Free Things to Do in Tualatin Valley This Summer
Concerts, art, festivals and more are in store for you with these free things to do in Tualatin Valley.
Groove to a Free Concert
Join Petty Fever for an evening of fun, music and dancing, August 7, from 5-9 p.m. at Tigard’s Cook Park. Petty Fever delivers a memorable toe-tapping tribute to the musical legacy of Tom Petty.
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District hosts a summer concert series at parks throughout the Beaverton area. Bring your family, grab lawn chairs (preferably beach/sand chairs) and blankets and enjoy a summer evening of fun and free live music. Shows are from 6-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters, July 18 at Cedar Mill Park
- Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts at Jenkins Estate, July 24
- Garcia Birthday Band, August 8 at Greenway Park
- Those Willows, August 22 at Raleigh Swim Center and Park
The 15th annual “Celebrate Hillsboro” is a family-friendly festival featuring live music, entertainment, arts and culture. Combined with the Saturday Farmers Market on July 20 in downtown Hillsboro, this annual event celebrates the diversity of Hillsboro. At 4 p.m., enjoy free as the community celebrates Hillsboro’s birthday, and stay for the “after-hours” concert from local favorite cover bands Dancehall Days and Kalimba, the Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Explore Art with a Summer Art Walk
The city of Sherwood’s annual Summer Art Walk returns July 25, from 5-8 p.m. Art enthusiasts are invited to stroll through Old Town on the Art Walk route, beginning at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. At each of the Art Walk stops participants will get to view local art, chat with artists, participate in interactive activities, listen to live music, and more.
Kick Up Your Heels
McMenamins hosts its annual Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Fest, and outdoor music festival with four stages filled with sounds from classic country, honky ton, America, country rock and Tejano. This year’s headliner is Grammy-nominated country artist Brandy Clark. This free event takes place in Forest Grove at the Grand Lodge, July 28, 1-10 p.m.
Watch Dogs Perform Tricks
The Border Collies International, a performing canine team, brings its talented pack of collies to the city of Tualatin’s Lake of the Commons, July 30, from 7-8 p.m. Watch these talented and energetic dogs—all of whom were rescue dogs that were trained—in this upbeat entertaining and educational free event.
Stop and Smell The Garlic
The 22nd annual Elephant Garlic Festival in North Plains returns August 9-11. This free, fun-filled, three-day festival celebrates all things garlic, and offers a robust slate of food, music and entertainment. Saturday morning’s event features a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. On Sunday morning at 10 a.m. view the cars of the Farm Rodders Cruise In on Commercial Street.
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