Hello, weekend! We are kicking things off with events and activities taking place on Friday the 13th. If you’re feeling brave or don’t mind putting superstitions to the test, get ready for a fun weekend line up. Events include a festival style concert, a “manscaping” contest, road racing, an ice cream social, a Harry Potter party, and adventures in nature. Keep reading!
Harefest 8 – July 12th-14th
Head to Canby, Oregon for the 8th annual outdoor festival concert, Harefest 8 starting on Thursday. Coined as “The Mother of All Tribute Band Festivals,” this 3 day celebration will feature 22 bands a ferris wheel and several VIP pass areas. You can even participate in tent camping just to make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite hits performed by fantastic cover bands. The event also promises to dazzle you with a misting station, photo booth, food and drink vendors, and an 80’s hair styling station.
Wahl Looking for Great Facial Hair – July 13th
Pioneer Square presents yet another fun and out-of-the-box experience to Portland! Wahl, the men’s grooming leader, cited Portland as the #9 Facial Hair Friendly City in America. We haven’t done our research on that claim, but to celebrate, Wahl will be at Pioneer Square with their 30-foot mobile barbershop. Master barbers will be offering free “manscaping” to everyone who needs it, all while seeking out a guy with the best scruff to represent the Rose City as the Wahl Man of Portland. The winner of the contest will win $500 and go on to compete as the Wahl Man of the Year. Come out, get your facial hair trimmed, and learn how to vote for your favorite face. All benefits from the event go to ZERO, a nonprofit organization with the mission of ending prostate cancer.
Rose Festival Rose Cup Races – July 13th – 15th
If you love road racing, this event is for you! The Rose Cup Races are some of the best events in the Pacific Northwest for amateur road racers. There will be over 25 car fields, including a special Vintage car class. If you decide to go, make sure you stick around for the podium award celebrations!
Queen Bee Creations Ice Cream Social & Sale – July 14th
Queen Bee has been around for 22 years, and they are celebrating their anniversary in Portland. Known for their bags and accessories, the store is hosting a party with major discounts on popular items and limited run items. The party will also include customized bags that can be made on the spot, an ice cream social, raffles, and tours of their space. Pollen Points members will earn double points for each dollar spent.
A Very Potter Party – July 14th – 15th
Chair Lift, Hiking and Star Gazing Party – July 14th
Enjoy hiking and breathtaking views during the day, and relax underneath the stars at night. Mt. Hood Meadows is featuring scenic chair rides and hiking experiences in an effort to bring the community closer to nature. If you decide to stick around, watch the twilight turn to dusk and enjoy Star Gazing under the New Moon. Star Gazing is free, and if you decide to camp out in an RV, there is a small fee for overnight parking.