Portland events calendar for July 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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July 2014

Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in July 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 1 - 5, 2014

30 miles SW

Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo [sound]. Also enjoy a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks. Schedule.

Chamber music

July 1 - 27, 2014 (begins June 23)

Portland locations

Chamber Music Northwest gathers a variety of the world’s distinguished artists for its Summer Festival.

Blues festival

July 3 - 6, 2014

0.5 mile east

Waterfront Blues Festival features 125 performances on four stages, plus fireworks on July 4th, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.


July 4, 2014

Best Fourth of July fireworks:

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2014

10 miles north

Independence Day At Fort Vancouver includes music and activities at noon and fireworks at 10:05 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Fourth of July run

July 4, 2014

13 miles NW

The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, and 5K.

Electric vehicle day

July 5, 2014

0 miles

See electric vehicles and get information at EV Celebration Day in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Movies in the Park

July 5 - 31, 2014 (June 26 - Sept. 13)

Portland parks

Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

Concerts in the Park

July 7 - Aug. 28, 2014

Portland parks

Bring a blanket or chairs to hear a variety of Concerts in the Park. Separate list for Washington Park. Free.

Audition for American Idol

July 9, 2014

0.1 miles west

Show up to sing when The American Idol Bus Tour comes to Director Park, after reading the FAQ. Free.

Concerts on Main Street

July 9 - Aug. 27, 2014 (Wednesdays)

0.2 mile SW

Hear local musicians play funky soul to old-school country 5 to 7 p.m. at Music on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. July 9, 16, 23, 30. August 6, 13, 20, 27. Free.

Zoo concerts

July 10 - Aug. 23, 2014 (dates below)

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and same-day zoo pass. June 21, 27. July 10, 12, 17, 18, 25, 27, 30. Aug. 1, 8, 13, 16, 22, 23.

Break a world record

July 11, 2014

0 miles

Take part in breaking a yoga world record at The Great Namaste in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Non-conformity conference

July 11 - 13, 2014

0.2 mile SW

World Domination Summit, founded by the author of The Art of Non-Conformity, is “about unconventional, remarkable people coming together for a weekend of adventure” at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Bead fair

July 11 - 13, 2014

1.5 miles NE

Shop from 80 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center.

Car race and show

July 11 - 13, 2014

8 miles north

See 250 historic cars race, talk to drivers and crew, and see 700 collector cars and hot rods at Portland Historic Races at Portland International Raceway.

Sour beer festival

July 11 - 17, 2014

2 miles east

Check out 50 sour, wild, and funky beers during Puckerfest at Belmont Station. Cash only.

French festival

July 12, 2014

0.1 mile west

Celebrate all things French, including food from top chefs, a wine garden, art, books, crafts, and music at Bastille en Ville at Director Park. Free entry.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 12, 2014

3 miles north

Mississippi Street Fair offers 275 local vendors and craft booths, five stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore. Free.

Kids’ obstacle race

July 12, 2014

14 miles SW

Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

Hood River car show

July 12, 2014

78 miles east

Traffic Jam is a classic and vintage car show that includes entry to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River.
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Zine festival

July 12 - 13, 2014

2 miles NE

A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Portland Zine Symposium has panel discussions, workshops, and tables for buying and selling zines at Ambridge Event Center. Free.

Antique and collectibles show

July 12 - 13, 2014

7 miles north

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, 1300 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March and Oct.

Lavender festival

July 12 - 13, 2014

Oregon locations

Enjoy the beauty and aroma of lavender fields, and attend special events at farms and nurseries around the state during Oregon Lavender Festival.

Run through wine country

July 13, 2014

26 miles SW

Run the Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on vineyard trails through the beautiful Dundee Hills, and then taste wines at the post-race party.

Concerts in the square

July 15 - Aug. 19, 2014 (Tues. & Thurs.)

0 miles

Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; and Aug. 5, 7, 12, 14. Free

Pirate & gypsy festival

July 17 - 21, 2014

81 miles south

Calling all pirates and gypsies to SeaDog Nights and Gypsy Carnival to dance, play, compete, entertain, shop, and party at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon.

Scottish highland games

July 18 - 19, 2014

14 miles east

Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing at Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. No smoking or pets.

Robin Hood Festival

July 18 - 19, 2014

17 miles SW

Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery, castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a kids’ area, and a Saturday parade in Sherwood. Free.

Sand in the City

July 18 - 20, 2014

0 miles

Fifteen teams begin carving giant sculptures from tons of sand at 10 a.m. Friday for Sand in the City at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 18 - 20, 2014

1.1 miles SE

PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 40 up-and-coming Portland bands and artists with indoor/outdoor stages and food carts at Audio Cinema for all ages. Free.

Films under the bridge

July 18 - 20, 2014

2 miles SE

Bring a car, blanket, or chair to see films at Drive-In at Zidell Yards under Ross Island Bridge. Cash only.
  • July 18 - Purple Rain (R) & Mean Streets (R)
  • July 19 - Dirty Dancing (PG-13) & Enter the Dragon (R)
  • July 20 - Stand by Me (R)

Dog show

July 18 - 20, 2014

7 miles north

Stumptown Cluster - Portland Kennel Club Dog Show has specialty breeds on Friday and all breeds on Saturday and Sunday at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Jazz festival

July 18 - 20, 2014

7 miles NW

Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.

Gresham Arts Festival

July 19, 2014

17 miles east

Gresham Arts Festival (formerly Gresham Art Walk) has 150 artists, entertainment, music, and children’s activities in Gresham. Free.

Lavender festival

July 19 - 20, 2014

71 miles east

Missed the state lavender festival July 12-13? Visit Lavender Daze Festival at Hood River Farms. Free.

Elegant car show

July 20, 2014

30 miles west

Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance has more than 300 antique, classic, sport, race, and collector cars to browse plus live music, beer & wine, and fine food on the beautiful Pacific University campus.

Bach festival

July 23 - 25, 2014

39 miles south

Abbey Bach Festival features singing monks, a choir or organ presentation, a catered picnic outdoors, and an indoor concert at beautiful Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 23 - 27, 2014

0.5 mile east

Try 80 different craft beers (or visit the root beer garden), eat pub food, hear live music, and learn about home brewing at Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 24, 2014

8 miles north

Expect an exciting time at the biggest MX of the year, the Motocross Anniversary Race at Portland International Raceway.

Hawaiian festival

July 24 - 26, 2014

Portland and Vancouver

Three Days of Aloha offers workshops, hula dancing, a 5K run/walk, and a free Hawaiian festival in Esther Short Park. Events vary by day.

County fair

July 24 - 27, 2014

15 miles west

Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, a kid village, food booths, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro. Free.

Movies on a rooftop

July 24 - Aug. 28, 2014

0.5 miles NW

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is films on a rooftop Thursdays at the Hotel deLuxe, and it includes local bands, cocktails, beer, and barbecue. Cash only.

Pinot Noir Celebration

July 25 - 27, 2014

40 miles SW

The International Pinot Noir Celebration attracts world-renowned winemakers, chefs, epicures, and wine lovers to Linfield College in McMinnville to taste Pinot noir, savor fine food, and tour a vineyard.

Reggae music festival

July 25 - 27, 2014

79 miles NW

Enjoy roots, rock, and reggae on two stages at the family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival near Astoria.

Fairy festival

July 25 - 27, 2014

117 miles south

Faerieworlds International Faerie Festival is billed as the world’s largest faerie festival and features costumed faeries, music, entertainment, a food court, and 150 vendors of art, literature, and crafts at Mount Pisgah in Eugene.

Movies in the square

July 25 - Aug. 29, 2014

0 miles

Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square July 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 29. Free.
  • July 25 - Ghostbusters (PG)

Heritage Home Tour

July 26, 2014

Portland locations

Visit five distinctive Portland homes and learn about their history, architecture, and craftsmanship on the Heritage Home Tour.

Book fair

July 26, 2014

0 miles

Fifty critically acclaimed authors show their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Division/Clinton Street Fair

July 26, 2014

2 miles SE

Division/Clinton Street Fair has a wacky parade at 10:45 a.m. It offers arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events. Free.

International festival

July 26, 2014

10 miles west

Beaverton International Celebration features the food, art, costumes, dance, and music of many countries at 15707 SW Walker Rd. in Beaverton. Free.

Slavic Festival

July 26, 2014

10 miles SE

The Slavic Festival features art, music, dance, food, and children’s activities of Russia, the Ukraine, Serbia and Armenia, plus a Russian movie at Lents Park.

Street of Dreams

July 26 - Aug. 24, 2014

12 miles SW

Tour five custom landscaped homes for $15 at NW Natural Street of Dreams, which has an outdoor cafe all day plus events some evenings in Happy Valley.

Float down the river

July 27, 2014

1 mile SE

Jump in the Willamette River with a lifejacket and inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with music barge, food carts & beer garden.

People in the street

July 27, 2014

Located 3.8 miles NE

Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 8 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.

Street fair

July 27, 2014

7.6 miles SE

Lents Street Fair has a 12:15 p.m. family parade, food, beer, root beer, live music, and live goats.
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