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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s governor has banned all large events through the end of September 2020. For details on the events listed below, please visit their websites.
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.
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.
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.
VIRTUAL EVENT. Please visit the event website for current information. 2020 has been a one-of-a-kind year, and the 38th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees will welcome the holiday season with one-of-a-kind events. You are invited to join to celebrate “Home for the Holidays.” Attend the virtual gala auction. You’ll see stunning Christmas trees and…
Mask up & shop Unique this season! Don’t miss this curated, modern, fun shopping experience! Discover 40 of Portland’s best emerging brands and makers, partake in community and support small businesses this holiday season while shopping in a unique, safe and socially-distanced setting. Plus, all these great perks: A gift from Scout Books or Jacobsen…
VIRTUAL EVENT. Please visit the event website for current information. You are invited to join a very special holiday presentation. The first-ever Christmas television special, “Home for the Holidays,” will bring Christmas joy to you in the comfort of your home. Sing along as local musicians perform favorite Christmas tunes. Get creative with easy-to-make craft…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Join Renegade Craft for a festive holiday weekend celebration in Portland featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Get your holiday shopping done while supporting emerging and established makers, all while enjoying rarities and remixes from local DJs, workshops, exceptional food trucks and…
Every May, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s famous UFO Festival, featuring four days of parades, costume contests, expert speakers
An auto/moto/bike race and music festival.
Enjoy Nordic music, dancing, games, food, vendors, a beer garden, a kids’ area and more at Portland’s annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Enjoy delicious Nordic cuisine, try traditional beverages and scrumptious sweets. Spend the day with us and make your own colorful flower crown and other crafts. Play “Viking Chess”, Nordic Jenga and other fun games….
Every Fourth of July weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival takes over downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park.
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.