There are so many incredible festivals and fairs in the Portland area that offer great opportunities to get out and see new things. These Portland Metro festivals are rich in activities, culture, and fun while giving you many options for things to do in PDX this weekend or a specific day of the week.

We’ve received such an incredible response to our posts that list the Portland area Saturday and Farmers Markets, so we decided that if you are looking for things to do in Portland, a list of the top Festivals and Fairs by month (start date) would also be a big hit with Portland area homeowners and visitors alike.

With so many festivals in Portland and the surrounding metro area, including Vancouver, Wa, Beaverton and down to Salem, we put together a detailed list that should make finding something to do in Portland easier. No matter when you want to get out and find a PDX festival event, fair or carnival, we have you covered.


The list below covers the many festivals and fair events in the Portland metro area, and they are listed by the month in which the specific festival or fair begins. Since many events in Portland go well beyond a specific day or weekend, you will want to look for the festival dates that are included with each listing. Wherever possible, we have included as much detail, dates and times for each festival or fair, as well as a direct link to the specific event website to make it easy for you.

March Festivals –

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest – Woodburn, OR
March 18–May 1
Daily: 9 am-6 pm

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is an invitation from our family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

April Festivals –

Spring Garden Fair – Canby, Oregon
April 30 & May 1
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

The Spring Garden Fair has been held the weekend before Mother’s Day since 1984. What began as a small fuchsia sale has grown to one of the Northwest’s most anticipated springtime events. Our vendors include the Pacific Northwest’s favorite growers, artists, and specialty vendors.

May Festivals –

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Portland, OR
May 5-8
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon and is held at beautiful Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Bicycle Film Festival – Portland, OR
May 6-8
Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday: 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Every May they host a gigantic film festival in our hometown of Portland, Oregon at the historic Hollywood Theatre.

Camas Plant & Garden FairCamas, WA
May 7
Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

Held the day before Mother’s Day, each year the plant fair draws in thousands of people to enjoy and explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by our dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas all add to the community experience.

UFO FestivalMcMinnville, OR
May 12–15
Event hours vary, check the website.

Where believers, skeptics, and experts come together. McMenamins Hotel Oregon will host expert
speakers, live music and more, along with a UFO costume parade, alien pet costume contest, live music and beyond!

Oregon Craft Beer FestivalsPortland, OR

The Belgian-style Beer Festival in Portland will feature a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. This year the yeast strain is 58 Lioness. In order to demonstrate the diversity of the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon Craft Brewers, the color and strength of each brewer’s beer are determined by a dart throw.

Pioneer Family Festival – Oregon City, OR
May 20-22
Friday: 2 – 10 pm, Saturday: 11 am -10 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

Pioneer Family Festival has a carnival, pony rides, BMX & skating competitions, aerosol-can art show, and food vendors in Oregon City.

City Fair – Portland Rose FestivalPortland, Or
May 27 – June 12
Event hours vary, check the website.

It’s Excessive Celebration for everyone as the Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off on May 27 at 5:00 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

June Festivals –

Bridgetown Comedy Festival – Portland, OR
June 1-5

Bridgetown Comedy Festival showcases hilarious local and nationally known comedians in Portland bars and theaters in the East Burnside area.

Crafty Wonderland – Spring Art + Craft Market – Portland, OR
June 4
Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

200+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods! Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers and held at the Oregon Convention Center.

The Craft Beer and Wine FestVancouver, WA
June 10 – 12
Friday: 5 – 10 pm, Saturday: Noon – 10 pm, Sunday: Noon – 7pm

30+ craft wineries from Washington State sharing over 150 craft wines, 25 craft breweries, and 2 distilleries. Wine centric arts/craftspeople, merchants and exhibitors and great local food right in Vancouver, Wa!

Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival – Portland, OR
June 11
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2nd annual Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival will be taking place at Zidell Yards and will feature the best of the region’s craft beer, vegan eats, live music, and marketplace. We will also be bringing some of our favorites from LA Vegan Beer and Food Festival.

Scandinavian Midsummer FestivalPortland, OR
June 11
Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Celebrate the summer solstice with games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, and a Maypole raising at Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park.

Strawberry Festival – Tualatin, OR
June 17 – 19
Daily: 9 am – 6 pm

If you live in Oregon you know that an Oregon Strawberry is hard to beat! Come join us for our Strawberry Festival, Father’s Day Weekend to enjoy the sunshine, berry milkshakes, strawberry shortcake, donuts, and other delicious items!

Oregon Renaissance FairCanby, OR
June 18 & 19
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Mingle with medieval knights, jesters, peasants, and artisans at the Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby.

Lake Oswego Arts FestivalLake Oswego, OR
June 23 – 25

The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts.

Festival of BalloonsTigard, OR
June 24th – 26th
Friday & Saturday: 5:45 am – 11 pm, Sunday: 5:45 am – 5 pm

The hot air balloons are definitely the featured attraction of the festival, but … it’s MORE than balloons! Get down to Cook Park early each morning to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch (weather permitting) and dot the morning sky. Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and business vendor booths. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the festival of balloons without the ever-impressive Night Glow on Friday & Saturday nights; the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the main stage presented by Grocery Outlet (King City/Newberg); Funtastic carnival fun center, clowns, cotton candy, and a whole lot more!

Recycled Arts Festival
June 25 – 26
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

See works by 130 artists who use at least 75% recycled material, and enjoy music, juggling, and family activities at the Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

July Festivals –

Portland Craft Beer FestivalVancouver, WA
July 1 – 3
Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm – 21, Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm

The Portland Craft Beer Festival (PCBF) is an annual opportunity for the legal-drinking-aged public to taste a substantial representation of beers originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different from other beer festivals.

Waterfront Blues Fest – Portland, OR
July 1 – 4
Event hours vary, check the website.

During the past 28 years, the Waterfront Blues Festival has grown steadily in size and reputation and is recognized as the nation’s premier blues festival. Since 1988, the festival has raised close to $10 million and over 1,000 tons of food to benefit Oregon Food Bank.

St. Paul Rodeo – St. Paul, OR
July 1 – 4
Event hours vary, check the website.

“The Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo” will return with one hat-throwing, dirt-kicking good time for the entire family.

Lavender DAZE Festival – Odell, OR
July 2 – 3
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Bring a blanket or beach chair, the Family, mark your Calendar & chill at one of the most beautiful places in Hood River! You will find barbeque, music, wine, craft classes and more but leave your pet at home, please.

Gem FairePortland, OR
July 8 – 10
Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Shop from 70 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center.

Portland’s Bastille Festival – Portland, OR
July 9
Saturday: 12 noon – 6 pm

The Saturday festival will be free and open to the public. Look for fun activities for the whole family, including music, art projects, street performers, le marché (market), and French cuisine.

The Big Float – Portland, OR
July 10
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

The Big Float will take place on the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The goal, quite simply, is to encourage people to “get into the river” and support its preservation and healthy development as a recreational resource and to have a whale of a good time in the process with music barge for entertainment.

SeaDog Nights and Gypsy Carnival – Lebanon, OR
July 14 – 18
Event hours vary, check the website.

A unique experience for you, your family, and friends. Spend a weekend living like a pirate, dressed up in your Pirate or Gypsy best, camping with a whole city of others like you. Enjoy games, contests, kids activities, parties, performances, workshops, and vendors the way you think Pirates or Gypsies might!

Oregon Berry FestivalPortland, OR
July 15 – 16
Friday: 12 noon – 6 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

The Oregon Berry Festival is made for berry lovers, who know it’s summer in Oregon when the ripest, juiciest berries start appearing perfect for making pies, jams, and other decadent treats.

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival – Sherwood, OR
July 15 – 16
Friday: 5 pm – 11 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

This annual summer festival, enjoy live entertainment on three stages, medieval re-enactments, Maid Marian’s Court, Robin Hood and his merry men, a popular community parade, a knighting ceremony, castle building and flower contests, a teen dance, a kids area, crafts, lots of music, delicious food, a beer and wine garden (including selections from local wineries and breweries) and a wide variety of activities, with over 100 vendors in our Old Town Sherwood vendor village.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
July 15 – 17
Friday: 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday: 1 pm – 10 pm, Sunday: 1 pm – 9 pm

As the longest-running FREE Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world-class music. The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul. Saturday and Sunday will feature all the multiple styles of Jazz in all its glory.

Gresham Arts FestivalGresham, OR
July 16
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

The 15th Gresham Arts Festival will be a day filled with “Look at that!” art, music, food, and fun, turning the city’s historic downtown into a giant art gallery.

Northwest World Reggae Festival – Scio, OR
July 22 – 24
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:10 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm, Sunday: 4 pm – 11 am

Oregon’s Only Family-Friendly Roots Reggae Festival featuring music, world crafts, and organic food in the foothills of the cascades.

The Division Clinton Street Fair and Parade – Portland, OR
July 23
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

The 2016 Division/Clinton Street Fair and Parade is working with the City of Portland to close SE Division Street for the first time! The event will take place on SE Division Street between SE 30th and 38th and on SE Clinton Street between SE 25th and 27th.

First City Celebration – Oregon City, OR
July 23
Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm

First City Celebration is the largest citywide celebration of Oregon City’s legacy as the first city of the Oregon Territory! You will find live music, craft beer and wine garden, a kid activity zone, food from local restaurants and food carts.

Mount Angel Abbey Bach Festival – Saint Benedict, OR
July 27 – 29
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 5 pm – 8 pm

The Abbey Bach Festival invites national and international musicians for a three-day classical music celebration. Guests enjoy vespers with the monks, a picnic supper and featured performances.

Oregon Brewers Festival – Portland, OR
July 27 – 31
Wednesday – Saturday: 12 noon – 9 pm, Sunday: 12 noon – 7 pm

The Oregon Brewers Festival exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the country. Eighty-four craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer more than 30 styles of handcrafted brews to 80,000 beer lovers during the five-day event.

Hawaiian FestivalVancouver, WA
July 28 – 30
Event hours vary, check the website.

Three Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest. The Hawaiian Festival offers workshops, hula dancing, a 5K run/walk, and a free Hawaiian festival in Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Wa.

Washington County FairHillsboro, OR
July 28 – 31
Thursday – Sunday: 10 am – Midnight

The Washington County Fair is your place for BIG FAIR FUN! Join in at the Fair Complex in Hillsboro and let your BIG FAIR FUN begin!

Newberg Old Fashioned FestivalNewberg, Or
July 28 – 31

The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival celebrates Newberg, local and national businesses and lots of music, food, and fun for the entire family. From carnival rides, vendor booths and parades, you are sure to enjoy your time at this festival.

Party in the Park” Beaverton International Celebration – Beaverton, OR
July 30
Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

The Beaverton International Celebration is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more!

Renegade Craft Fair – Portland, OR
July 30 – 31
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

The Renegade Craft Fair is a celebration of DIY spirit and for each Fair gathers new and seasoned independent Makers alike.

Founder’s Day Parade & Lent Street Fair –
July 31
Sunday Parade: 11:15 am, Sunday Fair: 12 noon – 5 pm

The Founder’s Day Parade leads off the day at 11:15 am and the Lents Street Fair has live music, food, beer, a kids’ area, a chicken beauty pageant, and the Belmont Goats to entertain you and your family for the rest of the day.

Japanese Festival – Beaverton, OR
July 18
Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Come join the fun at this family-friendly outdoor Japanese festival in Beaverton! Free admission, great food, live entertainment, and even a watermelon eating contest!

August Festivals –

Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR
August 5 – 7
Friday: 9 am – 11 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm

Pickathon offers a large lineup of diverse music (indie/roots, garage rock, folk, alternative country, bluegrass) on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

The Bite of Oregon – Portland, OR
August 12 -14
Friday: 11 am – 10 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm

33rd Annual Bite of Oregon from coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon’s Bounty!

Elephant Garlic Festival – North Plains, OR
August 12 – 14
Friday: 12 noon – 11 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

A 3-day festival celebrating Elephant Garlic the events include free live music, kids play area, crafts vendors and more.

Alberta Street Fair
August 13
Event hours vary, check the website.

The Alberta Street Fair showcases the best of the Alberta Street community. The event features entertainment, music, vendors, food, and drink for people of all ages.

International Praise Fest – Portland, OR (may have been discontinued)
August 8
Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

This city-wide event will feature Christian music, praise, dance and children’s activities.

India Festival – Portland, OR
August 14
Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

Bring your friends and family and come to Pioneer Courthouse Square for a free taste of Indian Culture! Get ready to experience a day of back-to-back dances, musical performances, and food from Portland’s finest Indian restaurants.

Festa Italiana Portland – Portland, OR
August 25 – 27
Thursday – Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm

Festa Italiana offers live music, pizza tossing, grape stomping, Italian food, wine and beer garden, and vendors in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival – Vancouver, WA
August 26 – 28
Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

To present hot jazz, great wines, fine art and Pacific Northwest cuisine to our audience, and to educate and entertain attendees with America’s great musical art form: jazz music.

The Oregon State Fair – Salem, OR
August 26 – September 5
Event hours vary, check the website.

See farm animals and craft displays, try fair food and fine wine, take carnival rides, and be entertained at the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Dahlia Festival – Canby, OR
August 27 – September 5
Saturday, Sunday & Monday (both weekends) – Indoor Hours: 10 am – 6 pm, Field Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

A must-see for the dahlia lover, or if you just love flowers. View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, in our three indoor display rooms. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States!

Hawthorne Street Fair – Portland, OR
August 28
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement, making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. Some of the highlights include Main Music Stage at 34th Avenue, kid’s activities, art activities, beer gardens and vendors along the street.