The part of the summer where there are more worthy festivals and events happening each weekend than you can possibly make it to is upon us. Behold:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The second 2011 installment of Portland Parks and Recreation movies in the park kicked off a couple weeks ago, but now things really kick in – with a movie every night this weekend!
Friday, July 8: Imagine That at Dickinson Park
Saturday, July 9: The Karate Kid (2010) at Brooklyn Park
Sunday, July 10: Shrek Forever After at Wilshire Park.
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm and movies begin as soon as it’s dark. [more]
Churn-A-Ment: Ice Cream Competition
Dairy Farmers of Oregon presents the first annual Churn-A-Ment (pdf) on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. From 11am until 1:30pm witness celebrity chefs creating ice cream the old fashioned way, and enjoy free ice cream! [more]
FAB PDX: All Female Artists Showcase
Join FAB PDX, “a custom fabrication company operating in the heart of the industrial arts district in SE Portland,” for a special All Female Artists Showcase this Friday, July 8, 2011. The showcase opening event takes place the FAB PDX Art Space (1317 SE 9th) from 6pm to 9pm. [more]
The 10th annual Mississippi Avenue Street Fair takes place Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10am until 9pm – on North Mississippi Avenue, of course, between Skidmore and Fremont. [more]
The Can Fest takes place Saturday, July 9, 2011 at The Guild Public House (1101 East Burnside).
This first annual event “provides an opportunity for local and out-of-town beer enthusiasts to taste canned craft beers.” [more]
Bastille Day Festival in the Pearl
The 9th Annual Bastille Day Festival takes place Saturday, July 9, 2011, from noon until 8pm at Jamison Square Park in the Pearl District. Admission is free.
The Fête de la Bastille commemorates the storming of the Bastille Prison on le quatorze juillet, 1789. [more]
Portland Timbers vs Seattle Flounders
The Portland Timbers (5-8-3) host the Seattle Sounders (8-4-8) for the first time ever in MLS league play on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field. Kickoff is at 1pm.
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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