Here are some of our favorite June events in Portland. Scroll down for more picks or search the events calendar to see everything on offer.
Portland International Beer Festival
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 more than booths, wine, beer, food and entertainment.
Festival of Balloons
The mesmerizing Festival of Balloons in Tigard (a suburb 30 minutes southwest of downtown Portland by car) brings more than a dozen brightly colored, colossal hot-air balloons to the sky every June. Enjoy balloon rides and a fair-like atmosphere, including a beer garden, live music and kid-friendly activities.
Fans flock to the amphitheater lawn at the Oregon Zoo every year for Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts. This concert series — the nation’s first to be held at a zoo — features great live music and local food and drink.
Delta Park Powwow and Encampment
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Delta Park Powwow and Encampment returns every summer to this North Portland park, featuring traditional dancing competitions and exhibitions, drumming, art and craft vendors, food, traditional Native American games and more.
Juneteenth is celebrated every summer with a freedom parade and a picnic in North and Northeast Portland on the Saturday closest to June 19. This uniquely African American holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas received word that slavery was abolished. In Portland, observation of the holiday was begun in the shipyards in 1944 by Clara Peoples.
World Naked Bike Ride
The largest of its kind in the world, Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride draws thousands of cyclists to cruise commando through the streets of Portland every June. The location of the bike ride is revealed mere days before the event, so keep your eyes on their website for more information.
Every year, Pedalpalooza brings over four weeks of biking fun with special rides and events throughout Portland. With over 100 different events (most organized by individuals), bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.
Portland Beer Week spotlights Portland’s breweries, high-quality brews and vibrant beer culture.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
All are welcome and invited to the 50th Annual Delta Park Powwow and Encampment on June 19-21, 2020 at East Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. The event is a free and family-friendly celebration of Native American culture. The Delta Park Powwow and Encampment is an annual Portland tradition that draws Native American, and non-native participants…
Hot-air balloons take flight mere minutes from downtown Portland every summer.
For more than 50 years, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has proudly presented unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music on two stages, performances, kids activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. It’s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts…
Every June, thousands of cyclists cruise commando through Portland streets as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.
Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.