Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: July 5-7, 2024

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PORTLAND:  

WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
2024 marks the 37th anniversary of the Waterfront Blues Festival, a jubilant celebration in downtown Portland. Founded in 1988, this Independence Day festival has welcomed over 2,000 artists garnering international acclaim and raising over $10 million dollars for local community organizations, the Oregon Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.  


PORTLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
The Portland Craft Beer Festival brings a huge outdoor party to The Elizabeth Caruthers Park, along with a huge selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different from other beer festivals. 


HELVETIA LAVENDER FESTIVAL
The annual Helvetia Lavender Festival will be held the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity is located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, and draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities feature fragrant fields of lavender, vendors, numerous lavender products, live music, delicious food, fun activities for kids and much more.


VANCOUVER:   

PICNIC IN THE PARK

Free and open to all. Picnic in the Park features two stages with live music and entertainment, games on the lawn, magicians, face painting and lots of fun for the entire family. Pack a blanket, get ready for some fun snacks, purchase food from local vendors, along with beer tastings for those 21 and over in the beer garden.


VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
Now open Year Round! The Vancouver Farmer’s Market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to more than 100 vendors. You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.


THE COAST: 

METAPHYSICS & WELLNESS FAIR + GEM SHOW

Explore 60 Intuitive Readers, Energy Healers & Spiritual Product Vendors + 20 Educational Talks at our Metaphysics & Wellness Fair + Gem Show at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.


LINCOLN CITY SUNDAY MARKET
Your favorite farmers and crafters are returning to the Lincoln City Cultural Center! Join us every Sunday at the Lincoln City Sunday Market to get your fresh produce, grab a a bite to eat, and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures!


CENTRAL OREGON:

SO YOU THINK YOU GOT JOKES?

Get ready for a star-spangled, first amendment loving, laugh-filled evening at The Capitol in Downtown Bend! Due to overwhelming demand and explosive success, we’re thrilled to host another round of the comedy competition that has everyone talking. So You Think You Got Jokes isn’t just any comedy show—it’s a comedic duel that puts you in the judge’s seat, all in the spirit of Independence Day!


SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
Join us for the Summer Music Series at Thump Coffee! Every Friday, immerse yourself in stunning mountain views while enjoying our delicious house-made pizza, a variety of beers, and fine wine. Experience the vibrant sounds of live music from local artists as you relax and unwind. Don’t miss out on this perfect summer evening—great food, refreshing drinks, and unforgettable tunes await. See you at Thump Coffee!



POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

A FAMILY AFFAIR
The only thing worse than being the assistant to a high-maintenance movie star who doesn’t take you seriously? Finding out he’s smitten with your mom. (Netflix)


WONKA
Willy Wonka – chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time – is proof that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. (Hulu) 


INSIDE OUT
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. (Disney+)

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