JULY 2019 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Molalla Buckeroo
July 1 - 4

Over 100 years strong making memories.  It's explosive action and competition featuring some of the finest rodeo activities.  Events include bareback riding & saddle bronc, barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, and team roping...MORE

Waterfront Blues Festival
July 3 - 7

Live music performances, workshops, dance competitions, Blues Cruises, After-Hours Shows, and more will take place Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7.  Artists will perform on four stages Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, with additional After-Hours Shows taking place in the Marriott Ballroom across from the festival grounds...MORE

Art in the Park
Thursday, July 4
(Coastal Washington State)

FREE for the whole family, you can shop local vendors while you wait for the parade to start.  They'll have hand crafted items and informational booths...MORE 

NW VEG: 4th of July Potluck
Thursday, July 4

Bring your favorite vegan dish to share, plate and cutlery, and ingredient list, and we'll provide the free vegan ice cream! Children, friendly pups, and yard games are welcome and encouraged...MORE 

Cherryfest NW
July 4 - 7

Cherryfest NW will take place from July 4-7 at Riverfront Park with FREE admission on the Fourth of July, as well as on Sunday, July 7th.  Admission on Saturday is $5.  Cherryfest NW will include live music, brews, ciders & spirits, a variety of food vendors, a carnival, a Kid Zone and 4th of July fireworks.  On July 3rd, Budweiser is bringing the King of Country concert featuring Tracy Lawrence.  Tickets for the concert are $25 and can be purchased at TicketTomato.com.  Additionally, through a partnership with Titanium Racing, the Salem Stars and Stripes Run will include a 5k and 10k run 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 

Black Sheep Gathering
July 5 - 7

Take part in one of the most unique events in the country celebrating natural colored animals and their fiber.  They will have a variety of activities: Sheep-to-Shawl, Fiber Arts Show, demonstrations, workshops and a marketplace...MORE 

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...MORE  

Hood River Lavender Daze
July 6 - 7

Join us for out 15th Annual Lavender Daze Festival! With lavender everything including lavender lemonade, lavender ice cream, lavender honey cider, and all our lavender products. You won't want to miss this family friendly festival!  While you wonder through the lavender fields cutting your own bouquet, you can enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Hood & Mt. Adams.  We have 30 plus arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, face paintings, and a ladybug release!  There is something for every age!...MORE  

Best of Portland Block Party
Wednesday, July 17

This is a FREE event.  All ages are welcome.  Willamette Week's annual Best of Portland Block Party is back!!!  Hang out with many in the sun and celebrate the best of Portland.  They'll have:

Goat Yoga

Hana’s snowballs

Drinks from Beam Suntory

Pip’s donuts

Dunk Tank

DJ Le’Mix

Delicious Taco Pedaler tacos

Fried Chicken and Hush Puppies from Belle’s Feast

Deschutes Beer

Atlas Cider & Good Times...MORE 

8th Annual Tokeland Trek
Sunday, July 7
(Coastal Washington State)

Come trek across Tokeland!!  The Tokeland -North Cove Chamber in partnership with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe are committed to adding recreational opportunities and ways to enjoy Tokeland's natural beauty.  The Trek is one of those special outdoor experiences where community and friends come together in a positive way.  Trekkers have exclusive access to Dave's Tokeland Trail, a private trail covering 23 acres of Tokeland.  This guided tour treks through a wondrous transition from the Tokeland rain forest to the seashore and dunes.  It's a great side-by-side walk that's kid and pet friendly...MORE

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Music Fair & Feast 
July 11 - 13 

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is one of the most anticipated events of the year.  It takes place during Sandy Mountain Days and it all happens in downtown Sandy at Centennial Plaza.  Enjoy the summer sun while listening to live music in the famous beer & wine garden.  With great food vendors and fantastic bands it's guaranteed to be a fun time!  Each day is a different event including a Chili Cook-Off, Kids Bake Off and more!...MORE 

Marion County Fair: Honor Day at the Fair!
July 11- 14

Honor Day returns to the Marion County Fair again this year with even more fun and fanfare!  Plan on joining your friends starting at 10:30 a.m. for some bingo fun compliments of KSHO Radio.  Then get a group photo courtesy of the Salem Meteorite Camera Club.  All day you can enjoy exercise and fitness, hands on wood working and craft demos, the hundreds of 4H and FFA animals and more.  See the Real Hero’s police and military displays, enjoy the quilt walk and cap the afternoon with an impressive Veteran’s Celebration and opening ceremonies!  This year we welcome Kelly Fitzpatrick, the director of Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to the stage.  Thursday is free to all Seniors and Veterans all day, and service family members can get it free starting at 3:30 p.m. to share the experience and the Fair.  Plan on bringing the kids and grandkids on Sunday for Family Day too with all kinds of free things for the kids to do all day!  Kids 12 and under get in FREE on Sunday...MORE

Harefest
July 12 - 13

This is the mother of all tribute festivals.  This is a 21 and older event only.  Overnight camping is available.  The event features 22 outstanding bands on 3 stages, delicious foods, onsite camping and a massive party of rock n' roll revelers!...MORE

Wallowa County Fly-In and Air Show
July 12 - 13

The Banquet will feature a live auction, and a silent auction will begin at the Banquet and end on Saturday around 11 a.m.  The proceeds from the Banquet, Fly-In and Auctions will be directed by NEOAF for the support of aviation and aeronautical sciences education at the high school level in Wallowa County.  A static display of numerous aircraft spanning decades of aviation and an interactive educational kiosk for students, including Air Force memorabilia and a simulator, will add to the excitement.  Aviation merchandise will be available for purchase...MORE

Bend Summer Festival
July 12 - 14

The Bend Summer Festival draws nearly 40 thousand locals and visitors each year for a weekend like no other.  The event features fine food and libations, talented artists, vendors at The Souk, showcase of fine art, Family Play Zone, two stages of first class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation.  It's more than an event—it’s a destination...MORE

2nd Annual Lavender Festival & Farm Tour
July 12 - 14

Join us for the 2nd Annual Lavender Festival & Farm Tour at Growing Miracles Lavender Garden July 12, 13 & 14.  Over 35 local vendors, u-pick, Lavender Lemonade stand, wreath making classes, yoga in the lavender and much, much more!  The Farmer Led Tour is each day at 11 a.m., starting at the Lavender Essential Oil distillation booth.  Wander among 3,500 lavender plants; some along the banks of the Umpqua River...MORE 

McKenzie River Lavender Festival
July 12 - 14

Lavender in bloom, fresh bouquets, handmade lavender products and small lavender plants, artisan booths, wine tasting, food & live music.  Sisters on the Fly with their vintage campers will join us.  Fun for the family and FREE.  The local Boy Scout Troop is handling parking for a 2 dollar donation...MORE 

Oregon Country Fair
July 12 - 14

The Oregon Country Fair creates events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways.  It is a three-day festival offering the finest in entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable food and information sharing...MORE 

Turkey Rama
July 12 - 14

Celebrating its 59th 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 and much more. Downtown you’ll find Vendors, Food Courts, Beer Gardens, Music and Entertainment, and more!...MORE 

Paddle for Life Dragonboat Races
Saturday, July 13
(Southwest Washington)

Paddle for Life promotes national, amateur dragon boat competitions and festivals.  Anyone can participate, regardless of your ability to paddle - or  your comfort level with dragons...MORE

Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest
Saturday, July 13

Attend the Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest that will feature major acts: Grieves, Blanco Brown, Tyla Yaweh, 50 Cent, and Post Malone.  There will be a Kickoff Party, food trucks, vendors, wine and brew...MORE 

Portland Picnic: Wine Tasting Festival
Saturday, July 13

Your favorite summer event is back for a third year and is moving to Saturday, July 13!  Bring a blanket and enjoy a beautiful summer day in Westmoreland Park tasting from an exceptional array of 100 wines from around the world. Not a wine drinker?  Not to worry, there will be delicious beers from Level Beer and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy.  Plus, tasty food offerings, live music, a great selection of local vendors and an activity zone filled with fun for the whole family...MORE 

The Big Float
Saturday, July 13

The Big Float is a celebration of the Willamette River.  It’s a parade/float/beach party in downtown Portland that benefits the Human Access Project (HAP), a local, volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to helping people connect with their river and perhaps even fall in love with it.  The Big Float is also a catalyst.  It’s a way to connect people and transform Portland’s relationship with the Willamette River.  Hallelujah!...MORE

NW Pirate Festival
July 13 - 14
(Southwest Washington)

Join our 2 infamous Pirate crews on July 13th & 14th as they seek to win your favor & support with music & shanties, entertaining battles, cannons, shenanigans & more!  Food is aplenty at The Galley, you can drink rum & grog at The Crow’s Nest Inn and buy all sorts of baubles & trinkets at The Market for every sea-fairer in every price range.  Young and old – ALL are invited to join in on the festivities of Black Sand Bay & the NW Pirate Festival so come dressed in your BEST pirate attire!...MORE 

Sandy Historical Museum:
Big Parking Lot Sale
July 13 - 14

Join in the fun during the Sandy Mountain Festival.  The Sandy Historical Museum will be participating as a vendor selling corn on the cob at their booth in Meinig Park.  All proceeds go toward scholarships for Sandy High School seniors.  And, they'll be having a parking lot sale at the museum's location, from July 13 - 14, at 39345 Pioneer Blvd. in Sandy, to offer lots of awesome stuff: antiques, decor, art, and vintage...MORE 

Sandy Mountain Festival 
July 13 - 14

Come enjoy the artists and music found every July in Sandy's Meinig Memorial Park.  Over 120 artisans show their wares while entertainment is provided on two stages.  Enjoy a mouthwatering treat from one of over 20 food booths manned by our local nonprofit organizations.  Come enjoy that "special" feeling that is found while you wander the wooded paths at the Sandy Mountain Festival...MORE

Bohemia Mining Days
July 18 - 20

Dive into historical fun in Cottage Grove.  Fun for the whole family, they'll have a covered bridge tours, Time Traveling Train, parades, live music, vendors, a carnival, grub, Ugly Dog Contest, Kid Zone, and more...MORE

Toledo Summer Festival
July 18 - 21

This year there will be a local logging contest, carnival, Festival 5K, Kids Parade, food and crafts booths, beer garden, live band, incredible fireworks display, and much more...MORE

Northwest String Summit
July 18 - 21

This is an annual, 4-day musical event with a great lineup of musical acts that represent today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock and Jam genres.  You'll see top-billing sets from veteran performers.  Camping is encouraged at Horning's Hideout, a private family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, and ponds....MORE 

Gresham Arts Festival
July 19 - 20

Celebrate art with FREE, family-friendly fun at the 18th annual Gresham Arts Festival with more than 100 artists, live music, break dance team competition, Guinness World Records attempt, and more...MORE  

Wild Hare Countryfest
July 19 - 20

Wild Hare Country Festival is a national level Country Music Festival featuring primarily Texas Country, Red Dirt and Outlaw Country "all original" artists.  This is an all ages event...MORE 

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 19 - 21

The Jazz Society’s Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is a FREE concert open to the public and held over three days, from July 19 - 21 at Cathedral Park at the base of the St. Johns bridge in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland.  Now in its 39th year, the festival is the longest running free-to-the-public jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River. The Festival is a major musical event in the heart of summer for the Portland Metro area, and features the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians.  It also fosters cooperation and pride in the north Portland neighborhoods of Cathedral Park and St. Johns, and recognizes and promotes the community’s local businesses...MORE 

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
July 19 - 21

The historic and picturesque town of Sherwood welcomes you to the realm of the Robin Hood Festival.   One of the oldest and most unique community events in Oregon since 1954.  Their wondrous Festival and international archery tournament attracts nearly 20,000 revelers of all ages each year in the summer.  With many fun activities both  modern and medieval, the annual Summer Festival fills the streets of Old Town Sherwood, with the International Archery Tournament with Nottingham, England nearby.  An old-fashioned Summer Community Parade will wind its way through Sherwood every year, featuring Maid Marian and her Court, Robin Hood and his Merry Men and 70+ imaginative entries from far and wide, some competing for high honors.  There will be dancing in the streets, food and drink, as well-known bands from the Pacific Northwest and featured entertainers on the stages...MORE 

64th West Linn Annual Old Time Fair
July 19 - 21 

This is West Linn's signature annual event held in beautiful Willamette Park in West Linn at the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers.  West Linn's annual Old Time Fair attracts more than 15,000 people throughout the 3-day event.  The Old Time Fair includes: Coronation of the Old Time Fair Queen/King, Car Show, Olde Time Baseball Game, Exhibitor and Food booths, Local Musical and Exhibition performers, Fun Run, Beer Garden, Parade, Carnival and more...MORE

Cruise the Couve
Saturday, July 20

Cruise The Couve is a tradition as old as the hot rod that pace up and down Downtown & Uptown Vancouver's Main Street each July. This year's cruise on July 20th begins at 10 a.m. and the last classic cars will roll out as late as 10 p.m.  Vancouver's Main Street is extra exciting for this world-class cruise event. Enjoy food from local restaurants, beer from local breweries and wine & cocktails from the bars and pubs that make "The 'Couve" a special place!...MORE

NW Marine Art Works:
3rd Annual Open Studios Event
Saturday, July 20

The public is invited on Saturday, July 20th, from 2 - 8 p.m. to NW Marine Art Works, 2516 NW 29th in Portland, for our summer Open Studios.  This unique complex showcases some of Portland's most innovative artists and artisans.  NWMAW is home to 75 art studios and 100 plus artists in residence: working in painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, dance, theatre, crafts, jewelry, textiles, wood and metal.  Come enjoy this family friendly event with live music, pizza, tacos and ice cream food carts, plus beer, wine, coffee, chocolate and spirits from neighboring businesses: Sasquatch Brewery, Boedecker Cellars, Equal Exchange and Freeland Spirits...MORE 

Scooperfest
July 20 - 21

Who doesn’t like all you can eat ice cream? Bring the whole family for the best way to beat the heat. Ice cream from dozens of the region’s best creameries will be scooping at this delicious ice cream festival!...MORE 

Southern Oregon Kite Festival
July 20 - 21

This popular event is FREE and fun for all ages.  See more than two dozen nationally and internationally renowned kite flyers perform amazing routines choreographed to music.  Weekend activities also include free children’s kite building workshops and vendors selling eats, treats, and merchandise for the enjoyment of festival attendees.  FREE parking and FREE shuttles to the kite festival field are provided...MORE 

Canterbury Renaissance Faire
July 20 - 21 & 27 - 28

Canterbury Renaissance Faire is an opportunity to go back in time to a 1500s era English Marketplace.  With over 500 participants from 14 States this event is exciting!!  Set in a park-like tree grove, we have a full contact Jousting tournament, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her royal court, over 90 merchant craftsmen for great shopping, kids' games, sword fighting lessons, 3 stages of continual entertainment, period demonstrations, horse rides, food, tavern, and the NEW Dragon's Lair Adventure!!!  This is great family fun for all ages!!  Don't Miss It!!...MORE

Four Days of Aloha
July 25 - 28
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE and fun event for the whole family that's held annually at Esther Short Park.  It's a celebration of Polynesian culture with hula dancers, arts and crafts, food fendors, traditional Hawaiian games and more...MORE

Portland Vintage Racing Festival
July 25 - 28

Vintage race cars will challenge the Portland International Raceway road course during SVRA’s annual Portland Vintage Racing Festival.  The weekend offers race groups for all SVRA classes. Prototype, formula cars, sports racing and production/GT cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette, principally from the 1950s, through the 1980s, will converge on the track for sage and fun vintage racing. The weekend  includes a celebration of BMW with a featured Marque Reunion along with a Trans-Am West Coast Championship Series race.  A weekend Hagerty Cars & Caffeine car show offers show entrants the opportunity to participate in track laps at the end of the day...MORE 

Washington County Fair
July 25 - 28

Bring the family for Big Fair Fun.  This year's musical lineup is Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, along with other artists performing.  You can enjoy their carnival, exhibits, Brad's World Reptiles, The Growing Grove, acrobatis by The Silver Starlets, Master Hypnotist Chris Mabrey, The Hideaway Bar, lots of great food and more...MORE

Camas Days
July 26 - 27
(Southwest Washington)

For two full days, the community of Camas celebrates with a Grand Parade, live music, street vendors, softball tournament, races a wine and microbrew street, great food, crafts and kids' activities...MORE

Guitars Under the Stars
July 26 - 27

It's a festival celebrating guitar as a genre.  You can enjoy great music, daily craft beer and spirits tasting events, World's Longest Guitar Solo, fire dancers, disc golf tournament, GUTS Car Show, and more...MORE 

International Pinot Noir Celebration
July 26 - 28

The International Pinot Noir Celebration is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world...MORE 

Northwest World Reggae Festival (NWWRF)
July 26 - 28

Family friendly and sustainable, NWWRF welcomes conscious musical artists from around the globe performing ROOTS REGGAE.  This year, they'll have artist from 6 countries and 4 states - over 24 hours of live music over the 3 days!  Experience the positive energy of this growing community!  The excitement doesn’t stop with the music.  In a gorgeous environment surrounded by BLM land, the Mohawk Valley Event’s site (Bob’s Ranch) is second to no other site in the USA with great camping in the woods or under the stars, lots of room for exploring and fresh spring water throughout the site.  RV’s and car campers are welcome!!  U can fill your day with friends and family, joining in activities such as African drum and dance, morning yoga and even take a swim in the Mohawk River! Experience your musical soul and then refuel with a wide variety of delicious organic foods. Come and explore unique art, fair trade goods and crafts from more than 30 craft vendors...MORE  

Art in the Dark
July 26 - August 4

Fun for all ages, A-WOL's Art in the Dark annual performance is a fantastical, illuminated, full-length, evening production set in a unique and rare outdoor theater style setting.  Snow Leopards are known for their striking beauty and are primarily solitary. A-WOL transforms Mary S. Young Park into a snowy scene filled with soaring lace, mysterious characters and eery shades of antique pearls. Watch as each character explores this forest setting swirling around in search of the “ghost of the mountain”, the elusive Snow Leopard.  Musician Chet Lyster brings his original soundtrack to life on the stage, blending the mysterious sounds of traditional and electronic instruments...MORE

Division/Clinton Street Fair
Saturday, July 27

A popular event, it attracts thousands to the district and celebrate our Division/Clinton community.  This year will bring another wonderful lineup of parade performers, street vendors, live music, food and family-friendly fun.  It will be held on Saturday, July 27 in Southeast Portland...MORE 

Oregon State Capitol: Concert at the Capitol
Saturday, July 27

You are invited to a Concert at the Capitol on Saturday, July 27.  The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra will perform in State Capitol State Park from 11 a.m. to noon.  The Capitol will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.  After the concert the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a free Pop Up Ranger Station in the Park with a great family-friendly activity!...MORE 

Polo Noir
Saturday, July 27

Experience the sport of kings - a championship polo match, drink Willamette Valley wines and enjoy their headliner performance...MORE

The Great Oregon Steam-Up
July 27 - 28 & August 3 - 4

Learn about the early machinery that made Oregon develop and grow. Hear about innovators and manufacturers of times past. Machines on display include farm tractors and implements, early engines, crawlers, fire apparatus, vintage trucks and cars, logging gear, an early Oregon flour mill, and an authentic steam sawmill.  Rides include an historic trolley and a miniature railroad. Activities include a big parade, machinery demos, museum tours, quilt show, miniature farm display, exhibits, swap meet and more...MORE 

Yamhill County Fair
July 30 - August 3

The 2019 Yamhill County Fair starts Tuesday July 30th. Its Sneak a Peek Appreciation Night.  FREE gate and Parking.  Gates open at 5 p.m. with many of the booths open and a FREE concert at 8 p.m. with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts. Yamco Transit will be available from Patton Middle School at 5:30 p.m.  Wednesday, July 31st, the fair opens at 10 a.m.  Exhibits and Carnival and Kids will be FREE till 3 p.m.  Bullmania starts at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 9 p.m. featuring BlackHawk. Brando Lay will open at 7:30 p.m.  Thursday: exhibits and carnival will open at 10 a.m.  Senior Citizen Day, Pro West Rodeo at 6:30 p.m., Michael Ray will play at 9 p.m.  Friday: Fair Opens at 10 a.m., Youth animal exhibits and shows will be open.  Pro West Rodeo at 6:30 p.m. and Scotty McCreery will play at 9 p.m.  Saturday: Fair Opens at 10 a.m., All Exhibits will be open, Youth Livestock Auction at noon, Demo Derby at 6 p.m. and Concert with Dokken at 9 p.m.  Admission will get you in to all events, you can purchase Golden Circle Seats for each concert.  Yamco Transit will have a bus from Patton Middle School Starting at 5 p.m...MORE 


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