JULY 2018 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Western Days
July 1 - 4

Family fun including a movie in the amphitheater, parade, fireworks, carnival, vendor booths, live music and children's games.  Western Days will be held from July 1 - 4 at Riverview Park and Amphitheater: 50 C St. in Independence.  Call (503) 838-1212.

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...More

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...More

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...More 

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...More

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Wednesday, July 4
(Southwest Washington)

This year is all about a bigger, brighter BOOM! End your Independence Day with a BANG at Vancouver’s Fireworks Spectacular! Pack a snack and a blanket, come to the Fort, and stake out your spot to watch the biggest fireworks show in the region.  We recommend community members start arriving after 6 pm in anticipation of a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 10:05 pm. Visitors should be aware that there will be no food vendor services on site at this year’s event.  Visitors are encouraged to either eat before coming to the site, or to bring their own picnic dinner for the event.  Paid parking lots will be available to the east and west of Fort Vancouver National Site and all downtown metered parking is FREE for the holiday.  ADA parking is FREE onsite along 5th Street for those with a valid ADA permit...More 

NW Veg: Fourth of July Potluck
Wednesday, July 4

Join NW VEG for their annual Fourth of July potluck.  Bring your fave vegan meal; we'll provide the vegan ice cream!  Please bring a vegan potluck dish to share, along with all the plates, utensils, serving spoons, etc. you'll use!  You're also welcome to bring lawn games to share...More 

Salem Stars & Stripes 4th of July Run
Wednesday, July 4

Enjoy a beautiful running experience in Riverfront Park, Wallace Marine Park, and over the Union Street Bridge. Take on the 5K run or tackle the Stars & Stripes Challenge. This is the 5K run along with 3 Military style challenges to complete on course manned by the Oregon National Guard...More 

Vancouver Rodeo
Wednesday, July 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Vancouver Rodeo is four days of rodeo excitement and down-home fun.  You can enjoy bronco riding, mutton bustin', bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, a beer garden and a children's petting zoo...More  

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  

Clover's Day Celebration
July 5 - 7

Home is where the herd is.  All are invited to the annual Clover's Day Celebration that honors Cloverdale's rural heritage and dairy industry.  It will be held on Saturday, July 7 in downtown Cloverdale.  They'll have a pancake breakfast at Nestucca High School, from 7 - 10 a.m., followed by the Clover's Day parade at noon, led by the prettiest cow in town.  On the same day, you  can also enjoy their cruise-in, fun run, vendors fair, live music, beer garden, horse and buggy rides, petting zoo and much more.  Prior to this is Radio Play live at Goodwin Gallery on Thursday, July 5, along with a Flea Market, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Hwy. 101 in downtown on Friday, July 6 and Hayseed at Sandlake Grange at 7 p.m.  Head over to Cloverdale, from July 5 - 7 for a great time...More  

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival
July 6 - 8

This annual event features the Gospel Open Mic, Fossil Song Contest, Grand Young Opry, parade, jamming - anytime, camping, art show, concessions, Fossil Cruz-In car rally, and more.  This year's workshop song will be "Sun's Gonna Shine in My Backyard Today" by Flatt and Scruggs.  All workshops are FREE...More

Wildhorse Pow Wow
July 6 - 8

The Wildhorse Pow Wow features drumming, dancing, food, vendors and over $90,000 in cash and prizes.  They'll have contest dance specials each day.  There's no fees to dance.  Drum Day Pay is available for first 20 drums to register...More   

Camas Car Show
Saturday, July 7

Come stroll the beautiful streets of historic Downtown Camas and enjoy the many classic and custom cars and trucks that fill the town. They'll also have a grand parade, bathtub races, Ducky Derby, softball tournament and more.  Always an exceptionally fun time!...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...More 

Joseph Mountain Jubilee
Saturday, July 7

This one-day festival features a variety of original local, regional, and national mountain-country-roots-a-billy-grass music at multiple venues in majestic downtown Joseph, Oregon. Falling between Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas and Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp, this event draws talent and audiences from these two long-running music camps, sponsored by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance.  The Joseph Mountain Jubilee is on Saturday, July 7 on Main St.  Call (541) 398-0582.

NW's Largest Garage Sale & Vintage Sale
Saturday, July 7
(Southwest Washington)

This is a community sale with over 500 indoor booths, each set up and ran by its own seller.  Shoppers can shop hundreds of sales in one location, including vintage, antiques, new and used items, and everything in between...More 

Twilight Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Saturday, July 7

Nobody likes alarm clocks. That's why the Twilight Half Marathon starts at 6 p.m.  Get a good night's sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it's cool.  Beginner and walker-friendly; pick from 4 distance options - 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kid's Mile.  The course is pancake flat, making for a fast, easy run...and maybe even a PR!  The scenery is spectacular, and so are the souvenirs: a glittery medal, tech shirt, post-race meal, and 2 craft beers or wine!  Stick around for the afterparty or maybe even a dip in the lake...More

Oregon State Chili Cook-Off
July 7 - 8


It's a full day of fun for the whole family.  This event will feature World Famous Tri-Tip Sandwiches, “Great Bowls of Fire” chili eating contest, raffles, public chili tasting, Miss Chili Pepper Contest, Airlink Helicopter Demonstration, Vendors, and live music by Marty Combs & The High Desert Boys.  They'll also be introducing the inaugural Pet Parade...More

HAP Mayoral Swim
Wednesday, July 11

Join Human Access Project and the River Hugger Swim Team for the 3rd annual HAP Mayoral Swim with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.  It’s not a race, but rather an one-way fun swim across the Willamette River with the city’s very own mayor.  All participants who feel any insecurity about swimming must wear a life jacket...More

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...More 

Thunderegg Days Festival
July 12 - 14

Nyssa Thunderegg Days & Festival is an annual event held the second week of July which celebrates one very special rock…the thunderegg. Oregon’s state rock, thundereggs are spherical masses of rock that are nondescript and knobby on the outside, but full of colorful and exquisite designs inside.  The festival is a family-friendly event complete with live music, a car show, kid’s activities, a quilt show, and more. Of course, gem vendors and local artists are on site, as well as many rock aficionados...More 

Music Fair & 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...More 

Wallowa County Fly-In and Air Show
July 13 - 14

Hosted by the North East Oregon Aviation Foundation, the two-day event features a no-host dinner banquet, auctions, live music by Jimmy Bivens, pancake breakfast, educational hangar for kids of all ages, static display of planes, and aerial performances...More 

Cowabunga All-You-Can-Eat Food Festival
July 13 - 15

It's a celebration of everything we love about living—and eating—in Portland.  With three days of tastings, demos, and competitions featuring all-star chefs, brewers, winemakers, distillers, farmers, and ranchers, it will be a weekend like no other.  The weekend’s headlining event held on Saturday night will resurrect the annual Parkrose Community Barn Bash to feature seven of the city’s freshest brewmasters serving up two of their favorite ales, beef-tastic bites from Portland’s favorite chefs, live entertainment, and down-home fun.  The finale is a perennial favorite: Country Brunch, Portland Monthly’s long-running all-star tribute to the city’s key weekend pastime.  As always, some of our best morning masters will serve iconic bites, while the Bloody Mary Smackdown unfolds in all its gory, invigorating glory...More 

McMinnville Turkey Rama
July 13 - 15

Celebrating its 58th year, Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county. The turkey farms are gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!  As the face of our community has changed, so has the festival itself.  Turkey Rama includes a Carnival, street vendors, car show and much more.  Downtown you’ll find vendors, a Food Court and Beer Gardens, the Vendor Village, lots of Music and Demonstrations,  and more!...More 

Oregon Country Fair
July 13 - 15

Join them for three, unforgettable days to delight in world class entertainment on twelve stages, hand-made crafts by hundreds of artisans, delectable foods from over 75 vendors, educational displays and magical surprises at every turn of the path.  Held in a wooded setting, 13 miles west of Eugene near Veneta for an unforgettable adventure...More

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...More

Bastille Day Festival
Saturday, July 14

This is the West Coast's largest Bastille Day celebration that's FREE and open to the public and has attracted thousands.  They will have a Waiters Race, French-themed cuisine, live music, arts and crafts vendors, live music, Air France Raffle, fencing demonstrations and more...More 

First City Celebration
Saturday, July 14

Celebrate Oregon City, the First City west of the Rocky Mountains at this family-friendly community celebration! There will be live music all day on the Trails End main stage, over 100 vendors featuring locally made products, KidZone with crafts and activities, and a beer garden featuring Oregon City-made craft beverages...More 

Mississippi Street Fair
Saturday, July 14

This annual and FREE event will have hundreds of vendors from local businesses, several stages of musical performances, great food, beer and more...More 

Saturday in the Park Pride
Saturday, July 14
(Southwest Washington)

Saturday in the Park Pride is a free family friendly Gay Pride Event. Held annually since 1994, this event is FREE and open to all!...More

The Big Float 8
Saturday, July 14

The goal of The Big Float, quite simply, is to encourage people to “get into their river” and support its preservation and healthy development as a recreational resource. And to have a whale of a good time in the process.  The annual event is a fundraiser for the Human Access Project. Open to all ages, TBF begins with, naturally, a parade. Floaters gather at Tom McCall Bowl Beach (where the Blues Festival is held), then carry or wear their flotation devices and march south along Waterfront Park to the put-in point at Poet's Beach beneath the Marquam Bridge.  Floaters will paddle down river and land on the west bank at the Tom McCall Bowl. Here, Portland's grandest downtown beach party will be held - complete with music barge and live bands, food carts, beer/wine garden, sponsor booths, and a kids' activities area...More

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...More  

Mount Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show: Past & Present
July 14 - 15

This special event brings together heritage quilts of the past - such as those dating bac to the days of the Oregon Trail, hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey westward - with the artistic quilts of contemporary times.  Besides quilts, there will be ars and crafts on sale, Huckleberry jam and other wildberry goodies, historical and Nature books, and unique Oregon Trail walking sticks, plus storytelling.  On Saturday and Sunday, entertainers performing Native American flute music, as well as old-time music will be on hand for daytime jams and concerts along with those performing Traditional Folk and Blues.  It is said that there are more historic quilts in this one area than you'll see anywhere else...More 

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...More 

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show  
July 14 - 15  

The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg hosts the 2018 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival.  A celebration of lavender and art.  This family friendly event features everything lavender you can imagine. And some things you probably haven't. Enjoy the juried art and craft booths, the plein air art show, live music, and visit area lavender farms.  Over 100 artists will display original paintings done en plein air during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show.    And of course, many lavender products will be featured from crafters and lavender farms.  The Festival has stellar music and other activities for your enjoyment...More

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

Natural Garden Tour
Sunday, July 15
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE self-guided tour for you to visit up to 12 household gardens around Clark County that practice chemical-free gardening techniques.  Be inspired by your neighbors to create a yard that is safe for kids, pets, and the environment!...More 

PowGnar Classic
Sunday, July 15

Put your disc golf skills to the test at Skibowl's annual disc golf tournament at one of the most scenic courses in the Northwest!  The top six scores from the advanced field will advance to the "safari six", and will get to ride up an extra time to play an additional safari course!  They will be offering cash prizes, custom PG gear, CTP prizes, hosted keg and pizza, and raffles.  The chair lift ride to the courses is included in your registration...More 

Harvest Nights Car Cruise
Friday, July 20

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...More

Brews by the Blues Festival
July 20 - 21

Enjoy live music, local craft brews and ciders, local food vendors, and a horn hole tournament during the annual Brews by the Blues Festival!...More

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
July 20 - 21

At the annual summer festival, enjoy live entertainment on three stages, medieval re-enactments, Maid Marian's Court, Robin Hood and his merry men, a popular community parade, a knighting ceremony, archery tournament, castle building and flower contests, a teen dance, a kids area, crafts, lots of music, delicious food, a beer and wine garden (including selections from local wineries and breweries) and a wide variety of activities, with over 100 vendors in our Old Town vendor village...More 

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 20 - 22

This is the longest-running FREE jazz festival west of the Mississippi River, and the longest-running neighborhood event in Portland.  Over 10,000 people attended last year.  The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival provides  a large performance venue for local artists allowing them the opportunity to reach a broader audience than other performance or promotional opportunities in the area provide for local performers.  By offering an experience of live jazz, this one event stimulates interest in the jazz scene within the community...More

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 

Salem Art Fair & Festival
July 20 - 22

Just blocks from downtown Salem, you’ll find more than 200 artists, live music, theatre and dance on the Smiles Dental Stage and the Family Stage, two craft beer and wine gardens put on by Gilgamesh Brewing, more than 20 food booths, the Mountain West Kids’ Court with art activities for the whole family, the Mission Street Parks Conservancy Plant Sale and much more.  The Art Fair attracts more than 35,000 visitors from all over the nation and is committed to upholding the importance of fine arts and crafts by providing access to a range of artistic mediums appealing to both art appreciators and art collectors alike...More  

Stumptown Cluster
July 20 - 22

Get ready for a fantastic show!  You'll expect to see dozens and dozens of breeds!  The Portland Kennel Club invites you to watch their annual show right here at the Expo Center!  Admission to the show is FREE (parking fees still apply). Come see the judging!  The Stumptown Cluster will be held from July 20 - 22, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. 

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...More  

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...More

Music in the Gardens Tour
Saturday, July 21
(Washington State)

Celebrate the 12th annual Music in the Gardens Tour!  Enjoy a lovely summer’s day touring the beautiful coastal gardens of the Long Beach Peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Willapa Bay.  To further delight, musicians and artists will perform throughout the day in each garden.  A Water Music Society event, Music in the Gardens Tour is a fundraiser for the mission “to bring classical music to the Long Beach Peninsula”.  Every year a donation is made to the Ocean Beach School District Music Program...More  

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

Portland Highland Games
Saturday, July 21

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes. Come enjoy a full day of this Scottish festival. Explore Scottish clan tents and learn about your Scottish history (you may be surprised to find a little Scottish in ya). Immerse yourself in the music and culture. Watch fun demonstrations (like our popular sheep dogs) and be inspired by powerful athletes competing on the Heavy Athletics field. Become a whisky connoisseur in our whisky tasting tent. Shop for regional Scottish products and gifts, and enjoy tasty food (and yup – there is beer)...More 

TeaFestPDX
Saturday, July 21

Whether your are a tea connoisseur or simply tea-curious, come and join us for a second year of Tea Fest: A day full of celebration devoted to community and tea.  The event will have classes and workshops, vendor booths, Tea Here Now areas, and other tea-related activities like yoga, tai chi, and musical performances...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...More  

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...More 

44th Annual Camas Days
July 27 - 28
(Southwest Washington)

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 

Natsu Matsuri
Saturday, July 28

Join them for Japanese food & beer, live entertainment, kids games, taiko, bon-odori, watermelon eating contest and so much more!...More 

Astoria Open Art Studios Tour
July 28 - 29

The Astoria Open Studios Tour showcases the incredible and diverse talent of Astoria.  This year, artists will welcome visitors into their studios.  Where and how artists set up their studio spaces are as diverse as the work they make, and unique to each artist.  Some artists have set up their studios just for the weekend.  Some have been honing their spaces for a decade.  Tour map and other details are available online...More 

Portland Zine Symposium
July 28 - 29

This is a yearly and FREE conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This event has been held in Portland every summer since 2001 and hosts over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free workshops, panels, and discussions...More  

Renegade Craft Fair
July 28 - 29

They're returning to Portland for their 5th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design.  Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail. See you there!...More 

The Great Oregon Steam-Up
July 28 - 29 & Aug. 4 - 5

The Great Oregon Steam-Up is the largest event at  Powerland Heritage Park during the year and it involves all of the museums and many other participants. One of the unique aspects of the event is that most of the vintage equipment that was made in Oregon.  Lots of activities for kids, like the tractor parade and kid tractor pulls.  History will come alive from displays by heritage museums.  They'll have vendors, food and entertainment...More

Clatsop County Fair & Expo
July 31 - August 4

Bring the whole family for great fun.  They'll have a carnival, vendors, stage acts, country music performances, tournaments, motor sports, livestock auction, small animal show, 4H and much more...More 



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