Not everything in PDX revolves around beer. If you’re under 21 and don’t want to spend your entire summer at the kiddie pool, check out some of these events.
Mississippi Street Fair: July 9
There will be 200 local vendors and craft booths, six stages of entertainment and food carts. Located on North Mississippi Avenue between Fremont Street to Skidmore Street. This event is free.
French festival: July 9
The Bastille Festival features French food, music, street performers, art projects and an outdoor market. It is located in Jamison Square.
Movies in the Square: July 22–August 19
Flicks on the Bricks will be showing a variety of films at Pioneer Courthouse Square. This event is free.
Division and Clinton Street Fair: July 23
The Division/Clinton Street Fair holds a parade starting at 10:45 a.m. There will also be art and craft booths, live music, food and sidewalk sales. This event is free.
Book Fair: July 30
There will be publishers and about 100 authors displaying their latest books and signing autographs at the Northwest Book Festival. This event is free and is located at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Alberta Street Fair: August 13
The Alberta Street Fair showcases the Alberta Street community. The event will feature entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages.
Italian festival: August 25–27
Festa Italiana will have live music, pizza tossing, grape stomping, Italian food and vendors. The event is located in Pioneer Courthouse Square and has free entry.
MusicfestNW: August 27
MusicfestNW has 22 performances as well as food vendors, it is located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Concert on Main Street: September 7
Local musicians will be playing music ranging in style from funk to old-country. This event is free and will be happening on Wednesdays at Music on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Mexican Independence Day: September 16
A celebration of the independence of Mexico and neighbors at El Grito y Fiestas Patrias. The event includes folkloric and Aztec dancers and live mariachi, salsa, cumbia and pop music, as well as food and craft vendors. Located at the Moda Center, this event is free.
German Film Festival: September 23–27
See a variety of German films with English subtitles at the German Film Festival, located at Cinema 21.