PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 24-26, 2015
FLOAT DOWN THE RIVER
SUN JULY 26 Jump in the Willamette River with lifejacket and inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with a live music barge, food carts, and a beer garden.
LENTS STREET FAIR
INDIE CRAFT FAIR
SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 Renegade Craft Fair Mini Market offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music outside Rejuvenation. Free.
SAT JULY 25 One hundred authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival, which also has publishers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
SAT JULY 25 Rip City 3-on-3 is for all ages at the Rose Quarter.
PEOPLE IN THE STREET
SUN JULY 26 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 8 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks have activities & music. 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 24-26 (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.
3 DAYS OF ALOHA & HO’IKE HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL
THURS-SAT JULY 23-25 More than 10,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm of hula dancers and Polynesian and the heartbeat of their cultures. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will round out this three-day long festival which culminates in the Ho’Ike and Hawaiian Festival at Esther Short Park. http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com/
FRI-SAT JULY 24-25 Arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, the camas days kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall. http://www.cwchamber.com/cwdata/CamasDays/tabid/68/Default.aspx
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (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 25-26 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
TIDEWATER COVE BOAT SHOW
THURS-SUN JULY 23-26 Tidewater Cove Marina is inviting boat enthusiasts to its first annual Boat Show this weekend. All are welcome to this free event where you can view a range of boats and cruisers. http://www.tidewatercovemarina.com/
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 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 25-26 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.
VANCOUVER ART SHOW & SALE
THURS-SUN JULY 24-26 Meet the artists and enjoy wine for sale from Koi Pond Cellars, appetizers provided by Latte Da, and music by Larry K. McCullough of In2N, View art both indoors and on the covered patio and watch the artists create works of art, including oil and acrylic paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and photographs. http://www.fvrlf.org/
VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
SAT JULY 25-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.
BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK
FRI JULY 24 (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
• Paper Towns
• 10 Cent Pistol
• Big Significant Things
• The Vatican Types