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9 Free July Events In Portland

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

Hear local musicians play jazz, country, salsa, and R&B at Music on Main next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. (Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m.)

Mississippi Street Fair: July 14, 2018

Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, five stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Avenue (from Fremont to Skidmore).

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

Beaverton Night Market promises a family-friendly event with ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round.

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.




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