A relatively new event on the local scene is the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival. Held in late August in downtown Vancouver, the festival celebrates a love of wine, art, and of course jazz. Local restaurants provide excellent cuisine, Northwest wineries offer the best they have to offer, and visual art by artists from all around the west are displayed. The three-day event features a full slate of jazz acts. Past headliners have included the likes of the Temptations, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Mangione. The festival has enjoyed increasing popularity since its inception in 1998, and aims to serve as a major cultural event for Southwest Washington. For more information, visit www.vancouverjazzwine.com or call 360-906-0441.