AUGUST 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Mill Casino Food Truck-Off
August 3 - 5

Enjoy a 3-day event featuring food trucks, live music and more.  Bring the whole family to enjoy this great outdoor event.  Held as a fundraiser, you can feast yourself on the goods while the trucks compete in a cook-off for the best in several categories to take a share of $8,500 in prize money.  The Mill Casino Food Truck Off is from Aug. 3 - 5 at 3201 Tremont St. in North Bend.  Go online to www.themillcasino.com.



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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.


CoHo Summerfest
June 27 - July 21

CoHo Summerfest 2019 merges cutting-edge multidisciplinary theatre artists with whimsy, witches, a suitcase full of dreams, really cheap PBR, several rubber chickens, first generation teen angst, live music, international accordion divas, contemporary dance, and live music to keep you off the couch and away from that next slightly regrettable Netflix binge.  Performances are from June 27 - July 21 at 2257 NW. Raleigh St. in Portland.  Go to www.cohoproductions.org.


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.


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!!  The faire is from July 20 - 21 and 27 - 28 at 6569 Valley View Rd. in Silverton.  To learn more, visit canterburyfaire.com.


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.  The 2019 Washington County Fair is from July 25 - 28 at the Fair Complex: 873 NE. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.  Visit their website at www.bigfairfun.com.

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.  It will be held from July 26 - 28 at 39638 Mohawk Loop Rd. in Marcola.  Go online to www.nwwrf.com


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!  For more, visit their Facebook page


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.  Come and have a Wheeling, Squealing Good Time at the 165th Yamhill County Fair, located at 2070 NE. Lafayette Ave. in McMinnville.  Visit www.co.yamhill.or.us/fair.


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.