Experience an unforgettable weekend where endless entertainment awaits. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city as you explore a plethora of exciting activities. With an array of cultural events, bustling markets, and scenic parks, Portland offers an all-encompassing weekend experience that promises fun, laughter, and memories to cherish.
Pride at the Museum: July 7th
Join OMSI for Pride at the Museum. This family-friendly event welcomes visitors of all ages for a night of Pride-inspired science demos, lectures, Drag performances, music, and museum exploring. Featuring music, planetarium shows, and access to the OMSI summer exhibits!
Zoo Lights Pa’lante: July 7th
Visit the Oregon Zoo and experience irresistible Afro-Caribbean dance music! Groove to fiery salsa, Latin jazz, and more with Portland’s acclaimed 9-piece band Pa’lante. This year, Pa’lante is celebrating more than three decades of thrilling Portland audiences with the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond.
Comedy Film Festival: July 9th
A live event founded in 2016, the Portland Comedy Film Festival showcases films, series episodes, music videos, screenplays and more at the Clinton Street Theater near downtown Portland, Oregon. The first event was held in 2017 and has been ranked in the FilmFreeway Top 100 with 80+ Five Star reviews. This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who moved to Portland in 2015 and has been hosting this independent film showcase twice per year. The Portland Comedy Film Festival has nearly 100 active judges with all types of comedy submissions including TV pilots, funny music videos, dark comedy, romantic comedy, mockumentaries , animated comedy, stand-up and sketch comedy and so more!
Rose City Cup Races: July 8th-9th
Join in this summer for the 2023 Rose Cup Races on July 8th and 9th at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Fans from across the country will gather to enjoy high-speed racing by seven different race groups, special salutes to the cars, exhibits, displays, vendors and more. Presented by Friends of PIR, the Rose Cup Races was the first major event ever held at PIR in 1961. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, with cars on course by 9 a.m. each day; races run until late afternoon.