Events are back in a big way this summer! Don’t Miss July’s Most Anticipated Events in Tualatin Valley



These outdoor events are sure to fill your weekends in July with joy and inspiration.


La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival (July 16-17) is coming to Main Street Hillsboro this summer, where community engagement and art appreciation combine into one FREE fun-filled weekend! Peek inside the window into the creative process where festival goers can engage with nationally-recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully create colorful chalk art drawings down the center of the street.

In addition to the visual arts exhibitions, local performing artists fill the air with rhythm and sound from the festival’s main stage. Local art vendors will also have booths each selling unique items. Children of all ages are encouraged to take part in hands-on activities, which will be provided by local nonprofit organizations.


Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance (July 17) is the longest running event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy more than 300 classic and modified cars on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University. This year, the show celebrates British Excellence and the Jaguar.

In addition to classic cars, enjoy live music from pianist Michael Allen Harrison. Also enjoy great food, local beer and wine.

Admission is $8-$20. Receive a $2 discount per ticket until July 10 with code EARLY2022.


The Helvetia Lavender Festival (July 1-3; July 8-10) returns this summer. Explore and enjoy u-cut or pre-cut lavender, watch lavender distillation and lavender wreath demonstrations, and shop local artisan vendors that feature all things lavender. Stroll through the flower garden with many unique surprises. Relax while enjoying views of the Willamette Valley overlooking the Eagle’s Nest vineyards.

There also will be kids activities, treats for purchase from Nothing Bundt Cakes, lavender lemonade and ice tea, and lemon lavender ice cream sandwiches.

Admission is $10 for those over the age of 13. Admission/Ticket sales are a fundraiser for Samaritan Ministries in Ukraine.


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