BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton has community events all summer long, and September has some of our best yet. Join us for what’s sure to be an active month as we welcome a parade, half marathon and more!
All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a full listing of upcoming happenings, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/events.
Celebration Parade | Saturday, September 7 | 10 a.m. | Griffith Park to SW Menlo Drive
A day of festive floats, marching bands, community groups, local businesses and more—Beaverton’s 62nd Annual Celebration Parade celebrates the city’s welcoming, vibrant and diverse community. This year’s theme, Superheroes Walk Among Us, encourages Beaverton to recognize existing heroes and become heroes themselves by taking action in our community. Additionally, the Parade route has been changed to start at Griffith Park and end at the Westside Church of Christ on SW Menlo Drive.
Bike Beaverton | Sunday, September 8 | 1-3 p.m. | Beaverton City Park
This important event teaches us about road safety for both bicyclists and motorists. Now in its 11th year, the event includes an educational safety rodeo with the Beaverton Police Department’s bike team, and a fun community ride sponsored by the Bicycle Advisory Committee. The bike safety rodeo obstacle course for kids begins at 1 p.m. The community bike ride will begin at 2 p.m. followed by frozen treats at the finish line for participants! Helmets are required for all riders. Don’t have a helmet? Free helmets will be provided to those without.
Welcoming Week | September 13-22
Participate in this fifth annual celebration featuring more than a dozen events bringing together immigrant and U.S. born community members. This annual series of events helps to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming and engaging immigrant and non-immigrant community members. Events include a tea circle, potluck, storytimes, entrepreneur networking, dance workshops and more—all designed to bring the community together and build cross-cultural relationships and understanding. For a full listing of local Welcoming Week events and details, visit BeavertonOregon.gov/welcomingweek.
Beaverton International Celebration | Saturday, September 14 | 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. | Conestoga Recreation Center
Celebrate Beaverton’s many cultures with organizations, performers and musicians representing cultures from around the world. This year’s event is part of Welcoming Week and is a chance to celebrate our community’s diversity. The celebration is a publicly sponsored, non-commercial event, whose primary objective is cross-cultural exchange.
Peace Pole Dedication & Picnic | Wednesday, September 18 & Sunday, September 22 | Beaverton City Hall & Beaverton City Park
Attend a Peace Pole dedication at Beaverton City Hall on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:30 p.m. The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Denny Doyle, and is made possible by the Westside UltraViolet group, the Central Beaverton Neighborhood Advisory Committee and the Beaverton Rotary Club. The peace pole has the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the languages of Beaverton’s sister cities.
Then, join us for a family-friendly picnic with Salsa music, dance and activities at Beaverton City Park on Sunday, September 22 from 2-7 p.m. to see a second Peace Pole installed at Hall Boulevard. This peace-building community event invites you to bring a picnic and enjoy free tea and cookies.
Beaverton Half Marathon | Sunday, September 22 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Portland Running Company
Join your neighbors and community members for the Beaverton Half Marathon! Now in its second year, the course takes runners and walkers along Beaverton’s streets and trails in half marathon, 10K and 5K races. The race will start and end at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. Registration is $79 for the Half Marathon, $55 for the 10K and $45 for the 5K. To register and for more information, visit www.runwithpaula.com/beaverton-half-marathon.
Caption 1: The theme for Beaverton’s 62nd Annual Celebration Parade is Superheroes Walk Among Us and features a new parade route from Griffith Park to the Westside Church of Christ on SW Menlo Drive.
Caption 2: Celebrate Beaverton’s many cultures at the Beaverton International Celebration happening during Welcoming Week!