Signature Events Are Coming Back in Person

After a two-year hiatus, Bike Beaverton, Volunteer Fair, Flicks by the Fountain, National Night Out, and Beaverton Celebration Parade, will all be making a comeback! Other signature events, such as the Beaverton Night Market, Ten Tiny Dances®, and the Beaverton Arts Mix! will be hosted in person once again as well.

In addition, there will be a Fountain Grand Opening Celebration from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, which will mark the start of the summer season and welcome back our residents to the newly renovated City Park Fountain. To learn more about the grand opening event, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/FountainGrandOpening.

When the pandemic took hold in 2020, events shifted to virtual or highly modified and controlled in-person experiences. Though our events were successful, we can all agree that it hasn’t been the same.

Most of us have seen a drastic decline in the time that we spend in person with others. We may have picked up some new hobbies or reignited some old ones, but our baked goods can’t carry on a conversation; our plants can’t give us hugs; there is only so much space for our artistic creations; and reality comes rushing back the minute we close our books or turn off the latest movie.

Social interaction is critical to mental and physical health. Emma Seppala of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, explains that “social connectedness generates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical well-being. People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression. Moreover, studies show they also have higher self-esteem, greater empathy for others, and are more trusting and open to cooperation.”

It’s easy to see why community events are directly linked to all five goal areas of the Beaverton Community Vision and 30 percent of the identified action items. Community is much more than where your home resides. Community is built on connection and relationships with others.

With this in mind, the city has continued to offer enriching experiences and opportunities despite the challenging times, is optimistic that the community can gather again in 2022, and looks forward to continuing to safely connect the community. Please enjoy the many events happening throughout the city this summer and throughout the year!

To receive updates about city, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Notifications and select city events. If you would like to volunteer at events, please email events@BeavertonOregon.gov. To learn more about the Community Vision, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Vision.

Beaverton Celebrates a Schedule Full of Fun Events!

Saturday, May 7

Fountain Grand Opening Celebration

Beaverton City Park | Southwest 5th Street and Southwest Hall Boulevard | 4-8 p.m.

After many months of renovations, the Fountain Grand Opening Celebration will mark the start of the summer season and welcome back residents to the “new” fountain. The fun, family-friendly event will kick off with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by entertainment, art, activities, and, of course, the fountain!

Sunday, May 22

Bike Beaverton

City Park | Southwest 5th Street and Southwest Hall Boulevard | 1-3 p.m.

Cruise the city streets with family and friends

Saturday, Jun. 11

Volunteer Fair

Beaverton City Library | 12375 SW 5th St.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A chance for the community to get involved

Sunday, Jun. 26

PRIDE Beaverton

City Park | Southwest 5th Street and Southwest Hall Boulevard | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, Jul. 4

July 4th Concert and Celebration

Veterans Memorial Park | At the intersection of Southwest Washington Avenue, Southwest Watson Avenue, and Southwest 7th Street

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer afternoon of fun and music

Saturday, Jul. 9

Ten Tiny Dances®

City Park | Southwest 5th Street and Southwest Hall Boulevard | 10 a.m. to Noon

Contemporary and traditional choreographers on a 4’ x 4’ stage

Saturday, Jul. 23

8th Annual Beaverton Night Market

The Round | 12725 SW Millikan Way | 5-10 p.m.

An evening of cultural sharing through food, arts, crafts, and performance!

Tuesday, Aug. 2

National Night Out

Various Locations | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrating a night out against crime with friends and neighbors

Saturday, Aug. 13

8th Annual Beaverton Night Market

The Round | 12725 SW Millikan Way | 5-10 p.m.

An evening of cultural sharing through food, arts, crafts, and performance!

Friday, Aug. 26

Flicks by the Fountain

City Park | Southwest 5th Street and Southwest Hall Boulevard | 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Activities begin at 6:30 pm, movie begins at dusk. Movie: Encanto

Friday, Sep. 9 to Sunday, Sep. 18

Welcoming Week

Varying Locations | Varying Times

Bringing together immigrant and U.S.-born community members

Saturday, Sep. 10

Beaverton Sun Run

Along Southwest 5th Street from Southwest Griffith Drive to Southwest Menlo Drive | 7 a.m.

5K and 10K family event hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaverton

Saturday, Sep. 10

Beaverton Celebration Parade

Along Southwest 5th Street from Southwest Griffith Drive to Southwest Menlo Drive | 10 a.m.

to Noon

A day of festive floats, marching bands, community groups, local businesses and more

Tuesday, Sep. 6 to Tuesday, Oct. 18

Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM!)

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (The Reser)

12625 SW Crescent St. | Varying Times

Regional juried exhibition and art sale featuring the work of 100 artists both in person

and virtually

Sunday, Oct. 16

Beaverton Half Marathon

Beginning at Portland Running Company | 10029

SW Nimbus Ave. #100 | 8 a.m. to Noon

Adventure through scenic roads and trails throughout Beaverton

Find out more about all of these and other upcoming events at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, City Councilor
“The full return of the Beaverton Night Market is something I hope you’ll all come experience! It is an awesome exhibition of all the amazing residents in our community.”

Allison Tivnon, City Councilor
“After two years attending events on screens, our in-person events are back in full swing! I’m especially excited to see people get an up-close look at all of our local artwork at this year’s BAM!”

Nadia Hasan, City Councilor
“The Beaverton Night Market brings together our community through culture, food and entertainment. It’s an amazing way to see the diversity Beaverton has to offer.”