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  • Saturday, Sept. 14

    Noon to 4:00 pm
    Gresham City Hall

    City Hall directions

    Join us for this free family festival that connects the Gresham community and the City that serves you! You bring the kids and we’ll bring the hands-on, family-friendly fun.

    Festival features

    1. Plenty of interactive activities for kids young and old.
    2. Great information and resources for the community to learn about and use in the future.
    3. Delicious local food and treats: Tortilla Y Tienda De Leon's Gresham-Barlow Food Truck; Kona Ice; Core Coffee.
    Timeline of highlights

    10:00 am to 3:00 pm    Passport Day inside City Hall
    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm    Emergency water bottle giveaway
    1:00 pm                        Block Party Trailer cornhole tournament
    2:00 pm                        Fire Department auto extrication demonstration
    3:00 pm                        Police Department K-9 demonstration

    Family fun zone

    CityFest showcases what the City of Gresham does to serve the community, including:

    • Transportation: Display of big rigs.
    • Gresham Mural Team: Paint City snow plows.
    • Gresham Police: Go on mini ride-alongs with our Police officers and visit with the many divisions that make up our police department.
    • Water Resources: Learn interesting facts about work we're doing in watershed sciences, wastewater and stormwater. 
    • Neighborhoods: Meet the Neighborhoods team, tour the Block Party Trailer and try the cornhole tournament.
    • Parks and Facilities: Don't miss the pop-up park Parks is bringing right to City Hall.
    • Fire and Emergency Services: Tour fire engines, meet Sparky the fire dog and our wonderful crew.
    • Transportation Planning: Bike obstacle course fun.
    • Urban Design and Planning: Build future parks with the City's planners at the pop-up park.


    Community Marketing Specialist Sasha Konell, 503-618-2264 or

    • Gresham firefighters demonstrate an auto extraction at CityFest.
    • Children line up to ride in a police car at Gresham's CityFest.
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    • Children learn about urban wildlife at CityFest.
    • A girl hula-hoops at the pop-up park during Gresham's CityFest event.
    • Child sits in tractor mower at Gresham's CityFest.
    • A Police K9 dog waits for instructions while the crowd watches at CityFest.
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    • Boy shows his Police sticker at Gresham's CityFest.
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    • Watch firefighters demonstrate an auto extrication at 2:00 pm.

    • Go on mini ride-alongs with our Gresham Police officers.

    • Get to know us at CityFest!

    • Learn interesting facts about the work we're doing in watershed sciences.

    • Don't miss the pop-up park we're building right at City Hall for CityFest!

    • Explore all the different types of vehicles the City uses to keep Gresham running.

    • Watch the Gresham Police K-9 Unit in action.

    • See the big rigs up close used to keep the city safe and healthy every day.

    • The family-friendly event includes demonstrations and displays representing the work of a variety of City departments.

    • Make new friends. And oh, yes, we have stickers!

    • We love our special four-legged Police employees, who enjoy the event as much as the humans.