Clark County Event Center (Vancouver)


Our largest venue- The Clark County Event Center is perfectly sited on 106 acres in the heart of Southwest Washington on the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Featuring a modern Exhibition Hall that offers 100,000 square feet of space with six space configurations for events of all sizes, additional commercial buildings and an enclosed equestrian arena, event planners have the flexibility to choose a venue that meets their needs. 

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and The Cascade Mountains, on the north bank of the Columbia River and just minutes from Portland, Vancouver offers a colorful history, year-round outdoor activities, charming shops and restaurants, and premier events. Less than five minutes south of the Fairgrounds in Salmon Creek, visitors will find various hotels, restaurants, businesses, retail stores, an urgent care facility, hospital and veterinary clinic. 


Travel another 15 miles south and you will cross the border into bustling Portland, Oregon. The close proximity of the Portland International Airport offers convenient airline travel options for out-of-state visitors.
Nine miles to the north of the Fairgrounds is the site of the new Ilani Casino Resort. Developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan, Ilani features 100,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 2,500 slots and 75 gaming tables, plus 15 different restaurants, bars and retail outlets. No matter where you live, this is a destination worth the trip- and a weekend stay! 

Things to do in the Area

Fort Vancouver Historical Site

Fort Vancouver Historical Site

Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the diverse cultures who lived and worked here. Enjoy relaxing trails along the Columbia River and Village. Experience costumed programs, hands-on education activities, engaging living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection. Connect to the past. (Trip Advisor)

Vancouver National Historic Reserve

Vancouver National Historic Reserve

Serving as the main supply depot for the Hudson’s Bay Companys fur trading business in the 19th century, this 366-acre reserve features many important historical sites including the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver Barracks, Officers’ Row and Pearson Field. (Trip Advisor)