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

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June 2017
June 2017

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.

CityFair & fireworks

June 1 - 11, 2017 (begins May 26)

0.5 mile east

CityFair has carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, and fireworks (May 26) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Dates: May 26 - 29, June 2 - 4 and 9 - 11.

Belgian beer festival

June 2 - 3, 2017

1.7 miles north

Try Belgian offerings from 50 breweries, vote for your favorites, and eat at Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse for age 21+.

Canby taste

June 2 - 4, 2017

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 3, 2017

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.

Buddhist festival

June 3, 2017

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 3, 2017

multiple locations

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

Kids’ run

June 3, 2017

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.

Medieval fair

June 3 - 4, 2017

25 miles west

Enjoy heavy armored combat, strolling musicians, singers, dancers, storytelling, juggling, medieval cooking, merchants, and demos of book binding and leather working at Faire In The Grove on the lawn at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Free.

Kids’ rodeo

June 3 - 4, 2017

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.

Barbecue, beer & berries

June 3 - 18, 2017 (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 7, 2017

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 22 for NW regional.)

Children’s parade

June 7, 2017

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 7 - 11, 2017

0.5 mile east

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

Flower show

June 8 - 9, 2017

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 8 - 18, 2017

Portland locations

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

Fruit beer festival

June 9 - 11, 2017

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 9 - 11, 2017

9 miles north

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest of Vancouver features 120 wines, 50 craft beers, food for sale, live music, and vendors at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA.

Floral parade & walk

June 10, 2017

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.

Sangria party

June 10, 2017 (4 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 10, 2017 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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.

Cannabis convention

June 10, 2017

7 miles north

Oregon Hemp Convention has 100 vendors plus presentations on marijuana at Portland Expo Center.

Car show

June 10, 2017

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.

Dragon boat races

June 10 - 11, 2017

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 10 - 11, 2017

1.7 miles NE

GeekCraft Expo is a curated market of handmade geeky crafts at DoubleTree by Hilton. Free.

Track meet

June 10 - 11, 2017

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.

Renaissance fair

June 10 - 11 and 17 - 18, 2017

21.2 miles south

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

Astoria Music Festival

June 10 - 25, 2017

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.

Jewish film festival

June 11 - 25, 2017

0.3 miles SW

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

Doctors playing music

June 15, 2017

0.6 miles NW

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

Beer & food pairings

June 15, 2017

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.

Weird theater

June 15 - July 16, 2017 (uncertain)

1.7 miles NW

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

Cider tasting

June 16 - 17, 2017

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 for age 21+.

Used book fair

June 16 - 17, 2017

2 miles NE

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

Indian powwow

June 16 - 18, 2017

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.

Berry festival

June 16 - 18, 2017

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 16 - 18, 2017

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 16 - 19, 2017

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 17, 2017

1.1 miles east

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

Run in your underwear

June 17, 2017

2.4 miles south

Portland Undy Run/Walk is a family and pet friendly 5K and 1-mile event for charity at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Bancroft Street.

Obstacle race

June 17, 2017

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.

Father’s Day run

June 17, 2017

9.1 miles NE

The family-friendly Grateful Dad Half Marathon and 10K/5K/kid-run begin at Kliever Memorial Armory and go along the Columbia River, followed by a breakfast and a beer garden with Grateful Dead music.

Giant music concert

June 17, 2017

46 miles south

Hear 90 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore at Warped Tour at the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center in Salem.

Sandcastles at the beach

June 17, 2017

79 miles NW

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

Pride festival & parade

June 17 - 18, 2017

0.5 mile east

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

Classical music

June 17 - July 1, 2017

Portland locations

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

Father’s Day cruise

June 18, 2017

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 18, 2017

Portland area

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

Yoga day

June 21, 2017

0 miles

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

Sake festival

June 21, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Try 140 samples of sake, plum wine, and beer paired with food at Sake Fest PDX at the Oregon Convention Center.

Zoo concerts

June 21 - Sept. 9, 2017

3 miles west

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

Organic beer festival

June 22 - 25, 2017

3 miles north

Enjoy organic beers and ciders from around the world at the Organic Beer Fest, which includes live music and a children’s area at Overlook Park. Free entry.

Sun festival

June 22 - 25, 2017

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.

Festival in the Gorge

June 23 - 24, 2017

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+.

Innovative show

June 23 - 25, 2017

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.

International beer festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

0.5 miles north

Enjoy 200 world-class beers, including the rare and exotic, as you stroll around the park listening to music at Portland International Beerfest at North Park Blocks.

Multi-cultural festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

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.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

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.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

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.

Naked bike ride

June 24, 2017

Location uncertain

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

Green festival

June 24, 2017

5.9 miles NE

Green Neighborhoods Festival features live music, green vendors, workshops, and kids’ activities at Khunamokwst Park. Free.

Gourmet bike ride

June 24, 2017

43 miles south

Petal Pedal is a scenic bicycle ride of 30 to 100 miles from Silverton with meals and full support.

Wine & jazz festival

June 24, 2017

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.

Fan festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest celebrates comics, sci-fi, TV, and movies with guest actors, panel discussions, costume contests, role-playing, and vendors in the Oregon Convention Center. Discount tickets $9.50.

Zombie convention

June 24 - 25, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Zombie lovers are welcome to wear costumes to Walker Stalker Con, which promises celebrities, panel discussions, vendors, and artists in the Oregon Convention Center. Discount tickets $9.50.

Green arts festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

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.

International festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

47 miles south

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

Kite festival

June 24 - 25, 2017

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.

People in the street

June 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

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.

Windsurfing festival

June 25 - 26, 2017

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.

Chamber music

June 26 - July 30, 2017

Portland locations

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

Bach music festival

June 29 - July 15, 2017

Eugene & Portland

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

Adventure race

June 30, 2017

6.2 miles south

Questival is a 24-hour adventure that begins with a party at Sellwood Riverfront Park. Your team does challenges via smartphone app to win an exotic trip.

Beer festival

June 30 - July 2, 2017

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.

Blues festival

June 30 - July 4, 2017

0.5 mile east

Waterfront Blues Festival features 60 performers on four stages, ending with fireworks at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

St. Paul Rodeo

June 30 - July 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 barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks.

Wild party

June 2017 (undated)

1.3 miles SE

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

Vegan festival

June 2017 (undated)

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+.
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