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

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

Electric vehicle day

July 1, 2017

0 miles

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

Beer festival

July 1 - 2, 2017 (begins June 30)

1.1 miles north

Portland Craft Beer Festival features beer from 57 Portland breweries, plus cider, wine, and cheese with food carts at Fields Neighborhood Park.

Blues festival

July 1 - 4, 2017 (begins June 30)

0.5 mile east

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

St. Paul Rodeo

July 1 - 4, 2017 (begins June 30)

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 (begins June 29)

112 miles south

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

Weird theater

July 1 - 16, 2017 (begins June 15)

1.7 miles NW

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

Sherlock Holmes comedy

July 1 - 23, 2017 (begins June 30)

17.7 miles SE

Baskerville is a “madcap sendup” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic whodunit, a fast-paced adventure full of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit at Clackamas Repertory Theatre in Oregon City.

Discount tickets $15 (youth $6) at Goldstar.

Chamber music

July 1 - 30, 2017 (begins June 26)

Portland locations

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

Fireworks

July 4, 2017

Fireworks dates below are confirmed.

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2017

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, 2017

13 miles NW

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

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.

Concerts in the Park

July 5 - 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 6 - Sept. 8, 2017

Portland parks

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

Bead fair

July 7 - 9, 2017

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.

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 Ave. 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

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 the square

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

0 miles

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

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 trade show, and a big tasting at Director Park on Sunday.

Thursday afternoon cruise

July 13 - Sept. 28, 2017 (3 p.m.)

0.4 miles east

Enjoy live music, views, a cash bar, and bistro food for sale on the Tribute Thursday Early Escape Cruise aboard Portland Spirit, departing just south of the Broadway Bridge, age 21+.

Discount tickets $19 at Goldstar.

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 Sat. at 10 a.m. Free.

Tribute-band concert

July 14 - 15, 2017

23 miles south

Hear 18 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.

Antique and collectibles show

July 14 - 16, 2017 (Friday costs more)

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.

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 features French food, wine, music, street performers, a costume parade, 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.

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

17 miles east

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

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. It celebrates Lincoln automobiles in 2017.

Zoo concerts

July 16 - Sept. 9, 2017 (from June)

3 miles west

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

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, and party at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon.

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 226 SE Madison Street 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 at Tualatin Commons. Free.

Movies in the square

July 21 - Aug. 18, 2017 (Fridays)

0 miles

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
  • July 28 - The Little Mermaid

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.

Baseball and beer

July 22, 2017

7 miles SE

A ticket to The Great West Brew Fest includes live country music, a baseball game (Portland Pickles vs. Chico Heat), and a beer at Walker Stadium in Lents Park.

Discount tickets $15 at Goldstar.

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 on Saturday, plus panel discussions and workshops on Sunday 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.

Bach festival

July 26 - 28, 2017

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.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 26 - 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 root beer garden. No pets.

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 27, 2017

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.

Hawaiian festival

July 27 - 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.

Car race and show

July 27 - 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 27 - 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.

Pinot Noir Celebration

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

Enjoy roots, rock, and reggae on two stages at family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival 13 miles east of Sandy. Camping. No dogs.

Book fair

July 29, 2017

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.

Mermaid parade & party

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

1 mile Ne

Wear a costume that celebrates ocean mythology for the 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 formal Siren’s Masquerade Ball at 8 p.m. is for age 21+.

Basketball tournament

July 29 - 30, 2017

1.5 miles NE

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

Craft market

July 29 - 30, 2017

1.5 miles SE

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

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 & SE 76th Avenue. 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 birds and fish, dance troupes, a beer garden, and walking tours at Cathedral Park. Free.
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