Upcoming Oregon Summer Events To Check Out In July

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Last updated on February 21st, 2017 at 11:50 am

Looking for something to do on the Oregon Coast, in the Portland or Eugene area? We have compiled a list of events, rodeos, firework shows, fairs and more to help you get some ideas! We’d like to thank The Oregonian and Experience Eugene for helping make this list possible.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 1 to 4 @ St. Paul Rodeo Grounds; $18 to $28
The St. Paul Rodeo will celebrate its 80th year this summer, bringing four days of rodeo events to the small town south of Newberg.

Waterfront Blues Festival
July 2 to 5 @ Waterfront Park; $40 for four-day pass
Covering a broad definition of the blues, the Waterfront Blues Festival doubles as Portland’s main Fourth of July celebration.

Eugene Pro Rodeo
July 2 -5 @ Eugene, OR; $10.00 – $40.00, children 5 & under – FREE

Join us for a PRCA Rodeo on July 2nd,3rd, & 4th, 2015! Catch all the events that make a great rodeo! Then on Sunday July 5th,2015 …its the Firecracker Bull Ride! Thats right, all bulls! You dont want to miss it!

Dexter Lake 4th Of July Music Festival & Fireworks

July 4, Saturday @ 12:00PM; $10 per vehicle, $2 walk in per person

Ticket Pricing:
$10 per vehicle
$2 walk in per person

Gates for Dexter Lake Fireworks open at noon. Live music, BBQ chicken dinners $7, AWESOME FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!! 7/4 every year

All proceeds go back to the Firefighters Associations for equipment and supplies as well as ensuring the future of this event

Art and the Vineyard Festival

July 3 – 5 @ Eugene, OR

From its inception as a small art auction and wine-tasting event, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival, which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, attracts over 25,000 visitors annually. Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children, teens, and adults.

Estacada Timber Festival
July 3 and 4 @ Estacada Timber Park; free
Competitive lumberjacks will descend upon Estacada for the Estacada Timber Festival, two days of axe throwing, log rolling, pole climbing and more.

July 3 to 5 @ DoubleTree Hotel; $50 for weekend pass
Portland’s annual Steampunk convention, GEAR Con, is back at the DoubleTree with three days of music, art, games and events.

Tiki Kon
July 10 and 11 @ Red Lion at the Quay; $10 to $55
Tiki Kon is our local celebration of all thing tiki, like tropical cocktails, fondue, music, fire and those shirts in the back of your closet.

Oregon Country Fair
July 10 to 12 @ Veneta, Oregon; $59 for three-day pass, $23 to $25 for one-day admission
The Oregon Country Fair brings its eccentricities back just west of Eugene for three days of music, art and that indescribable Oregon spirit.

Fireworks at the Safeway Waterfront Blues FestivalFireworks light up the Willamette River after day two of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is in full swing, Fri, Jul 4, 2014.

Mississippi Street Fair
July 11 @ N. Mississippi Ave.; free
Known as the biggest street fair in Portland, the Mississippi Street Fair is also one of the first of the season, taking over the North Portland neighborhood in early July.

French Festival
July 11 @ Portland Art Museum; free
The Alliance Française hosts Portland’s big Bastille Day celebration, with live entertainment, French food, vendors and the always-entertaining Waiters Race (the Waiters Race is not happening this year).

Project Pabst
July 17 to 19 @ Zidell Yards; $75 for two days, $40 for one
Pabst’s inaugural music festival in Portland did so well in 2014 that it’s expanding the event for 2015 and moving it to July.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 17 to 19 @ Cathedral Park; free
The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival might be under new management, but the North Portland event is still running, bringing three days of free music.

Emerald Empire Hempfest

July 17 to 19 @ Eugene, Oregon; free

Free to the public, family-friendly, live music, speakers & vendors. Please join us.

Robin Hood Festival
July 17 to 19 @ Sherwood, Oregon; free
Sherwood once again hosts its unique Robin Hood Festival, a free medieval faire with live music, an international archery competition and family activities.

Sand in the City
July 17 to 19 @ Pioneer Courthouse Square; free
Teams of sandcastle builders bring the beach to downtown Portland at Yoshida’s Sand in the City, a three-day event at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Oregon International Air Show
July 17 to 19 @ Hillsboro Airport; $20 to $25
The massive Oregon International Air Show is back in Hillsboro, featuring the Blue Angels and planes from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps.

Scottish Highland Games
July 18 @ Mt. Hood Community College; $17 for adults, $8 for kids
See boulder throwing, competitive bagpipes, Irish dancers and more at the Scottish Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College.

GRAAND Kinetic Challenge
July 18 @ Benton County Fairgrounds; free
Traversing mud, road and river in Corvallis, the GRAAND Kinetic Challenge is a race of “kinetic sculptures,” creative man-powered vehicles.

Lane County Fair 2015

July 22 @ Lane County Fairgrounds; $9 for adults (13 to 64) $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for youth (6 to 12), children are free

July 22 – July 26, 2015

Ticket Info »

You won’t want to miss all of the entertainment this year at the Fair! So much good stuff you’ll want to come more than once!

We are so excited to let you know that the Community Stage will be returning to its outside location on the Convention Center lawn this year and feature local talent as well as some of our grounds entertainment, exhibits demonstrations, 4-H fun, local dance troupes and acoustic entertainers.

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Oregon Brewer’s Festival

July 22 to 26 @ Waterfront Park; free to get in, $7 for a glass, $1 apiece for tasting tokens
The massive Oregon Brewer’s Festival is coming back for another week of beer celebration.

Three Days of Aloha
July 23 to 25 @ Esther Short Park, Vancouver; free
The three-day Hawaiian festival will throw events in Portland and Vancouver, but the big party will be the festival proper at Esther Short Park

PDX Pop Now!
July 24 to 26 @ AudioCinema; free
PDX Pop Now! has grown into a Portland staple with its free, all-ages music festival, focusing on showcasing local music.



Thousands take to the Willamette River for The Big Float The fourth annual “Big Float” on July 27, 2014.

Division/Clinton Street Fair
July 25 @ Southeast Division and Clinton; free
The popular street fair and parade is expanding on Clinton and revamping the events on Division.

The Big Float
July 26 @ Waterfront Park; $5 to $10 to float
Some 2,500 people will float down the Willamette River in inner tubes for The Big Float in July.


The five-day sporting event takes over the coastal dunes of Winchester Bay. There will be sand drag racing, motocross races and freestyle competitions, a lineup of live music and more.

July 29 to Aug. 2 @ Winchester Bay; $20 for one day pass, $40 for all five


July 31 to Aug. 2 @ Pendarvis Farm; $270 for weekend pass
Pickathon is a truly unique music festival, bringing big names to stages built in barns and among trees, for a sprawling yet eco-friendly experience.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival
July 31 to Aug. 2 @ Tualatin Community Park; $4 for adults, $2 for kids
Oregon might seem like an unlikely place to celebrate crawfish, but the Tualatin Crawfish Festival has 65 years of tradition to back up its claim to fame.