June events

In June, Portland's "festival season" warms up with Rose Fest, Pride, outdoor concerts and beer.

Rose Festival Dragon Boat RaceThe annual Rose Festival features Dragon Boat Races on the Willamette River.

June event highlights

Here’s a selection of annual June events in Portland. For more, or search the events calendar.

Portland Rose Festival

The Portland Rose Festival, which celebrated its centennial in 2007, offers three weeks of family events, spanning late May and early June. Highlights include the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, the Starlight Parade, a family carnival in Waterfront Park, dragon boat races, concerts and fireworks.

World Naked Bike Ride

Portland’s version of the World Naked Bike Ride is the largest one in the world. In 2014, 10,000 cyclists took to the streets in this free, clothing-optional nighttime trek through the city.

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts

Every summer, fans of folk, rock, world music and more stake out spots on the amphitheater lawn at the Oregon Zoo for the Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts, more than a dozen performances from some of the hottest, most diverse acts performing today.

Portland Pride Festival

Portland Pride, the city’s annual LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community celebration, features a parade, live entertainment and family events at Waterfront Park.

Timbers MLS Soccer

Catch a Portland Timbers game at downtown’s Providence Park, where fútbol season runs from April to October. Missed a home game or couldn’t get snag a ticket? No problem! Head to a local bar to catch the game on television and meet the fiercely loyal fans of the Timbers Army.

Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival

Pre-concert picnics on the lawn at Reed College are a standing tradition among the enthusiastic followers of the annual Chamber Music Northwest concert series, which runs from late June to late July. Since it was launched in 1971, the festival has grown into one of the most successful chamber music events in the nation.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Twenty minutes from downtown Portland, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts features art demonstrations, an art show and juried craft show with 120 booths, wine, beer, food and entertainment.

Portland International Beer Festival

The Portland International Beer Festival draws more than 150 brews from at least 15 countries to a beer garden setting in the Lloyd’s Holladay Park.

Oregon Cider Week

The 11-day Oregon Cider “Week” invites people from across the industry to showcase Northwest ciders with a variety of special events, menus, tap takeovers and more. All events are coordinated by cidermakers from across the state of Oregon (check out their website for a full schedule of events).

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