In typical PNW fashion, you don’t have to travel far to find fun and flashy things to do. This weekend is all about fresh flowers, fine deals, fast cars, and fun floats! Be sure to get outside and celebrate the seasonal festivities with all your closest friends and family!
Lavender & Vintage: July 8th-10th
Experience an abundance of the most fragrant and beautiful lavender in existence at Wayward Winds Lavender Farm – your premier hand crafters of all things lavender, including lavender edibles, pampering products, and award winning essential oil. This weekend Wayward Winds will be hosting a selection of very unique and talented vintage-inspired vendors. Hunt for treasures among the wonderful vintage, reclaimed, and handmade offerings from carefully selected local artisans. The best part is admission is always FREE!
Rose City Vintage Market: July 8th-9th
Rose City Vintage Market presents the finest vintage dealers in the west, all together at the Portland Expo Center for two spectacular days of hunting and gathering home decor, fashion, accessories and other collectibles in this not-to-be-missed event. Purchase our tickets ahead of time, here!
Rose City Cup Races: July 9th-10th
Join in this summer for the 2022 Rose Cup Races on July 9th and 10th 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.
The Big Float: July 10th
Every summer since 2011, thousands of wet and wild revelers have formed a massive float on the Willamette River next to downtown. A celebration of the river that runs through the city, this collection of inner tubes, floating loungers, and inflatable toys makes a scene with a pre-float parade. The flotilla drifts downstream about half a mile before putting out at the Tom McCall bowl just south of the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown’s Waterfront Park. Floaters supply their own tubes and life jackets, and the most outlandish watercraft and costumes earn awards!