NE Portland’s 2011 Fremont Festival This Saturday | Music, Art, Food, Street Performers, Bike Parade, Pet Parade, Pub Crawl

Another summer Saturday in Portland means another street festival. This weekend is the Fremont Festival in Northeast and features a parade at 10 a.m., a salsa competition, pub crawl and more.

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From press release:
Portland Fremont Festival2011 Portland Fremont Festival
Saturday, August 6
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
@NE Fremont Street between 42nd Avenue and 50th Avenue
www.beaumontbba.com

Beaumont Business Association and local businesses in the upper NE Fremont area are proud to present the 25th Anniversary of the Fremont Festival to be held on August 6, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Plans to close the street again from NE 42nd to NE 50th are underway.

The day begins with a Bike Parade/Pet Parade starting at Beaumont Middle School, parents, kids and pets are encouraged to decorate their bikes, don costumes and dress up their pets and meet at the school at 9:30. Vintage cars will head up the parade!

There will be prizes awarded for Best Bike Decoration, Best Kids Costume, Best Parent Costume and Best Pet Costume. Dance groups, Scouts, and others are encouraged to participate.

Following the parade, the street will be closed and set up with vendors and games for all the neighbors to enjoy.

2011 Portland Fremont Festival Schedule: 

9:00AM-10:00AM: Foot Traffic 5K Run/Walk
Foot Traffic to sponsor 5K run/walk. The 5K run/walk will begin prior to the parade. Information on sign ups and times will be available through Foot Traffic.

10:00AM-10:30AM: Bike Parade/Pet Parade
Beginning with a Bike Parade/Pet Parade starting at Beaumont Middle School, parents, kids and pets are encouraged to decorate their bikes, don costumes and dress up their pets and meet at the school at 9:30. Vintage cars will head up the parade! There will be prizes awarded for Best Bike Decoration, Best Kids Costume, Best Parent Costume and Best Pet Costume.

10:30AM-5:00PM: Fremont Festival
Following the parade, the street will be closed and set up with vendors and games for all the neighbors to enjoy.

10:30AM-5PM: Pub Crawl
Tickets can be purchased at the Beaumont Business Association booth that will buy you tastes of local beers at all the participating establishments along the street, as well as a commemorative mug. Blackbird Wine Shop, McPete's, Soluna Grill, Alameda Brew Pub, Bottles, and Cha-Cha-Cha will be participating. Pub Crawl tokens and Fremont Festival Commemorative Mugs can be purchased at the Fremont Festival or in advance at participating establishments.

10:30AM-5PM: Kid Zone
Celebrating the 25th anniversary with a Kids Zone larger than ever before is a must! There will be more bounce houses, face painting, art tables, craft tables, cake walks and pie eating contests. Kids will receive a wrist bracelet when they purchase an all day pass to the Kids Zone. Wristbands and t-shirts can be purchased at the Fremont Festival Sales booths.

11:00AM: Portland Mandolin Quartet

12:00PM: Moon By Night

11:00AM – 1:00PM: Salsa Challenge Tastings @ Saluna Grill
The Salsa Challenge will be held in the Soluna Grill parking lot. Each contestant must make a gallon of their best salsa for the community to taste and judge. Awards will be presented for BEST SALSA and BEST DECORATED BOOTH. The two award categories will be PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD and JUDGES AWARD. Awards presented at 2:00pm.

2:00PM: Sarah Gwen Peters And Scott Weddle

2:30PM: Zumba Dancers

3:00PM: 2jazzguitars

4:00PM: Berthaline And The Love Brigade

Times are from 10am-5pm! $10 for commemorative mug & 5 tokens. Extra tokens can be purchased 5 for $5. Pours at Pizzicato, Blackbird Wine Shop, McPeets, NoHo's, Alameda Brewhouse, Barile Wine & Beer, Bottles NW, Beaumont Market & Soluna Grill.

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