Summer has started a bit early this year and we are certainly hopeful that it will stick around! June is also the start of festival season in Portland and we have some good ones to kick things off! These June events are sure to be an absolute blast and there are also so many beer festivals they have their own section!
Stroll through the art galleries in the pearl for an evening of art, music, and wine! Parking is difficult so public transit is recommended
The Pearl District
June 1st, 5pm – 10pm
Declared the cityâ€™s official festival in 2010, the celebration includes more than 60 events, starting in lateÂ May and ending in mid-June. With the festival comes parades, carnival rides, art shows, dragon boat races, fun runs and more. (Best of all, everyone is invited) For a full list of events and activities, check theÂ festivalâ€™s website.
Pricing Varies by event
Through June 11th
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas, a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and planning for the future.
June 17th -18th, 12pm-7pm
The Red Dress Party is finally back this year. Get your masks and costumes ready for MasqueRED
At Portland’s annual Red Dress Party, all attendees are required to wear a red dress or pre-approved attire. Tickets to the event include entrance to the party, entertainment, dancing, as well as food and drinks all evening. All proceeds from this year’s Red Dress party will benefit Planned Parenthood and Q Center.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
$55-$155 – TICKETS
June 24th, 8pm
Summer is the perfect time for scenic activities like picnics, hikes, beach trips and maybe even hot-air balloon rides. In Oregon, you donâ€™t have to travel far to see an impressive, picture-perfect display of your own. TheÂ Festival of BalloonsÂ in Tigard (a suburb 30 minutes southwest of downtown Portland by car) brings more than a dozen brightly colored, colossal hot-air balloons to the sky every June.
Cook Park, Tigard
$15 – TICKETS
June 23rd – 25th
For more than 50 years, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has proudly presented unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music on two stages, performances, kids’ activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. Itâ€™s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts thousands of festival-goers each year.Â Â
Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego
June 23rd – 25th, all day
- June 10th – Sip of Spring – John’s Marketplace – Powell $25 – Website
- June 23rd/24th – Cider Summit – Redd on Salmon – Website
- June 24th – Edgefield Brewfest – Mcmenamins Edgefield – Website
- June 25th – Beer and Cheese Festival – Living Haus Beer – Website
- June 30th – Craft Beer Festival – The Fields Park – Website
We hope to see you at some of these awesome events!
Looking for something else to do? Check out our best of lists!