Portland events calendar for June 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.

Comedy festival

June 1 - 5, 2016

1.5 miles east

Bridgetown Comedy Festival showcases hilarious local and nationally known comedians in bars and theaters in the East Burnside area.

CityFair & fireworks

June 2 - 12, 2016 (dates below)

0.5 mile east

CityFair has carnival rides, exhibits, a food fair, beer, fireworks May 27 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Open May 27-30, June 2-5 and 8-12.

Scrapbook convention

June 3 - 4, 2016

1.5 miles NE

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention at Oregon Convention Center.

Used book fair

June 3 - 4, 2016

2 miles NE

Browse thousands of independent booksellers’ books at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair at DoubleTree Hotel.

Canby taste

June 3 - 5, 2016

25 miles south

Buy samples of wine, beer, and food; hear live music; and see vendors at Canby Wine, Food & Brew.

Starlight Parade & Run

June 4, 2016

0.7 miles NW

Join 325,000 spectators at the 8:30 p.m. Starlight Parade, or wear a costume and run past them in the Starlight Run 5K that begins at Lincoln High School track.

Craft show

June 4, 2016

1 mile NW

Shop from 200 artists and craft makers at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale at the Oregon Convention Center. Repeats in Dec. Free.

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball

June 4, 2016

1 miles east

Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a formal gala at the Melody Ballroom with gothic and industrial music, a classic midnight waltz, full bars, and a catered meal.

Buddhist festival

June 4, 2016

2 miles east

A bell rings 108 times to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park. Free.

Kids’ run

June 4, 2016

13.4 miles south

The Blender Dash for children from 6 to 15 years old includes color, mud, foam, obstacles, and zombies at Tualatin Community Park.

Meteorite festival

June 4, 2016

16 miles NW

Meteorite and Family Fun Day includes cutting open geodes, kids’ games, scavenger hunts, and talks by a meteorite expert at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro.

Kids’ rodeo

June 4 - 5, 2016

30 miles SW

Watch children perform barrel racing, goat tying, bareback and saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, calf riding, and more at the Youth Rodeo. Free.

Green living fair

June 4 - 5, 2016

68 miles south

Learn about sustainable lifestyle, renewable energy, organic gardening, small-scale farming, and green construction at Mother Earth News Fair in Albany.

Silent-film awards

June 8, 2016 (7 p.m.)

4 miles NE

Watch the best silent films made by kids under 21 accompanied by live music at International Awards Show of International Youth Silent Film Festival at Hollywood Theatre. (See May 23 for NW regional.)

Children’s parade

June 8, 2016 (1 p.m.)

4.5 miles NE

The Junior Parade has 32 bands, mascots like Fred Bear, kids in animal costumes, and decorated bicycles at NE Sandy and 52nd in the Hollywood District. Free.

Tour military ships

June 8 - 12, 2016

0.5 mile east

Tour military vessels at Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Fleet Week. Free.

Flower show

June 9 - 10, 2016

3 miles NE

The Portland Rose Society’s Spring Rose Show at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink is billed as America’s largest and longest-running rose show.

Beer week

June 9 - 19, 2016

Portland locations

Bars and breweries host dozens of beer-tasting and food-pairing events during Portland Beer Week.

Fruit beer festival

June 10 - 12, 2016

1 mile NE

Buy a ticket to try 40 fantastically fruity beers and ciders from 25 breweries outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival at E Burnside St. & NE 7th Ave.

Floral parade & walk

June 11, 2016

1.5 miles NE

The 10 a.m. Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade has floral floats, marching bands, and optional indoor seating where it begins in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To participate, register for the 9:30 a.m. Grand Floral Walk.

Scandinavian festival

June 11, 2016 (uncertain)

6 miles SE

Celebrate summer solstice with games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, and a Maypole raising at Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park.

Car show

June 11, 2016

17 miles SW

See 500 hot rods, classics, collector & custom cars, a burnout contest, vendors, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden with live music at Cruisin’ Sherwood.

Sandcastles at the ocean

June 11, 2016

79 miles NW

See dozens of elaborate creations on the Pacific coast at the Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach. Free.

Dragon boat races

June 11 - 12, 2016

0.5 mile SE

Watch 80 teams compete in a series of races on the Willamette River at Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Hawthorne Bridge. Free.

Track meet

June 11 - 12, 2016

7 miles south

Portland Track Festival is a high-performance track-and-field meet for athletes preparing for summer championship season, at Lewis & Clark College.

Festival of Flowers

June 15 - 17, 2016

0 miles

See a giant design made from 20,000 flowers during Festival of Flowers in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Beer & food pairings

June 16, 2016

43 miles south

Enjoy courses of small plates paired with beer from local breweries at Brewer’s Tasting Dinner at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Cider tasting

June 17 - 18, 2016

1.1 miles north

Taste 150 artisan ciders from the NW and around the world, eat restaurant food, and hear live music at The Fields Neighborhood Park during Cider Summit NW Festival. Must be 21 due to alcohol content.

Innovative show

June 17 - 19, 2016

0.5 mile NW

Risk/Reward Festival is a micro-festival of 20-minute live dance, theater, and music performances by eight artists at Artists Repertory Theatre.

Indian powwow

June 17 - 19, 2016

7 miles north

City of Roses Delta Park Powwow & Encampment features competition dancing, drumming, a silent auction, a fun run/walk, art and craft vendors, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. Free.

Sports-car races

June 17 - 19, 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.

Marathon & beer festival

June 17 - 19, 2016

9 miles north

Vancouver USA Marathon has a health and fitness expo Friday & Saturday; a 5K and kids’ run Saturday; a marathon & half marathon Sunday, and a Summer Brewfest all three days in Esther Short Park.

Berry festival

June 17 - 19, 2016

15 miles south

The Strawberry Festival at Lee Farms features food (pies, shortcake, milkshakes) and kids’ activities that require a wristband (pony rides, bounce house, hay maze, pedal carts).

Beer in the garden

June 17 - 19, 2016

43 miles south

Try beer from 70 breweries, enjoy good food, and hear live music on Father’s Day weekend at Oregon Garden Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Annual dance show

June 17-19 and 24-26, 2016

0.5 miles west

See edgy new dance accompanied with piano, cello, and vocals at X-Posed in Polaris Dance Theatre.

Pride festival & parade

June 18 - 19, 2016

0.5 mile east

Portland Pride Festival and Parade are both the same weekend. The parade begins 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Ave. & W Burnside Street (map). The festival is both days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Renaissance fair

June 18 - 19, 2016

21.2 miles south

Mingle with medieval knights, jesters, peasants, and artisans at the Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby.

Classical music

June 18 - July 2, 2016

Portland locations

Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

Father’s Day cruise

June 19, 2016

two locations

Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or no meal in Portland or Cascade Locks in the gorge.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 19, 2016

Portland area

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Yoga day

June 21, 2016

0 miles

Register for a free class, or stop by to learn more on International Yoga Day at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Doctors playing music

June 23, 2016

0.6 miles NW

Hear three bands competing to win the Battle of the Doctor Bands at Lola’s Room.

Sun festival

June 23 - 26, 2016

43 miles NW

SunFest Summer Solstice Festival celebrates the longest day of the year with workshops, drumming, rituals, and dancing around the fire near Vernonia.

International beer festival

June 24 - 26, 2016

2 miles NE

Enjoy 150 world-class beers, including the rare and exotic, as you stroll around the park listening to music at the Portland International Beerfest at Holladay Park at Lloyd Center. Free parking.

Multi-cultural festival

June 24 - 26, 2016

2 miles north

Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, a beer and wine garden, and a Sat. parade at Lillis Albina Park. Free.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 24 - 26, 2016

8 miles south

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a juried craft fair with 110 booths, a music stage, food court, and wine and beer pavilion in Lake Oswego. No pets. Donation.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 24 - 26, 2016

13 miles SW

The Festival of Balloons has balloon launches at 5:45 a.m., glowing balloons Fri. & Sat. at dusk, a craft show, carnival, vendors, food, soccer tournament, beer garden, car show Sun. at Cook Park in Tigard.

Bach music festival

June 24 - July 10, 2016

Eugene & Portland

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

Naked bike ride

June 25, 2016

2 miles SE

Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering in Col. Summers City Park at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. ride.

Gourmet bike ride

June 25, 2016

43 miles south

Petal Pedal is a scenic long-distance bicycle ride from Silverton that includes meals and beer.

Wine & jazz festival

June 25, 2016

48 miles south

Meet local winemakers, sample their wine, and listen to jazz while you stroll the gardens during Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest at Deepwood Estate in Salem.

Windsurfing festival

June 25, 2016

69 miles east

Check out gear, see demos and races, play games, hear live music and eat at Beach Bash in Hood River.

Green arts festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

9 miles north

See works by 130 artists who use at least 75% recycled material, and enjoy music, juggling, and family activities at the Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Free.

International festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

47 miles south

Billed as Oregon’s largest multicultural event, World Beat Festival has 81 performers on nine stages, and international foods and crafts in Salem. Donation.

Kite festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

90 miles SW

Both days of the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival include a kite-making workshop, kids’ parade, and professional shows at the beach. Repeats Oct. Free.

Chamber music

June 25 - July 31, 2016

Portland locations

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

Sake festival

June 30, 2016

0.3 mile NW

Try 130 samples of sake, plum wine, and beer paired with food at Sake Fest PDX at the Sentinel Hotel.

Bull riding

June 30, 2016

30 miles SW

Professional Bull Riders take on the fiercest bucking bulls at St. Paul Rodeo Arena.

Jewish film festival

June 2016 (undated)

0.5 mile SW

Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity worldwide at the Portland Art Museum.

Short films

June 2016 (undated)

0.5 miles SW

See 10 top films from Northwest filmmakers at Best of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Fest at the Portland Art Museum.

Beer with cheese

June 2016 (undated)

1.7 miles east

Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Commons Brewery on Father’s Day.

Weird theater

June 2016 (undated)

2 miles NW

Summerfest is 5 innovative and irreverent shows on 5 weekends at CoHo Theater.

Zoo concerts

June 2016 (undated)

3 miles west

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

People in the street

June 2016 (undated)

Located 4 miles north

Walk, bike or roller-skate on 9.5 miles of streets when most cars are banned for North Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.

Milk Carton Boat Race

June 2016 (undated)

4.5 miles SE

Watch human-powered watercraft made from milk jugs & cartons compete at the Portland Rose Festival Milk Carton Boat Race in Westmoreland Park. Free.

Scavenger hunt

June 2016 (undated)

8.6 miles north

Summer Solstice - Urban Obstacle Race is an urban adventure race of 3 to 6 miles with clues, a costume contest, and a ticket to brewfest in Vancouver.

Barbecue, beer & berries

June 2016 (undated)

32 miles south

Enjoy strawberries, craft beer and wine, live music, hayrides, and farm animals at Berries, Brews & BBQs at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.

Scavenger hunt

June 2016 (undated)

47 miles south

Questival is a 24-hour adventure that begins with a party in Salem. Your team completes challenges via smartphone app to win a trip to Central America. An 8-hour version without prizes also is available.
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