SUMMER 2019

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

Wochenmarkt
May 23 - September 5

The market will be in the tradition of the German weekly markets that feature locally grown produce and farm based products. The goal of the market is for local farmers to sell their wares direct and close to home and to encourage the citizens of Mt. Angel to live a healthier lifestyle by eating more fresh, local, affordable produce. Activities will be provided for the kinder (children) by the Mt. Angel Library and local musicians will be playing in the bandstand.  Wochenmarkt is from June 6 - Sept. 5 at Church and Charles St. in the City of Mount Angel.  For details, go online to www.ci.mt-angel.or.us.

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts 
June 14 - September 7

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.  It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!  Performances are from June 14 - Sept. 7 at 4001 SW. Canyon Rd. in Portland.  For their lineup and to register, visit www.zooconcerts.com.


Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
July 5 - August 25

Hosted by First Folio, they will be performing Shakespearean plays where the cues an actor needs to perform his or her role without rehearsal.  This allows the truest reaction to the story as it progresses.  The performers use the same techniques as they did in Shakespeare's own time, which means limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast pace, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction.  This lends a much more immediate, organic and improvisational feel to the performances.  The Original Practic Shakespeare Festival will be held from July 5 - Aug. 25 at various parks within the Portland metro area.  To learn more, visit www.opsfest.org.


NW Natural Street of Dreams
July 27 - August 25

This year's new location is Stafford Meadows, the first neighborhood to be developed at Frog Pond West to showcase luxury homes, resented by the Home Builders of Metro Portland.  Each year, NW Street of Dreams partners with home builders to construct several new homes that illustrate the latest trends in home design, technology, energy-efficiency and more.  It will be held from July 27 - Aug. 25.  Times are from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Go to www.streetofdreamspdx.com


Oregon State Capitol:
Feathering the Hat - The Art of Hat Fashion Exhibit 
August 1 - 30

In the late 1800s and early 1900s the great age of the milliner was born.  Milliners know that a hat is part sculpture, part architecture, part trimming, and part craftsmanship.  A hat is wearable art.  Come and learn more about this art form in the Capitol Galleria during the month of August.  This exhibit comes to us courtesy of The National Hat Museum in Portland and is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal building hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more, visit their Facebook page.


Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree
August 15 - 18

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers District 5 hosts more than 100 musicians and enthusiastic audiences from across the Pacific Northwest.  Fiddlers, guitars, banjos and mandolins play Country, Cajun, Swing, Bluegrass, Folk, Waltzes and old time tunes.  Participate in an open jam session – they’re offered all day long – and concerts at the Grange Hall daily at 6 p.m.  Admission by donation.  The jamboree is from Aug. 15 - 18 at the corner of 7th St. and Broadway Ave. in Winchester Bay.  To learn more, call (541) 572-2741.   

The Art of Ascension
August 16 - 18
(Southwest Washington)

If our thoughts create our world, why not change those thoughts and change the world? This is what Ascension does! "Rising above" thoughts of limitation, stress and separation.  Battling thoughts from the surface of our mind won't take us very far.  Learn the Art of Ascension, an eyes-closed & eyes-open meditative practice with techniques based in Praise, Gratitude and Love, that will re-connect you with consciousness, release stress, increase joy, happiness and the full potential of your life.  Ascension requires no belief.  Contact Chandika to register for a workshop at (206) 735-1126.  Visit their Facebook page for more information.


Aumsville Corn Festival
August 17 - 18

This year's theme is "New Beginnings to Better EARS Ahead".  Head over to the Aumsville Corn Festival.  There's lots of family fun with a parade, Corn Eating Contest, corn sales, live entertainment, car show, and beer garden.  It will be held from Aug. 17 - 18 at Porter-Boone Park: 1105 Main St. in Aumsville.  Visit www.aumsville.us


Harvest Fest
August 17 - 18

Harvest Fest 2019 happens August 17 - 18, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum, located at 11275 SW. Durham Lane in McMinnville, Oregon.  Witness the harvesting of our oat crop using vintage farm equipment, horses and mules.  The entire Yamhill Valley Heritage Center campus will come alive with many activities.  Vendors will be on hand with their wares.  Historical displays and demonstrations will be available for viewing including the Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop.  Also view the ongoing restoration of our Peerless Steam Tractor Engine.  The Harvest Café will be open with a wonderful assortment of food.  Stagecoach rides will be available.  Tractor Parade each day at 1 p.m.  Live music is scheduled throughout the day and plan on visiting the hand’s on Pioneer Kids’ activities and pedal tractors that are sure to please.  Mark your calendars today and Don’t miss it!  Go online to yamhillcountyhistory.org/harvest-fest-2019 and visit their Facebook page


Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days
August 17 - 18

1840’s Oregon Trail emigrant Samuel Welch founded the Village of Welches in the western foothills of Mount Hood in 1880.  By 1890 he had modified his two-story farmhouse at the Welch Ranch into a hotel to go along with the campground he had built two years earlier.  To celebrate, he decided to hold an annual festival to celebrate  the birth of tourism on this Mountain that the Native Americans called “Wy’East”.  This pioneer celebration survived up until the realities of the Great Depression in the 1930’s forced it to come to an abrupt halt.  Then, 35 years ago, the Cascade Geographic Society revived it and started out with a table in a parking lot trying to get people to remember this Mountain’s great heritage.  Today, we are celebrating our Thirty-Second Anniversary.  You can enjoy a watermelon launch; delicious berry jams; Native American salmon bake, Native American storytelling, music, "Huckleberry Ceremony" and much, much more.  It will be held from Aug. 17 - 18 at 73341 East U.S. Highway 26 in the historic Village of Rhododendron.  This is a FREE event.  Visit cascadegeographicsociety.com.  

2019 Silverton Fine Arts Festival
August 17 - 18

It will be held from Aug. 17 - 18 at Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is FREE.  Family-friendy days featuring 90 artist booths: ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry painting, metal, photography sculpture, and wood.  Hands-on art and art demonstrations for all ages.  They will aos have an international food court, wine and beer garden, and musical entertainment.  FREE parking and shuttle service offered.  See updates for updates by going to www.silvertonarts.org.   


Pirate Treasure Hunt
Sunday, August 18

AVAST! Thar be pirates operatin in these here waters!!!  Here ye will find every jeweled facet of information pertaining to the Annual Pirate Treasure Hunt held in Depoe Bay Oregon.  Although it is FUN, this is a charity event.  ALL proceeds are donated to local charities.  Join yer fellow Pirate Brethren for a fun filled day of adventure and mystery upon the high seas!  The Pirate Treasure Hunt takes ye in and around the streets and attractions of Depoe Bay, noted as the worlds smallest harbor.  But don’t let size fool ye, swabby.  This hunt will have ye wishin fer a pleasant sail on a calm sea.  It will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18.  For more, go to baysidechapeldepoebay.com

39th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival
August 19 - 25
(Coastal Washington)

The 39th Annual Washington State International Kite Festival fills the sky above Long Beach, WA with kites of all sizes, shapes and colors.  The festival begins on Monday, August 19 and runs through Sunday, August 25.  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 for kites!  A special event this year will be a mega fly of 100 quad line kites. Come and join us for some family fun!  Check www.kitefestival.com for more details!


City Career Fair:
Diversity Employment Day
Wednesday, August 21

This is America's very best and largest career fair!  30 huge diversity career fairs nationwide.  You'll find many companies as exhibitors recruiting thousands of targeted diversity candidates in 2019 - 2020.  City Career Fair salutes its over 5,000 satisfied corporate, government, and non-profit clients for ACTIVELY supporting their Diversity Recruitment Initiatives.  The events will have industry pavilions, along with The Diversity Spirit Achievement Award and The Diversity Practitioners Roundtable.  The next City Career Fair in Portland will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Portland Metro Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr.  For a schedule of the upcoming fairs and more information, call (562) 409-0056 and visit www.citycareerfair.com.


Northwest Herb Symposium
August 22 - 25
(Coastal Washington)

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. The dates are August 22 - 25. Full details are found on our website at www.nwherbsymposium.com.


Northwest Art & Air Festival
August 23 - 25

The Northwest Art & Air Festival is a 3-day event that showcases great music, car show, products like Upcycle functional art, hot air balloons, lots of good food and much more.  It will be held from Aug. 23 - 25 at Timber Linn Memorial Park: 900 Price Rd. SE in Albany.  Go to nwartandair.org

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
August 23 - 25
(Southwest Washington)

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival features internationally acclaimed jazz, blues, gospel & pop musicians, northwest wines, fine art, food, exhibits, fun and sun!  This year's theme is "American Jazz & Blues".  Join along, from Aug. 23 - 25 at Waterfront Park and Esther Short Park in Vancouver.  Visit www.vancouverwinejazz.com.


Oregon State Fair
August 23 - September 2

Held annually at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem since 1862, it is a showcase of Oregon crops and livestock, and also arts and food.  They'll also have a variety of foods, vendors, competitions, racing and concerts.  The Oregon State Fair is from Aug. 23 - Sept. 2 at 2330 17th St. NE in Salem.  Go to oregonstatefair.org.

Portland Persian Party
Saturday, August 24

Mark your calendar for a fun evening at the Pioneer Square:

 - Live music by Daneshvar Family Ensemble

 - Dance Performances

 - Food, Dessert and Beverages

 - Showcasing of the Traditional Outfits

Admission is FREE, thanks to the generous support of Andisheh Center, our donors, and many volunteers. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Square: 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland.  To learn more, visit www.andisheh.org.


4th Annual Rose City PhotoFair 
Saturday, August 24

The 4th annual Rose City PhotoFair is back on August 24th at the Jackson Armory, located at 6255 NE. Cornfoot Rd. in Portland.  Times are from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Scores of tables and dozens of dealers, collectors, and buyers descend on the PhotoFair.  Peruse thousands of items from inexpensive to top of the line below retail pricing.  Bring in you old gear to sell to professional buyers from around the country including KEH the world's largest camera buyers!  Visit www.photofair.com for more info.


Art in the Pearl
August 31 & September 1 - 2

This is Portland's annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival that occurs every year on Labor Day weekend.  Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country.  Over one hundred artists will be showing and selling their work.  It fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.  It will be held from Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 - 2 in Portland.  Visit artinthepearl.com.


Sisters Folk Festival
September 6 - 8

The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of roots music, from blues to bluegrass, held September 6, 7 & 8 in beautiful Sisters, Oregon. The festival hosts eleven stages throughout the downtown area, including a 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 1100 seats at Sisters Art Works. FREE parking (including handicap-accessible parking) is available near all the venues and a FREE shuttle runs continuously all weekend. Seating in all venues is provided; there is no need to bring your own chairs.  For more information, go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org.


Care to Dance?
Saturday, September 7

Have fun and raise funds at the 4th annual "Care to Dance" event for local community based not-for-profit hospice, Care Partners!  This FREE event will feature DJ Dave Ott of Born2Dance Productions playing Swing, Salsa, Tango and other danceable music from 4 - 6 p.m., while Dance instructor Cynthia Hively of Impressions Dance Club teaches dance lessons.  Everyone's favorite - NoPo Big Band will play classic danceable tunes from 6 - 8 p.m.  Bring your friends and family for a night of music, dancing and making fun memories!  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4 - 8 p.m. at The Beaverton Round Amphitheater at the Beaverton Central Max Station.  For more information, visit carepartnersor.org.


Ridgefield Multicultural Festival
Saturay, September 7
(Southwest Washington)

Saturday, September 7th is the second Ridgefield Multicultural Festival!  Spend the day in downtown Ridgefield where we will showcase Ridgefield’s traditional heritage and rich cultural diversity. We will introduce visitors to cultures from around the world through live music, dance performances, storytelling, sporting events, kids activities and a wide range of ethnic vendors!  The festival begins at 9 a.m. in Overlook Park and continues throughout the day with activities all around downtown Ridgefield!  Check out our webpage for more information, or find Ridgefield Multicultural Festival on Facebook.


Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 12 - 15

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel is a celebration of the harvest in German style.  Besides great music, food and beer, you can also enjoy a variety of other activities, like a May Pole dance, Pedal tractor Race, Weiner Races, car show, golf tournament, and Volkswalk.  It starts off with a Kick Off Party on Sept. 7 and the main event is from Sept. 12 - 15 at 500 S. Hwy. 213.  For more information, go to oktoberfest.org.

Rose City Comic Con
September 13 - 15

Portland’s premier pop-culture event, Rose City Comic Con, is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone!  While their primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, it also provides the attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between.  Fun for the whole family, it will be held from Sept. 13 - 15 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go to rosecitycomiccon.com.


5th Annual Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
September 20 - 22
(Washington State)

Over 40 Workshops & Herb Walks

A Lively MarketPlace

Engaging Social Activities

400 Acre Forest Reserve 

1.5 miles of beach on the Salish Sea

An inter-generational, nourishing, engaging, integrated weekend with women

exploring health, place and the mysteries of life!

Come Outside and Play!

It will be held from Sept. 20 - 22 at Camp Sealth: 14500 SW. Camp Sealth Rd. in Vashon Island, Washington.  For more, visit www.pacificwomensherbalconference.com.



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