Summer FunSummer festivals & concerts in Oregon

First published 31 May 2024

It’s summertime and that opens up a whole new list of must-see things in Oregon – especially when it comes to concerts and festivals. Here are some of our favorites, most within walking distance of our train stations.

From our train stations, there are plenty of last mile options in Oregon to get you to your final destination allowing you to explore even more of Oregon and find those hidden gems.

friends at beer festival


Tom McCall Waterfront Park

June 7-9.

The Oregon Brewers Festival has once again joined with the Portland Rose Festival to showcase some of the region’s best craft beverages at the CityFair OBF Tap Takeover! 34 hand-selected beers and ciders—many making their debut at the fest—will be on tap during all weekends of CityFair. Admission is included with CityFair tickets, and the purchase of a mug comes with a 12-ounce pour from the wide variety available. Visit the Portland Rose Festival website for advance tickets. Cheers!

Woman at festival dancing


Lillis-Albina Park, Portland

June 15, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Millions of people across America join the African American community in celebrating Juneteenth. In Portland, the day is honored with “The Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade '', down Martin Luther King Blvd and a public festival at Lillis-Albina Park on N. Russell and N. Flint. The festival will have guest speakers, stage performers, live music entertainment, vendors, exhibits, and children’s activities. Visit for more information.

girl at music festival


Oregon Zoo, Portland

June 21 – August 23, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Nothing says summer in Portland like a warm evening outdoors with good food and live entertainment. Over the course of 10 Friday's from June to August, the Oregon Zoo hosts local music, food carts, activities for all ages, and the chance to get to know some of the animals active during twilight hours. Food and snacks from local food trucks will be available, plus the ever-popular elephant ears, and selection of local beer and wine for adults. Every ticket purchased helps the Oregon Zoo connect our community to the wonder of wildlife to create a better future for all. For the full schedule and to purchase ticketstickets visit

hot air balloon from underside


Cook Family Park, Tigard

June 21 -23, 5:45 a.m.– 11 p.m.

Head to the Tualatin Valley for a spectacular sight, as about 20 hot-air balloons launch in the pre-dawn hours (weather and pilot permitting). Bring the family for afternoon shopping at craft and vendor booths, food from local vendors, carnival rides and games as well as a night-time event and beer garden. Check out the Schedule of Events for complete details at the Festival of Balloons website.

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June 28 – July 14

The annual Grammy Award-winning Oregon Bach Festival offers 30+ music events, and runs for two weeks every summer. International musicians and vocalists perform legendary orchestral and vocal concerts. The event also features guest artists who present contemporary and crossover works. Concerts take place at the Hult Center, UO's Beall Concert Hall, and other venues across Eugene and Oregon. Enjoy a broad range of diversity in musical selections, workshops, seminars, educational opportunities and free community event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit