Portland events calendar for July 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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

Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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Beer festival

July 1 - 3, 2016

1.1 miles north

Portland Craft Beer Festival features beer from 47 Portland breweries, plus cider, wine, and cheese with food carts at Fields Neighborhood Park.

Astoria Music Festival

July 1 - 3, 2016

95 miles NW

Hear a wide range of classical music that includes Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and chamber music at Astoria Music Festival in historic Astoria. David Bowie is memorialized in a symphony this year.

Blues festival

July 1 - 4, 2016

0.5 mile east

Waterfront Blues Festival features 60 performers on four stages, ending with fireworks on July 4th at at 10:05 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Science fiction/fantasy convention

July 1 - 4, 2016

1.8 miles NE

West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon) comes to Portland this year, with art, panels, costume contests, and vendors at DoubleTree by Hilton.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 1 - 4, 2016

30 miles SW

Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo, which includes a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks.

Bach music festival

July 1 - 10, 2016

Eugene & Portland

Oregon Bach Festival celebrates the music and legacy of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Weird theater

July 1 - 26, 2016 (begins June 23)

1.7 miles NW

Summerfest is four innovative and irreverent shows at CoHo Theater.

Lavender festival

July 2 - 3, 2016

71 miles east

Lavender Daze Festival, has music, crafts, plant sales, and local wine at Hood River Farms. No pets. Free. (Also see the lavender event listed under July 9 to 10.)


July 4, 2016

Best Fourth of July fireworks:

Chamber music

July 4, 2016 (8 p.m.)

4.4 miles SE

Hear fine classical music at The Power of Strings, when Chamber Music Northwest plays stringed instruments at Reed College.

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2016

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, 2016

13 miles NW

The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 8K, and 5K.

Concerts in the square

July 5 - Aug. 30, 2016 (Tuesdays)

0 miles

Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Tuesdays. Free.

Concerts on Main Street

July 6 - Sept. 7, 2016 (Wednesdays)

0.2 mile SW

Hear local musicians play funky soul to old-school country Wednesdays at Music on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Free.

Car race and show

July 7 - 10, 2016

8 miles north

Watch racers zip around the track in restored cars at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway.

Bead fair

July 8 - 10, 2016

1.5 miles NE

Shop from 70 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center.

Alternative music festival

July 8 - 10, 2016

118 miles south

Oregon Country Fair fills woods and meadows west of Eugene with sweet music, magicians, jesters, hippies, art, and food and craft vendors in Veneta. No pets.

French festival

July 9, 2016 (12 to 6 p.m.)

0.5 miles SW

The Bastille Festival features French food, wine, music, street performers, a costume parade, and an outdoor marketplace at the Portland Art Museum.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 9, 2016

3 miles north

Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, five stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore. Free.

Kids’ obstacle race

July 9, 2016 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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 9, 2016

78 miles east

Traffic Jam is a classic and vintage car show and swap meet that includes admission to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River.

Lavender weekend

July 9 - 10, 2016

Oregon locations

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

Zine festival

July 9 - 10, 2016

multiple locations

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

Float down the river

July 10, 2016

1 mile SE

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

Run through wine country

July 10, 2016

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.

Pirate & gypsy festival

July 14 - 18, 2016

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.

Berry festival

July 15 - 16, 2016

1 mile north

Oregon Berry Festival [sound] features berry vendors, berry products, music, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ crafts at Ecotrust parking lot. Free. The Gala Berry Dinner on July 14 is sold out.

Robin Hood Festival

July 15 - 16, 2016

17 miles SW

The 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 Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Parade Sat. at 10 a.m. Free.

Tribute-band concert

July 15 - 16, 2016

23 miles south

Hear 16 tribute bands play songs by Tom Petty, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Heart, Led Zeppelin, etc. at Harefest for age 21+ in Canby. Camping available.

Jazz festival

July 15 - 17, 2016

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.

Obstacle race

July 16, 2016

7 miles north

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Portland International Raceway.

Scottish highland games

July 16, 2016 (some events July 15)

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.

Gresham Arts Festival

July 16, 2016

17 miles east

Gresham Arts Festival has 150 artists, entertainment, music, and children’s activities in Gresham. Free.

Antique and collectibles show

July 16 - 17, 2016

7 miles north

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show [sound], 1400 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March and Oct.

Elegant car show

July 17, 2016

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.

Sour beer festival

July 19 - 25, 2016

2 miles east

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

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 21, 2016

8 miles north

Expect an exciting time at the biggest MX of the year for off-road motorcycles, the Motocross Anniversary Race at Portland International Raceway.

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 22 - 24, 2016

1.3 miles SE

PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 40 up-and-coming Portland bands with a beer garden and food vendors at 226 SE Madison St. for all ages. Free.

Dog show

July 22 - 24, 2016

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.

Tualatin art fair

July 22 - 24, 2016

12 miles south

ArtSplash is an art show and sale with live music and kids’ art activities at Tualatin Commons. Free.

Reggae music festival

July 22 - 24, 2016

70 miles south

Enjoy roots, rock, and reggae on two stages at the family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival near Albany. Camping. No dogs.

Electric vehicle day

July 23, 2016

0 miles

See electric vehicles and get information at the EV Fest in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Division/Clinton Street Fair

July 23, 2016 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

2 miles SE

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

Oregon City festival

July 23, 2016

13 miles SE

The First City Celebration has an art fair, food carts, vendors, live music, a kids’ zone, and The Oregon Trail Brew Fest.

Tasting in Sandy

July 23, 2016 (2 to 8 p.m.)

31 miles SE

Taste locally produced beer, wine, and food at Sip, Eat, & Stroll, which includes craft vendors and live music at a park-like setting in Sandy to fund charity.

Pints to Pasta 10K

July 24, 2016

2 miles south

Pints to Pasta 10K & Half Marathon is a run/walk that includes crossing two bridges, a free shuttle, and a finish party at OMSI with pasta, salad, bread, beer, and music.

People in the street

July 24, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Located 4 miles NE

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

Northwest films

July 26, 2016 (7 p.m.)

0.5 miles SW

See films from top filmmakers in Northwest states and meet three of them at Best of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour at Portland Community College.

Bach festival

July 28 - 29, 2016

39 miles south

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

Hawaiian festival

July 28 - 30, 2016

Portland and Vancouver

Three Days of Aloha offers workshops, hula dancing, a 5K run/walk, and a free Hawaiian festival on July 30 in Esther Short Park. Events vary by day.

Chamber music

July 28 - 31, 2016

Portland locations

Hear world-renowned artists at the Summer Festival of Chamber Music Northwest. Repeats in Jan.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 28 - 31, 2016

0.5 mile east

Try 80 different craft beers, eat pub food, hear live music, and learn about home brewing at Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Children accompanied by a parent are welcome and will enjoy the root beer garden. No pets.

County fair

July 28 - 31, 2016

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 28 - Aug. 25, 2016 (Thursdays)

0.5 miles NW

See films on a rooftop at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema Thursdays at the Hotel deLuxe, with local bands, cocktails, beer, and barbecue. No pets.

Movies in the Park

July 28 - Sept. 10, 2016

Portland parks

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


July 28 - Sept. 26, 2016

multiple locations

These discount prices include all ticket fees.

Dark comedy

July 29 - 30, 2016

0.5 miles NW

Based on a hit movie, Weekend at Bernie’s is the story of two bumbling guys who attempt to convince the world that their dead boss is very much alive, at The Siren Theater. Discount tickets $11.

Sports-car races

July 29 - 31, 2016

8 miles north

Watch sports-cars race on a two-mile course at Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Races. The highlight is the annual Rose Cup on Sunday at Portland International Raceway.

Pinot Noir Celebration

July 29 - 31, 2016 (SOLD OUT)

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.

Movies in the square

July 29 - Aug. 19, 2016 (Fridays)

0 miles

Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Concerts in the Park

July 29 - Aug. 28, 2016

Portland parks

Bring a blanket or chairs to hear a variety of Concerts in the Park. Free.

See separate page for Aug. 4 to 7 in Washington Park.

Zoo concerts

July 29 - Sept. 11, 2016 (July is SOLD OUT)

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

Book fair

July 30, 2016

0 miles

One hundred authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival, which also has publishers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Women’s soccer

July 30, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

0.7 miles west

Watch Portland Thorns play a game with Seattle Reign at Providence Park. Discount tickets $13.

Mermaid parade & swim

July 30, 2016 (assemble noon, parade 1 p.m.)

1 mile Ne

Wear a costume that celebrates ocean mythology in the first family-friendly Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which starts at 25 Waterfront Park Trail (next to Steel Bridge), goes south and ends at Poets Beach. Free.

International festival

July 30, 2016

10 miles west

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

Basketball tournament

July 30 - 31, 2016

1.5 miles NE

Rip City 3-on-3 is for all ages at the Rose Quarter.

Craft market

July 30 - 31, 2016

1.5 miles SE

Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music outside Rejuvenation. Free.

Slavic Festival

July 30 - 31, 2016

8.5 miles east

The Slavic Festival features art, music, dance, food, soccer, children’s activities, and vendors of Russia, the Ukraine, Serbia, and Armenia at Ventura Park. Free.

Lents Street Fair

July 31, 2016 (12 to 5 p.m.)

7.3 miles SE

Lents Street Fair has live music, food, beer, craft vendors, a kids’ area, a chicken beauty pageant, and the Belmont Goats at SE 91st Avenue and SE Foster Road. Free.

Mystery game

July 31, 2016

7.8 miles NE

The Secrets of Nibiru puts you in the study of a great world explorer, surrounded by artifacts, and you work in a group of 10 to solve clues and find the explorer before time runs out, at 11525 NE Halsey Street. Discount tickets $20.

River festival

July 31, 2016 (12 to 7 p.m.)

11.1 miles NW

Willamette River Festival is a celebration with live music, a beer garden, food carts, an environmental fair, live birds and fish, dance troupes, and walking tours at Cathedral Park. Free.

Bette Davis & Joan Crawford films

July 31 - Aug. 28, 2016

0.5 miles SW

Bette & Joan is a film festival featuring the two feuding Hollywood stars at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.
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