SUMMER 2018

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

Early Summer Classic - Jumper Horse Shows
June 20 - 24

This USEF Premier rated event hosts a high level of competitors in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions, including their two derbies: the $2,500 National Hunter Derby and $10,000 International Hunter Derby.  On Friday, they'll have their legendary Dinner in the Field at Hunter Creek Equestrian Park.  This multi-course gastronomical wonder is not to be missed.  It will be held from June 20 - 24 at Hunter Creek Equestrian Park: 14441 SW. Wilsonville Rd. in Wilsonville.  Go to www.teamnwequestriansports.com

Siletz Bay Music Festival
June 20 - July 4

Siletz Bay Music Festival kicks off its 8th season in the Greater Lincoln City area featuring 16-performance with genre's ranging from Chamber, Jazz, Cabaret, musical theater and full orchestra.  Conductor Yaacov Bergman brings 55-musicians and vocalists, performing music selections from Bruch to Yazinitsky and everything in between.  SBMF is known for its eclectic offerings, world-class talent in an atmosphere of beauty on the Central Oregon Coast.  Please visit us on our website for performance information and to purchase tickets...More

Gorge Blues and Brews Festival
June 22 - 23
(Southwest Washington)

The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival is the premier blues fest in the Columbia Gorge.  They'll have local music, beer from 16 craft breweries, regional wines and fabulous food.  Onsite camping available...More

Oregon City Heritage Days
June 22 - 23

Heritage sites throughout Oregon City open during Oregon City Heritage Days with special activities, displays and presentations. This year's Heritage Days commemorates the 175th anniversary of the Oregon trail.  FREE transportation is provided between participating heritage sites including End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, William L Holmes House/Rose Farm, Stevens-Crawford House, Ermatinger House, Museum of the Oregon Territory, McLoughlin & Barclay Houses, Oregon City Elevator and Mt. View Cemetery.  Oregon City Heritage Days is from June 22 - 23 at the End of the Oregon Trail  Interpretive & Visitor Information Center: 1726 Washington St. in Oregon City.  Call (503) 655-0385 for more information.  

Tillamook County Rodeo
June 22 - 23

All are invited to attend the biggest little show on the Coast.  You'll see lots of action by cowboys doing bareback, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, breakaway roping, and tie down roping...More 

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 22 - 24

A major regional arts event, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts attracts some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event.  It includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art and craft.  The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park.  It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The Special Exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center, located at 368 S. State St.  Other art exhibits (Open Show, Lake Oswego Chronicle, Artist's Vision and High School Art Exhibit) are also located at Lakewood Center.  Art in the Park, with more than 110 artists, is located at George Rogers Park across the street from Lakewood Center.  There will be hands-on arts activities, demonstrations, educational displays and the popular Happy Hour on the deck at Lakewood on Friday and Saturday afternoons provides an opportunity to meet and talk with friends.  It will be held from June 22 - 24 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts: 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.  Visit www.lakewood-center.org.

Tigard Festival of Balloons
June 22 - 24

The Festival is a place for families and friends to gather, play and relax. Join us in the pre-dawn hours as approximately 20 hot air balloons launch into the morning sky (weather permitting). Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and vendor booths, eating great food from local food vendors, and enjoying thrilling Funtastic carnival rides and games. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Festival of Balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting); the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; 6v6 soccer tournament, Twilight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday night, and a whole lot more!...More 

Ayurveda & Yoga Health Fair
Saturday, June 23

Looking for Yoga and Ayurvedic health options?  The Oregon Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine Association, OYAA, will host a Health Fair in Portland at Tabor Space on Saturday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Health Fair will be at 5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland.  Sponsored by Vibrance Ayurveda, Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Natural Awakenings, Ahara Rasa, The Ayurvedic Institute, Portland Ashwaghanda Farm and the Center for Ayurveda and Yoga Study.  Listen to speakers, sample food and mingle with friends!...More

Blooms & Butterflies Festival
Saturday, June 23

Elkton Community Education Center's (ECEC) butterfly gardens and native plant park are the backdrop for this annual celebration.  There’s something for everyone, including  the scenic 5K Butterfly Run/Walk, craft vendors, live music, and more!  Take a tour of historic Fort Umpqua and learn about the life cycle of native butterflies in the ECEC flight room.  Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the patio or fresh baked goods and coffee drinks in the Outpost Cafe.  Stroll through the gardens and find garden-themed gifts and plants for your own backyard habitat in our Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery...More  

Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels
Saturday, June 23

Aircraft and autos, modern and vintage, will be on display for one day only at this family-friendly event.  They'll have food, airplanes, cars, and maybe even a classic motorcycle or two.  You do NOT want to miss it.  Bring your camera out to the Cottage Grove airport for Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels!  The event is on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Oregon Aviation Historical Museum: 2475 Jim Wright Way.  Go to oregonaviation.org

The Pollinator Festival
Saturday, June 23

The Pollinator Festival takes place on Saturday, June 23rd at Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens southwest of Monmouth.  It will feature educational activities for kids and adults, including garden walks, and materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, as well as plant giveaways, and pre-bundled pollinator garden "kits" for purchase.  Experts from area non-profit and governmental organizations will answer questions about pollinators and gardening for pollinators...More

3rd Annual Eagle Creek Lavender Festival
June 23 - 24

Come join us on the banks of the Clackamas River and enjoy the beauty of one of the region’s largest lavender farms.  Acres of blooming lavender, live music, great food, lavender lemonade and ice cream, creative vendors, antique cars, u-cut lavender and even baby alpacas you can pet. Our Lavender Shoppe features over 30 wonderful lavender products...More  

Portland Saturday Market's 45th Anniversary
June 23 - 24

Join PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET, the nation’s largest arts and crafts market, is celebrating their 45th Anniversary on June 23 & 24.  The two-day celebration will include numerous activities, daily give-a-ways, 45th Season Poster release, Rogue Bottle release, Kids’ Korner- and balloon giveaway, artist demonstrations, as well as all the market’s talented artisans selling their original handcrafted wares, an international food court and a main stage featuring local Pacific Northwest favorites.  To learn more, visit www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com.

Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
June 23 - 24

Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a Lincoln City family vacation tradition.  It's two days of kite flying activities that will have you soaring.  They'll have a performance by featured fliers, running of the Bols, Kids Kite Making Workshop, Kids and Kites Parade on the Beach, and more...More 

Recycled Arts Festival
June 23 - 24
(Southwest Washington)

See the hippest, most eco-conscious festival in all of Clark County.  At this FREE event, see how people, just like you, are giving new life to old items that would otherwise have been lost in a landfill. Come out and be amazed at the artists’ creations, join your kids in expressing their “green side” by creating their own Eco-Art, or just relax and listen to some wonderful music (warning... tapping your feet or dancing may occur).  There will also be all sorts of helpful information on how you can help improve Clark County’s environment.  Can't wait to see you there!  It will be held from June 23 - 24 at Esther Short Park: 301 W. 8th St. in Vancouver.  Go to recycledartsfestival.com

World Domination Summit
June 26 - July 2

An unconventional weekend for unconventional thinkers.  Since 2011, the World Domination Summit has brought together more than 10,000 people from more than forty countries.  As adventurers from all walks of life, our mission is to create a remarkable community that helps each person pursue a big dream.  With discussions and activities on topics like how to live a good life, travel hacking your way around the globe, and writing your first book, it’s an experience like no other.  They're doing it again in 2018, and all that’s missing is YOU!  It will be held from June 26 - July 2 at Newmark Theatre: 1037 SW. Broadway in Portland.  Go to worlddominationsummit.com

Sake Fest PDX
Wednesday, June 27

Experience the finest Japanese and US saké brands, as part of the 8th annual Saké Fest PDX.  Saké Fest PDX is the only event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.  Your ticket includes all food and all saké sampling stations - even rare & premium saké varieties - while learning how to pair the traditional Japanese drink with a wide variety of food, including cheese, desserts, chocolate and a wide range of fusion, Asian and continental cuisines.  It will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  To learn more, visit sakefestpdx.com.

The Full Body Elixir 2018 Summer Retreat with Calley O'Neill & Noa Eads
June 28 - July 1
(Non-Annual)

The Full Body Elixir by day, Lucid Dreaming by night.  No experience necessary.  Learn to take back your nights and transform your days!  THE FULL BODY ELIXIR is a fun slow flow guided moving meditation combining yoga, qigong, deep breathing, isometrics, mind clearing, and a flow of wisdom for everyday life.  This practice effectively clears negativity and stress, boosts immunity, reinvigorates your body and your joie de vie!  It's fun, fluid, strengthening, relaxing, energizing, and wonderful!  Lucid dreamers realize are aware they are dreaming while dreaming.  The creative and healing potential of LUCID DREAMING is extraordinary.  Noa will describe the practice and benefits of lucid in waking and dreaming life.  The retreat will be held from June 28 - July 1 at Breitenbush Hot Springs: 53000 Breitenbush Rd. SE in Detroit.  For more, visit www.calleyoneillyoga.com

Risk/Reward Festival
June 29 - July 1

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases electric new works by indie performing artists from across the region. They are celebrating their 11th year of blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways...More

Oregon Bach Festival
June 29 - July 14

Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) has presented the masterworks of J.S. Bach, and composers inspired by his work, to audiences in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon for nearly five decades. The annual event began as a collaboration between German Conductor and Organist, Helmuth Rilling and Associate Dean of the UO School Of Music, Royce Saltzman. In addition to traditional choral-orchestral masterworks, the Festival presents internationally renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Pink Martini and Joshua Bell, and offers educational opportunities, children and family programming, and community events...More  

Big Foot Fun Run 5K 10K Race
Saturday, June 30
(Southwest Washington)

Come and see what everyone is talking about!  The best June race in Clark County features Big Foot himself, great prizes and loads of fun.  You won't want to miss this race.  All participants receive a T-shirt and medal.  Pre-Registration is $30 if you register by June 20 and $35 for later registration. Register by June 20 for a guaranteed T-shirt size...More 

Eugene Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 30

The 3rd annual Eugene Food Truck Fest is the exciting summer event you will not want to miss!  There will be groovy music, live performances, a tasting competition to elect “Eugene’s Favorite Food Truck,” and a bouncin’ Kids Zone to enjoy!  Pick from one of the many categories – BBQ, Vegan, Hawaiian, Mexican, Southern, Vegetarian, American, Shaved Ice, Cupcakes, Vietnamese, Latin, Cuban, Desserts or Thai AND STUFF YOUR FACE!...More

Get Intimate With Your Dreams
Saturday, June 30
(Non-Annual & Southwest Washington) 

Hosted by world renowned dream interpreter Michael Sheridan, he will select people from the audience and interpret their dreams from the stage, revealing their Life Purpose and Spiritual Gifts.  Issues that block them from either of these will also be revealed.  There will also be presentations during the day.  The event is intended to be enlightening and fun.  The normal price for the event is $395 but book by June 24th, to get a free ticket for you (and a friend).  It will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Juniper Room: 900 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue.  To register, send an email to michael@dream-analysis.com and visit www.dream-analysis.com

World Beat Festival
June 30 - July 1

Bring the whole family to the World Beat Festival to experience the music, dance, a parade, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures.  The annual event turns 21 this year, so they'll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate!...More

Molalla Buckeroo
July 1 - 4

You're invited to the most exciting, spontaneous, and uniquely American sporting event.  Celebrate the nation's birthday at the Molalla Buckeroo.  They'll have four nights of non-stop rodeo action, mutton bustin', carnival, food vendors, live music, dance and fireworks each night at dusk.  The annual event is from July 1 - 4 at 815 Shirley St. in Molalla.  For details, go to www.molallabuckeroo.com

Oregon Garden: July 3 Celebration
Tuesday, July 3

Join along for great food and drink, live music by the FlexTones and a beautiful fireworks display.  It will be held on Tuesday, July 2, from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. at The Oregon Garden: 879 W. Main St. in Silverton.  After 6 p.m., admission is FREE for everyone.  A donation of $5 per family is suggested to help cover the cost of the fireworks. Go online to www.oregongarden.org.

St. Paul Rodeo
July 3 - 7

You'll enjoy five days filled with color, action, excitement and something for everyone.  So head on out to St. Paul for a fun-filled experience during our 83rd annual 4th of July rodeo celebration of the American cowboy and our western lifestyle.  It will be held from July 3 - 7 at 20025 4th St. NE in Saint Paul.  Their website is www.stpaulrodeo.com.

Estacada Timber Festival
Wednesday, July 4

Held annually, the Estacada Timber Festival will a timber competition, art booths, Kids Zone, food vendors, live music and a Big Bang Fireworks Sky Show.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at PGE Timber Park: 30878 NW. Evergreen Way in Estacada.  Visit estacadatimberfestival.com for more details.

Cherryfest NW
July 4 - 8

Cherryfest NW will take place from July 4 - 8 at Riverfront Park in Salem with FREE admission on the Fourth of July, as well as on Sunday, July 8th.  Cherryfest NW will include live music, 80+ microbrews and ciders, a variety of food vendors, a carnival, and a Kid Zone that guests have come to enjoy and expect and 4th of July fireworks.  Additionally, through a partnership with Titanium Racing, the Salem Stars and Stripes Run will include a 5k run with military-style challenges and a ½ mile run for kids 12 and under that will finish at Cherryfest NW. On the Fourth of July, crowd favorite, Scott Tom will emcee and host family-friendly games such as hula hoop contests, a water balloon toss, limbo contests, and much more...More  

Fireworks Over the Lake
Saturday, July 7

The Fireworks Over the Lake celebration seems to start early in the day as there is an air of anticipation that fills the Detroit community.  People fill the day with boating, hiking, sunning, socializing and getting ready for an exciting evening.  The show generally begins around 10:00 pm after sunset.  It will be held on Saturday, July 7 at Detroit Lake: 160 Detroit Ave. in Detroit.  Go online to www.detroitlakeoregon.org.

Marion County Fair
Thursday, July 12

Join your friends at the Marion County Fair, July 12th from 10 a.m. on as we celebrate YOU with Honor Day!  Seniors 62+ and Veterans get into the Fair FREE all day to enjoy FREE Bingo, a Bean Bag Baseball Tournament, 4H Bake Sale and more.  Then in the afternoon meet at the Co-Energy Main Stage as we honor our Vets, past and present, and end with live music sponsored by Bonaventure.  There's also exercise and fitness demos, 4H and FFA animals, the Marion County Quilt Walk and a whole Fair to enjoy!...More 

Harefest
July 12 - 14

The "mother of all NW tribute band festivals" is back at Pat's Acres Racing Complex! Harefest is three days of live music, camping, food and drink. This year's lineup features 22 tribute bands including: Stone In Love (Journey), Eagle Eyes (Eagles), Queen Nation (Queen) Motorbreath (Metallica), Shoot to Thrill (ACDC), Unchained (Van Halen), Dreams (Fleetwood Mac) and Petty Fever (Tom Petty), just to name a few.  They'll also have delicious foods, onsite camping, and a whole bunch of really fun concert goers.  Harfest is for ages 21 and up.  It will be held from July 12 - 14 at 6255 S. Arndt Rd. in Canby.  Go to www.harefest.com.  

Music Fair and Feast
July 12 - 15

Enjoy the summer sun and reunite with friends and family while listening to live music.  They're offering great food, vendors, fantastic music and dancing, a popular beer and wine garden.  The annual Sandy Music Fair and Feast is one of the most anticipated local events of the year.  It will be held from July 12 - 15 at the downtown Sandy Centennial Plaza, located at the corner of Hoffman Ave. and Pioneer Blvd. in Sandy.  Go to sandyoregonchamber.org

Sizzle Pickleball Tournament
July 13 - 15 

This is a Three day Doubles Round Robin outdoor Pickleball Tournament.  Friday will be Youth Doubles and practice/open play; Saturday will be Men's and Women's Doubles; and Sunday is Mixed Doubles.  The tournament is from July 13 - 15 at Memorial Park: 8100 SW. Wilsonville Rd. in Wilsonville.  Visit their Facebook page for more details.  

Eagle Creek Lavender Farm Tour
July 14 - 15

The Eagle Creek Lavender Farm Tour is in conjunction with the Oregon Lavender Association Farm Tours.  Come join us on the banks of the Clackamas River and enjoy the beauty of one of the region’s largest lavender farms.  Acres of blooming lavender - u-cut, fresh cut or dried lavender bundles and culinary lavender.  And, our Lavender Shoppe features over 30 wonderful lavender products.  Bill will also have a few antique cars on display.  It will be held from July 14 - 15.  Times are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  For more information and directions go to www.eaglecreeklavender.com. Please no pets.

Sandy Mountain Festival
July 14 - 15

Enjoy the artists and music found every July at the Sandy Mountain Festival.  Over 120 artisans show their wares while entertainent is provided on two stages.  Enjoy a mouthwatering treat from one of over 20 food booths.  You'll enjoy that "special" feeling that is found while you wander the wooded paths of the festival.  It will be held from July 14 - 15 at Sandy's Meinig Memorial Park in Sandy.  Their website is www.sandymountainfestival.org.

Festival of Art in Stout Park
August 4 - 5

The Festival of Art in Stout Park, August 4 & 5, is held in a forested venue just off Highway 101 in Brookings, Oregon. This juried event includes more than 80 diverse artisans from as far away as the east coast and here in the Pacific Northwest. This free event includes live music, food & drink, and children's activities. In its 6th year, the festival has something for everyone in a vibrant harbor town that offers access to beaches, hiking, and fishing...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.


ONGOING EVENTS:

Recovery International (RI):
Help for Depression and Nervous Conditions
Every Tuesday

Portland depression and anxiety support weekly meetings.  Recovery International is a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system that has helped thousands.  Rob Winike, trainer, author and RI board member, discusses mental health recovery and how to cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.  Meetings are Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 NW 43rd (and Broadway).  Call (503) 810-2789 for info or other meeting locations.  Visit www.recoveryinternational.org and local blogsite at www.selfhelptools.org.