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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June 2016

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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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, beer, a food fair, and fireworks on May 27 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Open May 27-30, June 2-5 & 9-12.

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.

Cornhole weekend

June 3 - 4, 2016

26 miles west

Cornhole is a game of tossing beanbags filled with corn. You’re welcome to attend the pre-tournament festival Saturday or the tournament Sunday of the Oregon State Championships in Forest Grove.

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.

Festival of Flowers

June 3 - 14, 2016

0 miles

See a giant design made from 20,000 flowers during Festival of Flowers in Pioneer Courthouse Square, with live music at noon June 3, 4, 6, 7, and 13. Free.

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 (9 p.m.)

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

Hear 108 bells ring at noon to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and a kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park. Free.

See modern homes

June 4, 2016 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

multiple locations

Portland Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit to eight houses in the greater Portland area, including a houseboat. Tickets are $35 in advance.

Kids’ run

June 4, 2016

13.4 miles south

The Blender Dash for children from 6 to 9 and 10 to 15 years old includes color, mud, foam, obstacles (and zombies for older kids) 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.

Dog walk

June 4, 2016

23 miles NE

Hike on the Dike offers food, music, K9 demos, a 2.77 mile walk, a 5k run, or a 10k run along the Columbia River in Washougal, WA to aid the Humane Society.

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

Barbecue, beer & berries

June 4 - 19, 2016 (weekends)

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.

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 the International Awards Show of the International Youth Silent Film Festival at the 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.

Free piano concert

June 8, 2016 (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)

12.5 miles NW

The two women of XXDigitusDuo play music ranging from Frank Zappa to Radiohead at Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus. 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.

Tour military ships

June 9 - 12, 2016 (ships start arriving June 8)

0.5 mile east

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

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Beer week

June 9 - 19, 2016

Portland locations

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

Adventure race

June 10, 2016

12.8 miles east

Questival is a 24-hour adventure that begins with a party at Gresham Skate World. Your team completes challenges via smartphone app to win an exotic trip.

Fruit beer festival

June 10 - 12, 2016

0.5 miles north

Buy a ticket to try 40 fantastically fruity beers and ciders from 25 breweries outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival at North Park Blocks.

Beer & wine festival

June 10 - 12, 2016

9 miles north

The Craft Beer & Winefest of Vancouver features 150 wines, 50 craft beers, food for sale, live music, and vendors at Esther Short Park.

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 of 4.2 miles.

Vegan festival

June 11, 2016 (12 to 7 p.m.)

1.6 miles south

Vegan Beer and Food Festival features more than 50 breweries plus food vendors, a vegan marketplace, and live music at Zidell Yards for age 21+.

Sangria party

June 11, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles SE

Enjoy a tasty drink made with wine and fruit, plus wine tasting, light appetizers, and live music at the Summer Sangria Party at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Scandinavian festival

June 11, 2016

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 beach

June 11, 2016 (some events June 10 & 12)

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.

Geeky art fair

June 11 - 12, 2016 (free party June 10)

1.7 miles NE

GeekCraft Expo is a curated market of handmade geeky crafts at DoubleTree by Hilton. 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 the summer championship season, at Lewis & Clark College.

Wild party

June 12, 2016 (3 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

1.3 miles SE

BarFly’s Anniversary Bash includes entertainment, tastings, and tasteless shenanigans at White Owl.

Beer & food pairings

June 16, 2016 (7 p.m.)

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 Portland. 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.

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), farm animals, and kids’ activities that require a wristband (bounce pillow, hay maze, hayride, slide, barrel wagon ride).

Beer in the garden

June 17 - 19, 2016

43 miles south

Try beer from 60 breweries, enjoy good food, and hear live music on Father’s Day weekend at Oregon Garden Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Outdoor electronic music festival

June 17 - 20, 2016

109 miles east

In addition to music, What the Festival offers the charms of a “summer camp for adults” with tents, bathing suits, a giant wading pool, beautiful views, spiritual gatherings, and a friendly Portland vibe on a ranch in Dufur.

Beer with cheese

June 18, 2016 (1 p.m., VIP noon)

1.1 miles east

Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Wayfinder Beer.

Ideas conference

June 18, 2016

1.6 miles east

Hear 13 fascinating speakers talk about a variety of subjects at TEDxMtHood in Revolution Hall.

Run in your underwear

June 18, 2016 (9 a.m.)

6.4 miles north

Portland Undy Run/Walk is a family and pet friendly 5K and 1-mile event for charity at Portland Meadows.

Pride festival & parade

June 18 - 19, 2016 (12 to 6 p.m.)

0.5 mile east

Portland Pride Festival includes food vendors and exhibitors both days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The Sunday Portland Pride Parade begins 11 a.m. at NW Park Avenue & W. Burnside Street. Free.

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.

Father’s Day cruise

June 19, 2016

two locations

Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or just views 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.

Zoo concerts

June 19 - Sept. 9, 2016

3 miles west

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

Yoga day

June 21, 2016 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

0 miles

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

Sake festival

June 22, 2016 (6:30 p.m., VIP 5:30)

0.1 miles south

Try 140 samples of sake, plum wine, and beer paired with food at Sake Fest PDX at Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

Doctors playing music

June 23, 2016 (7 p.m.)

0.6 miles NW

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

Festival in the Gorge

June 24 - 25, 2016 (begins Fri. 6 p.m.)

45.4 miles east

Gorge Blues and Brews Festival features locally made beer and wine, live music, and great scenery in Stevenson, WA for age 21+.

Naked bike ride

June 25, 2016

6.6 miles SE

Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering at Mt. Scott 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 (4 to 9 p.m.)

48 miles south

Meet local winemakers, sample wine, and hear jazz as you stroll the gardens during Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest at Deepwood Museum & Gardens in Salem.

International beer festival

June 26, 2016

2 miles NE

Enjoy 200 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 26, 2016

2 miles north

Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine garden at Lillis Albina Park. A Saturday parade begins at King School Park at 11 a.m. and ends at the festival. Free.

People in the street

June 26, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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 26, 2016 (11 a.m.)

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.

Mexican folk music

June 26, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

4.7 miles NE

Edna Vazquez & the Villalobos Brothers perform live at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Discount tickets $10.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 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 & beer pavilion in Lake Oswego. Donation. Parking.

Green arts festival

June 26, 2016

9 miles north

See works by 150 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.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 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, and a Sunday car show at Cook Park in Tigard.

Sun festival

June 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 festival

June 26, 2016

47 miles south

Billed as Oregon’s largest multicultural event, World Beat Festival features performances, food, and crafts from many countries in Salem. Donation.

Windsurfing festival

June 26, 2016

63 miles NE

Watch windsurfing demonstrations and races, check out gear, play games, hear live music, and eat at the Beach Party at Hood River Event Site.

Kite festival

June 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.

Jewish film festival

June 26 - 29, 2016

0.5 mile SW

Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity worldwide at the Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

Astoria Music Festival

June 26 - July 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.

Bach music festival

June 26 - July 10, 2016

Eugene & Portland

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

Weird theater

June 26 - July 17, 2016

1.7 miles NW

Summerfest is four innovative and irreverent shows at CoHo Theater. Discount tickets $10.

Chamber music

June 27 - July 31, 2016

Portland locations

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

Classical music

June 28, 2016

Portland locations

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

Bull riding

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

30 miles SW

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