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

Harvest Nights Car Cruise
Friday, July 20
(Southwest Washington)

The 7th Annual Harvest Nights Car Cruise, presented by Dan's Tractor, is a spectacular gathering of the community enjoying more than 400 classic and custom cars.  They'll also have a beer garden and band performing.  This closed-in cruise event is on Friday, July 20 along Main St. in Battle Ground, from 6:30 - 10 p.m.  Visit www.harvestnightscarcruise.com.  


Dory Days Festival
July 20 - 22

This is a celebration of the local dory fishing culture unique to Pacific City.  Festivities kick off with the Dory Days Parade that is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.  The parade starts at Bob Straub State Park and works it’s way into downtown Pacific City.  Other events throughout the weekend includes live music, kids activities, fish fry and more. The Dorymen’s Association will operate a booth to answer questions from the public and a display of dory boats in the Cape parking...More 

West Linn Old Time Fair
July 20 - 22

This is West Linn's signature annual event held in beautiful Willamette Park at the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers.  West Linn's annual Old Time Fair attracts more than 13,000 people throughout the 3-day event. The Old Time Fair includes a coronation of the Old Time Fair Queen, Old Time Baseball Game, carnival, parade, car show, musical performers, hands-on Timber experience, exhibitors, food booths, beer garden, and more...More

Cruise the Couve
Saturday, July 21
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event for all that features twenty-two blocks of cruising and entertainment!  Check out local participating businesses for specials while watching more than 1,000 classic cars and hot rods cruise up and down Main Street.  There will also be entertainment, giveaways, food and more.  Cruise the Couve is on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. along Main St. in downtown Vancouver.  Go to cruisethecouve.net


Harvest Days Parade & Festival
Saturday, July 21
(Southwest Washington)

Attend this FREE and annual event to enjoy carnival rides, the Fred Meyer Grand Parade with more than 90 entries, musical talent show, and local wine, beer, and spirits.  The Harvest Days Parade & Festival is on Saturday, July 21 along Main St. in Battle Ground.  Their website is www.battlegroundchamber.org.  


Philip Foster Farm:
Mary Charlotte's Garden Party
Saturday, July 21

Mary Charlotte was Philip Foster’s long-suffering wife, and mother of nine (four when she made the trip around the horn in 1842).  To celebrate her, and the many pioneer women who joined her in Oregon, attend a garden party on the third Saturday of July for a fashion show.  Enjoy live music, tour the historic farm on the Oregon Trail, and learn about 19th century fashions.  Tour a historic Rose Ramble, with starts of pioneer roses available for your garden.  View the needlework of pioneer women, and learn about their crafts from modern practitioners.  Kids and grandkids will enjoy the hands-on activities, like corn-grinding, croquet, crosscut sawing, and building a log cabin...More

10th Annual Portland Slavic Festival
July 21 - 22

Celebrate the rich culture of Slavic community at this family-friendly festival with great food, music, arts, dancing, fun children's games, sports and much more...More

VegOut! Vegan Beer & Food Festival
July 21 - 22

VegOut! Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival is a Foodie event, celebrating the Vegan Lifestyle. VOP is for both the seasoned vegan and those looking to discover the accessibility (and deliciousness) of truly living cruelty-free. It is a head-to-toe experience of all things vegan – clothing, beauty products, jewelry, food, and drinks – with live entertainment and inspirational speakers! Come VegOut! with us in Portland!...More

Canterbury Renaissance Faire
July 21 - 22 & 28 - 29

This is a 1500s era English marketplace.  We have full contact jousting, Her majesty Queen Elizabeth and her royal court, 3 stages of continual entertainment, merchant craftsmen, period demonstrations, Great shopping, Sword fighting lessons, kids games, a tavern, food, and many village participants to help you feel as if you are in the period.  There are over 500 participants from 13 states.  GREAT FAMILY FUN!!!!...More

Three Days of Aloha & Ho'Ike and Hawaiian Festival
July 26 - 28
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event for the whole family.  Over 20,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm as hula dancers and Polynesian singers filled the park with the heartbeat of their cultures. Raffles, keiki (kids) activities, arts and crafts, business and delicious food vendors round out this two day long outdoor festival which is now considered the third largest annual event at Esther Short Park. Bring a low backed chair or blanket and enjoy the tropical festivities.  The festival is from July 26 - 28 at Esther Short Park: corner of W. Columbia St. and 8th St. in Vancouver.  To learn more, go to hawaiianfestivalpnw.com


Washington County Fair
July 26 - 29

All are invited to attend the Washington County Fair.  You can enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, big fair food, vendors, Monster Energy Free Style, livestock competitions, All Alaskan Racing Pigs,  Bug Ology, The Growing Grove, and so much more.  It will be held from July 26 - 29 at the Fair Complex: 873 NE. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.  Go to www.bigfairfun.com.


44th Annual Camas Days
July 27 - 28

Each year downtown Camas plays host to an array of arts & craft vendors at the best price of any festival in the area!  The event draws 10-15,000 people!  Expect to see arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall...More

Northwest World Reggae Festival
July 27 - 29 

Oregon's only Family Friendly Roots Reggae Festival featuring music, workshops, world crafts, and organic food in the foothills of Mt. Hood. Camp out and enjoy this three day festival on a 160-acre site...More 

Klamath County Fair
August 2 - 5

Come join us for the 2018 Klamath County Fair August 2nd through the 5th!  A fair like ours equals real people baking and making, growing and showing, living real lives in real communities. From fantastic entertainment to proudly celebrating our 4-H and FFA kids’ year of hard work, we invite you to join us in the fun. Pre-Sale Tickets for the carnival, the rodeo, and the Concert are now on sale. The Klamath County Fair – It’s Your Fair...More 

Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival
August 3 - 4

Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival will be the first Fat Bike Festival on the South Coast!  Come and enjoy a weekend of fun Fat Bike events and explore the beaches & quaint community of Gold Beach by Fat Bike.  Events planned throughout the weekend include a Friday sunset beach ride and bonfire (fire season permitting) with Fat Bike games and activities, on Saturday several ride options on the beach of varying lengths, sandcastle contest, music, Surfrider beach cleanup, and after party at local pub.  Lots of fun Fat Bike activities but still plenty of time to explore and enjoy Gold Beach.  We will have Fat Bikes available for people to demo if they don't yet have their own.  Bring your family & friends and join us for a great event at the Banana Belt of the Oregon Coast!  It will be held from Aug. 3 - 4.  Go to www.bikegoldbeach.com.


Gladstone Community Festival
August 3 - 5

The  Gladstone Community Festival is coming on August 3-5.  It kicks off Friday afternoon in Max Patterson Park.  Visit the Vendors and enjoy the family-friendly beer garden.  Bring the kids, grab a meal, adult beverage or root beer and relax with some nice music.  This year's Movie in the Park is Coco!  Saturday's big parade kicks off the weekend and features the famous "Get a Life Marching Band".  After the parade enjoy live entertainment and lots of free family fun in the park.  Kids will love the giant downhill slip-n-slide, dunk tank & fishing pond.  Cruise the Vendor Market, try your luck at Bingo and 50/50 drawings.  Enter the pie baking, watermelon eating or chili cookoff competitions. Lots of food vendors will be there to satisfy your appetite. In the evening, rock to the music of The Coastline in the beer garden.  Sunday morning you'll catch flying pancakes and tap your toes to The Festival Brass at the Community Breakfast.  Flying pancakes are FREE to seniors, others pay a donation.  The popular Classic Car Show opens at 10 a.m. with over 200 beauties to admire...More

Clark County Fair
August 3 - 12
(Southwest Washington)

The 150th Anniversary of the Clark County Fair is set for Aug. 3 through 12, and the Clark County Fair Association has created a marvelous lineup of thrilling features including DockDogs®, Cowboy Boot Camp, Brad’s World Reptiles and Sandscapes!  And, get all the carnival rides, fantastic fair food, family fun and adorable animals you can see in one day! Plus – don’t miss the 150th Anniversary Parade happening opening day (August 3rd) at 1:50 p.m., the parade goes right up the midway, so get a great spot to watch!    The event is held at the Clark County Fairgrounds: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.  Visit the Clark County Fair website for updates and all the schedules: www.clarkcofair.com.  

Capitol Pride
Saturday, August 4

Capitol Pride is a non-profit community organization founded in 2004, whose mission is to promote understanding and education regarding LGBTQ issues, and to foster a sense of community for these individuals and their supporters in Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon.  To further these goals we sponsor the annual Capitol Pride celebration each year in Salem, Oregon.  This event is family friendly, everyone is welcome.  We have vendors, entertainment, food, drinks and more.  It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Salem's Riverfront Park Amphitheatre: in Salem.  Visit their Facebook page for more.  


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 

Pathways to Transformation:
22nd Annual Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair
August 4 - 5

The 22nd Annual Pathways to Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside Yachats Commons, 441 N. Hwy. 101 at 4th St., in Yachats, The Gem of the Oregon Coast, located just 50 miles South of Lincoln City on Hwy. 101.  This is the largest and longest running event of its type on the Oregon Coast bringing 70 exhibitors of health & wellness products & practitioners, psychic & intuitive readers, visionary artisans, crystals, jewelry, authors, seminars and much more. This Family-friendly event has something for everyone.  The $3 Weekend Pass Donation includes over twenty seminars to inform and educate.  Kids FREEFREE Parking.  FREE Book Exchange.  FREE Info Table...More

Transformational Life Coach, Beth Beurkens:
3 Keys to Creating a Life You Love Living
Monday, August 6
(Non-Annual)

Do you have the sense that there is more to life than what you've been experiencing up until now?  A dynamic, fun training to define and design a blueprint for turning your greatest dream into reality. Do you want to discover your true dream or purpose?  Would you like to eliminate fear, doubt and worry and move toward your goals with confidence?  Do you want to transform obstacles into opportunities?If these questions resonate with you, then you are going to love this workshop and PowerPoint presentation.  Taught by Life and Business Success Coach Beth Beurkens, it will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, from 6 - 6:45 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library: 410 Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland.  To register, visit www.bethbeurkens.com/events.

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.

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

 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.  The main conference is from Sept. 21 - 23 at Camp Sealth on nearly 400 acres of forest and wetlands on the southwest shore of Vashon Island, Washington.  You'll find all the juicy details at www.pacificwomensherbalconference.com



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. 

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.