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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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.

Belgian beer festival

June 2 - 3, 2017

1.7 miles north

Try Belgian offerings from 50 breweries, vote for your favorites, and buy food 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.

CityFair & fireworks

June 2 - 4 and 9 - 11, 2017 (begins May 26)

0.5 mile east

CityFair has fireworks on May 26, carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, and live music on the second weekend at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Dates: May 26 - 29, June 2 - 4 and 9 - 11.

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.

See modern homes

June 3, 2017

multiple locations

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

Buddhist festival

June 3, 2017

4.7 miles SE

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

Family day on the farm

June 3, 2017 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

10.8 miles SE

Family Fun Day on the Farm has games, crafts, farm tours, food and drinks, and a plant sale at the farm behind Candy Lane Elementary in Milwaukie. Free.

Kids’ run

June 3, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

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.

Police dogs in action

June 3, 2017 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

14 miles NW

Family-friendly Washington County K-9 Trials and Safety Fair features a safety fair from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., dogs showing off their skills from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and food and beverages for sale at Hillsboro Stadium. No pets. Free.

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 on the farm

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 films by kids

June 7, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

4 miles NE

Watch the best silent films made by kids up to age 20 accompanied by live music at the International Youth Silent Film Festival Awards at Hollywood Theatre.

Children’s parade

June 7, 2017 (1 to 2 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.

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.

Tour military ships

June 8 - 11, 2017

0.5 mile east

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

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

1.3 miles NE

Buy a ticket to try two dozen fantastically fruity beers and ciders outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival at 7th Avenue & E. Burnside Street.

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 four 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.

Cannabis event

June 10, 2017 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

5.3 miles south

Although the theme is marijuana, none is allowed at The 420 Games, which has a 4.2-mile walk/run, beer tasting, music, comedy, speakers, and exhibitors at Sellwood Waterfront Park.

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 2 p.m. Maypole raising followed by dancing at the 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 near the 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.

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.

Astoria Music Festival

June 11 - 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.

Make Portland better

June 14, 2017 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)

1.8 miles east

Change Makers Seeking a Better Future is a “festive night of conversation, activism, food, and drink” with progressive panelists, music by Redray Frazier and his band, complimentary food, and a drink organized by Speak Up / Act Up at Revolution Hall. Free.

Doctors playing music

June 15, 2017 (7 p.m., doors 6 p.m.)

0.6 miles NW

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

Food tasting

June 15, 2017 (4 to 7:30 p.m.)

1 mile north

Sample food from 50 innovative vendors who are graduates of the “Getting Your Recipe to Market” program at Time to Market Trade Show at the Food Innovation Center of OSU.

Beer & food pairings

June 15, 2017

43 miles south

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

Weird theater

June 15 - July 16, 2017

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, buy food, and hear live music at 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, art and craft vendors, fry bread, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. No pets. 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. Camping available.

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 for age 18+.

Beer with cheese

June 17, 2017 (1 to 4 p.m.)

1.1 miles east

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

Free choral concerts

June 17, 2017 (3 and 6 p.m.)

2.3 miles NW

Hear 15 choruses perform at the Gala Grand Concert, with wine and beer for sale and a silent auction in The Atrium at Montgomery Park. Free.

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.

Taste of Tigard

June 17, 2017 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

10 miles SW

Buy a tasting “passport” in advance or simply buy from local food and beverage vendors at the Taste of Tigard at 12345 SW Main Street in Tigard. The live music begins at noon. Free entry.

Giant music concert

June 17, 2017 (doors open 11 a.m.)

46 miles south

Hear 60 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 begins 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Avenue & W. Burnside Street (map). 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.

Tiny house brunch

June 18, 2017 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

4 miles NE

Funday Brunch features The Junebugs playing high-energy pop and Pacific Northwest folk, with breakfast for sale, BBQ, Bloody Marys, mimosas, and games, surrounded by tiny houses at Tiny Digs hotel.

Father’s Day tasting

June 18, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

48 miles south

Taste a flight of beer (or tea) at the Father’s Day Pub Tea, which has pub food for sale and includes a free tour of Deepwood Museum & Gardens in Salem.

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.

Short film winners

June 21 - 22, 2017

4 miles NE

The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams 2 days to make short films. See the best results at Hollywood Theatre.

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.

Short musicals

June 22 - 25, 2017

1.2 miles east

Many Mini Musical Festival presents six different musicals that run about 15 minutes each by Portland writers at Milagro Theatre.

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.

Wine tasting in Sherwood

June 23 - 24, 2017

17.5 miles SW

Sherwood Wine Festival features 12 wineries, two breweries, restaurant food, and live music in a tent.

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+. Friday evening is free.

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 six 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 parade begins on Saturday at 11 a.m. at King Elementary School and ends at the festival. Free.

Organic beer festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

3 miles north

Enjoy organic beer, cider, and mead at BrewFest in the Park, which has food carts, vendors, and a children’s area at Overlook Park. Minors are free with their parents.

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

6.1 miles NE

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

Parkrose festival

June 24, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

9.3 miles NE

Taste of Parkrose has running events, arts & crafts, live music, a kids’ area, food vendors, BBQ samples, and a beer garden at Rossi Farms. Free.

Small-town wine tasting

June 24, 2017 (4 to 9 p.m.)

29 miles SE

Estacada Uncorked promises “local farm to table food, local wine, microbrews, hard ciders, mead, Soju apple wine, and hand-crafted products” plus a kids’ area.

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.

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.

Lavendar festival

June 24 - 25, 2017 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

20 miles SE

Clackamas County Lavender Festival has vendors, live music, lavender ice cream & lemonade, and U-pick lavender at Oregon Lavender Farm in Oregon City.

International festival

June 24 - 25, 2017 (and Friday concert)

47 miles south

Billed as Oregon’s largest multicultural event, World Beat Festival has ethnic foods, crafts, demonstrations, performances, parades, children’s activities, a beer & wine garden, and dragon boat races in Salem. Donation.

Windsurfing festival

June 24 - 25, 2017 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

63 miles NE

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

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 in 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 (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.

Chamber music

June 26 - July 30, 2017

Portland locations

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

Discount tickets $26 at Goldstar (on July 27).

Bach music festival in Eugene

June 29 - July 15, 2017

112 miles south

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

Steampunk convention

June 30 - July 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

June 30 - July 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

June 30 - July 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

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