Oregon Summer Festivals & Events
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Oregon Summer Festivals & Events

Summer in Oregon is synonymous with outdoor festivals, exciting stage shows, and vibrant community gatherings. This week, the state offers a wide range of events, from the whimsical Oregon Country Fair to the heartwarming melodies of the “Jersey Boys.” Whether you’re a local or just passing through, there’s something for everyone.

Jersey Boys

Lakewood Theatre brings a touch of Broadway magic to Lake Oswego with its production of “Jersey Boys.” This musical follows the meteoric rise of The Four Seasons, a group of young men from New Jersey who charmed America in the 1960s. With timeless hits like “Walk Like a Man” and “My Eyes Adored You,” the show promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. July 12 and runs Thursday through Sunday through Aug. 18 at Lakewood Center for the Arts. Tickets are $46-$49 and are expected to sell out quickly.

Oregon Country Fair in Veneta

Just 12 miles west of Eugene lies the charming town of Veneta, home to the Oregon Country Fair. This festival is a haven for free spirits, a delightful mix of outdoor performances, arts and crafts, and a community united in celebration. With over 300 artisan booths and an array of jugglers, poets, and jam bands, the fair is a feast for the senses.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 12-14. Tickets are $60 for adults and must be purchased in advance. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Outdoor Art Show

In Newberg, the scent of lavender fills the air as the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival returns for its 19th year. It’s not just about the fragrant herb; it also showcases the work of more than 150 artists. From lavender-infused treats to handmade lavender products, the festival is a testament to the plant’s versatility.

The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-14 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Admission is free, making it a perfect weekend outing for families.

Rose City Antiques Market

The Portland Expo Center transforms into a treasure trove of vintage finds this weekend. From retro fashion to antique home decor, Rose City Vintage Market offers a carefully curated selection of goods that will delight collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The market will be held July 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4 to $10, with children under 11 free.

Family Forest Day at Hoyt Arboretum

In the heart of Portland, Hoyt Arboretum hosts Family Forest Day, a free event that brings families closer to nature. This month’s theme is “Trees Are Homes,” and there are interactive stations where kids can learn about forest habitats and the animals that inhabit them.

The event will begin on July 13th at 9am. There will be live music for children throughout the morning.

Sisters outdoor blanket exhibition

The charming town of Sisters hosts its annual outdoor quilt show, a visual feast featuring over 1,000 quilts. This year’s theme, “Dreamscapes,” promises a fusion of reality and fantasy, with ethereal designs that transport viewers to otherworldly realms.

The show will be held July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along U.S. Highway 20 in Sisters. Admission is free.

Beaverton Community Team at the Park

Music lovers can enjoy an evening of tunes at Camille Park in Beaverton, where the Beaverton Community Band will perform songs ranging from movie soundtracks to classical compositions. This free concert is a great way to wind down after a busy day.

The concert will begin on July 13th at 6:00 PM and we encourage families to attend.

Portland’s Bastille Day Celebration

Celebrate France’s national holiday at the Bastille Day Festival, hosted by Alliance Française de Portland. Featuring live music, traditional dancing, and a wine and beer garden, this free event offers a slice of French culture in the heart of the city.

Join the celebration on July 14th from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Castaway on NW 18th Avenue.

“Company” – Broadway in Portland

Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Company” is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium to much anticipation. This modern take on the 1970s production explores the complexities of relationships through the eyes of a single woman struggling to cope with societal expectations.

The show will begin July 16 at 7:30 p.m. and run through July 21. Tickets start at $30.

Discovering Oregon’s Wine Heritage

Those interested in the history of Oregon’s wine industry can attend a lecture by Susan Sokol Blosser, one of the pioneers of the Yamhill County wine region. Her insights promise to be both educational and inspiring, offering insight into the challenges and triumphs of the region’s early winegrowers.

The event will take place July 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Tickets are $5.

High Desert Classic in Bend

Horse enthusiasts can’t miss the High Desert Classics in Bend, a prestigious hunter-jumping competition that features the best riders from the U.S. and Canada. The event, which raises funds for J Bar J Youth Services, takes place against the stunning backdrop of Central Oregon.

The contest runs from July 17-21 and will continue from July 24-28 at J Bar J Youth Ranch. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to support the nonprofit by shopping at the vendor booths.

With so many events on the calendar, it’s clear that Oregon offers a summer of endless entertainment and cultural enrichment. Whether you’re drawn to art, history, or just looking for a family outing, the state has something to interest everyone.