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Summer Free for All - Concerts and Movies

Summer Free For All builds community through free, inclusive, and family-friendly activities that celebrate Portland’s diverse cultures and local artists.

Pop-up Performances

Summer Free For All Pop-up Performances have concluded for the 2021 season.

Our planning for summer 2021 began in January and has been consistently guided by the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 guidelines for public, outdoor gatherings. Due to the size and scope of our program, many final decisions around staffing, equipment, and advertising needed to be made in early spring when COVID-19 guidelines were much more restrictive. Although COVID-19  guidelines are currently less restrictive, our program will still look different than in years past.

While we are unable to produce large-scale events this summer, we are still committed to bringing joy to Portlanders by positively activating our parks with arts and culture; following the guidance of public health experts; and supporting local musicians and artists. Here is what to expect for Summer Free For All events in summer 2021: 

  • Pop-up performances at parks throughout the city in July and August featuring small performance groups
  • Pop-up performances will take place during Free Lunch + Play mealtimes, early evenings, and/or on weekends.
  • Pop-up performances will be advertised 24 hours in advance through our events calendar and on Facebook.
  • Pop-up performances will be produced and funded by PP&R.

We are confident that the joyful spirit of Summer Free For All will again be a part of our community’s parks this summer. We are looking forward to resuming movies and concerts in parks in 2022.


Alicia Hammock

Urban Park Supervisor | Summer Free For All Supervisor

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