PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 19-21, 2019
NORTHWEST STRING SUMMIT
FRI-SUN – Over 48 bands spread over 5 stages with workshops and late-night sessions in North Plains.
OUTRAGEOUS GOLDEN GIRLS
FRI – San Francisco’s leading comic drag performers feature two hilarious family-friendly episodes of the sitcom.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
THROUGH AUG 31 – Listen to live music in Portland parks, bring a blanket or chair and share a meal with family or friends.
FRI-SUN – Wander around the community of Sherwood Forest at the Robin Hood Festival and Parade. Try your hand at archery, join the knighting ceremony, or participate in building a castle!
COUNTRY MUSIC FEST
FRI-SAT – Canby hosts a variety of 15 country music bands on two stages at the Wild Hare Countryfest. Bring your tent and camp all weekend!
KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
FRI-SUN – Head to the Stumptown Cluster to view specialty breeds showcased Friday only, and all breeds on the weekend.
THROUGH AUG 8 – Don’t miss live music at Monteith Riverpark every Thursday. Enjoy food vendors and children’s crafts before the concert. This week, watch the Chubby Checker perform.
FESTIVAL UNDER THE BRIDGE
SAT – Bring a chair or blanket to sit in Cathedral Park under the picturesque St. Johns Bridge and enjoy a picnic or food from local vendors while watching the live Jazz Festival.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
THROUGH AUG 25 – Watch 17 different plays outdoors during the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival.
THROUGH AUG 31 – A light show mixed with music and 3D visually hypnotic animated art displays a transcendent experience at the immersive planetarium at OMSI.
SAT – The Northwest Merfest includes crafts, face painting, Mermaid tales, performances, and live music.
OREGON TRAIL BREWFEST
SAT – Raise a glass to settlers in the Oregon Trail Brewfest. This one-of-a-kind event hosts beers with origins along the historic Oregon Trail route.
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rare objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
CRUISE THE COUVE
SAT – Cruise through 22 blocks of entertainment on Main street and view more than 1,000 classic cars and hot rods.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
FRI – Bring a lawn chair to the park and enjoy Captain Marvel on the big screen at Endeavour Park.
HARVEST DAYS & PARADE
SAT – Celebrate the preparation of harvest in Battle Ground with a festival and parade. Browse vendors, watch entertainment take the stage, and watch extreme sports.
SUN – Three Brothers Vineyard hosts a summer of tribute bands! Don’t miss Steelhorse this weekend, a tribute to Bon Jovi.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Lion King
- At War
- Between Me And My Kind
- David Crosby: Remember My Name