SUMMER 2018

Calendar of Events for Oregon & SW Washington
(Updated Regularly to Feature Event Listings)

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts 
July 14 - September 12

In 1979, the Oregon Zoo became the first in America to host a summer concert series.  This year, Oregon’s “wildest” outdoor concert series brings you world-class artists for a night of music and nature from June 14 to September 12.  It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!...More

Washington State International Kite Festival
August 20 - 26
(Washington State)

The 38th Annual Washington State International KiteFestival fills the sky above Long Beach, WA. with kites of all sizes, shapes and colors.  The festival begins on Monday, August 20 and runs through Sunday, August 26.  Fliers from all over the U.S. and the world attend to fly on our beautiful beach with its steady northwest winds – and August is perfect forkites!...More

Northwest Herb Symposium
August 23 - 26
(Washington State)

Be part of a learning weekend at the NorthWest Herb Symposium with national and regional authors, teachers and herbal experts.  Explore the world of plants in classrooms, on the beach and along the paths of a land preserve. Experience beautiful Camp Casey at the shore of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.  Enjoy world-class meals and a schedule packed with classes and activities. Make new friends and share a unique learning experience...More    

Hood to Coast Relay
August 24 - 25

It's the "Mother of All Races" with many teams running 199 miles, starting from Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood to the finish line in Astoria on the Oregon Coast.  The total number of participants this year is 1,050 teams of 12 runners (minimum of 8 each team) of 12,600 runners...More 

Bounty of Yamhill County
August 24 - 26

Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day food & wine festival that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures.  BOYC was voted Top 10 Best Food Festivals by USA TODAY 10 Best and The Culture Trip.  Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year...More

Faerieworlds: A Gathering of Tribes
August 24 - 26

Faerieworlds is largest mythic, fantasy and faerie themed event in the US.  Now in its 16h year of providing music and art based entertainment, Faerieworlds comes to Horning’s Hideout, the Portland area’s most beautiful and celebrated outdoor venue, for three days of extraordinary live music and performance, amazing art and crafts, and fantasy fun for the whole family.  Called “mythically magical…an otherworldly event,” Faerieworlds features bands and musicians from around the world, internationally acclaimed artists and authors, spectacular performances and entertainers, the Wisdom Workshop Village and the Mythic Marketplace of over 150 vendors and food booth and annually attracts over 15,000 of fans and families from around the globe to Oregon over the three days to experience the magic of the Realm...More

Michael Harner's Shamanic Divination Training
August 25 - 26
(Non-Annual in California)

This is an advanced workshop taught by Beth Beurkens, M.A.  One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others, and for oneself. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, you will learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant as well as animal species, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.  13 CEU credits offered upon completion of this workshop.  It will be held from Aug. 25 - 26 in Santa Rosa, California.  To register for this workshop, go to www.shamanicuniverse.com.

Ridgefield Multicultural Festival
Saturday, September 1
(Southwest Washington)

Join us as we showcase Ridgefield's traditional heritage and rich cultural diversity and also introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Tahitian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Russian performers.  You can also enjoy a multicultural parade, food vendors, activities, classes and demonstrations, traditional dancing, live music, cooking classes, and a FREE Activity Passport...More

La Femme Magnifique International Pageant
Sunday, September 2

The 37th annual pageant will choose the most glamorous female impersonator in the world!  This special event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King Dr. in Portland.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and pageant begins at 6 p.m...More   

The 15th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour
September 7 - 9

Attention history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: it's time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach's homes and gardens.  The 2018 Cottage & Garden Tour will take place the weekend of September 7 – 9, 2018. The Cottage & Garden Tour is more than just a home tour.  The weekend-long series of events includes live music, wine tastings, local art, an English style tea, lectures, and more!  Join the Tour that Sunset Magazine calls the "best autumn event" in Cannon Beach and support Cannon Beach's only history museum.  For more information, go online to cbhistory.org.


AIDS Walk Portland
Saturday, September 8

For over 30 years the city’s finest have gathered to celebrate life, reduce HIV stigma, and remember those we’ve lost at the AIDS Walk Portland.  The 2.4 mile walk through downtown Portland draws over 3,000 participants each year. Through community support, AIDS Walk Portland raises $400,000 to help fund the work of Cascade AIDS Project and their community partners. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 10:30 a.m. at The Field Park at the corner of NW. 11th & Overtown in downtown Portland.  Register for FREE with the promo code: EndStigma at AIDSWalkPortland.org.


"Care to Dance?"
Saturday, September 8

"Care to Dance?" On Saturday, September 8th, join us from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Beaverton Round Amphitheater, located at the Beaverton Central Max station!  This FREE event features live music from the No-Po Big band, and dance lessons from Cynthia Hively.  "Care to Dance?" benefits not-for-profit Care Partners, one of Portland's most distinctive hospice and palliative care providers. Your engagement helps patients and families receive exceptional end-of-life care, regardless of ability to pay.  Eat, drink, dance and enjoy! Can't attend but want to support the cause?  Go to carepartners.org/care-to-dance and click "donate."  


Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
September 8 - 9

Come be thee blythe and merry at the Renaissance Faire!  Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis.  Here enchantment awaits young and old alike as jousting knights and noble steeds clash on the tourney fyld while minstrels, troubadours, jongleurs, dancers and bards fill the lanes with delight.  Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire will be held from September 8th and 9th and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.  Looking forward to playing faire with you!  To learn more, go to www.shrewfaire.com.


2018 Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
September 21 - 23
(Washington State)

Join the Pacific Women's Herbal Conference on the shores of the Salish Sea for a gathering of wild women and plants.  Susun S. Weed, herbalist, author and lifelong advocate for women's health is teaching at the conference AND teaching a 6-day Green Goddess Apprenticeship prior to the conference, September 14-19...More 


ONGOING EVENTS:

Podcast Series: Holistic Nature of Us
Every Tuesday

My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us.  It's time for practical action and profound inner change so our natural world is valued once again.  Released every Tuesday: Go to: www.judithdreyer.com for more details.