PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUG. 5-7, 2016
OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
FRI-SUN – Air show featuring airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, skydivers, a kid’s zone, beer garden, fireworks, Blue Angels, and a 5K.
SAT – Enjoy this 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.
TUALATIN CRAYFISH FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Children and adults alike come to enjoy the activities which include a parade, a dog show, live music, craft vendors, food and of course, the crawfish themselves.
PORTLAND HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Some of the best hot sauce companies from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Plenty of spicy foods, craft beer and spirits to give you the ultimate endorphin rush.
SAT-SUN – Signature cocktails from select vendors and 21 food booths each with a unique culinary focus.
RICE NW MUSEUM SUMMER FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – The outdoor festival features a wide variety of rock, mineral, gem, and fossil dealers. Enjoy food, music, and plenty of fun family activities. Fred and Wilma Flintstone will be rolling in on the famous Flintmobile to give rides to children and adults.
ART IN THE DARK
Through August 14th – Fantastical, illuminated, full-length, evening production set in a unique and rare outdoor theater style setting. Transforming a dirt plot into a performance spot, each show is packed with the flavor of the Northwest and a wonderful taste of the talent this area has to offer!
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Through August 14 – Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious”.
GREAT AMERICAN SPIRITS FESTIVAL
SAT – A gathering of distillers from across the country that come to Oregon—the Mecca of craft distilling, to share their products, their passion and their expertise in handcrafting spirits. There will be tastings, seminars, a mixology contest for bartenders and more!
SOULFUL GIVING BLANKET CONCERT
SAT – Spread your blankets and sand chairs under shady fir trees and enjoy a fun-filled day along the scenic Sandy River at the Soulful Giving Foundation’s 6th annual “21 and over” music, wine, beer, food and art event.
BETTE & JOAN
Through August 28 – A film festival starring two famous stars that carried on a bitter feud throughout their careers, which became fodder for unending gossip and legendary Hollywood lore.
TOP DOWN: ROOFTOP CINEMA
Through August 25 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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
CLARK COUNTY FAIR
Through August 14 – This year’s County Fair is sure to provide you and your family endless entertainment and excitement. We have free grandstand entertainment and concerts for plenty of family fun.
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
· Nine Lives
· Suicide Squad
· Let’s Be Evil
· The Little Prince
· Citizen Soldier
· Five Nights in Maine
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