The Big Splash

A celebration of art, culture, and history in the fountains, parks, and plazas of the Fountain District.

The Big Splash is a summer-long series of events to celebrate the end of construction in the Halprin Sequence and the relaunch of the parks and fountains. Join us to thank everyone who made this project possible — and help us make a big splash doing it!

Summer 2019 Events

Free Concerts in the Park: July 18-25

Free Concerts in the Park: July 18 & 25

6:30 pm Free Concerts in the Park at Lovejoy Fountain Plaza produced in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation. Concert-goers picnic by the fountain and enjoy a lively evening entranced by some of Portland’s best and brightest musicians.

Parade March through the Sequence: July 30

Parade March through the Sequence: July 30

10:30 am – 1:00 pm Our signature event! A parade march through the Sequence, beginning at the Source and ending at the Keller, features dance, music and performance, as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony at every fountain. Lions of Batucada lead the parade starting at 10:30. Performances by 45th Parallel Universe and Portland SummerFest begin at 11:30 at the Keller.

Summer Noontime Concert: July 24 - September 4

Summer Noontime Concert: July 24 – September 4

11:30 am – 1:30 pm The Sounds of Summer Noontime Concert Series entertains the neighborhood and invigorates Pettygrove Park with seven weekday concerts featuring a bevy of local musical talent including rock, country, swing, and more. Wednesdays from July through early September.

Sunday Parkways: August 25

Sunday Parkways: August 25

11 am – 3 pm Once again, we’re part of Sunday Parkways, a free event opening our city streets to Portlanders and inviting them to explore new neighborhoods. Last year more than 30,000 riders joined this great Portland tradition and pulled into Lovejoy Fountain Plaza, one of as one of the major stops on the Sunday Parkways Green Loop route.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Portland Parks & Recreation Halprin Landscape Sequence
KOIN 6: Watching out for you media sponsor
200 Market Building Crown Plaza Building
Melvin Mark Naito Development LLC Oregon Pacific Investment & Development Company ZGF

Keller Family Foundation
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
First American Title
Dave Zier
Mayer/Reed
Metro