AUGUST 2018 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Ringside's Annual Shuck Off!
Wednesday, August 1

RingSide vs. Headwaters vs. Southpark - who will reign victorious?  Join the Shuck Off for oysters, Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere Punch, photo booth, DJ and some neighborly competition.  Participating chefs will compete for Fastest Shucker and Best Mignonette.  Come by and enjoy the show!...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 

Pickathon
August 2 - 5

Held annually at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, you'll enjoy a diverse range of music, from bluegrass to alternative country and folk.  They'll also have vendors, food, and beverage gardens.  Camping is encouraged.  No pets allowed...More 

Hermiston Watermelon Giveaway
Friday, August 3

Join the City of Hermiston as they give away their famous watermelons and other produce. The City of Hermiston Mayor & Council and Portland’s Mayor will also face off for a watermelon seed spitting contest...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!...More 

Jake the Alligator Man's Birthday & Car Show
August 3 - 4
(Washington State)

Back for its 12th year, Jake the Alligator Man’s 76th birthday is an annual celebration that's out of this world. You can enjoy live music, car shows, Bride of Jake contest and much more...More

OTC Ilwaco Tuna Classic:
Deep Canyon Challenge
August 3 - 4
(Washington State)

Be a part of a great event that supports a great cause! The Oregon Tuna Classic — Deep Canyon Challenge helps feed the needy and showcases the area’s fabulous fishing.  It will be held from Aug. 3 - 4 in Ilwaco.  For details, call (360) 642-2400.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival
August 3 - 4

The Tualatin Crawfish Festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. There’s something for all ages! Join them on Friday evening at Tualatin Community Park for some great live music highlighting Ramble on and Stone in Love.  Come back Saturday to enjoy a fantastic line-up of musicians, kids Watermelon & adult Crawfish Eating Contest, the CrawKID Zone, local vendors, and of course, crawfish! bThe first 50 in the gates on Friday will receive FREE admission on Saturday...More 

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

Mill Casino Food Truck Off
August 3 - 5

Enjoy a 3-day event featuring food trucks, live music and more.  Bring the whole family to enjoy this great outdoor event.  Held as a fundraiser, you can feast yourself on the goods while the trucks compete in a cook-off for the best in several categories to take a share of $8,500 in prize money...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 150thAnniversary Paradehappening opening day (August 3rd) at 1:50 p.m., the parade goes right up the midway, so get a great spot to watch!...More  

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...More

Fun in the Park
Saturday, August 4

A kid-focused, family friendly FREE day of community fun.  Over 100 venues come together at Town Center Park to entertain, educate, amuse and delight.  Activities include craft making, petting zoo, games, and more.  All are welcome to attend...More

Soulful Giving Blanket Concert
Saturday, August 4

Spread your blankets and sand chairs under shady canopies and fir trees then enjoy a fun-filled day along the scenic Sandy River in Troutdale at the Soulful Giving Foundation's 8th annual "21 and over" music, wine, beer, silent auction, food and craft event. Andy Carson and Pete Ferryman from KPTV Fox-12 will be emceeing once again and helping to bring all the excitement to you!  All proceeds from this exciting concert benefits Randall Children's Hospital and Providence Cancer Research Center...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 

Mother Earth News Fair
August 4 - 5

The Mother Earth News Fair is headed back to Albany for a family-friendly sustainable living event that features over 150 workshops and demonstrations from national and local experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics.  Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects, heritage-breed livestock, vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations, and local and organic food offerings...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

Portland Hot Sauce Expo
August 4 - 5

Experience the most EXTREME Eating Challenges on Planet Earth.  Could You Handle The Stage of DOOM?!?!?!  Enter At Your Own Risk.  The Portland Hot Sauce Expo will also feature food challenges, eating contest, cocktail competition, chihuahua beauty pageant. Action Sport Wrestling. Action packed Tag Team Matches, Lucha & Battle Royal during the course of the day...More 

Oregon Trail Game 5K/8K Fun Run and Walk
Sunday, August 5

This fun run based off the 1980’s classic computer game, The Oregon Trail®! Runners are taken on an interactive journey where they’ll make decisions as if they were traveling from Missouri to Oregon.  Will you float or ford the river, or die of dysentery along the way?  Each decision you make along the trail will determine your ultimate fate.  This one-of-a-kind event celebrates Oregon City’s heritage and encourages an active lifestyle!  All racers get a branded certificate and are invited to join an exclusive preview of the Oregon Trail Brewfest...More 

Common Ground:
The Vancouver Chautauqua
August 6 - 11
(Southwest Washington)

CommonGround is modeled after the iconic chautauquas popular in late 19th and early 20th century America. Chautauquas brought speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, and craftsmen together for the entertainment and education of the community. Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.”  You can explore six days of FREE history, art, music, and literature events in Vancouver presented by The Historic Trust!...More

Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament
August 9 - 12

It is the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in the world with over 1,500 teams playing on 153 courts. Divisions range from parent and child to Masters 55+, along with our Men, Women and Co-ed Open Divisions that feature some of the best amateur players in the world.  Seaside Beach Volleyball is consistently the highest ranked and most visited amateur beach volleyball tournament around!  Teams travel from as far as the East Coast and Hawaii as well as Canada.  Our tournament is known throughout the beach volleyball world and is mentioned by many players as “the one to go to.”  And, Seaside Beach Volleyball is as organic as it comes…no bleachers, no required team shirts, no plastic clapping devices and no entry fee for spectators!  Best of all when the tournament is over there is no trace of it left on the clean white sands...More   

Astoria Regatta
August 9 - 13

Fun for the entire family.  The Astoria Regatta will have sailboat races, parades, dances, music, trolley rides, and more.  Most activities are FREE to the public, but some events are reasonably priced...More

Vancouver Brewfest
August 10 - 11
(Southwest Washington)

The Vancouver Brewfest is a celebration of craft beer that raises funds for various charities.  Held twice a year in the Spring and Summer, you can sample over 100 beers, ciders, and meads, eat delicious food, listen to great music, and support local businesses!...More 

Elephant Garlic Festival
August 10 - 12

It's a celebration of elephant garlic.  Fun for all, they offer live music, a parade, runs and a marathon, food vendors, beer/wine garden, breakfast, car show, fire station event and more...More 

Alberta Street Fair
Saturday, August 11

Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the event continues to be one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, drawing more than 25,000 people annually.  It offers an eclectic mix of activities and events showcasing the best of the Alberta Street community including entertainment, kids parade, kids corner, stages full of entertainment, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages...More 

Cosmo 7K Run/Walk & Kids 1/2 Mile
Saturday, August 11
(Southwest Washington)

NEW FOR 2018 – The Cosmo 7K will again be an EVENING run! Starting at 5:30pm, followed by happy hour with a DJ and cosmos flowing!  The Cosmo All Women’s Race Series is back for 2018 and will be offering participants another exciting experience. Starting and finishing within Fort Vancouver at the OO Howard House, participants will venture throughout Vancouver on their 7K Run/Walk experience. This year, we will be returning to the evening race that participants loved.  Upon returning to the OO Howard House – all participants will be greeted with the post-run celebration they’ve been accustomed to including live music, Tito’s Vodka Cosmos and more!...More   

Gather and Feast Farm Harvest Feast
Saturday, August 11
(Southwest Washington)

Join Gather and Feast Farm in our mission to preserve the small farming community and raise awareness for local, sustainably-grown foods – all through the age-old tradition of breaking bread and raising a glass!  Your ticket purchase includes cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvre, a multi-course family style meal with live music, a tour of the working farm, and unlimited wine throughout the evening!...More 

High Street Hustle
Saturday, August 11

Get your bodacious, bad self in a gharly, righteous modd and race, run, job, or walk the streets of scenic Sale.  Celebrate afterwards with local food and beer, dancing to the 80s and a hilarious costume contest.  Proceeds benefit heart disease prevention...More  

Reebok Spartan Spring
Saturday, August 11
(Southwest Washington)

This event is perfect for athletes of all levels - from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The 3-5 Mile Sprint may be this year's shortest distance, but it packs 20 - 23 obstacles.  Once you complete the sprint, you are 1/3 on your Spartan Trifecta: The ultimate Spartan achievement.  If you think you can't do it, you're wrong.  Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of...More 

Wilsonville Brewfest
Saturday, August 11

Some of the best breweries in Oregon will gather for a full day of beer tasting, food, music, and family fun...More 

Oregon City Festival of the Arts
August 11 - 12

This year celebrates the 175th Commemoration of the End of the Oregon Trail.  FREE admission to the public and fun for the whole family.  It features more than 60 juried Artists, all day performances, childrens hands on art projects, family games and entertainment, and local food vendors...More 

2nd Annual Whitewinds Wild West
August 11 - 12 & 18 - 19

Come enjoy how the West was fun in our interactive/entertaining old West town of Rock Ridge in a mature tree grove so we don't cook in the hot summer sun.  We have Wild Bill's Western Stunt Show, Along with 2 stages of continual entertainment With country western singers, magician, Sake Oil Man, and more. We have a roping corral hat you can learn to rope cows in and a shootin' range.  Try our bucking barrel too.  WE have a saloon and Food too! Great Family Fun!!!!!   Adults $14.00 Seniors 60+ and children 6-12 are $12.00 and children under 5 are FREE. WE have FREE parking too...More 

Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo
August 14 - 18

There is something for everyone at the county fair!  Find prized FFA animals and 4H students displaying their creative talents. View award-winning paintings, photos, and flower displays.  Live entertainment fills the stages daily, and there is food for every palate...More 

Willamette Country Music Festival
August 16 - 19

This has become the Northwest's largest, premier country music and camping event.  Lots of country music performances will be held on the Main Stage and Sunrise Stage.  It's four days of over 30 artists performing: Alabama, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock and much more.  Camping is allowed...More 

Jazz & Oysters
Saturday, August 18
(Washington State)

Join along for the 33rd anniversary of Jazz & Oysters.  This year, in addition to listening to great music and enjoying a plethora of delicious food and beverages, you’ll have the opportunity to watch the boats around a working port...More

Pirate Treasure Hunt
Saturday, August 18

Ahoy Mateys! A bountiful clue for all who will hunt for the buried treasure. Understand the points, how maps work and how letters combined make words and words make clues. Arrrr.  Listen for the cannons and to the Pirates.  There's nothin too terribly physical or dangerous, just fun challenges and activities that may or may not be piratically inspired.  Don yer priate attire and muster up some piratitude!  The Pirate Treasure Hunt is a fundraising event for teams of 4 persons each to compete...More 

Wings & Wheels
Saturday, August 18

This is a FREE event.  Wings and Wheels is the South County Chamber's main event of the year.  Hosted each August at the Scappoose Airport, we bring together the community with a show of amazing cars, antique airplanes, and booths, music, beer garden, activities, and fun for the community.  This even includes a half-marathon to kick off the event (running is optional!).  Event organizers are expecting approximately 3,000 people this year.  The weather is great, access is easy, and the community rallies around this fantastic event...More

Collector Car & Classic Boat Show
August 18 - 19

Every year, the Oswego Heritage Council proudly presents the Annual Collector Car & Classic Boat Show.  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.  As always, there is no cost for admission to any of the event’s locations.  This is the only show in the tri-county area that combines collector cars and classic boats...More

Harvest Fest
August 18 - 19

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 Allis Chalmers. A fun time for the whole family!...More

2018 Silverton Fine Arts Festival
August 18 - 19

Admission is FREE at this family friendly event featuring over 90 artist booths: ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, metal, photography, sculpture and wood.  They'll also have hands-on art, art demonstrations for all ages, entertainment, an international food court, wine and beer garden.  Free parking and shuttle service.  See website for updates...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



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