Need some tips on what to do during your next trip to the Portland area? Late summer fun and festivals are abundant throughout the region. Whether you enjoy a round of golf, shopping, wine tasking, bicycling, family friendly activities, dining or going to fairs and festivals, there is something for all visitors to enjoy.
Our front desk staff will be happy to give you recommendations or follow our Facebook updates; and you can also check the following resources to plan your getaway.
Here is a round up of some local events that we recommend checking out this month:
Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series- Each Thursday evening through August.
2012 Oregon International Air Show August 3-5 at the Hillsboro Airport
Family friendly event features the best of the best: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Marine Corp. Harrier Demo Team, Oregon Air National Guard F-15 fly-by, Air Force C-17 fly-by, B17 – Sentimental Journey and more.
The 2012 Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 10-11, Tualatin, OR
This annual festival features a fun parade and offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. The event kicks off Friday evening near the lake at Tualatin Commons and continues on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park.
The 15th Annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival August 10 – 12, 2012 Jessie Mays Community Center
“Where Fun Stinks”- The festival features entertainment of all kinds–from the kid’s stage, jammin’ blues, and blues grass, an arts and crafts mall, games a parade, a Smelly King and Queen and a beer and wine garden.
67th Annual Banks BBQ & Tractor Pull August 17-19, 2012 Banks Sunset Park
The annual Banks BBQ features truck and tractor pulls and the combine demolition derby. Banks Sunset Park is a 25 acre park featuring four baseball fields, children’s play equipment, picnic areas and Schlegel Hall which can be rented for various events.
Forest Grove Uncorked August 18, 2012 6-8pm Forest Grove, OR
Celebrate in the streets of Forest Grove for the downtown annual “Uncorked” event. This event features Oregon’s abundance of fine wineries, micro-brew beer, skillfully crafted food, fine arts, and local music talent.
Visitors seeking something out of the ordinary are urged to check out the 2010 Tualatin Crawfish Festival next weekend. The festival will take place Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th in Tualatin, Oregon.
This year will mark the 60th year of the Tualatin Crawfish Festival and the The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is proud to continue this beloved tradition. Festival organizers announced on their site: www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com they have made a few changes to make the festival better than ever.
The community parade will take place Saturday, Aug. 14th and begin at 10:00 AM. This year’s festival, presented by West Coast Bank, will feature the theme “Crawfish Fiesta!”
The Festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Free admission Friday night for the classic Crawfish Cook-Off provides affordable fun for families staying close to home this summer. Saturday admission is $4 for adults; $2 for seniors over 55 and youth age 6 – 17; children between 2 – 5 receive a discounted admission of $1 and children under 2 are FREE.