Whether you’re extending a business trip, tacking a few days onto a pre-existing trip to Portland or want to plan a fun summer getaway near Portland, take a look at our list of 10 can’t miss July events.
10 Can’t Miss July Events
1. Celebrate the Fourth of July
From low-key wine tasting to mega-fireworks, find the best 4th of July events in greater Portland.
2. Pick Lavender
The Oregon Lavender Tour provides a weekend of self-guided tours through the Tualatin Valley’s fragrant and fancy lavender farms (July 8-9; free).
3. Cultural Experiences in Beaverton
As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the state, Beaverton is jam-packed with events that celebrate their strength in diversity.
- Ten Tiny Dances (July 8; free)
- Celebrate Hillsboro (July 15; free)
- Beaverton Night Market (July 22; free)
4. Ultimate Outdoor Music Festival
Every year, the esteemed Northwest String Summit makes Horning’s Hideout in North Plains its home for the four-day festival of bluegrass and Americana music (July 13-16; $50-$250).
5. Festivals in the Heart of the City
A fantastical town celebration is happening with the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival and its Renaissance village (July 14-15; free). For a summer evening with some twang, head to the Sundown Grand Ol’ Country Fest (July 20-23; free).
6. Drink Oregon Rosé
Over 25 Willamette Valley wineries showcase their rosé releases during Drink Pink (July 15; $75).
7. Celebrate Oregon Craft Beer Month
In the Oregon spirit, the Annual Roadhouse Brewfest at the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is a noncompetitive celebration of local beers, including tours of the brewery (July 15; free).
8. Old Cars and New Art
Car enthusiasts should be careful not to drool over the vintage automobiles at the Concours d’Elegance in Forest Grove (July 16; $5-$17). If you’re more interested in paint palettes than engines, then the Artsplash Art Show in Tualatin is waiting for you (July 21-23; free).
9. Exciting Equestrian Event
Dressage at Devonwood graces Sherwood with one of the largest dressage events in the Pacific Northwest (July 21-23; varying prices).
10. Big Fair Fun
End July with a true summertime classic: the Washington County Fair (July 27-30; free admission). Fair-goers will find carnival rides, live music and the stuff of your fried food fantasies. This year’s headliners include Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Superdiamond, and Wolfstock featuring Jake Owen (ticket prices vary per show).
With so much to do, book a hotel package for a great deal on accommodations.