STREET FAIRS

Food, vendors, sales, music – sometimes even parades! Here’s this year’s lineup (by date):

Interdependence Day Celebration – Craft Fair and Neighborhood Party. features live music, food vendors, a bike rodeo and clinic, kids’ activities, yoga and qi gong, and lots more. PLUS, a craft fair featuring local artists and craft vendors. July 2 9am -3pm.

McMinnvilles Turkey Rama festival, with carnival rides and games, food, music, and entertainment. July 8-9.

Mississippi Avenue Street Fair. The Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is a community-building event that celebrates the neighbors, businesses and organizations that make their home in the Mississippi Avenue neighborhood. The event honors history and tradition while embracing diversity and sustainability. July 9, 2011 10 am – 9 pm.

Division/Clinton Street fair. Celebrate the fair’s 25th anniversary with a parade, shopping, eating, contests, dancing, and friendly neighbors. Saturday, July 23.

Ramona/Lents Street Fair. Music, arts and crafts, kids activities, food – fun! July 31.

Beaumont Business Associations annual Fremont Festival. Kids zone, a parade, food and music. August 6.

Alberta Street Fair. Vendors, musicians, artisans, and more. August 13.

Multonmah Village Days. Parade, kids zone, vendors, arts – this is a great one! August 20.

Festa Italiana’s 20th annual festival of food, culture, and all things Italian. August 25-27 in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Hawthorne Street fair. This fair will be paired with Sunday Parkways – bonus! August 28.

Art in the Pearl festival. A fabulous display of art plus hands-on activities for kids. September 3-5.

Belmont Street Fair. Start planning ahead – this fair is September 10.

West Linn arts festival. Art, music, food and other kid-friendly attractions. September 10-11.