Want to get outside and enjoy some family fun this summer? How about a movie or concert in your neighborhood park or swimming pool? Here’s a list of movie and concert series planned for area parks this summer. (Events are free, unless noted.)
MOVIES IN THE PARKS:
Portland Parks and Recreation: Free movies in area parks from June 26 through Sept. 10. Events begin at 6:30 pm; movies screen at dusk. portlandonline.com.
Beaverton Flicks by the Fountain: Watch Tangled on Aug. 12 or Secretariat on Aug. 19 in Beaverton City Park. Fun begins at 8 pm; movies screen at dusk. beavertonoregon.gov.
Tualatin Movies on the Commons: Family-friendly flicks at Tualatin Commons every Saturday night July 2 through Aug. 27, beginning at 9 pm. Movies begin after sunset. ci.tualatin.or.us.
Lake Oswego Movies in the Park: Free family-friendly movies in Millennium Plaza Park every Thursday from July 21 through Aug. 25, beginning at dusk. ci.oswego.or.us.
West Linn Movies in the Park: Free family movies every Saturday in Aug. in Mary S. Young State Park, beginning at dusk. westlinnoregon.gov.
Portland Parks & Recreation: Gnomeo & Juliet is playing at 8 pm at Montavilla Pool (8/24), Creston Pool (8/25), Sellwood Pool (8/26), Wilson Pool (8/27) and Grant Pool (8/28). $5 adults; $3 youth 17 and younger. See the schedule on page 37 of the Summer Aquatic Catalog, or check with individual pools.
Wings & Waves Waterpark: Watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl on June 24 and Jaws on July 1, both from 8 to 10 pm, at the new Wings & Waves Waterpark in McMinnville. (Check website for future screenings, as scheduled.) $12 per person. (Only the wave pool is accessible during movies.) evergreenmuseum.org.
CONCERTS IN THE PARKS:
Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District (THPRD): THPRD presents Concerts and Theater in area parks through Aug. thprd.org.
Tualatin Concerts on the Commons: Live music every Friday night in July and Aug. from 6:30 to about 8:30 pm. ci.tualatin.or.us.
Lake Oswego Summer Concerts: Evening concerts on Wednesdays and Sundays and noon concerts on Fridays July 6 through Aug. 26. ci.oswego.or.us.
West Linn Music in the Park: Live music every Thursday from July 21 through Aug. 18 in Tanner Creek Park. westlinnoregon.gov.
Concerts at Esther Short Park: The City of Vancouver, Wash., presents evening concerts on Thursdays and noon concerts on Wednesdays, July 6 through Aug. 11. cityofvancouver.us.
Sundown at Ecotrust: Free solar-powered concerts every Thursday from June 30 through July 28, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, plus information about environmental issues and organizations. Ecotrust Natural Capital Center, 721 NW Ninth Ave. ecotrust.org.