Multnomah Days returning this summer
After a hiatus in 2020, Multnomah Days is slated to return this year.
The community street fair that takes place in the heart of Multnomah Village is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, with vendors, live performances and food.
The annual event typically fills the streets of the village's French Quarter with festival goers, vendor booths, food carts and musical entertainment.
"This beloved annual event has evolved over the decades since its origin, and historically includes a parade. However, due to COVID protocols in place during the time of our event planning and permitting we are not including the parade for 2021," organizers noted in an event flier.
The number of vendor booths allotted for this year's event was reduced from 160 to 112. Event planners say all local COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing will be in effect.
Organizers say plenty of other activities are on-deck.
This year is slated to include live music, art, street entertainers, food trucks, outdoor dining and local vendor booths. The event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 along Southwest Capitol Highway between Southwest 31st and 37th Avenues.
The free community festival is put on by the Multnomah Village Business Association, with help from local sponsors.
"The proven benefits of Multnomah Days include building awareness and appreciation of the village and its range of businesses and services available for local residents and visitors," event organizers said.
The community fair is among a slew of in-person events to return recently, after a year of event cancellations. As Oregon works to reach a 70% statewide vaccination rate, Multnomah County remained "lower risk" as of mid-June. State guidelines for street fairs and markets in lower risk counties allow for 75% capacity.
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