Portland Fourth of July Weekend Amusements (2011)

Enjoy the barbecues, and rejoice for the forecast for the 4th of July looks great!

All weekend

Waterfront Blues FestivalWaterfront Blues Festival

Thrill to the best blues in the world while relaxing on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River – all the while smiling at the thought that you are helping Oregon Food Bank fight hunger. That’s the magic of the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 1 to 4, in Portland, Ore. [more]

Friday

The RockThe Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie: The Rock

Truly, the Birth of Bayhem as we know it, screened in 35mm, unapologetically, and without remorse. Yeah, this isn’t like us. We know. But sometimes, you just gotta say “Oh, why not!” and drive a bright yellow ferrari through a plate glass window while screaming profanities and firing guns out the window. You only get to be the Rocket Man once. [more]

Saturday

Portland TimbersPortland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City

The Portland Timbers (5-7-3) meet Sporting Kansas City (4-6-5) for the first time ever on Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field. Kickoff is at 8pm.

The Timbers, struggling to play consistently are coming off their worst loss of the season last week in Dallas. Kansas City, though near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standing, are in fine form lately, undefeated in their last 7 regular season matches (and last 9 including U.S. Open Cup matches).

Movies in ParksMovies in the Park

The second 2011 installment of Portland Parks and Recreation movies in the park takes place Saturday, July 2 at Harrison Park. The film is The Blind Side.

Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm and movies begin as soon as it’s dark. [more]

Monday

Fireworks!4th of July Fireworks in Portland

There will be several fireworks shows in the Portland area on Monday, July 4th 2011. All of the shows listed below can be viewed from the sponsoring event venues, or the surrounding area – I suggest finding a tall building or nearby hill for the best viewing!

For the full list, click here!

And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.

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