Portland OR Fall Festivals 2024 Events

Birdfest and Bluegrass - Ridgefield, WA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
25th anniversary. BirdFest and Bluegrass is the main event every year that the Friends puts on to bring awareness to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and all that it has to offer. Celebrate the Sandhill Crane returning to the Refuge, a huge stately bird that is endangered in Washington State, and celebrate everything the Refuge is and what it brings to the community. With endangered species, hundreds of migratory species, an auto tour route, photo blind, walking trails, the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, education and habitat restoration programs, and so much more – there is a lot to celebrate, and a lot to learn. There are workshops, hikes and walks all catered to teach you how to use the Refuge. You can learn how to listen for bird species, identify plants, about the geology of the area, the peoples who came before us and still tend to the land, how to take photos of it all, paint the landscape, and much more.

Oktoberfest and Brewfest at Kennedy School - Portland, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2024
More than a dozen German-style craft beers, plus burgers, brats, and warm pretsels to nosh on while enjoying live music

Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2024
This Portland Oktoberfest has authentic food, live oompah music, Paulaner beer, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz for children, Oktoberfest fun run and the chicken dance. Event gets underway on Friday at 4:00 pm. Admission is $6.

Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2024
This Oregon Oktoberfest has a traditional biergarten, weingarten and alpinegarten as well as over 50 Alpine food chalets. Live music on four stages with over 30 musical groups performing. Large arts & crafts show as well as the Cruz-n Car Show. Kindergarten with free rides and shows. Glockenspiel plays 4 times a day and there’s dancing in the streets on Friday and Saturday night. There’s also a golf tournament, volleyball tournament, 10K run and 5K run/walk. Location: 5 Garfield St, Mount Angel, OR

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Portland, OR - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Featuring a joyful sing-along with Portland’s local musicians and chorale singers, this event is the highlight of the holiday season in downtown. Join in the celebration as Santa Claus ‘flips the switch’ to illuminate more than 14,000 colorful LED lights on the City’s 75ft Douglas-fir

Lake Oswego Christmas Tree Lighting - Lake Oswego, OR - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Almost 60 years of this time-honored tradition. This evening of cheer includes caroling, performances from local high schools and Millennium Concert Band, sweet treats and more. Gather at the corner of 5th Street & A Avenue to light the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree, then parade down to Millennium Plaza Park to enjoy the lighting of the Millennium Tree. The evening is completed by the Lake Oswego Fire Department’s delivery of a very special guest from the North Pole.

Turkeython Tigard - Tigard, OR - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
5k run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. Costumes welcome

Give ‘n Gobble Run - Sherwood, OR - Nov 23 to Nov 30, 2023
Back in person on Thanksgiving morning or virtual for 2022

Oregon Zoo Lights - Portland, OR - Nov 19 to Jan 7, 2024
Kids and adults alike agree: it wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights. In addition to the classic walk through a dazzling display of 1.5 million lights, you can bring your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights.

Wild Arts Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2023
Celebrate nature in arts and books at this event, benefitting the Audubon Society of Portland. Fun for the whole family awaits with children’s activities from noon to 2pm Sunday.

Wine Country Thanksgiving - Newburg, OR - Nov 17 to Nov 26, 2023
This unique Oregon tradition kickw off the holiday season as wineries throughout the Willamette Valley offer special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and other wine country experiences. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare

Holiday Food and Gift Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
A series of holiday festivals comes to Portland once more! Thousands of attendees complete their holiday shopping early, with hundreds of exhibitors offering one of a kind gifts including arts and crafts, decor, clothing, gourmet food and more!

Portland Book Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
Formerly called Wordstock, this annual book festival returns again, and is held at the Portland Art Museum and nearby venues. Enjoyed by about 10,000 people each year, this festival offers over 100 authors in various onstage events, pop-up readings, and writing workshops, plus a book fair, local food trucks and more!

Harvest on the Harbor - Portland, ME - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2023
Culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs. Events include sampling at the marketplace, the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, and Grand Tasting on the Harbor (wine, beer and spirits with views of Casco Bay while enjoying morsels from notable Maine chefs). 21+ events

Flock and Fiber Festival - Canby, OR - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities. Since 1997.

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
More than 120 vendors will be present offering local food, produce, arts & crafts; wine, cider, and beer tastings. Kids area with bouncy houses, face painting and more make this event fun for the whole family. Adult tickets are $6 a day. Discounts for seniors and military. Kids under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations in the community.

Portland Film Festival - Portland, OR - Oct 12 to Oct 16, 2023
MovieMaker Magazine called it one of the coolest film festivals in the world. This festival brings a week of film premieres, networking, workshops, guest speakers, Q&A’s and more to Portland.

Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop-growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each October in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations.

Old Apple Tree Festival - Vancouver, WA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Celebrate the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted at Fort Vancouver in 1826. (It just died in 2020 at 194 years young, but it’s root suckers remain). Enjoy the trees, apples, and cider amidst the National Historic Site setting, plus live music, tree care workshops, tours of the Vancouver land bridge, kids activities, apple press (bring clean apples and containers to participate) and more!

FashioNXT - Portland, OR - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2023
Portland’s Fashion Week, called #1 in the US after New York Fashion Week! Incubators and accelerator to help the next generation of fashion talents, plus services for fashion and technology.

The Wedge - Portland, OR - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Taste and buy hundreds of cheeses (plus other specialty foods and beverages) from 75+ artisanal producers. Don’t forget your cooler! 21+ event

Oregon Independent Film Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2023
Screens 75+ films from 10+ countries over two weeks at multiple venues including The Clinton Street Theater in Portland and the Bijou and Metro cinemas in Eugene.

Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
A day filled with Festbier, bratwurst, music, more beer, and friends. Admission is free. You need a stein for beer which can be purchased for $10 at the gate or you can use yours from any years past

McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Oregon - , OR - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst, and more – at a McMenamins location near you, Oregon! Check out their website to find the time and location nearest you (or see how many you can go to!)

St Josef Grapestomping Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Grapestomping in 1200 gallon oak barrels, dancing, 400 lbs of sausages and sauerkraut, drinks, and more. Admission is $10 per person and includes souvenir glass, and you may even get picked to stomp the grapes with a partner!

Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
This event takes over the Marketplace for a massive biergarten filled with Lederhosen, Dirndls, traditional music, glassware for sale, face painting, and plenty of Oktoberfest bier flowing.

Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Portland’s premier pop culture event at the Oregon Convention Center.

Zoiglhaus Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Oktoberfest returns to Zoiglhaus and this time it’s all weekend long!

Elktoberfest - Vancouver, WA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Enjoy music, food and fun, featuring traditional German fare and general merrymaking! Hosted by the Elks Lodge #823

German American Society of Portland Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Details have not been released for this year. Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland

Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
One of the largest-attended street fairs in Portland, with food and retail vendors of all kinds, show-stopping performances, and activities for all ages

Portland Dragon Boat Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
A DragonSports USA organized dragon boat race held annually in September. Enjoy live entertainment, food vendors and a beer garden, plus beautiful views of the Willamette River while watching a 500m dragon boat race.

Labor Day BBQ at St Josef’s - Canby, OR - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2023
Come celebrate the last Sunday of summer with BBQ and music on the patio at St Josef’s Winery.

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Astoria, OR - Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2023
Local beer, live music, food and kids activities. More than 15 breweries from the Pacific Northwest.

Bounty of Yamhill County - McMinnville, OR - Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2023
Bounty of Yamhill County is a three-day food & wine event that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2022
Held at Widmer Brothers Brewing and featuring live music, family friendly entertainment, German inspired food offerings from Pig Sauce Co., and of course plenty of your favorite Widmer Brothers beers.

Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Stammtisch will take over the street for a massive biergarten with traditional music, a German cookout, glassware for sale, games, face painting, and plenty of Oktoberfest bier flowing

Oregon Fall Wine Country Half Marathon - Independence, OR - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2022
2023 – taking a strategic pause, but they expect to be back next year. Normally: Run a sanctioned 13.1 miler through the vineyards in Independence and down the quiet surrounding country roads.

Lake Oswego Collector Car and Boat Show - Lake Oswego, OR - Aug 27 to Aug 27, 2022
Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Oswego Heritage House and Museum, the City’s home of local history preservation, community events, and educational programs! What started out as a handful of collector cars on display at Millennium Plaza in 2000 has grown to become one of the Region’s best known shows with free admission and shuttles for everyone. Don’t miss the Summer’s most unique gathering of Collector Cars and Classic Boats on display at all three Lake Oswego venues, including George Rogers Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park.

Newberg Summerfest - Newberg, OR - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2022
New format for 2021 – Summerfest features craft and local beer, local food, music, tournaments and games, weiner dog (and other) races, and more. Summerfest is also a few weeks before Oktoberfest was. For 9 years, the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosted an Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music.

Portland’s Public Menorah at Pioneer Courthouse Square - Portland, OR - Nov 28 to Dec 5, 2021
Chabad of Oregon will light Portland’s Public Hanukkah menorah at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland Queer Film Festival - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 7, 2021
Cinema 21 hosts a festival of features, documentary, and short films made aroud the world, by, about, or of interest to the LGBT community