Although Portland is normally covered in clouds or drizzle, the city celebrates Summer with a variety of outdoor activities. The metro area caters to families, singles, young adults, and the like. The city also caters to those on a budget (thank goodness!). From street fairs to concerts, anyone can find a way to soak up some sun— without throwing cash out the window.
Firework shows: July 4, 2018
Many of these are all-day family events.
Corbett Fun Fest – (9:30 p.m.)
Fort Vancouver – (10:05 p.m.)
Oaks Park – (dusk)
St. Paul Rodeo – (10 p.m.)
Waterfront Blues Festival – (10:05 p.m.)
The Dalles – (10 p.m.)
Tigard – (9:30 p.m.)
West Linn – (dusk)
Lavender festival: July 7 – 8, 2018
Lavender Daze Festival has music, crafts, plant sales, and local wine at Hood River Farms.
Movies in the Park: July 6 – Sept. 7, 2018
Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 p.m. followed by movies at dusk.
Concerts on Main Street: July 11 – August 29, 2018
Mississippi Street Fair: July 14, 2018
County fair: July 26 – 29, 2018
Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, a kid village, food booths, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro.
Jazz festival: July 20 – 22, 2018
Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.
Night market in Beaverton: July 21 & Aug. 11, 2018
Slavic Festival: July 21 – 22, 2018
Portland Slavic Festival features art, music, dance, food, soccer, children’s activities, and vendors of Russia, the Ukraine, Serbia, and Armenia at Ventura Park.