SKH Weekend RoundUp: Hot Sauce and Crawfish Fests, Dancing In the Dark and Street Fairs

Hot enough for you? Kick it up a notch and to Southeast’s Hot Sauce Expo (that includes a Chihuahua beauty contest!). Or maybe you might want to just chill at Unwind, a cocktail event at Old Town’s Saturday Market. There’s even some “dancing” after dark in West Linn with the cool folks from AWOL Dance Collective. Whatever you do, just remember to drink a lot of water. It’s hot out there!

Unwind at Saturday Market

Fri., August 4, 2017

What better time and place to “unwind” than on a late Friday afternoon on the waterfront?  Portland’s Saturday Market’s Unwind promises “cocktails, food, and music” at Skidmore Fountain for age 21+.

Hot Sauce Expo

Sat.-Sun., August 5 – 6, 2017

Portland Hot Sauce Expo has hot & spicy food vendors, craft beer, eating contests, and a Chihuahua beauty contest Sunday at 2 p.m. in OMSI bridge parking lot.

Obonfest Japanese Festival

Sat., August 5, 2017

Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free.

Fremont Fest

Sat., August 5, 2017

Northeast’s Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th for Fremont Fest, including a 10 a.m. parade of pets and kids on bikes, music stages, a kids’ zone, and 125 vendors. Free.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival

Fri.-Sat., August 4 – 5, 2017

Tualatin Crawfish Festival has food, beer, wine, and music both days. Saturday it adds races, vendors, carnival games, eating contests, a kids’ zone, and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Art in the Dark

Fri.-Sun., August 4 – 6

See an illuminated outdoor performance “full of traditional and invented aerial apparatus, athletic and technical dance movement, and acrobatics” at Art in the Dark at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn.