6 Reasons We Love Lake Oswego in July

Luckily the days are long in July in Lake Oswego because there is so much sunshine to soak up and things to do. Here are a few of the reasons to look forward to July in Lake Oswego.

LAKE OSWEGO SWIM PARK. Open to all Lake Oswego residents, the Lake Oswego Swim Park opens July 1 and is open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting through August 28. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times and the park features diving platforms, inner tubes, outdoor showers and lounge chairs. Proof of residency is required and ages under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older. 250 Ridgeway Road, 503.953.9325 (during park hours).

4th OF JULY FESTIVITIES. Lake Oswego is small-town living at its best on the 4th. From sunrise to sunset, there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the holiday. Be sure to check out last week’s blog for a complete rundown of events.

ROVER. The Lake Oswego Public introduces ROVER, a mobile pop-up library this month. What does ROVER stand for? Roaming Off-site Venue Engaging Readers, and it’s an 8-week pilot project designed to help meet patron’s library needs on-the-go, kind of a “park it and they will come” approach. Patrons can browse and check out popular books for all ages, get reading recommendations from librarians, pick up take-and-make crafts (while supplies last) and learn about the library’s digital resources. Starting on Wednesday, July 6 and continuing through August 27, ROVER will be at the Lakeridge Middle School on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Westlake Park on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SUMMER OF MUSIC. Lake Oswego’s popular summer concert series kicks off in July.

July 6Soul VaccinationFunk & Soul
July 10Norman SylvesterBlues
July 13Nate BotsfordCountry Rock
July 20Eagle EyesEagles Tribute Band
July 24 Todd HaabyNuevo Flamenco
July 27Red Light Romeos 70s Sounds
August 3KalimbaRhythm & Blues/Soul
August 7Aaron Meyer TrioConcert Rock Violin
August 10Precious ByrdFunky Rock n’ Roll
August 17Shades of HueyHuey Lewis Tribute Band
August 21MbrascatuModern Indie
August 24Hit MachineCover Band – hits from 5 decades

MOVIES IN THE PARK. Darkness, camera, action! That’s the City of Lake Oswego’s cue that its summer Movies in the Park are ready to roll on the big screen at Millennium Plaza Park at First and Evergreen and finish up at Westlake Park,14165 Bunick Drive. Round up the family for what has turned out to be a popular Lake Oswego summer tradition. Armed with blankets, pillows and low sand chairs you can enjoy a night of free entertainment. Popcorn and other treats are available for purchase.

Here’s the schedule:
Thursday, July 21 Luca (MPP)
Thursday, Jul 28 Space Jam, A New Legacy (MPP)
Thursday, August 4 Sing 2 (WLP)

FLORAL DESIGN CLASS AT ZUPAN’S. July’s creation is a vibrant floral crown and matching floral tattoo. Plus, enjoy wine, cheese and charcuterie during the class. After months of virtual classes, this one will be held in the breezeway. Class is limited to eight guests. The $125 fee includes all materials and cheese and charcuterie plate. 16380 Boones Ferry Rd.

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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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