Free to low cost activities in Summer

French festival

July 9, 2016

0.9 miles north

The Bastille Festival features French food, music, street performers, art projects, and an outdoor market in Jamison Square.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 9, 2016

3 miles north

Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, six stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore. Free.

Float down the river

July 10, 2016

1 mile SE

Jump in the Willamette River with a lifejacket and an inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with a music barge, food carts, and beer garden.

Jazz festival

July 15 – 17, 2016

7 miles NW

Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.

Gresham Arts Festival

July 16, 2016

17 miles east

Gresham Arts Festival has 150 artists, entertainment, music, and children’s activities in Gresham. Free.

Movies in the Park

July 7 – Sept. 10, 2016

Portland parks

Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

Concerts in the square

July 5 – Aug. 30, 2016 (Tuesdays)

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Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Seriesin Pioneer Courthouse Square on Tuesdays. Free.

Concerts on Main Street

July 6 – Sept. 7, 2016 (Wednesdays)

0.2 mile SW

Hear local musicians play funky soul to old-school country Wednesdays at Music on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Free.

Free Concerts in Portland Parks

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 22 – 24, 2016

1.3 miles SE

PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 40 up-and-coming Portland bands with a beer garden and food vendors at 226 SE Madison St. for all ages. Free.

Movies in the square

July 22 – Aug. 19, 2016 (Fridays)

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Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

County fair

July 28 – 31, 2016

15 miles west

Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, a kid village, food booths, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro. Free.

Book fair

July 30, 2016

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One hundred authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival, which also has publishers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Mermaid parade & swim

July 30, 2016 (assemble noon, parade 1 p.m.)

0.7 miles NE

Wear a costume that celebrates ocean mythology in the first family-friendly Portlandia Mermaid Parade & Poets Beach Mermaid Swim Party, which starts at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (end of Couch Street) and ends at Poets Beach. Free.

International festival

July 30, 2016

10 miles west

Beaverton International Celebration features the food, art, costumes, dance, and music of many countries at 15707 SW Walker Road in Beaverton. Free.

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