AUGUST 2019 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Klamath County Fair
August 1 - 4

All are invited to the annual Klamath County Fair.  You can enjoy the Great Northwest Pro Rodeo, carnival fun, 4H, FFA, the crafts and creative arts area, Livestock Olympics, livestock auction, vendors, a variety of stage acts, great food and more.  Headlining this year are country music performers Jon Wolfe, Midland and Lonestar.  Admission is $6 - 13 and older; Seniors 62+ - $3; Military (with ID) - $3; and Children 12 or under get in for FREE...MORE

Pickathon
August 1 - 4

This is a three-day music festival that takes place every August that's known for promoting an ecologically aware, sustainable ethos.  You'll hear from a broad spectrum of genres, from R&B and rap to country, psychedelic rock and Ukrainian pop...MORE 

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...MORE 

Back Country Bash
August 2 - 3

Back Country Bash is a weekend of Americana/Red Dirt music set in the breathtaking town of Joseph.  With two nights of music, onsite camping, vendors, and an After Party Breakfast all hosted at the Harley Tucker Memorial Rodeo Grounds, this is one festival you don’t want to miss!  Hike, shop, or take a dip in Wallowa Lake by day and then dance in the arena to some of the biggest names in Red Dirt Music by night.  It’s why we say….COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR THE ADVENTURE!...MORE 

Tualatin Crawfish Festival
August 2 - 3

The Tualatin Crawfish Festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. There’s something for all ages!  Join everyone at Tualatin Community Park for some great live music highlighting  Collective Nation and Stone in Love and enjoy a fantastic line-up of musicians, kids Watermelon and adult Crawfish Eating Contest, the CrawKID Zone, local vendors, and of course, crawfish!...MORE 

Fiesta Mexicana
August 2 - 4

Mark your calendar and be sure to join along for delicious food, amazing entertainment, a carnival, Fiesta Court coronation, an endlessly entertaining parade, car show, and soccer tournament at the 56th annual Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana.  An Oregon Heritage Tradition, Fiesta history dates back to its first annual festivities which began in 1964 in the heart of downtown Woodburn in appreciation of farmworkers workers and to celebrate the end of the harvest season. The City of Woodburn is honored to continue the tradition by hosting this family friendly celebration of Latino culture...MORE 

Gladstone Community Festival 
August 2 - 4

The Gladstone Community Festival is coming on August 2 - 4.  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 "Incredibles 2".  Saturday's big parade kicks off the weekend and features the famous band called "The Beat Goes On".  After the parade enjoy live entertainment on the stage throughout the festival 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.  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.  From 1 - 3 p.m., you'll be entertained by live music...MORE

Oregon Jamboree
August 2 - 4

Oregon Jamboree is the Pacific Northwest's premier country music and camping festival.  It's 2 stages, 25 shows, and 1 sweet weekend.  Join along to see the Brothers Osborne, Hank Williams Jr., Chris Young and many more...MORE 

The Mill Casino Food Truck Off
August 2 - 4

This three day event will feature up to 20 food trucks from around the region competing for a portion of the $9,000 prize fund. Live music by The Young Bucs, The Cheeseburgers Trio and The CRBQ Band. Beer Garden brought to you by Columbia Distributing.  Feast yourself on the goods while the trucks compete in 5 categories. Cast your vote to see which truck will win the People’s Choice.  All trucks will have at least one $3 sample item available for purchase and will also serve from the entire regular menu...MORE

151st Annual Clark County Fair
August 2 - 11
(Southwest Washington)

The 151st Edition of the Clark County Fair is set for Aug. 2 through 11, and the Clark County Fair Association has created a marvelous lineup of thrilling features including the all-new Bug-o-logy, motorcycles racing, music on two stages, new entertainers, our first ever BeerFest, parades each Friday at 1pm, and so much more! Plus, get all the carnival rides, fantastic fair food, family fun and adorable animals you can see in one day! Visit the Clark County Fair website for updates and all the schedules: www.clarkcofair.com.  Be sure to purchase your Clark County Fair discount tickets online at clarkcofair.com to save money!...MORE

Canines Uncorked
Saturday, August 3

Canines Uncorked is a dog-friendly wine tour of 15 Willamette Valley wineries.  Your ticket to the event includes: a “License to Taste” passport with free wine tastings at each participating winery; fun activities and vendors for you and your dog at each winery; a commemorative Govino wine glass; and two complimentary tasting cards valid at all participating wineries during the month of August...MORE  

Soulful Giving Blanket Concert
Saturday, August 3

This incredible 21 & over event is the final concert in the series and features popular music by Dancehall Days, Arrival (ABBA tribute band), Stone in Love (Journey tribute band) and billboard charting musician Patrick Lamb with his Portland-based group, Hit Factory.  Gourmet food from some of Portland’s finest restaurants, including Morton’s, El Gaucho, and Salty’s, will be served up to VIP ticketholders, and some of Portland’s best food carts will be on hand for Premium ticketholders.  Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy wine, beer, cocktails, coffee and soda, along with silent auctions, raffles, yard games, jewelry, original artwork, and special guest appearances...MORE  

2019 Chinese Festival
Saturday, August 3

Join the Oregon Chinese Coalition for the 2019 Chinese Festival in the Square! Celebrate Chinese American culture and enjoy nonstop entertainment, delicious Chinese food, authentic arts and crafts, and much more...MORE 

Left Coast Run for the Oaks
Saturday, August 3

Join us August 3, 2019 for the fourth annual 5K/10K Run for the Oaks at Left Coast. All proceeds from this event go directly to old growth oak forest restoration! The course will predominantly be on rolling gravel roads with trail and paved segments. Picture a run or stroll through some of the most beautiful estate vineyards and old growth oak savannas of Oregon Wine Country. Entry includes race logo Patagonia T-shirts, hydration, complimentary wine tasting and music after the run, GoVino wine glass, awards and professional chip timing...MORE 

Obonfest
Saturday, August 3

Obonfest (Obon) is a summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one's ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made, and food is offered at home butsudans and temples.  Oregon Buddhist Temple celebrates Obonfest annually on the first Saturday of August with hundreds of participants enjoying the festivities each year.  Central to Obonfest is Bon Odori (Obon dance).  These joyful dances invite the community to celebrate and pay tribute to ancestors and those family members who have more recently passed.  Each year experienced Bon Odori dancers lead the group, and all are encouraged to participate and follow along.  All are welcome families, non-Buddhist neighbors, and fun-loving food lovers.  There is no entrance fee to come and enjoy...MORE 

Festival of Art in Stout Park
August 3 - 4

This is an annual juried festival of original fine arts and crafts and includes live music, a food court, kids activities, plein air painting and other demos.  Admission is FREE.  Booths include paintings, jewelry, metal work, photography, pottery, wood art, gourd art, fiber art, glass art and more...MORE 

Hoopla 3x3 Basketball Tournament
August 3 - 4

Hoopla presented by Columbia Bank and Dutch Bros. is the premier 3x3 street basketball event in Oregon, and it is believed to be the 2nd largest event of its kind in the United States. The special 21st edition of Hoopla will be held August 3rd and 4th in 2019, and upwards of 1,000 teams, 4,000 participants, 1,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators are anticipated.  Participants young and old, male and female, and of all skill levels compete in the shadows of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.  Some play in one favorite division, others play on multiple teams in several divisions, enhancing their HATER (Hoopa All-Time Efficiency Rating).  Friends, family, fun, and ball. It's all good...MORE

Mother Earth News Fair
August 3 - 4

Hosted by "Mother Earth News," this is a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most sought after experts in the world of sustainability.  Come ready with your questions and look forward to learning something new – directly from the source!  They'll also have lots of exhibitors and speakers...MORE 

Pathways to Transformation:
23rd Annual Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair
August 3 - 4

The 23rd Annual Pathways to Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair takes place on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 4, 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 and 25 miles North of Florence. 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. We offer an onsite cafe with healthy food. Kids FREE. FREE Parking. FREE Book Table. FREE Info Table...MORE

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
August 3 - 4
(Coastal Washington)

Bring Your Family and Friends and help us celebrate one of the Largest Theatrical Events in WASHINGTON State!  The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, Washington features full contact jousting, world-class fencing demonstrations, dancing, games, music, magicians, mermaids, pirates, puppet shows, and more! Enjoy three weekends of Renaissance Revelry - each weekend has a different theme!  FREE parking, children under 5 are FREE and we have camping available and a robust evening enetertainment!...MORE

Grays Harbor County Fair
August 7 - 11
(Coastal Washington)

The Grays Harbor County Fair is a summer tradition, and this year’s event offers five days of music, food, animals, exhibits and family fun Aug. 7 - 11 at the fairgrounds: 32 Elma McCleary Rd. in Elma, WA.  It’s a real old-fashioned summer fair: from the 4-H animals and gardening/baking displays to the amusement rides and games and musical entertainment for the whole family. And save room for all of the delicious fair food.  Plus there’s the great music lineup which is free with your paid fair admission, featuring Country Music Stars Randy Houser and Lorrie Morgan...MORE 

2019 Polk County Fair
August 8 - 10

The 2019 Polk County Annual Fair  is taking place August 8th thru the 10th. A good old fashioned county Fair with fun activities for the entire family. Come check out the Rough Stock Rodeo Thursday Night,  Free Monster truck rides Friday night, and the KYKN Beautiful Baby Contest Saturday morning. Take a stroll through the barns full of 4-H and FFA animals. Wonder through the Main Building and see what our commercial vendors have to offer. Catch some live entertainment on the Main Stage including magicians and musicians...MORE

Scandinavian Festival
August 8 - 11

This is a FREE event.  Celebrate local Scandinavian heritage with food, crafts and entertainment at Junction City's 59th Scandinavian Festival. Thursday is Norwegian Day, Friday is Swedish Day, Saturday is Danish Day and Sunday is Finnish Day. Three stages of entertainment are filled with choral and instrumental groups, folk dancers and informational presentations. Find unusual handicrafts of Scandinavian culture such as Hardanger Embroidery, bobbin lace and Rosemaling. Vendors sell homemade paintings, woodcrafts, jewelry and more. Get classic fair food such as caramel corn and cotton candy, but be sure not to miss the Danish favorite, aebleskivers!  Also be sure to check out the Scandia Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning!...MORE 

Charleston Seafood, Beer & Wine Festival
August 9 - 11

Join us for the 28th annual Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival located at the Charleston Marina on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! Come on out for food, fun, music and crafts.  The Charleston Volunteer Firefighter’s invite you to celebrate the harvest from the sea.  With over 50 vendors selling food, Craft Beer, Regional Wines, crafts, shirts, trinkets and lots more.  Sponsored by the Charleston Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and K-DOCK Radio. Great music all weekend with the K-DOCK 92.9 FM CLAM JAM featuring live Rock and Roll, Blues, Oldies and more!  Bring the kids and let them enjoy our Fire Truck Super Slide! Or let the kids catch their own trout with the ODFW Good Guys and the Trout Pond!...MORE 

Elephant Garlic Festival
August 9 - 11

Stop and smell the garlic!  Admission is always FREE.  The annual Elephant Garlic Festival will be filled with music, food, parade, car show, vendors, and other fun for the entire family...MORE

Sunriver Art Fair
August 9 - 11

Celebrating their 10th year anniversary, the Sunriver Art Fair features artists exhibiting in mediums including ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and woodworking.  They'll also have great music and good food.  Started by a group of women motivated by a love of art and the desire to help the less fortunate in their community, the fair has continued to be successful year after year in a charming outdoor village setting...MORE

Beloved Festival
August 9 - 12

Beloved is a 4-Day Sacred Art, Movement, and Music Festival at Tidewater Falls on the Oregon Coast.  Beloved is a healing event, intended to experiment with new models for culture.  In the troubled times in which we live, people become divided against each other and can more easily feel isolated and separated from the Soul of the World.  At Beloved, we become a sudden, mystical community where everyone can feel the touch of spirit while also deepening the soul of community...MORE 

Christopher Bridge Cellars:
7th Annual Summerfest & Pig Roast!
Saturday, August 10

Hosted by Christopher Bridge Cellars, your $80 advance ticket purchase includes:

 - 2 glasses of your choice of premium Christopher Bridge Wines

 - Served Roast Pig Dinner a la Dinners in the Field

 - Round table seating for 8-9

 - Traditional Ebner Meats Rotisserie-Roasted, Locally Raised Pig, European and American-inspired side dishes specially prepaired by "Portland's Best" Winner "Stammtisch" and Sorbetto by Emilio Palici w/ Biscotti by Chef Eduardo.  Plus, an all-evening entertainment by Rae Gordon Band,

Portland Waterfront Blues Festival and Multiple Muddy Award Hall of Fame Winner for Best Female Vocalist with her unique and fun style of Blues, Jazz and Americana Dancing, too!  NEW THIS YEAR:

"Dinner hour" entertainment by local vocalist and musician PETER DUFF...MORE 

Oregon State Capitol:
Multicultural Day at the Capitol
Saturday, August 10

You are invited to experience Multicultural Day at the Capitol, Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we showcase the many diverse cultures located within our state.  Music and dance performances will take place in the rotunda, we will have exhibits and demonstrations in the Galleria, and we will be offering three tower tours, first come, first served, weather permitting and capacity controlled. This is a wonderful and FREE summer event, happening rain or shine at YOUR capitol...MORE 

Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest
August 10 - 11

Discover your inner sculptor as you mold sand, shells, seaweed and whatever else you can find on the beach into whatever you can dream up.  The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay is a wondrous, fun-filled weekend celebrating one of Lincoln City’s best adventures—playing on our beaches.  Take part on Saturday, August 10, in the Sandcastle Contest, held at Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District and sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association.  Watch the sand come to life and become marine life, castles and characters.  Registration for the contest begins at 11am off SW 51st Street.  Registration is FREE, but a donation of a nonperishable food item per person is encouraged—all donations benefit the Lincoln City Food Pantry.  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 cannot support the final structure.  Hand tools are allowed, but not power tools.  This is an amateur competition—professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes...MORE 

Oregon City Festival of the Arts
August 10 - 11

Three Rivers Artist Guild presents an annual arts, culture and heritage event known as the Oregon City Festival of the Arts (OCFOTA).  The goal of the event is to promote visual and performing artists while highlighting our heritage community, tourism groups, and local food and beverage vendors.  This is a fun and unique community event that is FREE to the public...MORE 

VegOut: Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival
August 10 - 11

Set in the quaint and peaceful Holladay Park during some of the best Oregon weather of the year, VegOut!  Portland is a celebration of vegan food and beer with live entertainment, educational speakers, chef demonstrations, fitness classes, and a ton of fun for all!  More than 100 expected vendors will be exhibiting, with a full line up of vegan programming for 2 full days of action!...MORE 

Warbirds Over the West
August 10 - 11

Join the B-17 Alliance at historic McNary Field in Salem for their annual Warbirds Over the West aircraft gathering and living history event fundraiser.  This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the B-17G Flying Fortress now known as the Lacey Lady, which was once a service station canopy in Milwaukie, Oregon for over 67 years. The Lacey Lady is currently undergoing complete restoration to airworthy condition and your support makes it all happen.  They'll have tours, displays of World War II vintage aircraft and military vehicles, local vendors, merchandise, food and beverages...MORE 

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour
Sunday, August 11

Explore the rural roads and depending on the route (40,68, 85, or 101 miles), cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  You'll experience scenic views, open fields, rolling hills and only a few traffic lights.  The Covered Bridge Bicycle tour has a route for everyone; flatlanders wanting to relax with friends, mountain goats needing to hamme rout every mile possible and everybody in between...MORE

Paddle Oregon
August 12 - 16

It's time again to don the smiles and suntans, then laugh our collective way down your beautiful-and-nobody-knows-it Willamette on the wornderfully outfitted, award-winning Paddle Oregon.  There will be food that borders on the sublime.  There will be stars.  Tents.  Music.  And a moon so big, bright and happy, you can't help but howl.  Best of all, there will be friendships made and remade, anointed by a National WAter Trail so magical you'll wonder how long a secret this amazing can possibly be kept...MORE 

106th Annual Morrow County Fair
August 14 - 17

This year mark the 106th fair for Morrow County and the 97th for the Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo.  With a “Treasure Chest of Morrow County’s Best” there is bound to be great things to see!  There are many opportunities to make great lasting memories with family and friends.  Dates are Wednesday August 14th Saturday August 17th. Thanks to some great businesses in Morrow County (Lamb Weston, Caithness Shepherds Flatt & Boardman Fire Fighters Association) FREE gate admission is FREE to fair ALL WEEK!...MORE 

Bend Brewfest
August 15 - 17

It's three days of tasty craft beer, cider and wine along the banks of the Deschutes River.  They'll have 70+ breweries; 200+ alcoholic beverages, X-Taps with limited-release small batch beers, and food carts...MORE

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...MORE 

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...MORE

Fish Fest
Saturday, August 17

This is Oregon's largest Christian music festival featuring performances from top artists, day-long entertainment for the whole family, delicious food and worship in God’s creation...MORE

Garlic & Tomato Festival
Saturday, August 17
(Southwest Washington)

Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners will be on hand to showcase 20 different varieties of tomatoes and 10 different varieties of garlic all for the tasting.  The Garlic Festival is an all day event that features live bluegrass music, tomato and garlic tastings, fresh fruits and vegetables, craft and art vendors, activities for the kids and a whole lot of fun.  And it’s FREE!...MORE 

Jazz & Oysters
Saturday, August 17
(Coastal Washington)

Join along for a great day of world class jazz and delicious food.  This event is held at the Port of Peninsula, Nahcotta Boat Basin where fresh harvested oysters and other shellfish are brought in daily.  Come celebrate, listen to our line-up of amazing performers, dance, enjoy delicious food, drinks and the spectacular view of the bay and Willapa Hills!  Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy...MORE

Multnomah Days Parade
Saturday, August 17

Quaint.  Charming.  A bit off-center and quintessentially Portland.  Call it what you will, Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village is filled with character – as well as dozens of unique shops, galleries, restaurants, a wine bar and a brewpub, professional services, and the rambling Multnomah Arts Center.  The Multnomah Days Parade and ensuing street fair is on the 3rd Saturday in August, an afternoon Halloween in the Village and the Holiday Gala on the First Friday and Saturday of December.  Parking is available on the street as well as at the Multnomah Arts Center. TriMet buses 44 and 45 serve the community, and the area is easily accessed by bicycle...MORE

Philip Foster Farm:
Farm Day on the Farm
Saturday, August 17

Bring the family to experience what farm life was like for Oregon's pioneers.  You can try your hand at pioneer projects like drilling holes, working the field, making rope and more activities...MORE

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...MORE

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!...MORE  

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...MORE

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...MORE 

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...MORE 

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!...MORE  

City Career Fair - Portland
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...MORE

Northwest Herb Symposium
August 22 - 25
(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 

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...MORE

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
August 24 - 26
(Southwest Washington)

The 21st Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is "...the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest..." (KATU 2) and is recognized as the Signature Cultural Event for the City of Vancouver and Southwest Washington.  Since 1998, the festival has attracted visitors from 19 states and Canada.  The festival features internationally acclaimed jazz artists, 200 wines, 50 fine artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California; to local restaurants and commercial exhibitors.  This year's theme is called "The Power of Women."...More 

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...MORE 

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...MORE

3rd Annual Rose City PhotoFair
Saturday, August 24

The 3rd 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!...MORE

Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show
August 30 - September 2

Exhibitors will showcase everything for the home, including the latest in cabinetry, countertops, flooring, sunrooms, additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, landscaping, and energy efficient windows, as well as exterior products!  For many people, a major obstacle to making a change to the place they call home is simply figuring out what to do and whom to ask - But with hundreds of professional exhibitors eager to talk about their products and services, the Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show is the place to find the answers!...MORE 

Tortuga Pirate Festival
August 30 & September 1 - 2

Set sail with us and take a side trip from your mundane life to experience a weekend of shenanigans, ships, fun, games and fire for grownups — or at least those who are grownup on the outside…There is something for everyone here at Tortuga, if wenching, partying and playing be yer fancy, we feature eight themed Parties each evening who are presenting games, music, fire shows, and other entertainment.  If you come ashore full of piss and vinegar and ready to fight, then come join the Pirate Olympic Games where you can wrestle another pirate to the ground (with or without mud) or go for the gold in a boffer tournament. Vote for your favorite party hosts to win King and Queen of the Pirates!  Be sure to enjoy browsing and spending your pieces of Eight in our lovely Merchants Coliseum, or just hang out and meet some fantastic folks!  This event is for 21 and older only...MORE

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...MORE