Portland-Area Fairs and Festivals

Check out our list of festivals for some celebratory fun!

Courtesy Portland Rose Festival

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 this year.



Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Forty acres of tulips in various shades, carnival rides, vendors, and even hot air balloons! Peak bloom is mid-April.

Image courtesy Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Trillium Festival. This free educational event includes a native plant sale, hands on forest themed activities, nature hikes and more.

Ag Fest Oregon. Ride ponies, plant seedlings, pet farm animals and much, much more! Salem, Oregon. Child’s admission is free.

Image courtesy Oregon Ag Fest

Hood River Cider Fest. Enjoy local music, craft and food vendors, and a kids’ area with giant yard games.


Spring Garden Fair. Head to Clackamas for this fun event celebrating all things green thumb!

Camas Plant & Garden Fair. Kids’ Zone includes crafts, garden activities, petting zoo, face painting, and Rosie the larger-than-life puppet.

Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Head to Tom McCall Waterfront Park for live music, dance performances, and delicious food.

McMenamins UFO Fest. Check out the 22nd Annual UFO Festival celebrating all things extra-terrestrial. Don’t miss the costume contest!

The Vanport Mosaic Festival. Vanport Mosaic honors and amplifies the silenced histories that surround us and to create a future where all belong.

Rose Festival Opening Night. Live concert and FIREWORKS kick off this beloved festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Rose Festival’s City Fair. Music, carnival rides, arts & crafts, kids zone, food, and lots more await at this highly-anticipated yearly festival. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Holi Spring Harvest Fest at Topaz Farm. This joyful event features music, dancing, powder mischief, dance lessons, great food and farm fun. Proceeds benefit farmers in India.

Multnomah County Fair. The Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park has been providing family fun for over 100 years! Admission is free.

Sunday Parkways. Streets close to cars, so you can explore the neighborhood by bike or foot with ease. Vendors stretch along the route.

St. Johns Bizarre. Fabulous vendors, live music, great food, and even a parade come to downtown St. Johns.


PDX Parent Family Festival. Join us for a free festival at Topaz Farm featuring family fun, giveaways, music and community spirit.

Rose Festival’s City Fair. Music, carnival rides, arts & crafts, kids zone, food, and lots more await at this highly-anticipated yearly festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

CareOregon Starlight Parade. Don’t miss this parade that illuminates the night and offers fun for all.

French Prairie Garden’s Berries, Brews & BBQ. The family-friendly festival includes berry picking, animals, pig barrel train rides, a giant slide and lots more.

Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby is an interactive adventure, featuring sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Renaissance!

Fred Meyer Junior Parade. Join the nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade!

Image courtesy Portland Rose Festival

Fleet Week. Tour real Navy ships and meet and welcome our military visitors. Free.

Spring Rose Show. Celebrate the Rose City at this free rose extravaganza at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink.

Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. The highlight of the Portland Rose Festival is an annual tradition.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park. Enjoy music, dancing, games, Nordic food, a beer garden and lots more.

Dragon Boat Race. Don’t miss this event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades.

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Junteenth Annual Celebration. Celebrate the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African slaves. Enjoy vendors and a parade, and support black-owned businesses.

Water Lantern Festival. Share great food, fun music, and illuminate the night at a local park.

Porltand Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade. Support LGBTQ+ community members and business owners at this family-friendly festival and parade.

Royal Rosarians Milk Carton Boat Race presented by Alpenrose. Try to guess who will win Best in Show as children and adults race and show off their handmade, human powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs.

Image courtesy Portland Rose Festival

Good in the Hood. This multicultural music, arts and food festival in North Portland also has a kids area with fun and educational games.

Tigard Festival of Balloons. Hot. Air. Balloons. Need we say more?

Tigard Festival of Balloons
Image courtesy Tigard Festival of Balloons

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Check out art exhibits, food booths, music and fine art crafts.

Sunday Parkways. Streets close to cars, so you can explore the neighborhood by bike or foot with ease. Vendors stretch along the route.


Waterfront Blues Festival. Three days filled with some of the country’s greatest musicians.

Washington County Fair. This event full of “big fair fun” offers free admission!

Mississippi Ave. Street Fair. A kids stage and kids zone provide extra family-friendly incentive to check out this vibrant fair.

East Portland Summer Arts Festival. Come for multicultural music and dance performances, free mini music lessons, arts and crafts and more! Part of Portland Parks’ Summer FREE for All.

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.

Image courtesy Robin Hood Festival

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. The longest-running free Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi returns for another year of blues, soul, R&B and multiple styles of jazz. And it’s free!

Portland Mermaid Parade & Festival. This free grassroots artistic event celebrates all things mermaid and water myth related. Costumes encouraged!

Image courtesy Una the Mermaid

Oregon City First City Celebration. Check out music, craft vendors, kids activity zone, and lots of food, too.

Gresham Arts Festival. The Annual Gresham Arts Festival will have art, music, food and fun, and an entertainment lineup and kids village.

Portland Highland Games. The Scottish highlands comes to Gresham with dancers, bagpipe bands, athletes and Scottish food and activities for the whole family.

Four Days of Aloha in Vancouver. Celebrate all things Hawaii at this multi-day festival. Raffles, keiki (kids) activities, arts and crafts, business and delicious food vendors round out this festival.

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Party in the Park. A family-friendly event showcasing many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more! *Unconfirmed 2024

Paseo. Paseo is a 3-day celebration of arts, healing, and health, honoring outdoor parks and aid groups.


Washington Park Summer Festival. This beloved summer tradition returns to the gorgeous Rose Garden Amphitheater, as part of Portland Parks’ Summer FREE for All.

Gladstone Community Festival. The Gladstone Community Festival is an opportunity for residents to come together to share music, food and fun. The festival includes a parade, a car show, Movie in the Park, Bingo, dodge ball, vendor booths, food and fun events for all ages!

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

Obon Festival. Obonfest is a summertime Japanese festival commemorating one’s ancestors. There’s bon odori (dancing), live music, community, and memorializing. Families, non-Buddhist neighbors, and fun-loving food lovers will enjoy this annual Portland tradition.

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

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

India Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. This celebration in honor of India’s Independence Day delights with live music, dance, food and entertainment throughout the day.

Image courtesy India Festival

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..

Photo Courtesy MultnomahDays.org

Festa Italiana This festival features family-friendly activities, beer and wine, vendors, raffle prizes and – of course – delicious Italian food! *Unconfirmed 2024

Hip Hop Festival: The Kidz Outside. Don’t miss this family-friendly festival, part of Portland Parks’ Summer FREE for All.

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

Alberta Street Fair. Offering an eclectic mix of activities and events that could only be found on Alberta!

Chinese Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Enjoy art, food, crafts, performances, and public health outreach at this annual event hosted by Oregon Chinese Coalition.

Summerville. Explore Sellwood and Westmoreland with 100 games, demonstrations, and crafts, plus specials & sales at local retailers, restaurants and drinking establishments. Free trolley rides!

Kenton Street Fair. Going strong for over a decade, expect live music, dozens of vendors, and great food on N. Denver Ave.


Sunday Parkways. Streets close to cars, so you can explore the neighborhood by bike or foot with ease. Vendors stretch along the route.

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

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

Division/Clinton Street Fair and Parade. One of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods throws a great party, with live music, family fun, activities, great vendors and more.

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!

El Grito Festival in Hillsboro. This festival will include family activities, regional Latin food options, a concert, and a traditional “Grito” Ceremony. Thousands are expected to participate in the event, which kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month.

Serbian Fest. This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people. Delicious Serbian food, live music, national dance, beer and wine, kids’ activities, and much more.


Charbonneau Festival of the Arts. Proceeds are typically donated to the art programs at Wilsonville and Canby High Schools.

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