July 1-4: 30th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
Since 1988 the Oregon Food Bank has produced its largest fundraising event, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival features 150 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 8: 2017 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 11 – Aug 29: Concerts in the Square
For the 27th year in a row, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host Noon Tunes Concert Series by 101.9 KINK. Concerts are every Tuesday from 12pm – 1pm and feature dozens of artists. Eight of the concerts are completely free!
July 15: 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 14-16: 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 21 – Aug 18: 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: Guardians of the Galaxy, The Little Mermaid, La La Land, Wayne’s World, and Forrest Gump.
July 21 – 23: 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!
Jul 29: NW Book Festival
Join over 100 critically acclaimed local authors in Pioneer Courthouse Square for the 9th 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