July 1-4: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
Since 1988 the Oregon Food Bank has produced its largest fundraising event, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival features 50 performances on four stages. Bring the family for the festival’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks show!
July 4: Pepsi 4th of July Spectacular
Head to Oaks Amusement Park for Portland’s favorite 4th of July celebration! Featuring first come first serve access to all picnic areas, extended ride and roller skating hours and the city’s best fireworks display.
July 5 – Aug 30: Concerts in the square
For the 26th year in a row, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host Noon Tunes Concert Series by 101.9 KINK. Concerts are every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm – 1pm and feature dozens of artists. Nine of the concerts are completely free!
July 9: Mississippi Street Fair
The Mississippi Street Fair will feature over 200 local vendors, 6 stages and 40 plus bands. Grab a bite at the food carts and a drink at the fair’s beer garden. This event is open to all ages and is free!
July 10: The Big Float
The Big Float’s goal is to encourage people to “get into their river” and support its health and preservation. This event benefits the Human Access Project and is open to all ages. It kicks off with a parade, march through Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the float put-in point begins at “Poet’s Beach” beneath the Marquam Bridge. Featuring food carts, beer/wine garden, sponsor booths, live music barge on the river, and a kids’ activities area!
July 16-17: America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show
Great vintage items from every year brought to you by courteous and knowledgeable dealers from all over the US. Toys from the 1880’s – 1970’s, period furniture and lighting, estate & costume jewelry, pop culture and so much more.
July 22 – 24: Stumptown Cluster – Portland Kennel Club Dog Show
The Portland Expo Center hosts the Stumptown Cluster. Friday’s schedule boasts specialty breeds and Saturday & Sunday will include all other breeds. Bring the family—admission is free!
July 22 – Aug 19: Flicks on the Bricks
Grab the kids and head to Pioneer Courthouse square for Flicks on the Bricks. The square is transformed into the City’s largest outdoor theatre and the best part is it’s completely free! Movies include: Big, Aladdin, The NeverEnding Story, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and The Sandlot.
Jul 30: NW Book Festival
Join over 100 critically acclaimed local authors in Pioneer Courthouse Square for the 8th annual NW Book Festival, sponsored by 9 Bridges. This event celebrates writers and publishers representing a wide variety of genres. You are sure to find something new and exciting for your bookshelf! FREE