We’re winding down the final days of summer, so best to soak up the best Portland and the surrounding area have to offer. Here are a few ways to get out and enjoy the season in and around our fair city while the sun is still shining!
August through September
Vancouver will skip the fireworks in exchange for a full day of family fun. Head to the Fort Vancouver National Historic site for a free event with bands, food, vendors, a beer and cider garden, magicians, and BBQ. Open to all ages, there is even a dedicated stage for kids music! A movie in the park will begin at dusk.
All month long
Summer Free for All offers up 40+ cultural events across the city — all FREE! Enjoy concerts, art events, comedy, and movie in public parks July-August. Don’t miss out on the screening of In The Heights (August 20, April Hill Park)!
5pm – 9pm
104th Ave and Sandy Blvd
The final installment of the Historic Parkrose Summer Nights series gives families the opportunity to enjoy sample local food and drink, shop handcrafted items, and enjoy doing family-friendly activities. All ages, free admission!
Enjoy the final Zoo Night of the 2022 season. These special evenings are the opportunity to enjoy local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the change to visit the zoo at twilight. Tickets are $19-24 per person. On August 12, enjoy the afrobeat dance party with Jujuba!
11am – 8:30pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square
This family-friendly event is the largest annual festival in Oregon celebrating Indian culture. Enjoy music, food, fashion, and more at the free-admission festival, now in it’s 28th year!
Columbia Gorge Outlets
Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride is the only opportunity to bike over Portland’s bridges, which shut down one day per year for this popular biking event! Register for your own or sign up for the free, 3-mile kids pedal. Enjoy the beauty of Portland from two wheels
1731 SE 10th Ave. Portland
Enjoy live music, food trucks, activities with SCRAP, in-person screen printing, a tech donation station, and several amazing raffles this family-friendly event in support of Free Geek! Admission is free, raffle tickets available at various levels.