Portlanders spend all Winter dreaming about Summer. And when the season finally arrives, it’s go big or go home! But jam-packing those weekends with all that “Summertime, Fun-time” can get kind of expensive. So, this weekend we’re sharing fun and exciting things to do around town that won’t break the bank. Check it out!
Music, Movies, Swimming, and More!
Portland parks offer plenty of free fun anytime of year, but Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All program ups the ante, offering hundreds of free events from June to August, including free movie screenings and concerts, or swimming and lessons.
Kickstand Comedy and Portland Parks and Rec to bring you Comedy in the Park, every Friday! The show starts at 6 pm with Kickstand Comedy and another one of their outstanding lineups that make them Portland’s home for local comedy. Kickstand’s Comedy in the Park shows have drawn huge crowds, so be sure to bring your blankets, chairs and laughs and secure a spot early.
The 25th Annual Elephant Garlic Festival is a three-day festival celebrating, you guessed it, elephant garlic. The family-friendly event includes a parade, a 10K run, live music, kids’ play area, crafts vendors and more. Entry is FREE so if nothing else, come to Jessie Mays Community Park to people watch and take in the sunshine! Fun stinks.