PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 31-AUGUST 2, 2015
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
THURS JULY 30-SUN AUG 2 Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, a kid village, food booths, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro. Free entry.
BEER BBQ & BOWSER
SAT AUG 1 Family friendly Bones and Brew includes barbecue, music, contests, dog-supply vendors, and 30 microbrews outside Rogue Distillery & Public House.
BLUES, JAZZ & FUNK
SAT AUG 1 Soulful Giving Blanket Concert features live music, gourmet food, Oregon wine & beer, and vendors on 15 acres of meadows & forest near the Sandy River for age 21+. Discount tickets $13.
HELLO KITTY SHOW
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival features live stage performances, dancing, interactive exhibits, and photo opportunities in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Discount tickets $15.
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Tualatin Crawfish Festival has a cook-off, eating contests, running events, dog show, kids’ zone, weekend beer and wine, and live entertainment.
INDIE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Pickathon offers a large lineup of diverse music (indie/roots, garage rock, folk, alternative country, bluegrass) on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley. It also promotes ecology and recycling. No pets.
OBONFEST JAPANESE FESTIVAL
SAT AUG 1 Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free entry.
GEM & MINERAL FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Rice Northwest Museum Summer Festival includes cutting open geodes, scavenger hunts, games, gold panning, jewelry & fossil vendors, exhibits, a visit from the Flintstone vehicle, food & wine in Hillsboro.
SAT AUG 1 Fremont Fest includes a 10 a.m. parade of bikes & pets & marching band, beer garden, entertainment, kids’ zone, and vendors on NE Fremont Street.
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 (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.
HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY BASH
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Harry Potter Birthday Bash invites fans and new readers of all ages to celebrate with a magical weekend event featuring all eight Harry Potter films plus these special activities: a Hunt for Deathly Hallows, a Magical Photo Booth, Professor Trelawney’s Popcorn Predictions, Dobby’s Dance Party and appearances by many of the beloved witches and wizards from Hogwarts! http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/harry-potter-birthday-bash/
SAT AUG 1 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 and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 (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 AUG 1-2 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
PDBA DRAGON BOAT REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS
SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 The PDBA Championships are held every two years in preparation for the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships. This regatta will select regional representative teams to represent the United States at 2016 World Championship in Adelaide, Australia.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 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 AUG 1-2 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.
COLUMBIA RIVER CONCOURS
SUN AUG 2 Over 150 classic cars and motorcycles restored to showroom polish will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. More than a car show, the concours showcases vehicles whose historical accuracy is equally as important as their exceptional condition. http://columbiariverconcours.com/
VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
SAT JULY 31-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 31 (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
• Mission Impossible
• The Best of Enemies
• The End of the Tour
• Jenny’s Wedding
• A Lego Brickumentary
• List to me Marion
• Northmen: A Viking Saga
• The Young and Prodigious T.S.
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