PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 1-4, 2016
MON JULY 4
- Waterfront Blues Festival – 0.5 mile (10:05 PM)
- Oaks Park – 6 miles south (dusk)
- Ft. Vancouver – 10 miles north (10:05 PM)
- Corbett Fun Fest – 22 miles east (9:30 PM)
- St. Paul Rodeo – 30 miles SW (10:15 PM)
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
FRI-MON Fun-filled event at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Four stages with over 60 performers and a fireworks finale to end the festival.
OAKS PARK 4TH OF JULY
MON Join us for first-come, first-served access to all of our picnic areas, extended ride and roller skating hours, and the city’s best fireworks display.
ST PAUL RODEO
FRI-MON This celebration includes the roughest, toughest contests between men and animals and challenges the grit of cowboys and cowgirls.
OREGON ZOO CONCERTS
SUN Lyle Lovett
SAUVIE ISLAND RUN
MON Foot Traffic full marathon, half marathon, 8K & 5K runs through the beautiful Sauvie Island countryside.
PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the Portland Craft Beer Festival.
SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
FRI-MON Westercon features speaker panels, demonstrations, costume contests, vendors and an art show.
OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
Through July 10th The internationally-renowned Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) announces its 47th season of world-class concerts and musicians. 2016 promises a summer of familiar favorites, new works, and a reinvigorated love for the Festival’s eponymous composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN Through DEC The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
Every FRI & SAT Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
ALL MONTH THURS-SUN Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
ALL MONTH This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
ALL MONTH Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
FRI-MON Events and entertainment include bronco riding, mutton bustin’, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, a beer garden and a children’s petting zoo.
INDEPENDENCE DAY AT FORT VANCOUVER
MON Spend the day kicking back on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site, enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day ending with a state of the art fireworks display.
SAT-SUN (through OCT 30) Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· The BFG
· The Legend of Tarzan
· The Purge: Election Year
· The Innocents
· Our Kind of Traitor
· The Daughter
· The Duel
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.