From fireworks to celebrate Tilkum Crossing and a Japanese-inspired international night market to celebrate many cultures, to two bike events and two children’s plays, the last weekend before school resumes for Portland promises to be anything but dull. Read on for deets.
photo: Courtesy of TriMet
MAX Orange Line Fireworks Spectacular
Celebrate the soon-to-open Tilikum Crossing with a spectacular fireworks show. TriMet will have a public viewing area, Bridgeport beer garden and food for purchase, along with classical music for the fireworks provided by 89.9 FM. BYO lawn or beach chairs. Bikes and public transportation is highly encouraged, as parking is limited in the area. Sat., 5-9 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Shop and Eat at Jade International Night Market
Enjoy multicultural entertainment and a variety of multi-ethnic food, a beer garden, a mini farmers’ market and kids’ activities at this night market event. Sat., 5-10 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Roll and Bounce With Sunday Parkways – Southeast
Bike, walk, skate, run or take your wheelchair through 7 miles of car-free streets in southeast Portland. Hit the parks for a break from the riding and to refresh yourselves with tons of food vendors, live music and bouncy houses. Parks on this route include Laurelhurst, Col. Summers, Seawallcrest and Ivon. Sun.,11 a.m.-4 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Fly to Pie With Olive and Dingo
Put on your fairy, bug, bird, bat, squirrel and flying monkey wings and ride around the Kerns neighborhood until the smell of pie becomes too much to take. Costumes encouraged and safety gear is a must. End at Pie Spot for pie and story time with Olive and Dingo. $5 is suggested for balloon animals and show. (Children must be able to maneuver on bikes safely. Age two and under should be in tow with an adult.) Fri., 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation (plus pie money), All Ages. Event details.
Hear a Who with Horton at Seussical Jr. the Musical
Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy presents Seussical Jr.- summer workshop performances. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, where ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Fri.-Sat., 7-8:30 p.m., $12.25-$14.25, All Ages. Event details.
Fly With Peter Pan in Neverland
Come to magical Neverland, the home of mischievous Peter Pan and his gang of lost boys. What will happen when the Darling children join the gang in a battle against Captain Hook and the Pirate Crew – with the help of Tiger Lily, Tinkerbell and that ticking crocodile? After the 50-minute performances, all children are invited to meet the cast and get autographs.Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $10/person; free for children 2 & under, All Ages. Event details.
Haircuts or a road trip? What’s your plan for the last weekend before school’s back in? Let us know in the comments below!