Street festival season isn’t over yet! Many events are returning in 2021 after a pandemic hiatus. Check out our list of festivals for some end-of-summer fun.

One of the coolest things about getting to know Portland is exploring all the different neighborhoods, cultures and — of course — foods. You only have to walk a few blocks to feel like you are in a totally different city. A great way to get a taste of how each neighborhood and the people in them is unique is by visiting a fair. Not only do you get a chance to see the shops and taste the foods, but you can enjoy carless streets, music, vendors and lots more.

Below you’ll find a lineup of the fairs and festivals taking place in Portland and its surrounding neighborhoods in August and September.

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August

August 13-15
Elephant Garlic Festival in North Plains. This three-day festival includes music, food, and fun for the whole family.

August 13-14
Beaverton Night Market. One of two night markets aimed at fostering cross-cultural exchange with food and crafts for families of all backgrounds.

August 21
Multnomah Days. Explore this lovely family-friendly street festival with scheduled live main stage musical acts, street entertainers, art and vendor booths as well as food & beverage services via outdoor street dining and food carts..

August 21
Fremont Fest. Check out the kid activities, restaurants and street shopping.

August 22
Festa Italiana This festival features family-friendly activities, beer and wine, vendors, raffle prizes and – of course – delicious Italian food! Admission $5, kids 12 and under are free.

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August 22
Hawthorne Street Fair. Enjoy food, beer, activities, and local vendors.

September

September 4
Multicultural Festival in Ridgefield, WA. The 2021 Multicultural Festival will include performances, crafts and activities, a 3v3 basketball tournament, First Saturday and Farmers Market vendors, and more!

September 4-5
Art in the Pearl. The Northwest Portland Park blocks close and are filled with art, theater and activities for people of all ages.

September 11
Belmont Street Fair. Visit one of the largest-attended street fairs in Portland. With food and retail vendors of all kinds, show-stopping performances, and activities for all ages, the Belmont Street Fair is fun for everyone!

September 24-25
Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood. There will be dancing in the streets as well-known bands from the Pacific Northwest and featured entertainers perform. The Family Stage specializes in creative, interactive performers to delight young and old, plus a traditional Knighting Ceremony, medieval reenactments, swordplay, jugglers, magicians, comedians, music & dance, and appearances by Maid Marian and her Court, Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

Photo Courtesy MultnomahDays.org
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