Portland Kids’ Weekend Events: June 15-17
Celebrate Pop like a Portlander this weekend. That means your Father’s Day festivities could (and probably should) involve one or more of the following things: beer, music, Oregon strawberries, golf, or dogs. Explore the Edgefield estate while he plays in a golf tourney at Edgefield. Enjoy food, beer, fine farm livin’ and berry pickin’ at Kruger’s Berry Jam Festival. Head to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum to learn about spy planes. Figure out what the heck a Maypole is at the Scandinavian Fest. Or take dad and the family dog to the coast for a day of fur-filled fitness and fun. This weekend’s for you, Pop!
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Celebrate the coming summer solstice Scandinavian style—that means dancing, food, a beer garden, kids’ activities, and yes, the raising of the Maypole. Sat, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. $6 adults / $3 children (6 – 12 years of age) / Family $15 (2 adults, 2 children). All ages. Event details.
Hop, skip and a bridge drive
Berry Jam Festival (pictured; photo by Sandra Kruger)
The annual festival features hayrides, kids’ jam making, face painting, live music (yes more jamming), strawberry shortcake, and plenty of strawberries to pick and eat. Sat & Sun. Kruger’s Farm, Sauvie Island. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Dad’s Day Necktie Bookmark Making
Dad won’t mind another necktie if it’s one of these clever and crafty little bookmarks made from a vintage tie. Sat. Green Bean Books. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Nice day for a Sunday drive
Edgefield Dad’s Day Golf
Bring Dad out to play 20 holes of golf and enjoy a pint while the family enjoys the beautiful grounds. The whole family can grab a bite to eat afterwards. Sun, 9:00 am (check in), 10:00 am (tournament), $25 (for golf). Golf for pops; Edgefield fun for all ages. Event details.
Dad’s Day at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Spy plane. Do we need to ay anything else? You know Dad will dig learning about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Sat & Sun. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Waterpark, Event details.
Have dog, will coast
Yappy Days in Pacific City
Bring your dog-loving dad and your pet to the beach and enjoy a day filled with lots of agility contests and other activities, all for a good cause. Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Register in advance or day of event. Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City. $20/family. All ages. Event details.
— Cheyenne Terbrueggen