Just across the Columbia River from Portland
, the city of Vancouver is rich in culture and history, and there are a number of annual events held each year that allow local apartment residents to celebrate their city.
Since the 1960s, the famous Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - a full-size replica of the trading post for which the city was named - has been the location of the city's biggest celebration - the Fourth of July fireworks show. After a brief hiatus in 2009, the event was back on in 2010, drawing thousands of Vancouver apartment renters, homeowners and visitors from around the region. In the past, crowds as large as 60,000 have turned out for the massive holiday display, which has been one of the largest west of the Mississippi, according to event organizers. Big-name entertainers turn out to provide live music, though the star of the show is the fireworks display that lights up the sky over the Columbia River.
There are also other beloved local events that keep Vancouver apartment residents busy throughout the year. The Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival is considered that largest of its kind in the Northwest and has even been called one of the most important jazz festivals on the entire West Coast, according to event officials. World-class wine and foods are on hand for local apartment residents and renowned musicians from around Vancouver, the West Coast and, indeed, the entire world turn out to perform at one of the most well-regarded festivals in the country.
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