SKH Weekend RoundUp: Comics, Crushes, Color Runs and More!

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September 8, 2017
Once the smoke from all the area fires clears out, this SKH Weekend should shape up to be a smoking hot all on its own due to various offerings that await you, your family and friends. From the very arty TBA Fest to the cool yet still somewhat nerdy Rose City Comic Con there’s even places where you can crush grapes and get pelted by colorful corn starch this weekend.


Through September 17, 2017

Time Based Art Festival


Artists from around the world display contemporary performance and visual art at the Time-Based Art Festival, which includes workshops & evening shows.


Fri.-Sun., September 8 – 10, 2017

Rose City Comic Con


Fans of comic books, games, sci-fi, and pop culture can meet artists, celebrities, and publishers at Rose City Comic Con in the Oregon Convention Center.  Celebrity guests include Weird Al and Dr. Who’s Peter Capaldi.


Sat., September 9, 2017

Belmont Street Fair


Belmont Street Fair is a family-friendly event with live music, art, entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities, food vendors, and beer gardens on SE Belmont Street from 33rd to 39th. Free.


Sat., September 9, 2017

Color Run


Wear a white shirt, and then get bombarded by handfuls of colored cornstarch as you run the 5K Color Run at Portland International Raceway.


Sat., September 9, 2017

Carlton Crush


Carlton Crush has a grape-stomping competition, barrel-rolling race, kids’ watermelon-eating contest, artists’ market, entertainment, live music, festival food, wine, beer, and cider in Carlton. Free.


Sat.-Sun., September 9 – 10, 2017

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire



Billed as an “interactive history village” watch knights joust on noble steeds, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop 125 artisan and food-purveyor stalls, and see children delight in games and adventures at Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley.



Fri.-Sun., September 8-10, 2017

Huckleberry Festival


If the fires die down and make the Columbia Gorge accessible to traffic, this weekend is a great time to celebrate the Annual Huckleberry Festival in Bingen, Washington.



Sat.-Sun., September 9 – 10, 2017

Serbian Festival


Enjoy authentic food, wine, beer, dance, music, and kids’ activities at this cultural celebration  culture of the Serbian Orthodox people at Serbian Fest in Milwaukie. Free.