The stars have aligned, bringing several HUGE celebrations into town for this coming weekend. Sunday Parkways will collide with the Hawthorne Street Fair again this year, drawing thousands of people to both street festivals. You can also enjoy food, music and family activities at the Festa Italiana, Beaverton Celebration Day, and the Pacific Rim Festival. Then there’s the daddy of ‘em all—drum roll, please! The Oregon State Fair. If you’re planning on heading out to the Oregon State Fair don’t forget to check out our special guide to make the most out of your family’s visit to this annual Fair.
Festa Italiana (pictured)
Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes “Piazza Italia” for three days of nonstop Italian entertainment, food, dancing, wine/beer garden, vendors and children’s activities. Children especially love the Carter Family Marionettes, Pizza Toss and Grape Stomp. Thur-Sat. 11:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.
Hawthorne Street Fair
Portland’s famous annual summer event celebrating the Hawthorne District! There will be lots of fun for the kids courtesy of Kids At Heart Toys, including puppet shows, face painting, a sidewalk sale, hoola-hooping and Magic shows! Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Sunday Parkways Southeast
A 2-way route of city streets open to walk, bike, roll, run, jump & skip – without having to watch out for cars! The 6.2-mile Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways route will connect Laurelhurst and Colonel Summers Parks, plus the Hawthorne Street Fair. Sun. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All. Event details.
Pacific Rim Festival
Enjoy the flavors of Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest as well as games, entertainment and fun for the family, including local arts and crafts and a kids zone. Sun. SakéOne. Forest Grove. 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. $5. All ages. Event details.
Beaverton Celebration Day
Beaverton hosts five community events on one day, including a Family Fun Run/Walk, Beaverton’s Celebration Parade, Bike Beaverton, and the Old Town Festival with pony ride carousel, petting zoo, bouncy houses, crafts and more! Sat. Downtown Beaverton. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mostly free. All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Oregon State Fair
Animals! Concerts! Carnival rides! Funnel cakes! Corn dogs! LEGOS! There is so much to do, see, and eat at the Oregon State Fair. Check out their website, Facebook page, and our Insider’s Guide for the latest. 10:00 am – 11:00 pm. Oregon State Fairgrounds. See listing for admission prices. All ages. Event details.
– Cheyenne Terbrueggen