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Movies in the Park
August 2 - Sept. 10, 2016
Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.
Movies On A Rooftop
August 4 - 25, 2016 (begins July 14)
See films on a rooftop at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema Thursdays at the Hotel deLuxe, with local bands, cocktails, beer, and barbecue. No pets.
August 4 - Sept. 11, 2016
August 5 - 7, 2016
Downtown PortlandUnwind is a Friday evening cocktail event at Ankeny Plaza. Spiritsfest is a daytime weekend event at Waterfront Park. Both have food vendors.
August 5 - 7, 2016Tualatin Crawfish Festival has a cook-off, eating contests, Saturday parade & run & dog show, weekend beer & wine, a kids’ zone, and stage shows.
August 5 - 7, 2016Wear sunscreen at the Oregon International Air Show, featuring airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, skydivers, a kids’ zone, beer garden, fireworks Fri., Blue Angels Sat. & Sun., 5K Sun. at Hillsboro Airport.
Movies In The Square
August 5 - 19, 2016 (Fridays from July 22)
Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
August 6, 2016Family friendly Bones and Brew includes barbecue, music, contests, dog-supply vendors, and 30 microbrews outside Rogue Distillery & Public House.
August 6, 2016Soulful 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+.
August 6-7, 2016 (2 to 10 p.m.)
Great American Spirits Festival features tastings from small craft distillers, a mixology contest, and special events at World Trade Center.
August 6, 2016Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free entry.
August 6, 2016Fremont Fest includes a 10 a.m. parade of bikes & pets & marching band, entertainment, a beer garden, a kids’ zone, and vendors on NE Fremont Street.
Bite of Oregon
August 12 - 14, 2016Taste the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine at the Bite of Oregon, which includes entertainment and a cooking competition at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Morrison Bridge. Friday is least crowded.
August 12 - 14, 2016Vancouver Brewfest has locally brewed beer, wine, cider, food, live music, and craft vendors at Esther Short Park. Requires age 21 ID. Repeats in March.
August 12 - 14, 2016Elephant Garlic Festival features garlic-flavored foods, arts and crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.
Alberta Street Fair
August 13, 2016Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It has a beer garden, three stages of entertainment, and children’s activities. Donation.
August 13, 2016Seaport Celebration opens the fence at marine Terminal 4 so you can see the working waterfront, watch demos of big equipment, hear live music, buy food from vendors, visit a kids’ zone, and take a $10 jet-boat tour at 11040 N. Lombard St. Adults need ID. Free.
Adult Soapbox Derby
August 20, 2016Watch adults in bizarre gravity-powered vehicles race downhill at Mt. Tabor City Park to win awards at the annual PDX Adult Soap Box Derby.
August 25 - 27, 2016Festa Italiana offers live music, pizza tossing, grape stomping, Italian food, a wine and beer garden, and vendors in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free entry.
Oregon State Fair
August 26 - Sept. 5, 2016See farm animals and craft displays, try fair food and fine wine, take carnival rides, and be entertained at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.
August 27 - 28, 2016MusicfestNW is a large music festival with 22 performances and food vendors at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
August 27 - Sept. 5, 2016View 400 floral arrangements of dahlias indoors, 40 acres of dahlias outdoors, and dahlia growing and arranging demos at the Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. See schedule. Free.
August 28, 2016Hawthorne Street Fair has vendors, family activities, beer gardens, and live music on the sidewalks of SE Hawthorne Blvd., mostly from 31st to 41st. Free.
August 28, 2016The Collector Car & Classic Boat Show is spread over three locations in Lake Oswego. Free.