thursday 25 – sunday 28
CGWA Beach Bash
Experience the awesome sport of windsurfing up close. The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association is throwing a Beach Bash and everyone is invited. High wind demonstrations and races, including the Never Windsurfed Before Race, are enticing enough to bring out the windsurfer in nearly anyone. But for those who just like to watch and have a good time, the Pray for Wind Party, the outdoor concert, or the All Sports Swap Meet should keep your feet on the ground. Check out the full schedule at gorgewindsurfing.org.
friday 26 – sunday 28
Roseburg Summer Arts Festival
Over 120 local artisans will show their work of all mediums at the Roseburg Summer Arts Festival. Constant art demonstrations, music, and dancing will take place on two stages throughout the weekend. A Community Art Project will be present, along with crafts for kids in the Kids' Zone. Local food, beer, and wine vendors will ensure that no artist starves at this festival. 12-9 pm, Friday. 10 am-9 pm, Saturday. 10 am–4 pm, Sunday. Fir Grove Park. $3, $10/family.
friday 26 – sunday 28
Oregon Motorcycle Expo
Hang on to your helmets and prepare to look badass. This all-age event will feature everything motorcycle. From Harleys to crotch-rockets, all walks of motorcycle life will be on display. A stunt show will give a spectacular demonstration of what you shouldn't try on your motorcycle in your backyard. Add to your tattoo bucket list with the tattoo fair. Live music, food, a beer garden and vendors complete the event. Vroom vroom. 6-10 pm, Friday. 12-10 pm, Saturday. 12-7 pm, Sunday. Oaks Amusement Park. Free, with two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.
World Naked Bike Ride
There were 36 pedestrian and bicyclist deaths by cars in the Portland Metro area in 2012, a number that rose steadily every year alongside the national average (5469 in 2012). It's time to bring those numbers down. Lose the comfy chamois shorts, but keep the helmet for the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, one of the largest in the world at that, with a convoy of flesh that stretches for many city blocks. The event celebrates the eco-friendly option of biking for transportation and also addresses the vulnerability of bicyclists on the road. Leaving from Colonel Summers Park.