An always popular fun-filled street fair, Fremont Fest, will take place Saturday August 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
The event will take place in Beaumont Village, on Northeast Fremont Street, which will be closed to traffic all day between Northeast 42nd and 50th avenues, creating a safe, fun-filled pedestrian mall with four stages for live music, street vendors, food, a pub crawl, entertainment and attractions for children and adults.
Fremont Fest opens with the lively Kid’s and Pet Parade at 10 a.m. led by a Portland fire truck, vintage cars and a marching band. Children should gather for the parade at the parking lot of Beaumont Middle School, NE 42nd & Fremont, starting at 9:30 a.m.
“This year we have put a huge effort into recruiting excellent street vendors, with an emphasis on locally made products,” said Nicole Whitesell, president, Beaumont Business Association. “As always, we will have a great line-up of children’s activities.”
Six restaurants and bars will host the pub crawl. Passes for the event are $10 each and may be purchased at two Beaumont Business Association booths. The participating establishments will be running specials and have activities during the day.
A children’s area also will be established. One business offering kids’ events from noon to 4 p.m. will be A Children’s Place book store, 4807 N.E. Fremont St., where writer Elizabeth Rusch and illustrator Mike Lawrence will launch their book, Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek.
For Fremont Fest information, schedule and map: www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.