Looking for some summer activities for the week of Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8, 2012? These family events provide day and evening activities, including music, parades, carnival rides, food, rodeo, and fireworks.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – Saturday, July 7, 2012
Estacada 4th of July Big Bang Fun Festival
What: Lawn mower racing, logging show, live music, food/beer vendors, parade, lumber Jack and Jills, car show, carnival, and lots of fireworks.
Where: Big Bang Grounds of the Estacada Library, 31314 SE Eagle Creek Road, Estacada, Oregon
Time: Tues/Wed Noon-10 p.m.; Thurs-Sat Fri 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission! Tuesday is Free Parking; Wednesday-Saturday $10 parking
More info: http://www.estacada4thofjuly.com/2012/
77th Annual 4th of July Rodeo
What: One of eight elite rodeos and labeled as a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Rodeo. Events include barrel racing, team roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping, and fireworks. Other entertainment includes pancake breakfast, youth rodeo, parade, BBQ cook-off, art show, and carnival.
Where: St. Paul Rodeo Arena, 20025 4th Street, St. Paul, Oregon
Time: Rodeo times: Tues 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Thurs 7:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $14-$20 based on day and time
More info: http://stpaulrodeo.com/
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – Sunday, July 8, 2012
25th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
What: The largest fundraising event supporting the Oregon Food Bank’s mission “To eliminate hunger and its root causes…because no one should be hungry.”
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just to the north and south of the Hawthorne Bridge on the west bank of the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
Time: Wed 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Thurs/Fri 2 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: Five-day pass $50 (tax deductible); Daily pass $10 suggested donation and 2 cans of non-perishable food
More info: http://waterfrontbluesfest.com or (503)383-0555; tickets (503)432-9477
Thursday, July 5, 2012 – Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
What: Experience a Shakespeare classic in a unique location. The Portland Actors Ensemble performs classical theatre and will do a special interpretation on July 7. Bring your own chairs (ground covers), mosquito repellant, flashlight for exiting after the show, warm jacket, food and drinks (no alcohol).
Where: Lone Fir Cemetery, Southeast 26th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Time: 7:00 p.m.
More info: http://www.portlandactors.org/ or (503)797-1709
Enjoy a parade with the kids, then taken them to a carnival for food and rides, before watching a rodeo, and ending the evening with fireworks.