Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: August 13-15, 2021

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ELEPHANT GARLIC FESTIVAL
The 23rd Annual Elephant Garlic Festival is a three-day festival celebrating, you guessed it, elephant garlic. The family-friendly event includes a parade, 10K run, live music, kids play area, crafts vendors, and more. 


ROCK & GEM SHOW
Head to the Mt. Hood Rock Club Gem Show this weekend with rock & gem vendors, demonstrations, educational exhibits, a raffle, kid’s activities, and a silent auction.


MUD, SWEAT & BBQ
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm hosts a 5k mud run accompanied by a garden party and a cook-off. Enjoy 12-20 obstacles on a 3.1-mile course. Splash through ponds, a hay bale hurdle, and a torture hill.


OREGON AUTISM AWARENESS WALK
Join the Autism Society of Oregon and walk a 1/2-mile loop around Oaks Park which has been designed to be accessible by all. There will also be Resource Tables, a Photo Booth, Rides, Costumed Cosplay Characters for pictures, and more!


FARMER’S MARKET
Head to a local farmer’s market in McMinnvilleMontavilla, and Vancouver.


DRIVE-IN
Spend a summer evening enjoying one of your favorite films at the Portland Expo Center’s drive-in movie nights, this Friday watch The Princess Bride, and The Craft on Saturday. This Friday, head to Shute Park in Hillsboro to watch Onward.


ROOFTOP CINEMA
From July 1-September 26, Cinema Unbound will host movies every weekend in an open-air rooftop cinema at the Lloyd Center with food, drink, fun weekend themes and costumes. The event will feature cinema classics, indie favorites, new releases, documentaries, animation, and art across genres and styles. Saturday features The Green Knight and The Dark Crystal on Sunday.


SUNRIVER ART FAIR
This year’s fair will feature over 80 artists displaying their original juried art in a relaxed, sunny setting.


MUSIC ON THE WATER
Elk Lake features live music at the Resort. Bring your floaties and enjoy listening to music on the water or grab a meal at the restaurant.  


FAMILY FUN



SEATTLE ARAB FESTIVAL

The Seattle Arab Festival is hosted by the Arab Center of Washington. The festival shares the cultures and heritages from 22 different Arab countries. Additionally, it has highlighted the history and diversity of the Arab world. It is a hub for Arab communities to get together, enjoy the presentations, exhibits, delicious food, music, and other entertainment

OAKS PARK
Oaks Park offers free rides on the historic carousel and the train, a great option for those on a budget.


SPLASH PADS
Cool down this summer with local splash pads and water parks. 


DRIVE-IN
Bring your lawn chair to Hearthwood Park in Vancouver for a showing of Frozen 2.



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GONE FOR GOOD

Ten years after losing two loved ones, a man is plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend vanishes. Based on a Harlan Coben novel.

BECKETT
Beckett is a 2021 thriller film directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. The film stars John David Washington as an American tourist vacationing in Greece who becomes the target of a manhunt after an accident and must reach the embassy to clear his name.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT
30 Days of Night follows the denizens of an Alaskan town as they’re hunted by a ravenous pack of vampires, who luxuriate in a spot plunged into darkness every winter for over a month. 

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