PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 17-19, 2015
FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Oregon Berry Festival features berry vendors, berry products, music, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ crafts at Ecotrust parking lot. Dinner gala $110 Sat.
SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Fifteen teams begin carving giant sculptures from tons of sand at 10 a.m. Friday for Sand in the City at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 The Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery, castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a kids’ area, and a Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Parade Sat. at 10 a.m. Free.
OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 This year’s show features the Blue Angels (for only the second time in the show’s history) and other performers. Friday night begins with a family fun night (check the website for time and schedule). Gates open 9 a.m. Sat-Sun, July 18-19. http://www.oregonairshow.com/
TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT
FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Hear 13 tribute bands play songs by Tom Petty, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Heart, Led Zeppelin, etc. at Harefest for age 21+ in Canby. Camping available.
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Stumptown Cluster – Portland Kennel Club Dog Show has specialty breeds on Friday and all breeds on Saturday and Sunday at Portland Expo Center. Free.
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
JULY – SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.
SAT JULY 18 Enjoy live Japanese music, dance, traditional games for children, and authentic food at Natsu Matsuri outside the Uwajimaya store in Beaverton. Free.
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing at Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. No smoking or pets.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 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
COLUMBIA RIVER TRIATHALON & FITNESS FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 This weekend Triathlon & Fitness Festival along the Columbia River offers something for everyone! Visit the Event Website for additional information!
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.
FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL
SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.
HARVEST HAY HALF: HALF MARATHON, 8K, 4K FAMILY RUN
SUN JULY 19 This run takes place during the annual Harvest Days celebration in Battle Ground, Washington and includes a Half Marathon, 8K, and Family Run. The looped courses provide a scenic backdrop through the countryside and down the heart of Main Street, starting and finishing in Battle Ground Village. http://harvesthayhalf.getboldevents.com/hdhome.htm
CRUISIN’ THE GUT
SAT JULY 18 Check out local participating businesses for specials while watching classic cars cruise up and down main street. Every year, this event gets bigger and better and this year will be no exception! http://cruisinthegut.com/
FIRE IN THE PARK
SAT JULY 18 Organized by Vancouver Firefighters local union 452, this is a day of fun with a firefighter challenge, pipe and drum band, kids events and a variety of safety and awareness programs. Fire in the Park
CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
SAT JULY 18 Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by joining costumed reenactors on the grounds of historic Vancouver Barracks portraying members of the Civil War-era 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry. Living History activities may include black powder demonstrations, mounted and dismounted cavalry drills, encampments, and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.
VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
SAT JULY 18-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.
KID DIGS AT FORT VANCOUVER
SAT JULY 18 Kid Digs is a popular hands-on program introducing young people, ages 8 to 12 years old, to the fascinating world of archaeology at one of the Northwest’s most famous archaeological sites.
BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK
FRI JULY 17 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• Bonobos: Back to the Wild
• Catch Me Daddy
• Irrational Man
• The Look of Silence
• Joe Dirt 2
• Mr. Holmes
• The Stanford Prison Experiment