Signature Summer Events in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
Summer in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley brings a wealth of things to see and do, from farmers markets bursting with fresh-picked produce to u-pick berry farms, and a host of events to celebrate the warm summer months.
Ten Tiny Dances | July 13
Ten Tiny Dances presents the work of exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers on a 4’ x 4’ stage in non-conventional public sites. This annual event highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of the region while engaging onlookers. This event is free to attend.
Northwest String Summit | July 18-21
The Pacific Northwest’s premier acoustic music festival, Northwest String Summit, returns to Horning’s Hideout in North Plains. Groove to some of the best bluegrass and Americana bands, while enjoying the rural and rustic beauty of the region.
Sherwood Robin Hood Festival | July 19-21
Old Town Sherwood transforms itself into a picturesque Renaissance village for the annual Robin Hood Festival. Meet Maid Marian and her Court, as well as the dashing Robin Hood. The merriment includes live music from popular modern-day bands from the Portland area, a Vendor Village with great shopping, a knighting ceremony and so much more. Festival admission is free.
Concours d’Elegance | July 21
Car lovers rejoice! The annual Concours d’Elegance is the region’s premier car show, featuring rare and unique cars from around the globe. In 2019, the Concours celebrates 120 years of Packard Motorcars. Packard was an American luxury automobile brand from 1899 to 1958. These beautiful autos exemplify class and style in the early to mid-20th Century. Tickets are $7-20.
Canines Uncorked | August 3
Canines Uncorked–the only wine event in the Willamette Valley where guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends–is Tualatin Valley’s premier wine tasting event. Wine lovers and dog lovers will enjoy a day of wine tastings and hands-on dog-related activities at 15 participating wineries. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Cheers to a wonderful cause, too, as proceeds benefit the Oregon Humane Society.
Elephant Garlic Festival | August 9-11
The 22nd Annual Elephant Garlic Festival invites you to stop and smell the garlic. This fun-filled, three-day festival celebrates all things garlic and offers a robust slate of food, music and entertainment. Don’t miss the Garlic Festival Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.
Faerieworlds-Gathering of Tribes | August 23-25
Now in its 16h year of providing music and art-based entertainment,
Faerieworlds is the world’s largest faerie festival. This one-of-a-kind fest returns to Horning’s Hideout, the region’s most beautiful and celebrated outdoor venue, for three days of extraordinary live music and performance, amazing art and crafts, and fantasy fun for the whole family.
Don’t miss these festive events. Plan your Tualatin Valley getaway today!
Just minutes from downtown Portland, Tualatin Valley offers a host of events near Portland throughout the year. Enjoy unique Oregon festivals guaranteed to offer seasonality, community and entertainment. Explore our lively theater productions, welcoming wine tasting events, invigorating sporting events, friendly community events and more.
History, charm and luxury can be found in the many hotels and other lodging options that dot the landscape. Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free!
On almost any day of the week during summer months, there’s a farmers’ market somewhere here. Lush strawberries, gorgeous flowers and leafy vegetables are tops during the early weeks, while mid-summer introduces blueberries, apricots, peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Situated in the verdant agricultural areas of the Tualatin Valley are several farms offering hands-on activities that run the gamut from berry picking to lavender gathering.
Summer is a perfect time to visit an estate winery. Days are longer, vines are in bloom, and new wines are being released—especially Rosé and other wines perfect for warmer temps.
Plan your Tualatin Valley getaway and request a complimentary printed Visitor Guide, Wine Guide, Quilt Barn Trail Map, Bike Map and Tualatin River Water Trail Map, or view our digital visitor guide.