Portland Festival Symphony

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Portland Festival Symphony has been bringing free classical music to Portland’s Parks since 1981.  It is a unique organization because it is the only professional symphony orchestra that takes the symphony to the people in their own neighborhood parks for free.  Portland Festival Symphony is an musical experience to which families get to share with each other and friends in their own communities.  The orchestra is composed of 65 of Portland’s finest classical musicians from the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera Orchestra, and musician’s union Local 99.  Portland Festival Symphony performs a series of free concerts beginning the late July through early August at public parks throughout the city.  Each season over 15,000 people enjoy Portland Festival Symphony concerts.  Gregory Vajda, the orchestra’s musical director, encourages audience participation and invites the children to “join” the orchestra at a selected time by playing flutes and other instruments which are given out to the children to play and take home as a souvenir.  This is the perfect way to introduce kids to classical music and bring the whole family to share in the music.  Enjoy the melodies of Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms and Dvorak while outdoors in the park!  Portland Festival Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Thank you to our sponsor, Linda Heinrichs—Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere. For more information, click here.


Food & Drink:  Food available for purchase from Alchemy Sandwiches, Kona Ice, Proof Mobile Bar (non-alcoholic), and Yoonique. Outside food and drink, including beer/wine/cider permitted. Please no spirits.
Parking available courtesy of:
  • Foothills Park Parking Lot (reserved for ADA)
  • Thor's Auto Service - 299 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Parking lot at 115 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Caliber Collision - 120 Foothills Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Willamette Shore Trolley - 311 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Public Parking at Roehr Park - 350 Oswego Pointe Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Public Parking Lot on Foothills Road (next to the Willamette Shore Trolley)


Foothills Park
199 Foothills Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97034