June Calendar of Events in Portland

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June 1-10: CityFair

This annual event located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park will feature food, beer, carnival rides & games, and RoZone dance parties and concerts.


June 2: Starlight Parade

The Starlight Parade continues to be a longtime festival tradition dating back to the early 1900s—originally floats built on electric trolley cars! Today, approximately 100 illuminated floats, bands and participants will wind their way through the 2.25-mile route downtown. This is a twinkling, summer night downtown that you and the family don’t want to miss. FREE


June 6-10: Fleet Week

Since 1907 ships and submarines from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy have dropped anchor at the Portland Waterfront to visit the city. Over 100 years strong, Fleet Week celebrates all active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. Climb aboard and take a tour! FREE


June 8-10: Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Join the Portland Fruit Beer Festival for its 8th year! This event boasts the largest selection of fruit beers, food from local venders and music.  Located at 7th Avenue & E. Burnside Street. All ages are welcome!


June 9: Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Head to Oaks Park to celebrate the summer solstice at the 90th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! It’s tradition to warm up after a long and cold winter by celebrating with friends, food, and drinks. Featuring: a Maypole, food, games, bonfire, Nordic crafts, vendors and artists. Scandinavian roots not required!


June 9: Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

For over 100 years, Oregonians have been making memories at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade! This cherished highlight of the festival is a colorful reflection of the local, regional and international communities.  The parade commences at the Memorial Coliseum at 110 amand winds its way downtown along a new 4.2-mile route. FREE


June 9-10: Dragon Boat Races

As a tradition for the last three decades, The Rose Festival hosts the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race. This race will be held on the Willamette River next to the Hawthorne Bridge. Watch more than 80 local and international teams compete in heats that are held every nine minutes! FREE


June 14 – September 12: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts

Grab your family and friends for one of the many concerts that the Oregon Zoo will be hosting. Enjoy great music by famous artists, food, and local beer & wine selections.  Artists include: Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Indigo Girls, The Roots, Amos Lee, Pink Martini, Billy Idol and many more!.


June 16-17: Portland Pride Festival and Parade

This event celebrates equality, the LGBTQ community, friends, families and allies! The parade commences at 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Ave. & W Burnside Street (see website for the route). The Festival will be held all weekend at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and features food, beverages and local vendors.


June 17: Father’s Day Cruise

Treat dad to a cruise on board the Portland Spirit for Father’s Day. This Sunday activity includes a private table, brunch buffet, variety of beverages, dessert and a special treat for Dad! Multiple cruises are available on the Portland Spirit and the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.


June 23: Naked Bike Ride

This Portland famous event is held in conjunction with the annual World Naked Bike Ride. Hundreds of naked cyclists pedal the streets of Portland to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity. FREE with suggested donation.


June 23-24: Portland International Beerfest

This Portland summer weekend tradition has been enjoyed for 17 years! Enjoy over 200 world-class beers (classic styles to exotic new-world hybrids), listen to live music, and stroll the North Park Blocks in The Pearl.

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