Check out our list of festivals for some celebratory 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 this year.

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April

March 18-May 1, 2022
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

April 2, 2022
Trillium Festival. This free educational event includes a native plant sale, hands on forest themed activities, nature hikes and more.

April 23-24, 2022
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

April 30, 2022
Spring Garden Fair. Head to Clackamas for this fun event celebrating all things green thumb!

April 30, 2022
Hood River Cider Fest. Enjoy local music, craft and food vendors, and a kids’ area with giant yard games.

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May

May 7, 2022
Camas Plant & Garden Fair. Kids’ Zone includes crafts, garden activities, petting zoo, face painting, and Rosie the larger-than-life puppet.

May 13-14, 2022
McMenamins UFO Fest. Check out the 22nd Annual UFO Festival celebrating all things extra-terrestrial. Don’t miss the costume contest!

May 20, 2022
The 7th Vanport Mosaic Festival. Vanport Mosaic honors and amplifies the silenced histories that surround us and to create a future where all belong.

May 27, 2022
Rose Festival Opening Night. Music, a full concert by Hit Machine and FIREWORKS. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Tickets online.

May 27-June 12, 2022
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.

Image courtesy Portland Rose Festival

June

May 27-June 12, 2022
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.

June 3-5, 2022
Charbonneau Festival of the Arts. Proceeds are donated to the art programs at Wilsonville and Canby High Schools.

June 4, 2022
CareOregon Starlight Parade. Don’t miss this parade that illuminates the night and offers fun for all.

June 5, 2022
Latino Cultural Festival. The stadium at Ron Tonkin Field will be filled with vendors, games, prizes, a parade, music, dancing and so much more. Free.

June 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19
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.

June 8, 2022
Fred Meyer Junior Parade. Join the nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade!

Image courtesy Portland Rose Festival

June 8-12, 2022
Fleet Week. Tour real Navy ships and meet and welcome our military visitors. Free.

June 9-10, 2022
Spring Rose Show. Celebrate the Rose City at this free rose extravaganza at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink.

June 11, 2022
Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. The highlight of the Portland Rose Festival is an annual tradition.

June 11, 2022
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park. Music, dancing, games, Nordic food, a beer garden and lots more.

June 11-12, 2022
Dragon Boat Race. Don’t miss this event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades.

Image courtesy Portland Rose Festival

June 18, 2022
PDX Parent Family Festival. Join us for a free festival at Oaks Amusement Park featuring family fun, giveaways, music and community spirit.

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June 18, 2022
Junteenth 50th Annual Celebration. Celebrate the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African slaves. Enjoy vendors, a parade and support black-owned businesses.

June 18, 2022
Water Lantern Festival. Share great food, fun music, and illuminate the night at Laurelhurst Park.

June 12-19, 2022 (Parade on June 18)
Porltand Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade. Support LGBTQ+ community members and business owners at this incredibly fun festival and parade.

June 26, 2022
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

June 24-26, 2022
Good in the Hood. This multicultural music, arts and food festival in North Portland also has a kids area with fun and educational games. Nikki Brown Clown is the Festival Parade Grand Marshal this year!

June 24-26, 2022
Tigard Festival of Balloons. Hot. Air. Balloons. Need we say more?

Tigard Festival of Balloons
Image courtesy Tigard Festival of Balloons

June 25-26, 2022
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Check out art exhibits, food booths, music and fine art crafts.

June 26, 2022
Sunday Parkways Northeast Cully. Streets close to cars, so you can explore the neighborhood by bike or foot with ease. Vendors stretch along the route.

June TBD
Taste of Parkrose. Enjoy food, vendors, a play area with carnival games, prizes and craft-making activities, and music.

Canceled for 2022
Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park (Vancouver). Peruse artists’ wares, have your kids make their own art, listen to music and more.

July

July 1-4, 2022
Waterfront Blues Festival. Three days filled with some of the country’s greatest musicians.

July 8-9, 2022
McMinnville Turkey Rama. The world’s largest turkey BBQ, a carnival, turkey trot, food court, beer garden, vendor village, music and demos.

July 15-16, 2022
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

July 15-17, 2022
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!

July 16, 2022
Oregon City First City Celebration. Check out music, craft vendors, kids activity zone, and lots of food, too.

July 16, 2022
Gresham Arts Festival. The Annual Gresham Arts Festival will have art, music, food and fun, and an entertainment lineup and kids village.

July 16, 2022
Portland Highland Games. The Scottish highlands comes to Gresham with dancers, bagpipe bands, athletes and Scottish food and activities for the whole family.

July 21-24, 2022
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.

July 23, 2022
Beaverton Night Market. One of two night markets aimed at fostering cross-cultural exchange with ethnic food and crafts for families of all backgrounds.

July TBD
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!

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

July TBD
Division-Clinton Street Fair. Check out a parade before heading over to check out the shops and vendors.

August

August 4, 2022
Portland Iranian Festival. There will be Persian cuisines, dancing, and activities, so bring your friends and family and party with Portland Persian-Style.

August 5-6, 2022
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!

August 6, 2022
Fremont Fest. Check out the kid activities, restaurants and street shopping.

August 21, 2022
Sunday Parkways – East Portland. Streets close to cars, so you can explore the neighborhood by bike or foot with ease. Vendors stretch along the route.

August 12-14, 2022
Elephant Garlic Festival in North Plains. This three-day festival includes music, food, and fun for the whole family.

August 13, 2022
Beaverton Night Market. One of two night markets aimed at fostering cross-cultural exchange with food and crafts for families of all backgrounds.

August 14, 2022
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

August 20, 2022
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

August 21, 2022
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.

August 28, 2022
Hawthorne Street Fair. Enjoy food, beer, activities, and local vendors.

August TBD
Galaxy Dance Festival. Check out this outdoor summer dance festival in Directors Park showcasing a wide array of dance genres, including aerial, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, belly dancing, contemporary, modern and jazz. Don’t expect to just spectate – there are free classes in addition to performances for the whole family!

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

August TBD
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.

August TBD
Lents Street Fair. Check out what this up-and-coming neighborhood has to offer. They also host a Fall in Love with Lents festival in February.

August TBD
Pan Africa Festival. There will be food, vendors, live entertainment, fashion show and much more! The goal beyond that day is to empower, mobilize and organize the Pan African community. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

August TBD
Venezuelan Festival. Venezuelan traditional dance, classical, folkloric and traditional music, artists and crafters and cultural displays. At the Oaks Park Pavilion. All ages and free.

Canceled for 2022
Summerville. Explore Sellwood and Westmoreland with 100 games, demonstrations, and crafts, plus specials & sales at local retailers, restaurants and drinking establishments. Free trolley rides!

September

September 3, 2022
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 3-5, 2022
Art in the Pearl. The Northwest Portland Park blocks close and are filled with art, theater and activities for people of all ages.

September TBD
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 TBD
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.

September TBD
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.

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