PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 4-7, 2019
4th OF JULY RUN
THURS – The foot traffic flat held on Sauvie Island with many scenic running options for all levels of runners. Sign up for the Foot Traffic Flat, a marathon, half marathon, 5K, or 10K.
THURS – This night of family fun in Estacada hosts the county’s largest firework show with live music, a beer garden, and a kids area.
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – Head to the Portland Waterfront this weekend and watch 80 blues performers on multiple stages. Stick around after dark to enjoy the firework display over our city of bridges.
PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – Taste regional beer, cider, and wine from over 60 participating vendors.
THURS – Head to the 38th annual Crawfish Boil with games, live music with 10 bands on stage, as well as art vendors.
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 Baha Men perform and the firework show after.
ST PAUL RODEO
THROUGH SAT – Head to the farm town of St. Paul for the 84th Annual 4th of July Rodeo with a famous firework display after.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
THROUGH AUG 25 – Watch 17 different plays outdoors during the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival.
OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
THROUGH JULY 13 – Celebrate the legacy of classical music composer Johann Sebastian Bach with 35 performances and events.
ROMEO & JULIET
THROUGH JULY 13 – Watch the famous William Shakespeare tragedy of Romeo and Juliet set on an outdoor stage.
THROUGH SUN – Watch a different type of innovative theatrical performances. This week features Coup de Foudre, a story of two misfits finding unexpected love.
LEGO 4TH OF JULY
THURS – Bricks & Minifigs Portland hosts a morning of building activities. Learn how to build Lego American Flag pins!
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
THURS – The 56th Annual Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular hosts food, family fun, and entertainment. Pick a spot in the blanket fort and watch the fireworks display.
THURS – Listen to Goldendale Music on the Terrace with live music every Thursday. This week’s theme is hot club of Hawthorne Jazz nights.
FRI – Celebrate at the Waterfront and listen to local bands play. Bring a blanket and stick around to watch “Mary Poppins Returns.”
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Marianne & Leonard: Words
- Toy Story 4
- Annabelle Comes Home
- Three Peaks