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The longest day of the year is also the most fun. (Just ask our members.)

Ready for the longest day of the year? It’s happening June 20th. So instead of wondering what to do with all of those daylight hours, just consult our handy list! And get out there and celebrate the sun in style before, during, and after the solstice.

1: Rise up, rose on.
Ready for roses? The Portland Rose Festival is all over town all month long. Celebrate when the sun goes down on June 4th at the dazzling Starlight Parade or catch the Dragonboat Races and the Grand Floral Parade on June 11th. Get more information of all the events, here.

2: Solstice like it’s 2016.
Terwilliger Plaza loves a party – especially when it raises money for The Foundation at the same time. Join us June 17th for one of our most popular events, the Summer Solstice party. This year’s luncheon is Kentucky Derby themed and includes everything from mint juleps and a spring-inspired three course meal to a Chorale performance and an exciting silent auction. Proceeds from this event help the Foundation continue to grant funds for projects and equipment that enhance life at Terwilliger Plaza. It’s also a ton of fun. Read more and purchase tickets, here.

3: Morning: Say hello to the sun.
It’s June 20th, the official Summer Solstice. So start the day by saluting the sun and stretching in a Plaza yoga class. Feeling more adventurous? Try a restorative or Hatha class in the Pearl District.

4: Noon: Your ice cream is calling.
No summer celebration is complete without the perfect ice cream cone. And around here, that’s a scoop of Honey Lavender or Chocolate Gooey Brownie at one of our favorite places, Salt and Straw. See one of our members enjoying a scoop, here.

5: Night: See the sunset, deck-style.
Grab a front row seat on our rooftop deck as the sun winds down on the longest day of the year. You’ll get a pretty great view of the bridges and the city, too. (Not too shabby, Portland.)

6: Fun in the sun continues!
Whether it’s International Yoga Day in Pioneer Square, Shakespeare in the Park, wine tours or the World Naked Bike Ride, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the sun, Portland Style. Happy Solstice, everyone. (Don’t forget your sunscreen.)