7 Things We Love About Lake Oswego in August

It’s easy to love Lake Oswego 365 days a year, but here are 7 reasons we love Lake Oswego in August.

LAKEWOOD CENTER SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES. The Lakewood Center has found another use for the Pavilion Tent that houses artists for the Festival of the Arts. This summer it is hosting concerts featuring a variety of genres every Sunday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Capacity is limited to 175 so be sure to buy your $20 tickets early.

August 1: Andrew Paul Woodworth

August 7: The Essence of Bacharach

August 14: PIN and the HORN-ITS

August 21: TV Tunes and Tales: Favorite TV Theme Songs and Stories Behind Them

August 27 and 28: Goodtime Charley – Concert version of the Broadway Musical

MOVIES IN THE PARK. I’ve extolled the virtues of summer evenings in Lake Oswego on the blog many times. Add a movie in the park and a good thing just gets better. The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department has brought back this popular offering this summer with two movies in two locations. While the events are free, attendees must register online for contact tracing purposes and groups are limited in size to six people. Blankets, pillows and sand chairs are encouraged.

Moana. Tuesday, August 10, beginning at 8:45 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 1st street. Seating opens at 7:00 p.m. Register online for #22965.

The Croods: A New Age. Tuesday, August 17, beginning at 8:45 p.m. at Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive. Seating opens at 7:00 p.m. Register online for #22966.

DRIVE-IN CONCERT FEATURING CJ MICKENS & HIT MACHINE. Load up the car and take the family to what promises to be a foot stomping, hand clapping, arm waving affair at Luscher Farm. Cost is $40 per parking space with a limit of six people to a car. Staggered load-in begins at 5:15 based on the vehicle size with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Register online. for “Drive-in Concert.”

LOBSTER AND CLAM BAKE. This popular Dinner in the Breezeway at our Lake Oswego Zupan’s usually sells out but hopefully with two offerings you have a better chance of getting a spot. Seating is at banquet style tables with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. August 7 features Tattinger Wines and August 21 features Roderer wines. Tickets are $150/person. Register online.  16380 Boones Ferry Road, 503.210.4190.

RAISE THE ROOF FUNDRAISER FOR LAKE OSWEGO HUNT. Calling all horse lovers! The Lake Oswego Hunt is hosting an afternoon of equestrian exhibits, live music, food and wine to raise funds to complete the roof restoration project over the historic indoor riding arena. Your $50 admission ticket gets you a complimentary adult beverage, a commemorative wine glass, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, Champagne Relay viewing and live music. There will be a kids’ game area for children at $20 admission price. Wear your Kentucky Derby finest or cowboy casual, whichever you prefer. Saturday, August 14 from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. 2725 SW Iron Mountain Blvd., 503.636.0674.

WESTLAKE PARK SUMMER CONCERT. The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department added two traditional summer concerts back into the summer schedule now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. The last one will be held Wednesday, August 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Westlake Park featuring Stone in Love. No registration is required, just come and enjoy the fun!

BARNYARD BOLT. Plan an afternoon of fun with your family at this active, laugh-filled event. Maneuver through an obstacle course complete with sprinkler splashes, bubbles and other challenges. Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Early bird registration through July 31: $15/person; $18/person after August 1. Register online under your preferred staggered start time for #23227.

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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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