Summer Free for All - Cultural Events

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Summer Free For All builds community through free, inclusive, and family-friendly activities that celebrate Portland’s diverse cultures and local artists.
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Get ya' life! Come down to the park and catch a vibe with free Movies, Concerts, Festivals, and Cultural Events. This summer's lineup includes multi-Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist for Maroon 5 - PJ Morton, Purple Reign: The Music of Prince presented by Portland Cello Project, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, The Jeffersons: Live! and much more. See the full schedule below. 

Cultural Events Schedule  

July Events 

Saturday, July 8: Ventura Park 
East Portland Summer Arts Festival, Celebrating Black Excellence! 4:00 – Arts Activities, 6:00pm— Screening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever + Sebe' Kan Youth African Dance (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Sunday, July 9: Ventura Park 
East Portland Summer Arts Festival, Celebrating Black Excellence! 4:00 – Arts Activities, 6:00pm— PJ Morton: Live In Concert (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Thursday, July 13: Mt. Tabor Amphitheater 
6:30pm—Bloco Alegria (Community partner, Friends of Mt. Tabor)
Thursday, July 13: Fields Park 
7:30pm—Woman in Gold, PG–13 (Community partner, Chabad Young Professionals (CYP))
Friday, July 14: Lincoln Park
6:30pm—Ben Fowler Quintet (Community partner, Hazelwood Neighborhood Association)
Friday, July 14: Colonel Summers Park 
7:30pm—The Fifth Element, PG–13 (Community partner, Buckman Community Association)
Saturday, July 15: Sellwood Park
6:30pm—Conjunto Alegre Latin Band(Community partner, SMILE (Sellwood–Moreland Improvement League)
Saturday, July 15: Kenilworth Park 
7:30pm—Muppet Treasure Island, G (Community partner, Creston–Kenilworth Neighborhood Association)
Wednesday, July 19: Gateway Discovery Park 
11:30am—Micah and Me (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Thursday, July 20: Wellington Park
7:30pm—Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, Spanish with English subtitles, PG (Community partner, Roseway Neighborhood Association) 
Friday, July 21: McCoy Park 
6:30pm—Arietta Ward (Community partner, Home Forward and New Columbia)
Friday, July 21: Brentwood Park 
7:30pm—Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, PG–13
Saturday, July 22: Fernhill Park 
2:00pm— Tiger Tiger: A Celebration of Our AANHPI* Communities (Community partner, Tiger Tiger *Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander)
Saturday, July 22: King School Park
7:30pm—DC League of Super Pets, English with Spanish subtitles, PG (Community partner, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods)
Sunday, July 23: Peninsula Park 
3:00pm— The Jeffersons: Live! (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation) 
Wednesday, July 26: Gateway Discovery Park 
3:00pm—Olive and Dingo (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Thursday, July 27: Elizabeth Caruthers Park
7:30pm— The Incredibles (Community partner, South Waterfront Community Relations)
Friday, July 28:Kʰunamokwst Park 
6:30pm— Rae Gordon (Community partner, Cully Association of Neighborhoods (CAN)) 
Saturday, July 29: Alberta Park 
6:30pm—Pa'lante (Community partner, Concordia Neighborhood Association)
Saturday, July 29: Earl Boyles Park 
6:30pm—A Celebration of Somali American Communities (Community partner, Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO))
Sunday, July 30: Luuwit View Park
3:00pm—We Outside (Community partner, The Numberz FM)

August Events 

Wednesday, August 2: Gateway Discovery Park 
11:30am— DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Thursday, August 3: Essex Park
6:30pm—The Bayou Boyz (Community partner, Foster–Powell Neighborhood Association)
Friday, August 4: Laurelhurst Park
6:00pm—Comedy in the Park (Community partner, Kickstand Comedy)
Saturday, August 5: Gilbert Heights Park
6:30pm— Donna Jones and the Delegation (Community partner, Powellhurst–Gilbert NeighborhoodAssociation)
Saturday, August 5: Kenton Park
6:30pm— Iron Prophecy (Community partner, Kenton Neighborhood Association)
Wednesday, August 9: Gateway Discovery Park
11:30am—Ballet Folklórico Corazones Alegres (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Thursday, August 10: Peninsula Park 
6:30pm—Dance United (Community partner, Dance United)
Thursday, August 10: Wilshire Park
7:30pm—  Encanto, PG (Community partner, Beaumont–Wilshire Neighborhood Association)
Friday, August 11: Washington Park—Rose Garden Amphitheater
6:00pm— Washington Park Summer Festival, NW Dance Project (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Saturday, August 12: Washington Park—Rose Garden Amphitheater
6:00pm— Washington Park Summer Festival, Portland Cello Project (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation)
Sunday, August 13: Washington Park—Rose Garden Amphitheater
6:00pm— Washington Park Summer Festival,  Opera in the Park Portland (Community partner, Opera in the Park Portland)
Thursday, August 17: Alberta Park 
6:30pm—Jujuba (Community partner, Black Parent Initiative (BPI))
Friday, August 18: Pendleton Park 
6:30pm—Aaron Nigel Smith (Community partner, Hayhurst Neighborhood Association)
Friday, August 18: Luuwit View Park
7:30pm—Jumanji, PG (Community partner, Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association) 
Saturday, August 19: Wilkes Park 
6:30pm—A Cara O Cruz Band (Community partner, Wilkes Community Group)
Saturday, August 19: Sewallcrest Park
7:30pm—Hidden Figures PG (Community partner, Richmond Neighborhood Association) 
Sunday, August 20: Ventura Park 
12:00pm— Multicultural Kids Festival NW (Community partner, Slavic Community Center of NW)
Sunday, August 20: Overlook Park
7:30pm— Soul, PG (Community partner, Overlook Neighborhood Association)
Thursday, August 24: Irving Park
6:30pm— Mo Philips and the Spaghetti Pants Dance Band (Community partner, international Children's Arts Network (ICAN))
Thursday, August 24: Near,Hoyt Arboretum— Near the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial
7:30pm— Dr. Suess' The Lorax, English with Spanish subtitles, PG (Community partner, Hoyt Arboretum Friends)
Friday, August 25: Denorval Unthank Park
6:30pm—Outer Orbit (Community partner, Boise Neighborhood Association)
Friday, August 25:Thompson Park
7:30pm— The Super Mario Bros. Movie, PG (Community partner, Russel Neighborhood Association)
Saturday, August 26: George Park
2:00pm— THe Kidz Outside Festival (Community partner, Gentrification is WEIRD!)
Saturday, August 26: Glenhaven Park
7:30pm—Cars G (Community partner, Madison South Neighborhood Association) 
Sunday, August 27: Rose City Golf Club
6:00pm— Community Day at Rose City Golf Course, BridgeCity Soul (Community partner, Portland Parks & Recreation, Golf)
Sunday, August 27: Laurelhurst Park
6:30pm—Providence Stage Band (Community partner, Providence Stage Band)
Thursday, August 31: Woodstock Park
6:30pm—Medicine Robe (Community partner, Woodstock Neighborhood Association)

September Events

Saturday, September 2: Kʰunamokwst Park   
7:30pm—Te Ata, PG (Community partner, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA))
Saturday, September 2: Hamilton Park 
7:30pm— Big, PG (Community partner, Neighbors of Bridlemile) 

Interested in Learning More?

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Artists and Performers

Find more information about performing as part of the Summer Free For All program at our Opportunities for Local Artists and Performers page.

Food Vendors

Find more information about performing as part of the Summer Free For All program at our Opportunities for Local Food Vendors page.

How to Apply

The application deadline to host an event for the 2023 Summer Free For All season is now closed. If you have any questions about hosting an event in the future, please contact us at


Jarrell Hosley

Summer Free For All Supervisor

Jed Arkley

Summer Free For All Coordinator

Kimberly Holt

Summer Free For All Coordinator

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