It’s heating up here in the Northwest. Check out our list of events happening in Oregon and SW Washington this month. Head to our calendar for more information including locations, times, and any updated event information.
Waterfront Blues Festival – July 1-4
The Waterfront Blues Festival began in 1987 and has since become a Portland tradition. Since 1988, the festival has raised nearly $10 million to benefit the Oregon Food Bank and raised close to $1 million just last year. The event closes each year with a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. Don’t miss this fun celebration of music and community.
Foot Traffic Flat Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K & 5K – July 4
The “Flat”, a Fourth of July tradition, is the only race held on Sauvie Island. The Foot Traffic Flat is one of the flattest courses in the Northwest, running here will give you time to appreciate the great scenery as you complete a full or half marathon. If you’re not into running, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy at the hosting Pumpkin Patch farm.
Oregon Country Fair – July 8-10
Just outside of Eugene you’ll find the three-day festival known as the Oregon Country Fair. The fair features hand-made crafts from over 700 artisans, 75 food booths, entertainment, education, and “magical surprises”.
Kids Obstacle Challenge – July 9
Know a young one with lots of extra energy? Head to the Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms in Tualatin for the race’s debut in the Portland area. Kids from 5-16 can sign up to participate in one to two mile courses with fun obstacles like rope swings, mud, and more.
Mississippi Street Fair – July 9
With over 200 local vendors, five stages featuring entertaining acts, activities for kids, and plenty of food carts, the Mississippi Street Fair can’t be missed! As one of the biggest street fairs in Portland, Mississippi draws a crowd of over 30,000 every year.
Oregon Lavender Farm Tour – July 9-10
There will be 23 farms participating in the 2016 Oregon Lavender Farm Tour. Many of the farms have special activities and events such as classes on lavender, music, food, and more. Entry to each farm is free. Visit the Oregon Lavender Destinations site for more information and to find out which farms in your area are giving tours.
Sherwood Robin Hood Festival – July 15-16
The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival is celebrating over 60 years of revelry with a parade, performances, archery competition and much more. Don’t miss the traditional Knighting Ceremony and medieval re-enactments with Maid Marian, Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Oregon Berry Festival – July 15-16
The 6th Annual >Oregon Berry Festival is a great way to celebrate summer. Find everything and anything berry from fresh fruit to pies and jams. The festival includes berry cooking demonstrations and plenty of fun activities for kids.
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival – July 15-17
The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is the longest-running, free Jazz Festival in the west. Join this celebration of the St. John’s community with three days of jazz. See the full schedule of 2016 performances here.
Portland Highland Games – July 16
The Portland Highland Games bring the culture and traditions of Scotland to the Northwest. With a day full of music, dancing, and bagpipes, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out the athletics competitions, which include a Kilted Mile Race!
McMenamins Roadhouse Brewfest – July 16
On Saturday, July 16th, the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro will be honoring Oregon Craft Beer Month with the McMenamins Roadhouse Brewfest. Tour the Brewery and Distillery, meet brewers, enjoy live music and food, and taste plenty of McMenamins signature craft beer.
Christine Palmer Antique & Collectible Show – July 16-17
Billed as America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show, the Christine Palmer Antique Show features more than 1,400 booths filled with antiques. Whether you’re looking to add pieces to a current collection or searching for vintage home decor, you’re sure to find a treasure or two at this show.
Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance – July 17
Over 300 antique, collector, and special interest automobiles will be on display at this years Concours d’Elegance. The Forest Grove Rotary Club uses the event to raise money for scholarships and community service projects in the city. The club has raised more than $1 million in funds to support the community.
Oregon Brewers Festival – July 27-31
Head to Waterfront Park for the 29th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The event draws 80,000 visitors each year and features more than 80 independent craft beers. So, grab a cold one and join the party at one of the nation’s longest running craft beer festival.
Washington County Fair – July 28-31
The Washington County Fair in Hillsboro is a four day event featuring classic fair favorites like carnival rides, livestock events, entertainment, and rodeo. Admission is free and the cotton candy is plentiful.
International Pinot Noir Celebration – July 29-31
Pinot Noir lovers will be congregating in McMinnville on July 29th for the International Pinot Noir Celebration. Experience a full weekend of wine tasting, vineyard tours, seminars, meals, and more. Meet winemakers and enjoy a variety of cuisine, prepared by the Northwest’s top chefs, accompanied by an incomparable selection of Pinot Noir wine from around the world.