WORK IS OVER. Enjoy a Friday evening with cocktails, food and music. It will be held on Friday, Aug. 4. Doors open at 4 p.m., Lotus Dragon & Lion Dance goes from 4:30 - 4:50 p.m., and from 5 - 7 p.m. is a performance by Coco Columbia. There will also be food and drink from Miru Vodka. More fun is from the Museum of Curious Things/ A Mobile Curiosity Museum, and Sponsor Booths by the Portland Old Town Arts & Culture & MercyCorp. UNWIND is held at Ankeny Plaza: 2 SW. Naito in Portland. Cost is $10 online/$15 at the door. For additional information: www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com/events/unwind. Tickets available through www.merctickets.com/events/45856591/unwind.
The Crawfish Festival has something for everyone! Enjoy live music, the Crawfish Crawl half marathon/5K/relay, kids activities, tournaments, eating contests and, of course, crawfish! This year's event will also feature fireworks on Saturday night. Don't miss out on this family event which has been a Tualatin tradition since 1951. The festivities are from Aug. 4 - 5 at Tualatin Community Park: 8515 Sw. Tualatin Rd. in Tualatin. Go to htcraceseries.com.
The famous Gladstone Community Festival is coming on the 1st weekend of August! It kicks off Friday evening with dinner and a movie - "The Secret Life of Pets." Saturday's awesome Parade will include a "Chalk-it-Up" challenge for the kids. Then it's off to Max Patterson Park to enjoy live music & dance exhibitions, Dodge ball tournaments, giant downhill slip-n-slide, dunk tank and lots of free fun for the whole family. 70+ vendors will afford lots to see & eat coupled with a treasure hunt for cool prizes. Test your luck at Bingo and 50/50 drawings, and your skills at pie baking, watermelon eating & chili cooking. Rock to the music of "Hot Rod and the Convertibles" on into the evening. Sunday a.m., you'll catch flying pancakes and tap your toes to "The Festival Brass" that's FREE to Seniors, donation to others. At 10 a.m. the magnificent classic car show, with over 200 beauties to behold, will wow you. At 2 p.m., the "Great Gladiator Challenge" 5k run & obstacle course will wind it up. To learn more, visit www.gladstonecommunityfestival.org.
This northern Pacific County tradition features live music, a parade, food and craft vendors and more. The Willapa Harbor Festival is held in beautiful downtown Raymond and is free for the whole family. The festivities are from Aug. 4 - 6. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
The 149th Clark County Fair is set for Aug. 4 through 13, and the Clark County Fair Association has created a marvelous lineup of thrilling features including DockDogs®, Cowboy Boot Camp and the all-new Game On! feature area filled with activities for the whole family. Plus, get all the rides, food, fun and adorable farm animals you can handle! Visit the Clark County Fair website for details and all schedules: www.clarkcofair.com. It will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. To buy reserved VIP seats for the Excavator Rental Service (ERS) Grandstand Concert Series featuring Old Dominion, The Marshall Tucker Band, B-52s and M.E. LIVE Melissa Etheridge go to clarkcofair.com.
Fremont Fest consists of a kid, bike and pet parade starting at 10 a.m., pub crawl at some of our best breweries and restaurants, kids activities and of course great shopping in the streets! Come see our more than 125+ vendors of handmade items, clothing, art, food and so much more. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5 in Portland, from NE. Fremont St., between 42n and 50th. Go to www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.
Held annually, this is a festival of praise unto God that features Christian ministries within the Portland Metro area that represent various cultures and ethnicities and offers live Christian music, ethnic dance, children activities, vendor booths and FREE food. Their mission is to offer Portlanders an event that promotes unity among the Christian community. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square: 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland. Go to www.ipfestpdx.org.
There is quite a lot to experience at Obon and as many ways to participate: dance classes, delicious food, entertainment, and volunteering. It is a great way to have a good time in the summer, and it is full of opportunities to learn more about the community here at the Oregon Buddhist Temple. The event is on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 - 9 p.m. at the Oregon Buddhist Temple: 3702 SE. 34th Ave. in Portland. For more, visit www.pdx-obon.com.
Pack up your folding chairs, blankets, sunblock and flip-flops, and head east on I-84 to experience the time of your life on the grounds of the Yoshida’s magnificent Garden View Estate along the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon on Saturday, August 5th, from 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is the 7th annual “21 and over” outdoor Soulful Giving Blanket Concert, benefiting the pediatric oncology unit at Randall Children’s Hospital and Providence Cancer Center. Dance the day away or relax in the shade, while listening to great top forties and “ever popular” 80s music from Stone In Love (Journey Tribute Band), Barracuda (Heart Tribute Band), All Fired Up (Pat Benatar Experience), Dancehall Days, and also Haley Johnsen (American Idol) and Goldfoot – both ‘original’ artists and ‘rising stars’ from the NW music scene. Shop at vendor booths, silent auction tables, and wine pulls. Participate in yard games and exciting raffles. Or simply enjoy assorted drinks, including: wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, and sodas, along with tasty menu items from 12 restaurants in the food pavilion and 4 food carts on the concert grounds. This is truly an experience not to be missed! Tickets are now on sale at www.soulfulgiving.org. Premium tickets are $50 and include FREE parking at Mt. Hood Community College, shuttle service, and two FREE drink tokens per person; $100 VIP tickets include gourmet food tasting in the pavilion, three drink tokens, JMI limo service, champagne, and awesome goodie bags. Visit the Soulful Giving website at www.soulfulgiving.org for event schedule, maps, purchase link and additional information.
All are invited to attend the Festival of Art in Stout Park. Sponsored by the Pelican Bay Arts Association, you can enjoy original art, handcrafted items, activities for children, food court, and music within the lovely park setting surrounding Manley Art Center, one block off Hwy. 101 at 433 Oak St. in Brookings. It will be held from Aug. 5 - 6. To learn more, call (541) 469-1807 and visit www.pelicanbayartsassociation.org or their Facebook page.
The annual event brings the "Mother Earth News" magazine to life. They'll have more than 150 workshops, informative demonstrations, lectures, and vendors about modern homesteading, animal husbandry, organic gardening, green building, natural health, renewable energy, real food and more. It will be held from Aug. 5 - 6 at the Linn County Expo Center: 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E in Albany. For more, go to www.motherearthnewsfair.com.
All are invited to enjoy spicy foods and best local craft brews. There will be 40 hot sauce companies offering FREE hot sauce tastings, Guinness Book of World Records repear eating contest, booze and infuse, Chihuahua Beauty Contest, High Flying Luca Wrestling, and more. It will be held from Aug. 5 - 6 at the OMSI Bridge Lot: 1945 SE. Water Ave. in Portland. Go to pdxhotsauceexpo.com.
This year's theme is "Barn in the USA." Fun for all, they will have a carnival, musical entertainment, demonstrations, horse racing, ice cream tasting contest, dance acts, livestock, Pig-N-Ford Championships, demolition derby and more. It will be held from Aug. 9 - 12 at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds: 4603 Third St. in Tillamook. Their website is www.tillamookfair.com.
This year's Polk County Fair is "Moo at the Moon" with fun for the whole family. It will be held from Aug. 10 - 12. Stage entertainment daily with Magician Louie Foxx, the Zaniac Comedy Show, Showdown, Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, Nate Botsford, Pierce Avenue and Jessie Leigh Band. 4-H, FFA and open class exhibits, Monster cookie contest, Beautiful Baby Contest, France School of Dance. A free hands on kids area. Rough Stock Rodeo, ATV Rodeo and Mega Truck Show. Seniors are FREE on Thursday until 4 p.m. The Polk County Fair is located at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center: 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W. in Rickreall. Go to www.co.polk.or.us/fair/annual/2017-polk-county-fair.
Over 1,000 teams will compete this year in the world's largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in Seaside. There will be adult and junior doubles, quads and sixes. The event is help until Aug. 13. To register your team, go online to www.seasideor.com.
Fun for the whole family, the event will be filled with music, food, parade, motorcycle show, vendors, runs and marathon, breakfast and event more fun. The festivities are from Aug. 11 - 13 at the Jessie Mays Community Park: 30975 NW. Hillcrest St. in North Plains. To learn more, go to funstinks.com.
Join along to celebrate “Growing our Community” in 2017! The town will be bustling with family-friendly Street Faire & Farmers Market, one-of-a-kind Aurora 5K Walk/Run, wonderful Art Show and sale, amazing Colony Parade, historical Museum exhibits & treasures, tasty food at the Beer Garden and a fabulous Concert in the Park. You do not want to miss this weekend event, from Aug. 11 - 13 at 21582 Main St. NE in Aurora. Go to www.auroracolonydays.com.
The Fair offers an eclectic mix of activities and events showcasing the best of the Alberta Street community including entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. The Alberta Street Fair is a FREE community event benefiting Alberta Main Street in Northeast Portland. A suggested $2 donation supports building a vibrant, creative, equitable, and sustainable Alberta Street. For more, go to albertamainst.org.
Let's hustle to prevent heart disease! This 70's themed run is about FUN, so come in costume. It's the largest race held in Salem. Join over 1500 runners and walkers and help raise money for the Heart and Vascular Institute of Salem Hospital. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12. All races share the same Start/Finish Line located one block east of the Oregon State Capitol Building on Court St. NE between Capitol and Waverly streets. Post-race party includes 70's music and local food, beer and cider. Hang out and party before the awards and vote for the most inspired looks from the 70s. To learn more, visit activesalem.com.
A fun event, this is an amateur contest that's open to all ages. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Siletz Bay. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Taft District of Lincoln City, off SW. 51st St. Registration is FREE, but a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is suggested. Only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction. Forms can be used in the construction process, but can in no way support the final structure. Hand tools may be used, but use power tools are not permitted. This is an amateur competition, professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes. Judging begins at 2 p.m. For details, go to www.oregoncoast.org.
Come enjoy airplane rides, static displays, historical and educational displays, antique and warplane displays, aerobatics and fly-overs, and aviation vendors! It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Joseph Airport: 83838 Airport Lane in Joseph. Visit wallowacountyflyin.com.
Hosted by the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, their annual event features a group ride to the show, bike-centric photo exhibit, workshops and making activities, bike videos, Brazing Demonstration, and vendors. It will be held from Aug. 12 - 13 at Cathedral Park Place: 6635 N. Baltimore Ave. in Portland. Go to oregonframbuilders.org.
White Winds Wild West Show is a period show from 1840-1900. It includes in the town of Rock Ridge, Wild Bill's Stunt show, trick roping, trick riding, quick draw, mounted shooting, 3 stages of old west entertainment, a saloon, food, kids games and more!!! Civil War, cowboys, Indians, and Steampunk! Come see how the old west was fun!!!! It will be held from Aug. 12 - 13 and 19 - 20 at Whitewind Woodland: 6569 Valley View Rd. in Silverton. Times are from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Cost for Adults: $14/day or $24/weekend. Children ages 6 - 12: $11/day or $20/weekend. Children under 5 get in for FREE. And, Seniors 60 and over: $11/day or $20/weekend. For more, visit whitewindswildwest.com.
This will be a fun and challenging event for dedicated marksmen and a great show for spectators. The course will be set by Dave Fiedler who is an expert at providing clay targets that can be hit, but also remain quite challenging. The championships will be held from Aug. 17 - 20 at Creswell Clay Target Sports: 81078 N. Pacific Hwy. in Creswell. All are encouraged to stay the night and catch the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 21. Go to www.crewellclaytargetsports.com.
It's four days of great country music by many renowned country music artists on two stages like Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown Band and more. It will be held from Aug. 17 - 20 at 36866 Hwy. 228 in Brownsville. To learn more, visit www.willamettecountrymusicfestival.com.
Get “Uncorked” in Forest Grove. Celebrate in the streets of Forest Grove for the downtown annual “Uncorked” event. This event features Oregon's abundance of fine wineries, micro-brew beer, spirits, skillfully crafted food, fine arts, and local music talent. Stroll Main Street to see what’s what, hear the live music (dance in the street if you like), enjoy all there is to taste, and participate in a raffle for a chance to win a half wine barrel full of wine-related wares! It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 4 - 9 p.m. Go online to www.fguncorked.com.
All are invited to enjoy this "Whimsical Bigfoot" themed festival. Walk beautiful Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale. Visit the unique food and merchandise vendors. Enjoy carnival-style games, a talk by celebrity Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman, Bigfoot mini-golf, exhibits and more! It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19. Their website is oregonbigfootfestival.weebly.com.
It's held traditionally on the third Saturday of August at Mt. Tabor Park in Southeast Portland. The event is a mix of camaraderie, competition, and community. There will be 40+ teams of racers hurtling down a closed course in hand-built contraptions, powered only by one push at the top of the hill, and the inescapable force of gravity. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9:30 a.m. - 4ish. Their after party is from 6 - 9 p.m. at Chopsticks, located at 3390 NE. Sandy Blvd. in Portland. For more, their website is www.soapboxracer.com.
LEGO lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO lovers (of all sizes) to roll up their sleeves and dive into over A MILLION LEGO bricks! The attraction includes The Glow Zone, Brick Fest Derby, collaborative building activities, inspiration stations, Video Game Arena, Mini Golf, Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment, Mosaics, and shopping. It will be held from Aug. 19 - 20 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. To learn more, go to www.eventbrite.com.
A fun time for the whole family! Watch us harvest our 7-acre oat crop using antique farm equipment and animals. Enjoy the agricultural and historical displays of the Museum and see demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop and Sawmill. The kids will love the pedal tractors and hands-on-activities. Come enjoy a stage coach ride, listen to live music, enjoy the food and don’t miss the Tractor Parade at 1:00. This year’s featured tractor is John Deere. It will be held from Aug. 19 - 20 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum: 11275 SW. Durham Lane in McMinnville. Times are Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.
This is a FREE and family friendly event featuring over 85 artist booths: ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, metal, photography, sculpture and wood. There will be hands-on art and art demonstrations for all; an International Food Court with Wine and Beer Garden; along with musical entertainment. It will be held from Aug. 19 - 20 at Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton. Times are Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE parking and shuttle service offered. Check our website for parking updates by going to www.silvertonarts.org.
1. Have a drink
2. Catch a show
3. Shop Local
Spiritsfest highlights local distillers who are shaking up Portland’s vibrant scene. It is all about meeting the makers of the local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create using local spirits. Signature cocktails by: Bull Run Distillery, Indio Spirits, Miru Vodka, Thomas & Sons Distillery, and Vivacity Spirits. This is a 21+ event. Spiritsfest 2017 will be held from Aug. 19 - 20 at Waterfront Park in Portland, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Go to www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com/events/summer-spiristsfest.
The Washington State International Kite Festival fills the sky above Long Beach, WA. with kites of all sizes, shapes and colors. This annual festival, held the 3rd full week of August, is from Aug. 21 - 27. Long Beach is located near the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific Ocean where it is subject to steady northwest winds – and August is perfect for kites! People from all over the world gather here to participate and watch the kites. Come and join us for some family fun! Check www.kitefestival.com for more details!
You'll have a great time at this event to enjoy nonstop entertainment, food, wine/beer gardens, raffle and more.... Don't miss Opera on Thursday night. It will be held from Aug. 24 - 26 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Other related events will take place at various venues in the Portland metro area: Mass in Italian at The Grotto, Bocce Tournament at Cedarville Park in Greshman, and Festa Night at the Flicks at 5th Avenue Cinema. For details, go to www.festa-italiana.org.
Common plants have the extraordinary ability to support our health in just the ways we need. Join top local and nationally-known herbal educators Susun Weed, David Hoffmann, Kevin Spelman, Ryan Drum, EagleSong Gardener, Chanchal Cabrera, Katolen Yardley, Netta Zeberoff, Denise Joy, Natasha Clarke, and Leslie Lekos as they share their plant wisdom. Through our in-depth intensive classes, informative plant walks, and hands-on medicine making classes, you'll find ways to incorporate plants into your life to enhance your well-being. It will be held from Aug. 24 - 27 at Whidbey Island in Coupeville, Washington. For more information and to register, visit www.nwherbsymposium.com.
It's the "Mother of All Relays." There will be over 1,000 teams of 8 - 12 runners each running the course that is 199 miles long, starting from Mt. Hood's Timberline Lodge area to the finish line at Seaside. It will be held from Aug. 25 - 26. For more, go to hoodtocoastrelay.com.
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. The event was voted "Top 10 Best Food Festivals" by "USA TODAY," "10Best" and "The Culture Trip." Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year. It will be held from Aug. 25 - 27 at various venues. Go to www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com.
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. It will be held from Aug. 25 - 27 at Horning's Hideout: 21277 NW. Brunswick Canyon Rd. in North Plains. For details, visit faerieworlds.com.
Held annually, the Picker's Fest is hosted by the Oregon Bluegrass Association. Bring your mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, ukulele or whatever makes great bluegrass music, or just hang out and enjoy ZigZag Mountain Farm and being up at the mountain with music all over the place. An open mic is held on Friday and Saturday nights, hosted by Fred Coates. We also offer workshops on Saturday in most instruments with great instructors. This is a kid-friendly event. It will be held from Aug. 25 - 27 at 70803 E. Mountain Dr. in Rhododendron. Their website is www.oregonbluegrass.org.
Craig Stewart launched the Slab Creek Music Festival in 2001, to provide an opportunity for people to get together and spend an long-weekend devoted entirely to the celebration of making music. Craig’s experiment quickly became a favorite yearly event for most everyone who has attended. The gathering is to create a supportive environment in which people of all ages and abilities can celebrate our collective creativity through the exploration, creation, learning and performance of music of all genres. There will be a serious amount of jamming, reading, napping, Frisbee, hackeysack and whatever else you can dream up. The event is from Aug. 25 - 27 at 10005 Slab Creek Rd. in Neskowin. Visit www.slabcreekmusicgathering.com.
This year's fair features some colorful music acts by Dwight Yoakam, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kenny Loggins, Trace Adkins, Eddie Money and more. Their other attractions include a carnival, Extreme Creature Feature, Oregon State Grange, Cirque Ma'Ceo, Dog Town, Dia de la Familia, exhibitions, competitions and livestock. The Oregon State Fair is from Aug. 25 - Sept. 4 at 2330 17th St. NE in Salem. Go online to oregonstatefair.org.
More than 100 Westies and their friends gather at this annual event to enjoy a 1.5 mile walk in Northwest Portland and raise money for a great cause! Join us for snacks, a photo booth, costume contest, prizes and more. All friends of Westies are invited – humans and dogs! Proceeds from the walk benefit the Velvet Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance for qualifying low-income families at DoveLewis. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Wallace Park: 1600 NW. 25th Ave. in Portland. Check in is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. To learn more and register, visit www.dovelewis.org.
What started out as a handful of local classic cars on display in Millennium Plaza has expanded to a huge show with cars and boats from all over the area. The show now draws thousands of people over two days and has expanded from one park to three Lake Oswego venues, with FREE shuttles provided between the venues at this FREE event. This is the only show in the tri-county area that combines collector cars and classic boats. It will be held from Aug. 26 - 27 at various venues in Lake Oswego. Go to www.oswegoheritage.org.
Project Pabst is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music, like Iggy Pop, Beck, Nas and more. The event will be an outdoor blowout with access to both stages, food, beverages and more. The event is 21+. No minors. It will be held from Aug. 26 - 27 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park at SW. Naito Parkway in Portland. Go to portland.projectpabst.com.
The Portland Taco Festival features Portland's best local music, dancing, tequila and margaritas. But really, It's all about the TACOS. We showcase some the best independent food trucks, taco specialists and restaurants in Oregon - all in a festive atmosphere at the Portland Meadows infield. This multi-day food, fun and music festival is a one-of-a-kind event. There will be numerous exciting activities, from a Chihuahua racing competition, Tequila Expo, Live Lucha Libre wrestling and of course - AMAZING TACOS! You'll be able to sample huge selection of flavorful foods, drinks and desserts. Also don't forget to visit the exclusive Tequila and Agave Expo! An event within an event. The top purveyors of the world's finest Tequila will provide samples of their products! A must-visit for any tequila aficionado. It will be held from Aug. 26 - 27 at Portland Meadows: 1001 N. Schmeer Rd. in Portland. For details, visit their Facebook page.
A must see for the dahlia lover, or if you just love flowers. View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, in our three indoor display rooms. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States! The Dahlia Festival is held from Aug. 26 - 28 and Sept. 2 - 4 at 995 NW. 22nd Ave. in Canby. Visit www.dahlias.com.
Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement, making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. Some of the highlights include: entertainment on the Main Music Stage, kids' activities, beer gardens, and vendors. The Hawthorne Street Fair is on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. along SE. Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. This is a FREE event. Their website is hawthornepdx.com.