FRONT & CENTER
August 7th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Ellyn Bye Studio at The Armory
This special evening highlights the lives of queer and trans artists of color who create and perform images of love, laughter, and beauty for us all to enjoy. These artists come to the forefront during a night of celebration and honor to let you hear directly from skilled storytellers, performance artists, dancers, and singers about what drives their passion and experiences.
OREGON BIGFOOT FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
August 17th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Glenn Otto Park
This whimsical, Bigfoot-themed festival offers activities such as casting your own Bigfoot mold, musical performances and speakers, and a special appearance of the big guy himself. Sasquatch devotees can attend the conference portion of the event hosted by Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”® co-hosts Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay.
August 17th-18th | Polk County Fairgrounds
Connect with tiny home dwellers and builders and fellow tiny living fans at this TinyFest Northwest. Tour tiny houses on wheels, backyard cottages, shipping container homes, vans, bus conversions, and more. A full line-up of speakers and workshops will inspire and inform experienced and novice tiny aficionados alike. tinyfestnorthwest.com
ROSE CITY PHOTOFAIR
August 24th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Jackson Armory
Guests are invited to bring gear to sell or come peruse the thousands of deals on cameras, lenses, darkroom equipment, professional lighting, and so much more. Whether you’re a digital photographer or a film enthusiast, there’s something for everyone.
ANNUAL ARAB FESTIVAL
August 31st, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Oaks Park
Hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon, this annual festival celebrates the beauty and richness of the Arab heritage with live music, a Souq (Bazaar), Middle Eastern cuisine, henna, games, dance, poetry, networking opportunities, and more.