Portland events calendar for July 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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

Miles are from Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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Electric vehicle day

July 1, 2017

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

Beer festival

July 1 - 2, 2017

1.1 miles north

Portland Craft Beer Festival features 60 breweries, cideries, and wineries, plus food carts at Fields Neighborhood Park, for age 21+ except Sunday.

Steampunk convention

July 1 - 2, 2017

1.8 miles NE

GEAR con includes panel discussions, evening entertainment, workshops, a costume content, a Friday burlesque show, and a Saturday cabaret at DoubleTree by Hilton. Some events are age 18+.

Wizard of Oz convention

July 1 - 2, 2017

11.4 miles NE

Celebrating the fictional Land of Oz, OzCon includes panel discussions, vendors, costumes, treasure hunts, and a re-creation of the 1933 “Wizard of Oz” radio program at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

Blues festival

July 1 - 4, 2017

0.5 mile east

Waterfront Blues Festival features 80 performers on multiple stages, with fireworks on July 4 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 1 - 4, 2017

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 carnival, art show, July 4 BBQ, and nightly fireworks. Schedule.

Bach music festival in Eugene

July 1 - 15, 2017

112 miles south

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

Weird theater

July 1 - 16, 2017

1.7 miles NW

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

Fourth of July early

July 3, 2017

43 miles south

Food vendors and bars open at 4 p.m., live music is 7 to 11:30 p.m., and the fireworks are at 10 p.m. during July 3rd Fireworks at Oregon Garden in Silverton.


July 4, 2017

Many of these are all-day family events.

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2017

10 miles north

Independence Day At Fort Vancouver includes music and activities at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10:05 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free this year.

Fourth of July run

July 4, 2017

13 miles NW

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

Traditional Fourth of July

July 4, 2017 (6 p.m.)

16 miles south

Star Spangled 4th of July includes the raising of the flag, the national anthem, patriotic speeches, games, a country band, picnic or food for sale, and fireworks at dusk at Willamette Park in West Linn. Free.

Concerts on Main Street

July 5 - Sept. 6 2017 (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.

Bead fair

July 7 - 9, 2017

1.5 miles NE

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

Sports-car races

July 7 - 9, 2017

8 miles north

Watch sports-cars race on a two-mile course at Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Races, with final races Sunday afternoon at Portland International Raceway.

Alternative music festival

July 7 - 9, 2017

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.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 8, 2017

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 Avenue (from Fremont to Skidmore). Free.

Hood River car show

July 8, 2017

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 8 - 9, 2017

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.

Lavender festival

July 8 - 9, 2017

71 miles east

Lavender Daze Festival has music, crafts, plant sales, and local wine at Hood River Farms. No pets. Free.

Run through wine country

July 9, 2017

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.

Inspirational conference

July 11 - 17, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

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.

Concerts in Newberg

July 11 - Aug. 29, 2017 (Tues. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

25.7 miles SW

Family-friendly Tunes on Tuesday presents a different band each night and has food and wine vendors outside Chehalem Cultural Center. Free.

Concerts in the square

July 11 - Aug. 29, 2017 (Tuesdays at noon)

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

Block party

July 12, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)

2 miles NW

Sponsored by Willamette Week, Best of Portland Party is an all-ages event with food carts, a bar, and local vendors on NW Quimby Street. Free admission.

Spanish food festival

July 13 - 16, 2017

multiple locations

La Ruta PDX celebrates Spanish cuisine with a series of dinners, a film, a sherry seminar, a Saturday trade show, and a Sunday tasting event at Director Park.

Folk music

July 14, 2017 (8 p.m.)

4.7 miles NE

Hear seven artists perform Woody Guthrie’s NW Songs, including songs the American singer-songwriter wrote but never recorded, at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Robin Hood Festival

July 14 - 15, 2017

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 (10 a.m. Saturday). Free.

Tribute-band concert

July 14 - 15, 2017

23 miles south

Hear 17 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 14 - 16, 2017

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.

French festival

July 15, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.)

0.9 miles NW

Bastille Day Festival has French food, wine, music, street performers, a costume contest, a waiters’ race, and a marketplace at Jamison Square Park. Free.

Float down the river

July 15, 2017

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.

Visit artists’ studios

July 15, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)

2.9 miles NW

Meet artists, tour their spaces, learn techniques, and explore the sprawling complex of vintage World War II buildings at North West Marine Ironworks during the NW Marine Ironworks Summer Showcase. Free.

Scottish highland games

July 15, 2017

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 15, 2017 (auction on Friday)

17 miles east

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

Antique and collectibles show

July 15 - 16, 2017

7 miles north

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 1400 vendors selling furniture, movie memorabilia, glassware, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March & Oct.

Elegant car show

July 16, 2017

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 18 - 24, 2017

2 miles east

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

Pirate & gypsy festival

July 20 - 24, 2017

81 miles south

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

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 21 - 23, 2017

1.3 miles SE

PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 35 up-and-coming Portland bands with a street fair and food carts at AudioCinema for all ages. Free.

Dog show

July 21 - 23, 2017

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 21 - 23, 2017

12 miles south

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

Division/Clinton Street Fair

July 22, 2017

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.

Tea festival

July 22, 2017

2.9 miles west

Tea Fest PDX has tea tastings, vendor booths, classes, speakers, a Japanese tea ceremony, and British tea traditions at World Forestry Center in Washington Park. Children 12 and younger are free.

Refugee celebration

July 22, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

7.5 miles north

Portland World Refugee Day promises a “fun, family-friendly event to welcome and show support for refugees in our state” with food, music, dance, and soccer at Delta Park - Owens Sports Complex. Free.

Night market in Beaverton

July 22, 2017 (5 to 10 p.m.)

8.2 miles SW

Beaverton Night Market promises a family-friendly event with ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round. Free.

Oregon City festival

July 22, 2017

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.

Zine festival

July 22 - 23, 2017

6 miles east

A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Portland Zine Symposium has tables for buying and selling zines, plus panel discussions and workshops at 8114 SE Division Street. Free.

Slavic Festival

July 22 - 23, 2017

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.

People in the street

July 23, 2017

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.

Dance films

July 26, 2017

0.3 miles SW

Movement and Flow begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and then screens six short Portland-made films featuring dance and movement at 7 p.m. at Portland Art Museum.

Science-fiction comedy

July 26, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

9.2 miles south

Extra-terrestrial Kreton lands his spaceship in the middle of a suburban garden in Visit to a Small Planet, a quirky comedy about American culture by Gore Vidal at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 27, 2017 (6 p.m., practice at 5 p.m.)

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.

Bach festival

July 28, 2017

39 miles south

Abbey Bach Festival features singers and musicians in the church, a catered picnic outdoors, and an evening indoor concert at beautiful Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict.

Hawaiian festival

July 28 - 29, 2017

Portland and Vancouver

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

Chamber music

July 28 - 30, 2017

Portland locations

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

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 28 - 30, 2017

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 soda garden. No pets.

Car race and show

July 28 - 30, 2017

8 miles north

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

County fair

July 28 - 30, 2017

15 miles west

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

Wine event

July 28 - 30, 2017

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 28 - 30, 2017

41 miles SE

Hear roots, rock, and reggae at the family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival held 13 miles east of Sandy. Camping. No dogs.

Movies in the square

July 28 - Aug. 18, 2017 (Fridays)

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Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square at dusk, preceded by music at 7 p.m. Free.
  • July 21 - Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
  • July 28 - The Little Mermaid (G)

Concerts in the Park

July 28 - Sept. 8, 2017 (6:30 p.m.)

Portland parks

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

Movies in the Park

July 28 - Sept. 8, 2017

Portland parks

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

Book fair

July 29, 2017

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Sixty authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Mermaid parade & party

July 29, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

1 mile Ne

Wear a costume that celebrates ocean mythology for family-friendly Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which begins at noon with a ceremony at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (north of Burnside Bridge), and heads south at 1 p.m. to Poets Beach for swimming and a beach party. Free. The 8 p.m. Siren’s Masquerade Ball for age 21+ has a dress code.

Basketball tournament

July 29 - 30, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Rip City 3-on-3 in the Rose Quarter is for age 8+.

Craft market

July 29 - 30, 2017

1.5 miles SE

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

Steam-engine festival

July 29 - 30 and Aug. 5 - 6, 2017

39 miles south

Watch a parade of vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles at 1:30 p.m. each day; take train and trolley rides; see steam saw milling, tractor pulling, and machinery demos; and visit a blacksmith, country store, and flea market during Steam-Up in Brooks.

French films

July 29 - Aug. 29, 2017

0.3 miles SW

Classic French Cinema screens the great films that built France’s cinema legacy at Portland Art Museum.

Zoo concerts

July 29 - Sept. 9, 2017 (from June)

3 miles west

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

Art among roses

July 30, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

4 miles north

See works by dozens of local artists on display at Art in the Rose Garden at Peninsula Park. Free.

Montavilla Street Fair

July 30, 2017

5.1 miles east

Montavilla Street Fair is a neighborhood event with vendors, two music stages, and a kids’ area at SE Stark Street (from 76th Ave. to 82nd Ave.). Free.

River festival

July 30, 2017 (1 to 10 p.m.)

11.1 miles NW

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