PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 10-12, 2015
LAVENDER FARM TOUR
SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Enjoy the beauty and aroma of lavender fields, and attend special events at farms and nurseries around the state during Oregon Lavender Farm Tour.
MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR
SAT JULY 11 Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, six stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore.
FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 Shop from 70 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center. Discount tickets $3.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW
SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, 1400 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center.
VINTAGE CAR & RACE SHOW
THURS-SUN JULY 9-12 Watch racers zip around the track in restored classic cars including Trans Ams at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway. Discount 3-day pass $16.
KID’S OBSTACLE RACE
SAT JULY 11 Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms in Tualatin.
RUN THROUGH WINE COUNTRY
SUN JULY 12 Run the Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on vineyard trails through the beautiful Dundee Hills, and then taste wines at the post-race party.
FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (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.
PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS
FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (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 JULY 10-12 (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 11-12 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
SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 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 11-12 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.
TWILIGHT HALF MARATHON, 5K & 10K
SAT JULY 11 Nobody likes alarm clocks. That’s why the Twilight Half Marathon (July 11th, Vancouver Lake Park) starts at 6pm. Get a good night’s sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it’s cool. The course is pancake flat, making for a fast, easy run…and maybe even a PR! http://www.twilighthalf.com/
SCIENCE IN THE PARK AT THE VANCOUVER WATER CENTER
SAT JULY 11 Everyone loves the annual Science in the Park series, so join us in celebrating it during Second Saturday at the Water Center! Kids and families will have fun with some of the most popular and favorite ‘Science in the Park’ hands-on activities.
ART & WINE FAIR
SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Local Artists, Musicians & Wine at the English Estate Winery.
SATURDAY IN THE PARK PRIDE
SAT JULY 11 Saturday in the Park Pride is a free Gay Pride Event. This event is free and open to all!
VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK
SAT JULY 10-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 11 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.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• The Gallows
• Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
• Do I Sound Gay?
• The Suicide Theory
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