Many Portland neighborhoods celebrate summer with a street fair. You could spend nearly every weekend exploring these retail districts enjoying live music, food and local color.
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As of June 30, 2021, COVID restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the state of Oregon. While events are now allowed, some events may still be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.
May Street Fairs in Portland
Kenton Street Fair
One of the earliest neighborhood street fairs of the year, the Kenton Street Fair livens up this historic North Portland neighborhood with food, activities and local vendors.
St. Johns Bizarre
The annual art- and craft-focused St. Johns Bizarre features a community parade; along with local music; street performers; a market of craftspeople and vendor; food and a beer garden; kids art activities; and more in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood in North Portland.
July Street Fairs in Portland
Mississippi Street Fair
Featuring live music on five stages, the Mississippi Street Fair is one of the city’s biggest street fairs, drawing 30,000+ visitors to the close-in North Portland street.
Division/Clinton Street Fair
The Division/Clinton Street Fair celebrates this Southeast Portland neighborhood — close to downtown and bursting with top-rated eateries.
August Street Fairs in Portland
Lents Street Fair
The Southeast Portland neighborhood embraces its farmland heritage with the Lents Street Fair, featuring quirky county fair influences (think chicken beauty contest and urban goats) along with live music, food, vendors and a beer garden.
Alberta Street Fair
With three music stages, a beer garden and 300 local vendors, the Alberta Street Fair attracts more than 20,000 visitors to Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District. Also check out Last Thursday — the district’s monthly street fair.
Hawthorne Street Fair
One of Portland’s favorite streets — and its longest-running street fair — the Hawthorne Street Fair pulls out all the stops with multiple music stages, two beer gardens and blocks of sidewalk sales at many of the more than one hundred local shops that line this original “shop local” stretch.
September Street Fairs in Portland
Art in the Pearl
Technically, Art in the Pearl is a fine arts and crafts festival, but with live music, hands-on activities and food vendors, this Labor Day weekend party in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District certainly belongs on the list of summer street fairs. Of course, it’s easy to enjoy the Pearl District’s art offerings with the monthly First Thursday art walk.
Belmont Street Fair
The street fair season winds down in style with the Belmont Street Fair, a party in another popular Southeast Portland retail and dining district.
Portland hosts dozens of beer festivals every year, but none compares to the Oregon Brewers Festival. With offerings from 80 craft brewers, the event draws nearly 70,000 attendees to the downtown waterfront every July.
The small town of Sweet Home, Oregon, plays host to the Northwest’s premier country music and camping festival, the Oregon Jamboree, held every August. In addition to great entertainment, this family style event hosts RV/tent camping, food booths, beer & wine gardens and kids activities. The mission of the Oregon Jamboree (a 501(c)-3 non-profit) is…
Portland’s cycling culture peaks during summer’s multi-week Pedalpalooza, featuring 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.
In collaboration with the Unipiper and Weird Portland United, the Portlandia Mermaid Parade presents a festival of all things mermaid and water-related! This event will be held outdoors to comply with social distance recommendations. Visit interactive mermaid spaces, educational booths, art installations, a live mermaid tank exhibit, and more! Grab your shells and tails and…
To kick off the Summer of Feast, Feast has teamed up with PDX film legends at the Hollywood Theatre to create an outdoor movie series featuring favorite food films paired with the dreamiest menus from chefs and restaurants. Each night will feature a delightful food and drink experience inspired by the film–all to be enjoyed…
Projecting hope and joy after a tumultuous year, Feast is back for 2021. Reflecting the needs of the community right now, Feast is back in a way that brings Portland together over the thing this city loves most — food. Celebrating the city and the hard work everyone is doing to make the community better,…
Sneaker Week offers fun events for sneaker addicts and footwear newbies alike.
Obonfest (Obon) is a traditional summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one’s ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made and food is offered. Central to Obonfest is Bon Odori (Obon dance). These joyful dances invite the community to celebrate and pay tribute to ancestors and…
The Vanport Jazz Festival is scheduled to return Aug. 7, 2021. See website for details. The Vanport Jazz Festival honors the city of Vanport and the voices who formed Portland’s jazz community. Near the site of the historic 1948 flood, the event transforms Colwood Golf Course into a cultural revival, welcoming nationally renowned artists and…
Chinese Festival is back. As Oregon reopens the Chinese Festival is returning to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This year celebrate, once again, Chinese culture and community. Coming back are the spectacular performances, delicious Chinese food, music and arts from local artists and more. Come celebrate with a full day of programming suitable for all ages.
The 23rd Annual Elephant Garlic Festival is a three-day festival celebrating, you guessed it, elephant garlic. The family-friendly event includes a parade, 10K run, live music, kids play area, crafts vendors and more. Fun stinks.
Portland Fashion Week, the Sundance™ of Fashion Weeks, is the 3rd oldest fashion week series in the United States, TIME ™ Magazine’s “BEST Indie Fashion Week in the USA since 2012, and the only carbon-negative fashion week in the world as outlined by The Huffington Post. From top-of-the-line eco-chic fashion experiences to our support for…
Montavilla Jazz Festival (MJF) is a two-day festival that showcases the very best in Portland jazz. While other festivals focus on international acts, legacy heavy hitters, or mainstream jazz, MJF instead supports and strengthens local culture by highlighting emerging and established artists from Portland’s eclectic and vibrant jazz scene. Taking place annually, MJF offers Portlanders…
Portland Beer Week spotlights Portland’s breweries, high-quality brews and vibrant beer culture.
The Craft Beer & Wine Fest of Vancouver, Washington, is home to 100+ craft wines from the Pacific Northwest, 60 craft brews, and 5 distilleries. Along with beer, wine, and spirits, it features wine-centric arts/craftspeople, merchants and exhibitors, and great local food with live music all weekend long. This is the PNW premiere adult destination….
Portland’s Multnomah Village is filled with character – as well as dozens of unique shops, galleries, restaurants, arts and more. Multnomah Days is an annual one-day, open-air, family-friendly street festival with scheduled live musical acts, street entertainers, art and vendor booths as well as food & beverage services via outdoor street dining and food carts.
The Fremont Fest is an annual street fair and festival celebrating the Beaumont Business Community and the Beaumont/Wilshire Neighborhoods. Come enjoy the summer and everything that this wonderful neighborhood has to offer. Head to Portland’s annual Fremont Fest to enjoy a bike and pet parade, shopping specials, vendor booths, live music, kid-friendly games and a…
Portland, Oregon’s anime, cosplay, and gaming convention returns with two days of celebrity guests, local artists, exhibitors, gaming, panels, contests, and much more. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22, 2021, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.
Bring family and friends to enjoy non-stop Italian food, entertainment, dancing, vendors, wine and beer gardens at the annual Festa Italiana. Italian Festival in beautiful Cedarville Park. Featuring Live Italian Music by Mbrascatu and PSU Opera. Italian Food, Beer, WIne, Raffle/Auction and Wall of Wine.
Visit one of Portland’s original “shop local” districts every August for the Hawthorne Street Fair, where you can explore over 200 businesses while enjoying food, beer and activities. Hawthorne: From the Drawbridge to the Volcano.
It’s time to bring the Feast Fam back together. Feast has invited a few chef friends to bring a few of their chef friends to create the kind of “family reunions” only found at the Summer of Feast. Forget the potato salad, these four family reunions will feature imaginative themes and tasty creations from up…
Feast is partnering with Claima Stories for a series of live podcast events to hear from the most exciting and thoughtful BIPOC leaders in Portland’s food and beverage community. Hosted by Bimma Williams, one of Portland’s rising media stars who worked with talent like Kanye West and Childish Gambino at Nike and Adidas before launching…
The Art in the Pearl annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival occurs every year on Labor Day weekend in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. The Festival is free and requires no tickets for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country and…
El Grito Fiestas Patrias celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Latin American countries from Spain. As the Mexican President presents the nation’s traditional El Grito in Mexico City, so too will Portland commemorates Mexico’s independence at the Moda Center/Rose Quarter Commons. Join in the most important holiday celebrated by the Hispanic community in Oregon….
In the heart of Oregon’s hop-growing region, Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest brings 350,000 people to the Bavarian village every September. The Northwest’s oldest and best-loved folk festival celebrates the fruits of the harvest, with a nice focus on hops! German-style biers, Northwest craft brew favorites, lots of wine, and a bit of cider are served in…
The historic town of St. Helens, located 45 minutes from Portland, celebrates Halloween all month long with haunted tours, costume contests and more.
Woodstock Gives Back is a unique opportunity to help support the important work of many charities and non-profits from the Woodstock area in our city. On the second Sunday each year, Woodstock neighborhood businesses will be hosting events to help raise funds and generating awareness for the charity or non-profit of their choice. There will…
Every May, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s famous UFO Festival, featuring four days of parades, costume contests and expert speakers.
Portland Queer Film Festival returns every fall with an annual showcase of narrative and documentary films from around the world.
Kid’s Activity Corner with games & prizes. 45 Dealers with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry. Many Exhibits of fossils, lapidary arts, and minerals. Demonstrators showing the cutting of precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, and more. Door & Raffle Prizes, win bargains at the Silent Auctions. The show benefits 5 Non-profit clubs that support…
The Wedge is a Farmers Market-style festival celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider. This is a family-friendly event that’s open to all cheese lovers. Join more than 20 cheesemakers and 40 specialty food and beverage producers from Oregon and beyond at…
Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers…
This annual race series consists of paddlers piloting a gaggle of gigantic gourds through a watercourse.
Portland Book Festival (formerly “Wordstock”) returns every November with an impressive (and extensive) lineup of local and national authors.
Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the…
The Holiday Ale Festival, set beneath the region’s largest decorated holiday tree, returns every year with more than 50 big, bold beers designed to keep revelers warm on cold winter nights.
The Christmas Ship Parade began in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Today, the Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the Columbia and Willamette River fleets, with displays that are brightly lit and can be seen from bank to bank on each river. The boats, 14 to 65…
After taking 2021 off, the Portland Folk Festival is coming back strong in 2022 with not two, but THREE days of an all-ages celebration of Folk and American music at the historic Crystal Ballroom. This carefully curated lineup will highlight some of the best folk and Americana acts that the West Coast has to offer….
The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and lessons available almost every night.
Music is medicine. RX Fest is a multi-venue, multi-day festival is a large-scale benefit for organizations vital to our community, all centrally located in downtown Portland at Star Theater, Dante’s, Kelly’s Olympian and Valentine’s.
An auto/moto/bike race and music festival.
EVENT ON HIATUS IN 2021 AND EXPECTED TO RETURN IN 2022. Please visit the event website for current information. Considered the “hub” of the annual Portland Rose Festival, CityFair fills Waterfront Park with carnival rides, concerts, food and fireworks for multiple weekends during the festival.
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022. Please visit the event website for current information. For more than 40 years, Portland’s Starlight Parade has offered funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together…
2021 event has been canceled. The festival will return in 2022 at the following July dates. The Portland Craft Beer Festival brings a huge outdoor party to the Fields Neighborhood Park, along with a huge selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within…
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