From outdoor concerts and flicks to a day on the farm and cheering on your favorite athlete, this weekend is full of endless possibilities for fun. Slather on the sunscreen and pack up some snacks, because there’s plenty of events and activities to fill your days. Read on to find out where you can find the perfect time for your clan.
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Join Micah and Me Music Show at Beantstalk Montavilla
Run down to Beanstalk Montavilla for an in-house dance party for kids of all ages. Micah & Me have the ability to connect with youngsters of all ages while playing live fun-filled music on the guitar and ukulele! Fri. Event Details.
Attend Organic Valley Farm Discovery
Who’s your Farmer? Visit an organic farm and meet your local Organic Valley farm family. You’ll walk the pastures, make butter, feed baby calves, visit the milking parlor, enjoy story time and learn more about where delicious, organic food comes from while getting to taste it, too. RSVP for your space on the tour, driving directions, and to “meet” your farmer hosts. Sat. Event Details.
Attend the Grand Opening of Pacific Northwest Hula Academy
Join Pacific Northwest Hula Academy’s grand opening celebration with free classes, refreshments, enrollment/registration incentives, and fun! Hula like you mean it and your littles will too. Sun. Event Details.
Don’t Miss the Mississippi Street Fair
The 2017 Mississippi Street Fair is Portland’s largest street fair, featuring over 200 vendors, 5 music stages, the Art Hub, Grandfather’s Rib Off, Dunk Tank and proceeds benefit the Boise Business Youth Unity Project.
Visit the Kids Zone presented by New Seasons at N Beech, or the Kids Stage at Mississippi Pizza for some extra fun! Sat. Event Details.
Attend Friday Lunchtime Music
Head to Holladay Park for a free lunchtime concert. Bring your own low back chair or blanket to enjoy the free music event. Holladay Park programming is held from June 1st through Labor Day. And this lunch time activity gives your family and opportunity to get down together and do summer the Portland way. Fri. Event Details.
Catch Concerts & Movies in the Park
Don’t miss this musical tradition over 110 years in the making. Concerts in the Park offers something for everyone. The Rose City’s best and brightest – from classical to country, rock & roll, to rhythm & blues – have been entrancing audiences in parks since 1901. Head to Portland parks citywide for the revelry, with over forty thousand people attending 61 concerts offered in 2016. Fri. Event Details.
Attend the Special Olympics Oregon Summer Games
Get out and support your favorite athlete! The countdown is on for the 2017 Summer State Games. In the largest annual event for Special Olympics Oregon, the Summer Games will host 2,000 athletes, 600 coaches and 1,300 volunteers over the course of two days. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.
Head to the Donald Hazelnut Festival
Take a road trip to the City of Donald, Oregon and celebrate the area’s rich agricultural heritage with our Annual Donald Hazelnut Festival! Watch the parade, enjoy tasty food and fun events, take in some great bands and fun exhibitions, enter to win $7,000 worth of fantastic raffle prizes, and admire the classic cars at one of Willamette Valley’s hottest classic car Cruise-Ins! Sat. Event Details.
Fly Over to Open Saturday Programs
Take your little aviation lovers to the historic Pearson Field to experience the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Pearson Field Education Center. This free educational experience is open to the public and features the Flight Simulator Lab, vertical wind tunnel, glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and various ongoing educational programs that will propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. Sat. Event Details.
What is your favorite mid-summer weekend activity? Share it with us in the comments below.