PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 26-28, 2015
HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 The Festival of Balloons has balloon launches at 5:45 a.m., glowing balloons Fri. & Sat. at dusk, a craft show, carnival, vendors, food, soccer tournament, beer garden, car show Sun. at Cook Park in Tigard.
INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Enjoy 150 world-class beers, including the rare and exotic, as you stroll around the park listening to music at the Portland International Beerfest at Holladay Park at Lloyd Center. Free parking.
NAKED BIKE RIDE
SAT JUNE 27 Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering in Col. Summers City Park at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. ride.
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, a beer and wine garden, and a Sat. parade at Lillis Albina Park. Free.
LAKE OSWEGO ARTS FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Lake Oswego Arts Festival features art exhibits, food booths, live music, and fine art crafts. Participate in hands-on arts activities, educational displays and the popular Martini Mingle.
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.
GREEN ARTS FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT JUNE 26-27 See works by 130 artists who use at least 75% recycled material, and enjoy music, juggling, and family activities at the Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Free.
PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (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
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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
FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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.
KIDS DIG AT FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
SAT JUNE 27 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. http://www.nps.gov/fova/index.htm
DISC GOLF: BAD MONKEY OPEN
SAT-SUN JUNE 27-28 PDGA sanctioned ‘B’ Tier tournament at Leverich Park in Vancouver, Washington. The event will run with two flights of Amateur ONLY players. Registration is open now on 4DiscGolf.com
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• Ted 2
• 7 Minutes
• Batkid Begins
• Big Game
• Escobar: Paradise Lost
• A Little Chaos
• The Little Death
• The Pardon