden Sponsor: Leaf Gutter

Procession Sponsor: Renewal by Andersen

Children's Art Sponsor: Biokleen

Main Stage Sponsor: NW Natural

Park Sponsor: City of Vancouver

Tossed & Found Sponsor: Waste Connections

Brought to you by Clark County Green Neighbors