Water, water, everywhere, and plenty of ways to enjoy it! Enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled day of adventure around Portland on the river at the Seaport Celebration, Columbia Slough Regatta, or The Big Float. Even the local Portland music events are sticking with a water theme: Lake Oswego’s Summer Splash series is in full swing and you can enjoy an outdoor concert from Puddin River up at Tryon Creek.
Columbia Slough Regatta (pictured)
Join the largest one-day paddle in Oregon. This year, over 400 people will launch into the safe slack water of the Slough for a leisurely paddle. Individuals and families are welcome to bring their own boat, or to reserve a complimentary 45-minute rental. Other activities include community information, paddling safety information, food for purchase, and free T-shirts. Sun. Free. All ages. Event details.
Go inside the fences of an active marine terminal to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages. You’ll enjoy food, live music and entertainment, face painting, a photo booth with costumes, free giveaways and prizes, and $5 jet boat rides. You’re likely to see trucks, trains, cranes, ships and heavy port machinery. Sat, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Flicks on the Bricks: Indiana Jones
Bring a low back chair or blanket and truly make the center of the city your “living room.” While your family enjoys Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. Pre-movie entertainment precedes all flicks. Fri, Pioneer Square. Free. All ages. Event details.
Forest Music Series: Puddin’ River
Here’s a new music series to add to your weekly calendar. First up: Puddin’ River Jazz Band plays well-loved traditional and smooth jazz tunes and adds new flourishes to Dixieland favorites. Enjoy them in the woods of Tryon Creek State Park. Sat, 7:00 pm. Donations appreciated. All ages. Event details.
Lake Oswego Summer Splash: Shwing Daddies
Enjoy afternoon entertainment with the Shwing Daddies. They are as exciting to watch as they are to hear. The group’s members trade the role of lead vocalist seamlessly and achieve exceptional three-part harmonies as they roll out song after song of favorites from the ’60s to present. Fri, 12:00pm. Millennium Park Plaza, Lake Oswego. Free. All ages. Event details.
Party in the Park
Beaverton’s largest community event of the year includes favorite events like the classic car show, Family Triathlon, giant inflatable play structures, climbing walls, arts and crafts, face painting and the popular K-9 Unit demonstration. This year brings a full-scale international celebration with music, dance, art, crafts, food, traditional dress, social information, history and much more from the many cultures that call our area home. Sat., 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. HMT Recreation Complex, Beaverton. Free. All ages. Event details.
– Cheyenne Terbrueggen