Hello, weekend! If you weren’t sure which weekend to celebrate Independence Day, you’re not alone. There are several events going on around town to make sure you get to have fun and enjoy a few sales in honor of America’s birthday. Keep reading to discover some of the most popular festivals and fairs in the Greater Portland area.
Waterfront Blues Festival – July 3rd – 8th
Just in case you haven’t been lured to the waterfront lately, if you enjoy blues, soul, funk, and r&b, the Waterfront Blues Festival is for you. Come with a blanket or lawn chair, or come prepared to dance the night away. There is something for everyone with performances across 4 stages. There will also be food and other vendors, and special after hours shows beginning at 9:30.
Bead Faire – July 6th – 8th
The Oregon Convention Center does it again! This time, you’ll be dazzled with beads. The Bead Faire is back with more than 70 bead exhibitors and lively demonstrations presented by the Portland Bead society. You’ll be able to enjoy this $7 event all weekend long, and children under the age of 11 are free!