After a two year absence, large scale outdoor festivals are returning to the Pacific Northwest. Following is a curated calendar featuring some of the highlights for the 2022 PNW summer festival season.

May 26-30 SOAK is the annual regional Burning Man gathering for Portland and Western Oregon. Requires proof of vax.

May 27 Opening Day of the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon.

May 27-30 The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place both virtually and in person at the Seattle Center. Requires proof of vax.

PDX Cider Summit

June 10-11 PDX Cider Summit, the area’s largest cider tasting festival, features a tasting selection of 150+ hard ciders from the industry’s leading cider-makers, live music from several of Portland’s top blues artists; a dog lounge co-hosted by Portland Pet Food and DoveLewis; a fruit spirits and cider cocktail lounge; and other delights.

Fremont Solstice Parade

June 18 Fremont Solstice Parade Come to the Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood (Center of the Universe) and watch or participate as 60 community-based ensembles parade down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists, and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Then stick around for the Fremont Fair held from June 18-19th.

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