PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 29-31, 2016
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
THURS-SUN – The Big Fair Fun at the Washington County Fair includes attractions and events for the whole family. Carnival games and rides, magic shows, rodeo, and so much more!!
OREGON BREWER’S FESTIVAL
WED-SUN – One of the nation’s longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Sample & learn about more than 20 craft beer styles. 111 independent craft beers available this year—88 from craft breweries from all over the U.S. and 23 more in the International Beer Garden (featuring beers and brewers from Japan, China, Germany and the Netherlands).
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION
FRI-SUN – 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.
ROSE FESTIVAL ROSE CUP RACES
FRI-SUN – The premier amateur road racing event in the Pacific Northwest, includes three-car classifications, SCCA track night where non-racers can drive their cars on PIR.
RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
SAT-SUN – A festive celebration of DIY featuring maker-designed goods, inspired surroundings, interactive features, artisan food and drink, lively music and good vibes.
SAT-SUN – Slavic Festival featuring live music, dance, art, food and vendors. Volleyball, children’s activities and more.
WILLAMETTE RIVER FESTIVAL
SUN – Live music, beer garden, birds from Audubon, a live fish display, guided walks and tabling by a variety of environmental groups.
NEWBERG OLD FASHIONED FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – Enjoy a parade, dog costume contest, car show, disc golf tournament, live entertainment and music, a BBQ, 5K and more!
JOURNEY TO SPACE
Through THURS – What does the future hold for humans and space travel? The Exhibition at OMSI will give you a glimpse of the challenges and triumphs of space exploration. Discover what is possible and what awaits in orbit and beyond
FLICKS ON THE BRICKS
Through August 19th – Pioneer Courthouse Square transforms into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy!
TOP DOWN: ROOFTOP CINEMA
Through August 25th – Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 12th annual program of cinema under the stars.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Through September 10th – Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM, including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn. Bring jackets or extra blankets, as it gets chilly when the sun goes down!
OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS
Through September 11th – Oregon’s “wildest” outdoor concert series celebrates 37 years of bringing 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!
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – 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 in Old Town.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone 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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
THREE DAYS OF ALOHA
THURS-SAT – Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, outrigger canoe paddling, history, current Hawaiian issues, cultural crafts, 5k & Fun Run.
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES – COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
FRI – Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at the City of Vancouver’s free, family-friendly movie nights! Show up early for pre-movie activities.
RIVERVIEW SIX TO SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
Thursdays Through August 11th – Celebrate summer on Thursday evenings while listening to our fantastic bands play the sun down.
FARMER’S MARKET – DOWNTOWN
SAT-SUN (through October 30) – Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more at 6th & Ester in downtown Vancouver.
FARMERS MARKET – COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
Thursdays Through September 1st – Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more.
OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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
· Jason Bourne
· Bad Moms
· The Tenth Man
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